The founder and CEO of simplerefinanceloans, Celestine Jean was born in Nassau, Bahamas. After a brief stop in Freeport, she and her family moved to , Florida in 1993. The daughter of a hard-working single mother, Jean grew up understanding the meaning and benefits of a diligent work ethic. Even with a grueling work schedule, Jean’s mother made time to ensure that her daughters focused on school and were active participants in their church. At seventeen, however, Jean became a mother herself. Determined to provide for her young son, Jean refused to become another teen mom statistic. After a short career as a model and an attempt at starting a modeling agency, Jean turned to nursing as a career option. Jean enrolled at Sheridan Technical Center and successfully completed their Certified Nursing Assistant program. Not satisfied with that achievement, she added a certification in Phlebotomy and eventually became a Licensed Practical Nurse. Inspired by her continued educational and professional growth, Jean effectively balanced motherhood, her nursing responsibilities and academic requirements to earn the credential of Registered Nurse and subsequently, a Bachelor’s degree in Nursing.