Lead RockStar Realtor & President of Backstage Foundation
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A native Houstonian, who calls The Woodlands home, Vanessa is a proud mother to three children, and is a licensed Realtor with eXp realty. Vanessa lives to serve andin 2015 she was honored as The Keller Williams Realty Southwest Cultural Ambassador and The Estelle Howard Eagle Award recipient for 2016, 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. Currently serving on the Advisory Board for The Blanton Eye Institute of Methodist Hospital, Vanessa is honored to help raise awareness for new treatments and opportunities in this field.
Vanessa and her son, Holton, also started a non-profit called Backstage Foundation. The foundation’s mission is “To serve, shelter, and support families and individuals in need in the Greater Houston area.” Some of Backstage Foundation’s projects include an Educational Scholarship for Angel Reach Youth, Operation Backpack 2017 & 2018, where the foundation each year donated 50 fully-stuffed backpacks for students, Food Bank Support, Hurricane Harvey relief, Food for Seniors and much more!
Other nonprofits & organizations that Vanessa enjoys being involved in include Interfaith of the Woodlands, Operation Pets Alive, The Woodlands Chamber of Commerce & Real Life Real Music and The Foster EP.
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Learn more about our non-profit, Backstage Foundation and how you can get involved! You can also see some of the awesome, past projects that we have worked on including Food For Seniors, Angel Reach, YMCA backpack drive, Operation Pets Alive, and much more!