HI, MY NAME IS… Carly Keller Gibbs.
I’VE LIVED IN TEMPE FOR 38 YEARS AND I LOVE IT BECAUSE… it has always been my home. I loved being raised here in south Tempe and now my husband and I are raising our four children here. It’s just the best! My kids go to the same schools as I did. I graduated from ASU in ’07 with a degree in elementary education. Tempe is truly my home.
A TYPICAL DAY IN MY LIFE INCLUDES… waking up and getting my kids to school, then going into our office at Triton Garage and Closet Systems. My husband Jake and I own and run the company with many great employees. I run the office, ordering, scheduling, and doing payroll for the company. If you call to set an appointment, you will normally hear my voice on the other side of the phone. After time at the office, I normally am at my children’s school, Kyrene del Cielo, where I am the co-president of PTO and volunteer a lot. After school I am home with my four kids, who always have extra friends over to play. You could say our house is the “fun house” and there’s never a dull moment. On many nights and weekends, I’m out showing homes as I am also a real estate agent for the Keller Gibbs Team at Keller Williams Realty East Valley. If I am not working, I am at one of my four kids’ sporting events or leading my daughter’s Girl Scouts. I love attending any sporting events, especially ASU football. We are season ticket holders. I live a very busy, fun, energetic life.
MY FAMILY IS… my everything! I am blessed to have an amazing husband Jake, four kids, Colton (13), Addison (10), Jackson (8), and Ellison (5), and our sweet dogs, Coco and Maple. I also have my parents who live close by, three awesome brothers, and many nieces and nephews and lots of extended family nearby. We get together a lot and have tons of fun!
ONE THING I CANNOT LIVE WITHOUT IS… diet Coke! I sure love to have one here and there over water.
MY FAVORITE MOVIE I COULD NEVER GET TIRED OF WATCHING AND WHY IS… “The Sound of Music.” My great aunt Marian introduced it to me when I was a little kid and I have loved it ever since. I will never forget when she gave me the two VHS tapes of it. I now love watching it with my daughters and singing all the songs.
WHEN I WAS YOUNGER, I WANTED TO BE… a teacher. I would go to take your child to work day with my aunt Debbie and loved being her helper. She was my mentor teacher as well when I was in college. I taught sixth grade science at Kyrene Aprende Middle School right next to her for seven years before leaving the field to go into real estate.
THE SONG I WOULD SING AT KARAOKE NIGHT IS… “Sweet Caroline.” It is just a fun song that everyone seems to know and love!
THE ONE PERSON WHO MOTIVATES ME IS… my mom, Diana Enke Keller. She is absolutely amazing. She is always so giving and there for all her kids, grandkids, and everyone else. I watched her over my childhood and adulthood as she gave back to her community. She is also my amazing mentor and real estate partner. I am blessed for sure to have the best mom and best grandma for my kids. We are together a lot and always have a blast. Many people tell me I am just like her, and it is the greatest compliment I could ever receive, and she is always cheering me on with all that I do.
THE LAST THING THAT MADE ME LAUGH OUT LOUD WAS… my 10-year-old daughter and her jokes! She comes up with one-liners that no matter your mood you will crack up! Today it was her saying, “It’s Me Hi… I’m the problem it’s Me,” when we were discussing her taste in clothing. You know, pre-teens… you just have to laugh at some things, that is for sure!
THE PERFECT DAY IS… any day with my kids and husband. We love when we can spend the day just the six of us being spontaneous and having fun. We all laugh a lot together and enjoy each other’s company.
MY FAVORITE LOCAL NONPROFIT IS… Foster Arizona. I love everything they do for the foster community and all they do for children who age out of the foster care system. My dad has been on the board for many years, so we are blessed to be able to volunteer and give back a lot. It has been incredible to see how much they can do for others.
MY LIFE IS… crazy, fun, exciting, and there’s never a dull moment! I wouldn’t change it for the world!
THE BEST GIFT I’VE EVER RECEIVED WAS… besides my children, probably when my husband surprised me for our 10-year wedding anniversary and upgraded my ring. It was truly the one time I was completely surprised and did not know it was coming. It is very hard to surprise me.
MY DREAM VACATION WOULD BE… to go to the Bahamas with my entire family! I would love to stay at the Atlantis Resort.
THE BEST PIECE OF ADVICE I’VE EVER RECEIVED IS… I have two: When life gets stressful, take it five minutes at a time. Once you get through those five minutes you will be able to get through the rest. Also, always saying you’re sorry. No matter if you’re wrong or right, just say, ‘Sorry, the situation happened.’