San Juan Island local Vanessa Johnson joins the San Juan Island Inn Collection team this winter to assist with innkeeping and kitchen duties.

Vanessa was adopted from Latvia at the age of six and has lived in Friday Harbor for over 20 years. She considers herself a “horse girl” and has always had a passion for caring for and continues to ride to this day.  A year before going off to college in California, in the spring of 2006, Vanessa purchased her own horse and took it with her.  Upon returning to San Juan, she’s held a variety of hospitality positions.

Vanessa enjoys puttering around her kitchen late at night.  She has been actively involved with San Juan Community Theatre as a stage manager for many years and continues to volunteer as her time allows. You might often even spot her filming events around the island. Music is also one of her joys, and she has been learning to play the trumpet for for the past
number of years.Vanessa is excited to be a member of the great team at the Tucker House and Harrison House and looks forward to meeting the many guests that arrive this year.