Vanessa moved to Millthorpe from Coonamble in 2007. Having previously lived on a property in Coonamble with Darren and their four children. Vanessa is originally from Coonamble and grew up on a cattle/sheep/cropping property. She has an Honours Degree in Agricultural Science and a Masters in Philosophy in Science (Research), and has also worked in an administration role for various businesses, including many years at the Coonamble Saleyards. In 2012 Vanessa and Darren bought into McCarron Cullinane, after Darren had worked with the firm for five years as a Livestock Agent. At McCarron Cullinane, Vanessa has an Administrative role in the business, particularly in Livestock and Real Estate. Vanessa and Darren are loving living in the small community of Millthorpe and their children all go to local schools and are very involved in sporting and school pursuits.