Celeste Alonzo Controller, Junior Enterprises

Celeste is Controller at Junior Enterprises in Indio, Calif., a grower of sweet corn, bell peppers, green beans and potatoes. In this position, she oversees all activities related to the finances of the farm. Celeste earned her Bachelor of Arts in Liberal Studies from Arizona State University. She currently serves as a director for the Riverside County Farm Bureau and Coachella Valley Resource Conservation District. Celeste is also a member of the California Women for Agriculture and Riverside County Young Farmers and Ranchers, where she is a past president.

Appreciation pic for my son, Nacho. Nacho was a COVID puppy and came into my life when I really needed him the most. I am so grateful for him and the love and companionship he gives me.

Traveling feeds my soul! My goal is to step foot on each continent. Three down, four to go!

My family is everything to me! I do not know what I would do without them. I cherish every moment I spend with them!

Impromptu Disneyland work trip. My boss/dad surprised us to a day at Disney to relive the old days of when he used to take us as kids. I will never forget this day!

I love love love flowers! So much so, that I got a weekend

I love to go on weekend nature adventures with my Australian Shepard, Nacho. Here we are at Joshua Tree National Park.

job doing floral décor for weddings in the desert.

Celeste is one of nine individuals selected to be in Class VII of the Future Volunteer Leaders, a program that guides the next generation of leaders within Western Growers member companies interested in becoming more informed and effective advocates for the fresh produce industry.


MAY | JUNE 2023

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