Mt. Vernon, IL 62864
My name is Robin Gelfius. I live in Dahlgren, IL with my husband, Glenn, and son, Cole. Cole is 21, and currently in the Air National Guard. He is a Boom Operator. He connects the planes in the air for air-refueling. Our daughter Claire, 13, went to heaven to be with Jesus in February 2016.
My husband is originally from Dahlgren, and I am originally from Pittsburgh, PA. I moved frequently growing up, so I’ve lived in many places. I went to 10 schools in 12 years! After high school, I worked at Disney World until joining the Air Force as a Security Policeman. I served on active duty for four years, the Air National Guard for 4 years, and the Army National Guard for one year. I thoroughly enjoyed my time in the military.
After the Air Force, I graduated from the University of NC/Asheville with a B.S. degree in Business Administration. While at the university, a movie production company came to campus to audition for the movie Dirty Dancing! I was chosen as an extra in the Sheldrake Hotel scene. It was a fun and exciting experience.
I was then hired by The Grove Park Inn in Asheville, NC. I worked as the Front Office Manager, and was responsible for five of the guest relations departments including Front Desk, Reservations, Telecommunications, Concierge, and Bell Services. In this capacity, my focus was on excellent customer service and attention to detail. During this time, and for 7 years, I also taught college classes at night for the community college in Asheville.
After four years at the hotel, I was offered the position of East Coast Customer Service Manager and Traffic Manager for Gerber Baby Foods. I wasn’t familiar with the trucking side of Gerber, so I enrolled in tractor/trailer driving school, and earned my CDL. That was an experience! It helped me appreciate the perspective from the driver’s side.
In 1996, I married my husband, and spent the next 20 years as a stay-at-home wife and mother. I homeschooled our two children, and loved it.
In May of 2016, after our daughter passed away, I decided to pursue a career in the real estate industry. I became a REALTOR® at the end of June 2016. Just under 2 years later, with my real estate partner, we purchased this RE/MAX Elite franchise! Our focus is on Integrity. We do what’s right even when no one is watching! That’s what sets RE/MAX Elite apart from other agencies.
In my spare time, I enjoy making handmade greeting cards. I am on the senior card ministry at Little Chapel Church in Harrisburg, where we attend church. I also enjoy making jewelry, and have a line called Claireberry Jewelry in memory of our daughter.