Vanessa is a graduate of Radford University with a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration. Prior to her employment at Bluefield College, Vanessa has held various administrative positions with the Department of Public Safety and Primerica Insurance (both in Hawaii), United Way of the Virginias, Inc., and both an accounts payable and a cost accounting position with Pulaski Furniture. Vanessa is married to Charles, who teaches Bible in the Schools in Mercer County. They have three children; Bryan, Jonathan and Christi. The Scruggs are active members of Crossroads Church, where Charles oversees the Royal Rangers (boys youth) and Vanessa oversees the nursery (birth to 5 years). Vanessa and her family enjoy spending their spare time reading, making nutritious snacks and meals, and camping at Sherwood Lake.