Vanessa Thorson (she/her/hers) is a single mother of three children and a dedicated advocate for education and child welfare. She is a current École Whitehorse Elementary School council member and has served previously as a board member of both the Nakwaye Ku Daycare and the Boys and Girls Club.
After eleven years as Government Records Archivist at Yukon Archives, she is now the Records Administrator at the Yukon Environmental and Socio-economic Assessment Board (YESAB). She has an academic background in Anthropology and Religious Studies.
Vanessa is an ardent supporter of Queer Yukon and an advocate for sustainable community development. She supports the arts through her work with the Guild Society Board. Her pastimes include gardening, writing, snow shoeing, hiking, and swimming in Yukon lakes.