Vanessa started going to Harvest Christian Fellowship – Amarillo five and a half years ago. She grew up in Canyon, Texas and was a Canyon Eagle kindergartener and graduated a Canyon Eagle Senior. She is a registered nurse at the Children’s Hospital at Northwest in Amarillo. She has been married for four and a half years to Matthew Talmadge. In her spare time, she loves to spend time with family, dance, and have coffee. She’s passionate about connecting with other.
Who is your hero? And why?
My heroes are my parents. As I have gotten older, I realize the sacrifices they have made and the love they showed me through the toughest of times.
What one event in your childhood had the greatest effect on your life?
The biggest event that influenced my childhood is when my parents fostered for the first time and then adopted four of my younger cousins when I was 12 years old.
If you weren’t doing what you do today, what other job would you have?
I would be a school nurse or a teacher.
What “lesson from mom” do you still live by today?
I’m so grateful my mother taught me to be kind and considerate. No matter what others said about a person, she encouraged me to put myself in their shoes. She taught me to ask how others are doing and be sensitive to them.