A native Houstonian, who calls The Woodlands home, Vanessa is a proud mother to three children, and is a Licensed Realtor with EXP Realty. During her years with Keller Williams - The Woodlands, she was honored as the 2015 Keller Williams Realty South Region Cultural Ambassador and in 2016, received the Estelle Howard Eagle Award, both are awarded for service within the market center and in the community.
With over 20 years experience in Human Resources, Management & Marketing, Vanessa is co-owner of The Texas RockStar group, the Real Estate company her husband, Rick Raanes founded.
Vanessa's passion is serving and giving back to the community in which she lives. Vanessa and her son, Holton Farnum founded the non-profit, Backstage Foundation. The Backstage Foundation mission is to serve, shelter and support families and individuals in need in the Greater Houston area. Vanessa currently serves on the Advisory Board for The Blanton Eye Institute of Methodist Hospital, she is honored to help raise awareness for new treatments and opportunities in this field. Other nonprofits & organizations include Interfaith of the Woodlands, Operation Pets Alive, The Woodlands Chamber of Commerce & Real Life Real Music and The Foster EP. Vanessa is proud to add Green Zone Housing to this list and looks forward to making a difference for our honored Veterans.