Staff

Staff Bios


Celeste Flores

Executive Director

As Executive Director, Celeste provides leadership, direction, and vision for I Live Here, I Give Here and its flagship program, Amplify Austin, which includes identifying strategic partnerships that will continue to push the importance of giving back in Central Texas.

Before joining the I Live Here, I Give Here team, Celeste did regional grantmaking with Foundation for the Carolinas, a 12-county community foundation based in Charlotte, NC. She has also previously held development positions at University of Virginia’s Darden School of Business, Texas Children’s Hospital and United Way of the Texas Gulf Coast.

Celeste is a member of the Junior League of Austin and volunteers with the Center for Child Protection. She has a passion for the arts and creating access for children and underserved communities. She enjoys discovering something new in Austin with her husband, Ray, and daughter.

You can e-mail Celeste at Celeste@ILiveHereIGiveHere.Org.

Lindsay Muse

Senior Director of Operations

Lindsay has eighteen years of experience in creative business development and management, program direction and marketing in addition to event, conference, and festival production. She has consulted on business development and direction for various organizations, conferences, festivals, and agencies. Lindsay’s prior work experience includes working as Festival Producer for South by Southwest Conferences and Festivals, Production Manager at HBO Studio Productions, and Production & Marketing Manager at Match.com, Cornerstone Agency (THE FADER), and Quiksilver.

After fourteen years of corporate management, Lindsay felt compelled to lend her experience to the nonprofit world and worked for three years as Executive Director for charitable organizations that support civil rights and education. She lent her expertise on several Advisory Boards to support the community including working on Emancipet’s Development Committee and the Marfa Film Festival, and has hosted community fundraisers for Caritas of Austin. Lindsay served on the Digital Media Council and worked with the City of Austin, Austin Chamber, Texas Film Commission, Skillpoint Alliance and IGDA to advocate creative industry incentives in the state of Texas.

Lindsay and her fiancé Zackery, who works as Creative Director for Michael Skolnik, devote their time to supporting civil and human rights causes. As a native Texan, she loves the Austin hill country, collecting records and sitting around the campfire with friends and her rescue dogs.

You can e-mail Lindsay at Lindsay@ILiveHereIGiveHere.Org.

Catherine Lucchesi

Director of Communications & Programming

As Director of Communications and Programming, Catherine focuses on  I Live Here I Give Here’s outreach, programs, and develops strategic partnerships. In addition to managing the organization’s events, like The BIG Give, she also is responsible for I Live Here I Give Here’s development activities, social media content, and brand strategy.

Originally from River Forest, IL Catherine came to Austin after an eight-year stint in New York City. After graduating from New York University with a degree in art history, creative writing, and business, she worked at the New Museum managing corporate and private rental events as well as internal museum events. Prior to being the Special Events Manager, she worked as the Department of External Affairs Associate assisting with the press, marketing, and community outreach. She also enjoyed working as a freelance wedding planner with Baton NYC and Fete during her time in New York.

Catherine moved to Austin in 2013 with her husband Tucker, who is an Associate in the Corporate/Securities group at Andrews Kurth.  She is passionate about giving back to the local community in Austin and is involved with local organizations such as Austin Speech Labs, Austin Pets Alive, The Contemporary, and AFP. Catherine and Tucker recently restored a historical home in central east Austin and enjoy exploring their neighborhood. An avid reader she enjoys contemporary fiction and poetry in her spare time.

You can e-mail Catherine at Catherine@ILiveHereIGiveHere.Org.

Amy Morris

Director of Finance

Amy Morris is excited to step into the role of Director of Finance for I Live Here, I Give Here.  She has served the Austin non-profit community both personally and professionally since moving to Austin in 2002, and finds her passion in this vibrant and thriving community. Her role at I Live Here, I Give here will focus on supporting the team in all things numbers.

Amy received her Accounting degree at Texas A&M University in 2001 and started her professional career in the audit department at the Houston office of Arthur Andersen. Her career then brought her to the Austin offices of PricewaterhouseCoopers and Maxwell Locke & Ritter, where she served many local non-profit clients over her nine years with MLR.  Throughout her public accounting career, her focus was financial audits, agreed-upon procedures, and becoming a trusted business advisor to her clients.

Amy is from the piney woods of Longview, TX, and is the only true Texan in her family. Her parents originally hail from New Orleans, and she has a bevy of older siblings who create the raucous bunch she loves dearly. When she’s not crunching number in Excel, she loves to spend time with her two daughters and their animals, reading her latest bookstore find, or yelling at Kyle Field for her Aggies. She’s volunteers over the years for Austin Boxer Rescue, Junior Achievement, Meals on Wheels, and Girlstart, and currently, serves on the board of the Capital City A&M Club Foundation.

You can e-mail Amy at Amy@ILiveHereIGiveHere.Org.

Christine Herlin

Interim Nonprofit Relations Manager

Originally from Abilene, Texas, Christine graduated from Trinity University with a bachelor’s degree in History.  Christine made the move to Austin from San Antonio and joined the I Live Here, I Give Here team as Program Coordinator in July of 2015. As Interim Nonprofit Relations Manager, Christine provides support for I Live Here, I Give Here’s nonprofit members.  Previously, she interned with the Witte Museum, Artpace San Antonio and The Big Give S.A.

Christine has a passion for the arts, education, and animal welfare and actively volunteers with the Neuropathy Alliance of Texas. Christine loves being part of an organization whose priority is to encourage Austinites to get involved and give back to their community. Christine and her husband Patrick spend their weekends with family and friends, rooting for the Spurs, or hitting the local trails.

You can e-mail Christine at Christine@ILiveHereIGiveHere.Org.

Positions Available

Manager of Nonprofit & Customer Relations

SUMMARY
The Manager of Nonprofit & Customer Relations is a full-time salaried position, reporting to the Senior Director of Operations (Sr. Director). The Manager of Nonprofit & Customer Relations stewards I Live Here I Give Here nonprofit member agencies, ensuring that member agencies enjoy the full benefit of their membership with I Live Here I Give Here and new member organizations are actively recruited. In addition, The Manager of Nonprofit & Customer Relations communicates with and assists nonprofits and individual donors using I Live Here I Give Here’s Amplify Austin online giving platform helping to create a superior user experience.

The Manager of Nonprofit & Customer Relations assists the Executive Director & Sr. Director and other staff with the execution of Amplify Austin, The BIG Give, Community Needs Spotlight, Austin Involved and other initiatives involving nonprofit member participation. The Manager of Nonprofit & Customer Relations will be evaluated based on achievement of goals set in partnership with the Executive Director & Sr. Director.

DUTIES, FUNCTIONS AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Develop and manage nonprofit member relations as well as develop annual plans for recruitment and retention of nonprofit members.

Engage the nonprofit community in Amplify Austin, ensuring that all nonprofit participants have current participation requirements, support and resources for participation.

Manage and execute nonprofit member benefits program and deliverables. Work with the Sr. Director to steward I Live Here I Give Here partner agencies.

Manages the development of curriculum, and execution of special trainings and events for Amplify Austin nonprofit members.

Manage and execute regular communications between I Live Here I Give Here and the nonprofit community.
Supports Nonprofit Advisory Council (NPAC) Group quarterly meeting agenda and work.

Manage internal award processes and other programming & events for nonprofit members.
Advocate for the mission and programs for I Live Here I Give Here, and support year-round programming and events.

Position description for informational purposes and is not an exhaustive list of all responsibilities. Additional duties that are consistent with the responsibility level of this position may be assigned.

REQUIREMENTS:

  • Bachelor’s degree required
  • 3+ years member, customer or stakeholder relationship management experience
  • Must be organized, results driven, detail oriented with strong planning and execution skills<
  • Must have exceptional written, verbal and interpersonal communication skills
  • Experience with creating educational and programmatic content
  • Experience with fundraising/donor management software and databases
  • Ability to work collaboratively, quickly, and under pressure and effectively with others to set goals, resolve problems, and make decisions

The position is full time. The salary is commensurate with experience and includes paid time off and paid holidays.

To apply, please send your cover letter and resume to: resumes@ilivehereigivehere.org

Ongoing Internships Available

We are looking for dynamic interns to work closely with the I Live Here, I Give Here team during the summer, fall, and spring semesters. This is an incredible learning opportunity for anyone interested in nonprofit community, fundraising, giving days, and social campaigns.

To apply, please send your cover letter and resume to: resumes@ilivehereigivehere.org