About Celeste Messer

Celeste is a Realtor by day and Writer by night (actually Celeste writes between 4am-8am but saying 'by night' sounds better).

 

Before becoming a realtor Celeste was a corporate exec in a Fortune 500 company, but before that she did a ton of odd jobs through high school and college including everything from washing floors, changing bedpans, working on assembly lines, waiting on tables and a whole lot of babysitting. She even spent one summer working in a paper factory where she was the person who put the three holes and curved corners in stacks of lined paper. (Didn't think of a person actually standing there doing that all day did ya?)

 

As a mother of four grown daughters and one teenage granddaughter and the fifth of seven kids, Celeste has had a whole lot of experience watching how wonderfully different siblings raised in the same household can be.

 

When asked to give some life highlights, here's Celeste's reply:

 

  • Raised in the Midwest . . . Marion, Indiana to be exact
  • Earned an undergrad degree in marketing from Purdue (Go Boilermakers!)
  • Earned a graduate degree from Indiana University (I still don't forgive Bobby Knight for calling the women at Purdue cows…okay I guess I forgive him…kind of…)
  • Spent twenty plus years in Corporate America working up to executive ranks at a time when few women were there
  • Spent a week on a small boat (not alone) in the Caribbean swimming with the wild dolphins (SOOO Cool…at one time there were eight including a baby swimming right around me and under me…magical.)
  • Ate dinner at Oprah's home where I proceeded to burst into tears. It was parodied on Saturday Night Live (Embarrassing)
  • Lived in Venezuela for four years (Lovely people, beautiful country)
  • Married almost thirty years before a pretty darn amicable divorce; After the divorce we lived in the same neighborhood to make it easy on the kids. (I'm very proud of that actually.)
  • Had a 150+ lb malamute and 8 lb toy poodle, both have passed. Now I have my daughters huge Rottweiler filling the 'doggy' gap in my life. (I also love cats we had one live till she was 21. Three of my four daughters are 'cat people'. So I am not prejudice.)
  • Bought an embarrassing amount of items from infomercials…(anyone remember the Thighmaster?)
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