Vanessa Yaneli Valerio Gomez

Bilingual Client Services Navigator

Provides meaningful, culturally appropriate, and equitable business training programs and consulting services to uplift the Spanish speaking community in Ventura and Santa Barbara.

Started with WEV


Languages Spoken

English and Spanish

Inspired By

Prisca Dorcas Mojica Rodríguez

Favorite Central Coast Activity

Cruising down the PCH on a warm sunny day

Path to WEV

Vanessa has deep personal experience in business development, stemming from her work in her family business.  At a young age Vanessa witnessed firsthand the challenges her immigrant father faced to start and grow his small business; language, technology, and access to capital all played significant barriers to his success. Her father’s determination and resiliency inspired her to pursue a role at WEV where she brings awareness to small business resources for minority and Spanish speaking business owners and helps bridge the information gap.

“Every day I get a chance to make a difference in people’s lives. I feel inspired by my clients to advocate for them and support them in their business journey.”