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8701 East Colonial Drive · Orlando, FL 32817 · Home: 407-580-0146 · Work: 407-277-1986 · ·

Robert Mestre


 Belvins and Balmers Motels
  April 2004 - Present Manager Orlando, FL
·The general management of two motels and two mobile home parks.

Belvins Court Motel
Balmers Court Motel
Belvins Court Mobile Home Park
Balmers Court Mobile Home Park

·Including but not limited to: money management, oversight of maintenance, housekeeping, customer satisfaction. With immediate attention by myself if needed.

Fact Editor, Columnist, and Boid Expert for Reptile Care Magazine

·Founder: Simply Haiku

·Founder: Python Palace - The largest most in depth and comprehensive Python website in the world.


 Pensacola Junior College
Pensacola, FL
· A year and a half at Pensacola Junior College.

·Excellent computer skills. Proficient with Windows (all versions), Outlook, Excel, Dreamweaver, IE Explorer (all version), Netscape (all versions), Opera, FireFox, CuteFTP, Adobe Photoshop, GIMP, DogWaffle, Pixia, and many others.

·Proficient in webdesign and development. Have won numerous awards with 4 live sites at this time.

·Proficient in literature and poetry. Founder of one of the top Haiku zines in the world. I have numerous publication credits online, in magazines, and in books. As well as art featured in two books and online.

·Great money and book keeping skills as shown in my current job with not one time of money being under when calculated and banked.

·I am a self starter and motivator, and work well on my own, with others, or in supervision of others.

Certifications Transcript ID#: 270799 (

Behavioral Interviewing (U.S.)
Business Writing
Counseling Techniques
First Aid Core Knowledge
Professional Associations

Robert is Co-Founder of Simply Haiku , a highly respected journal of Japanese short form poetry and art. He also works as a freelance editor and journalist. He is currently working for Reptile Care Magazine as a fact editor, and has recently assumed the role of editor of the High Potentials Society's e-zine.

In addition he is the owner and developer of Python Palace , the largest python specific website and on line community in the world.

He has designed and developed many sites and won numerous awards for web design and development. some of his current personal sites are:
The Emily Dickinson Connection -

(Memberships and Associations)

High IQ Society Memberships:

Poetic Genius Society
High Potentials Society

Other Memberships

Partners in Amphibian and Reptile Conservation
Ocean Futures Society
Council for Secular Humanism
International Society for Philosophers
Poetry Society of America
Patents and Publications

·Founder: Simply Haiku

A quarterly journal, Simply Haiku contains original contributions from new poets and experienced haijin, with offerings in the English genres of haiku, senryu, haibun, tanka, renku and haiga. In addition, we feature a haiku column, and offer articles, interviews and book reviews featuring well known figures from the international haiku community along with reprints from other journals that merit wider distribution

·Publication Credits both under my name and under my pen name Toshiro Takeshita. I have been published more than one time in many of the publications below.

Reeds: Contemporary Haiga
Asahi Shimbun December 22,2003
Mainichi Daily News Jan 3 No.655
Kokako Magazine
World Haiku Review VOLUME 3, ISSUE 2
Poem of the Day - Shreve Memorial Library Jan 7 2004
Fourth New Year’s Eve & New Year’s Day World-Wide Double Kukai 2003/2004 Honourable Mention
Asahi Shinbun Jan 13, 2004
Heron's Nest March 2004
paper wasp summer 2004
Mainichi Daily News Feb. 1, 2004 (No.656)
Mainichi Daily News Jan. 3, 2004 (No.655)
Daily Yomiuri Go-Shichi-Go Haiku in English / Using poetic color in haiku Feb 2004
Anti-War Haiku Wall - Sequences
haiga online Autumn 2004
Runner Up Blue Tree Gallery's Autumn Haiku Contest Results
Asahi Shinbun Dec 27-28, 2003
Asahi Shinbun February 16, 2004
3rd Place World Haiku Club St Valentine's Day Kukai - 2004
Frogpond spring/summer issue 2004
Acorn # 12
Asahi Shinbun March 15, 2004
Heron's Nest May 2004
Frogpond spring/summer issue 2004
Snapshots 11
haiga online Spring 2004
modern Haiku 35.3
South by Southeast 2004
The MAG Second Anniversary Issue August, 2004
Editors Choice Award, White Lotus Magazine
Club Romance
Carnival Macabre Magazine
Room 636

·Writing Awards

Fourth New Year’s Eve & New Year’s Day World-Wide Double Kukai 2003/2004 Honourable Mention

Runner Up Blue Tree Gallery's Autumn Haiku Contest

3rd Place World Haiku Club St Valentine's Day Kukai - 2004

Honorable mention Suruga Baika Literary Festival

Editors Chioce Award, White Lotus Magazine first issue

Second Prize 10th Kusamakura International Haiku Competition

·Website Design Awards

Web Thrower Web Design Award Bronze

United States Web Award

Learning Fountain Award

Invision Graphics Award

American Association of Webmasters
Silver Award

...and over one hundred more

·Stamp Collecting
·Autograph Collecting
·Website Design
·Wildlife and the environment
·Religion (history)