Celeste started her career at KFW as a CAD Technician with a degree in mathematics and was introduced to the industry by her husband, who had been in civil engineering for over 20 years. KFW Surveying's Partner, Teresa Seidel, R.P.L.S. , saw great potential and chose to mentor and guide Celeste on the journey to become a Registered Professional Land Surveyor. Celeste works on Teresa's team by overseeing a variety of surveying projects from construction, ALTAs, topo, and more. In 4 short years, Celeste now holds a CST Level III certificate and has recently earned the title of Surveyor in Training (SIT).
Position: Survey CAD Technician
Years at KFW: 4 Years
Favorite part about working at KFW: The culture.
What do you like most about this field?
I really enjoy the variety. You aren't doing the same thing every day. And the research. Seeing the history of the land is always interesting.
What was the most unusual or interesting job you've ever had?
I was a dog groomer for 9 years.
When you were younger, what was your dream job, and how does that compare now?
I wanted to be a veterinarian. Hence the dog grooming. Survey is a completely different animal.
Any advice for aspiring professionals?
To aspiring professionals: don't be afraid to try new things. You never know where it will lead you. That scary thing could be the best thing that ever happened to you.
What’s one goal you have?
I recently just achieved my goal of passing the SIT exam!
What would you do if you were not in this field?
A stay at home mom!! I love nothing more than being with my family!
Celeste's co-workers at KFW said the following:
“Celeste encourages everyone in our department to further our careers via the CST exam and is always available when a team member needs guidance or assistance. She is very dedicated to her career and team and is an admirable leader and teacher.” ”
“I can always count on Celeste for including her peers and spreading the fun throughout the office. She's caring and wants everyone to succeed and enjoy themselves.” ”
A glimpse into Celeste's life
Although much or her time lately has been spent studying for the SIT exam, we are pleased to announce her recent accompaniment of earning her Surveyor in Training certificate and becoming an SIT! Outside of work, Celeste enjoys reading, working out, and crafting with her kids. Family time is of great importance to her and her family.