Vanessa Carman is photographed Dec. 22, 2020, outside her home in Renton, Wash.

Vanessa Carman is a detailer with Hermanson Company in Kent, WA. She previously worked as a RTS Foreperson, also at Hermanson. She completed a five year apprenticeship with Sheet Metal Workers Local 66, and prior to her acceptance into the program she worked as a residential installer. Vanessa serves as a Trustee for the Western Washington Sheet Metal JATC, helped to form the Local 66 Women’s Committee and championed the implementation of a mentoring program for her Local union. Vanessa is a Trustee for the SMART Recruitment and Retention Council and serves as Chair of the SMART International Women’s Committee