A longtime fan of independent and international cinema, Celeste DeMonte has volunteered with Fresno Filmworks for more than a decade, often alongside her husband, Neal Howard. She has served in various volunteer capacities, including board membership, for a number of nonprofits in Fresno. Professionally, she is a newly retired technical writer. For the 2020-21 season, Celeste serves on the board’s executive committee as Secretary. For the development committee, she also contributes to sponsorships and fundraising.