Melissa Winkelman Cullen

Profile Updated: March 8, 2012
Melissa Winkelman
Residing In: Isanti, MN USA
Spouse/Partner: Scott
Occupation: Personal Banker @ Wells Fargo
Children and/or grandchildren, if applicable (if listing ages, use age as of August 2012): Emma Winkelman, born 2004, Reese Cullen, born 2009
Yes! Attending Reunion
Attending 20 year reunion (08/11/12)


What have you been up to for the last two decades?

I went to college @UW Stout. Moved to IL, OH, MO, and CA with my 1st husband. I managed Chili's restaurants for 12 years. I moved back to MN in 2004 had a baby. Met my 2nd husband in 2008 got married, had another baby! I was a stay at home mom for about 1.5 years and then went into the banking world.
We have traveled to FL, CA, Mexico and recently went on a cruise to the Caribbean Islands. The water and sand were beautiful.

What are some of your fondest memories from growing up in Princeton?

We were so lucky to grow up in simple times. I think about how we hung out @ the old pizza barn on Friday nights and how many field parties we created! I remember toilet papering friends homes in the middle of the night, drunken nights @ Ally's house, and working @ Taco John's until 1:00 am the night before a volleyball tournament with Tanya! I have so many wonderful memories of our little town.

What song always takes you "back in time"?

Anything by Motley crüe and poison.

What is one thing that people might be surprised to know about you now, compared to what they knew about you as a kid?

I am a very loving parent. I didn't really think I would ever have kids. I cry at weddings and church services!

What friend(s) from Princeton has always, and will always, be one of your best?

Julie and Tanya I have stayed close to over the years. Julie was even in my first wedding! I enjoy seeing anyone from the past, as I think it's pretty cool to see us as adults!