Vanessa Lynne Newman Atherton (born 21 February 1980) is a Canadian woman living in Ottawa.
Vanessa has partnered with Timothy Walter Parkes "Tim" Ellis (born 30 March 1980) since October 2001. They have one daughter, Brynn, born 6 January 2014. They are living in Wales, UK from about 2018 until the end of summer 2021. They are in a town called Clyro, just over the Welsh border in Herefordshire.