Vanelle was born in Durban, South Africa and immigrated to Australia in 1998. After finishing her final years of high school in Tweed Heads, she moved to Brisbane and completed a Bachelor of Business, majoring in Accounting at Queensland University of Technology.  Beginning her career in public practice she then moved onto working as a Management Accountant in the not for profit sector for over 12 years.

Vanelle joined Mayberry Meldrum and Anderson part time in 2020 after an extended period of maternity leave. She is currently raising 3 young children with her husband Adam and enjoys travel, weekend adventures on the farm with her family as well as art and reading when she finds a few free moments.