Vivette moved to Duluth in 1991. Started working at Duluth Tent and Awning/Duluth Pack that year, and worked there for 11 years. She worked at Frost River until starting her own sewing business in 2008. Today, Vivette continues to make the Campfire tents for Frost River. She sews mainly leather products out of her business, and does contract sewing.
Vivette has taught classes on canoe pack making at the North House Folk School.