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.

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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, 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.

Veronica De La Rosa

Director of Nonprofit Relations

Veronica has been part of the non-profit community since 2001 working with various organizations throughout Austin. Originally from Round Rock, Texas, Veronica is a graduate of St. Edward’s University and Texas State University with a Master’s Degree in Education.

Veronica has extensive experience working with volunteers, event planning, social media and nonprofit management and over the years has become passionate about promoting each of the nonprofits she has worked for. She is excited to have finally found a job that focuses on promoting all local non-profit organizations and their missions as the Director of Nonprofit Relations at I Live Here, I Give Here.

Veronica is an avid Longhorn and Spurs fan and in her spare time enjoys spending time with her friends, family and pug puppy, Sunny.

You can e-mail Veronica at Veronica@ILiveHereIGiveHere.Org.
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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 organizations 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 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.

Christine Crowe

Program Coordinator

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 Program Coordinator, Christine provides support for I Live Here, I Give Here’s projects, programs, events, and communications.  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 fiancé Patrick, who owns Lone Oak Property Inspections, 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

Amplify Austin Communications Intern

We are looking a dynamic Amplify Austin intern to work closely with the I Live

Here, I Give Here team in the lead up and execution of Amplify Austin Day. Intern will work directly with Director of Communications & Programming to assist with implementing marketing strategy and materials.

This is an incredible learning opportunity for anyone interested in marketing, communications, advertising, and social campaigns.

Amplify Austin Communications Intern

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.

Please send cover letter and resume to: