Mosley, Melissa M. 1961-
MOSLEY, Melissa M. 1961-
PERSONAL: Born November 25, 1961, in Burlington, IA; married (divorced). Education: Iowa State University, graduated 1985; St. Ambrose University, M.B.A., 1992. Politics: Independent. Religion: "Nondenominational affiliated Christian." Hobbies and other interests: Reading, bird watching, horseback riding, hiking, cooking, dancing, star gazing.
ADDRESSES: Offıce—P.O. Box 805, Burlington, IA 52601. E-mail—[email protected]
CAREER: Burlington Area Convention & Tourism Bureau, Burlington, IA, director, 1985-88; Southeast Iowa Model Farms Demonstration Project, communications specialist, 1989-94; Quixote Press/Mosley Marketing Contract Services, Wever, IA, marketing representative, writer, editor, and layout designer, 1995-97; LifeCircle Enterprises, Burlington, IA, owner, 2001. John Hancock Insurance Company, licensed regional representative and long-term-care insurance specialist; SCSA, certified senior advisor and member, 2000—.
AWARDS, HONORS: Iowa Tourism Community of the Year Award, State of Iowa Tourism division, 1986; Iowa State University Excellence in Achievement Award, ISU Extension Service.
Apples! Apples! Apples! (cookbook), Quixote Press (Wever, IA), 1997.
Berries! Berries! Berries! (cookbook), Quixote Press (Wever, IA), 1997.
Peaches! Peaches! Peaches! (cookbook), Quixote Press (Wever, IA), 1997.
Nuts! Nuts! Nuts! (cookbook), Quixote Press (Wever, IA), 1997.
(Editor) Garden Fun Book (juvenile), Quixote Press (Wever, IA), 1997.
Motorcycler's Roadkill Cookbook and Short Stories (humor), Quixote Press (Wever, IA), 1997.
Columnist for senior market publications; publisher of ElderSharing newsletter for insurance clients.
WORK IN PROGRESS: "Family ElderSharing and Caring"; "Community ElderSharing and Caring"; research on care facility ElderSharing and Caring.
SIDELIGHTS: Melissa M. Mosley told CA: "I work to create, develop, and market communication programs and products that educate, train, and strengthen family and community values. My primary goal is to inspire hope in today's changing society by encouraging and enabling others to care for their elderly loved ones with minimum burden placed on just one person. I was inspired to write at a very young age, and my grandmother encouraged me to write poetry and develop creative products to teach people how to care for others. After three years of caring for my own grandmother, I created products and systems to help others assist those dying from long term illnesses, and I work to direct communities and families in the ElderSharing process."