Nesscel Calara Profile
January 4, 2023
My name is Nesscel Calara, or "Ness" for short. I put the Courier together every week from my home in the Philippines, arranging ads, articles and photos. I also create advertisements for many of the Courier advertisers.
I was born in the Philippines, and now live in Davao City, which is on the southern Philippine island of Mindanao. Davao City is a commercial center on the coast near Mount Apo, the highest peak in the Philippines. People's Park in Davao City is known for its colorful indigenous sculptures and lighted fountains. Hawaii is about halfway between Davao City and Niwot, Colorado, as the crow flies.
After high school, I received a Bachelor of Science in Information Technology from the University of Southeastern Philippines.
I have worked as a freelance web and graphic designer for about 12 years now. I will have worked for the Left Hand Valley Courier for five years as of February 2023. One of the challenges for me (and the rest of the Courier staff) is that in the Philippines, I am 14 hours ahead of the Colorado Mountain Time Zone.
I live with my younger sister, and in my spare time, I enjoy reading, hiking (especially on Mt. Apo), and gardening.