Celeste is an industry leader with more than 35 years of experience delivering cutting-edge solutions that meet client objectives and make community visions real. She has served in both the public and private sectors and cultivated in-depth knowledge and technical expertise in land use and growth management planning, compatibility planning, comprehensive and master planning, redevelopment/renewal and urban design, and zoning. Celeste is a proven project and program manager and has successfully executed projects for municipal, state, federal, and military clients throughout Arizona, the United States, and its territories.

Celeste is also a nationally-recognized public facilitator who focuses on conflict resolution, collaboration, and consensus building as key to the successful adoption and implementation of planning strategies and solutions. She has directed multiple projects that have been awarded Outstanding Collaborative Project by the American Planning Association’s Federal Planning Division.