Celeste was born April 20, 1954. She competed for 14 years in pack style skating, winning the National and North American Indoor Champion in 1973 and National Indoor Champion in 1976 and 1977. She also won the first World Short Track Competition in 1976 in Champaign, Illinois. Celeste was inducted to the National Speedskating Hall of Fame on May 20, 1989 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.