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Adventurous. Decisive. Caring. Our favorite “high-flying” tax manager.

Born to a family with a fancy for flight, Celeste grew up working in her parents’ small advertising agency, creating travel guides for aviation enthusiasts. By the time she was 18, Celeste had her own pilot’s license and a dream of becoming a commercial airline pilot.

During college, however, Celeste turned in her wings for an accounting ledger when she realized she’d be away from home too often as a pilot. Landing a coveted internship after her first tax class confirmed her course correction. Now a tax senior manager at Perkins, Celeste specializes in real estate, happily partnering with business owners as their go-to tax advisor.

When she’s not on the job, Celeste clears her mind on the slopes of Meadows and Bachelor and pushes her limits tackling uphill trail runs at Mt. Hood, Silver Falls State Park, and in Ashland. Her perfect vacation is one where she can enjoy outdoor adventures with her family year-round…except during tax season, of course.


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