About Crystal Eller
I was born in Amarillo Texas in 1966 to Robert and Judy Eller. My family was what most would call “blue collar”. Dad was a Master Sergeant in the United States Air Force. Mom worked as a bookkeeper. Neither of my parents graduated high school, much less went to college. Nor did they have the money to pay for me to do so.
When I decided to give this college thing a try, I knew I’d have to work full time and raise my own money. Student loans? What? I never heard of them. My parents raised me under the philosophy of, “if you can’t afford to pay for it… you can’t have it”