CEO and Creative Director
Celeste DeVaneaux is responsible for the design, vision and direction of Club One Island. A graduate of University of Washington’s esteemed Virtual World Program; Celeste brings 20 years experience in Information Technology, Quality Assurance, and Process Improvement to solve technically complex problems from organizational to global levels. Her focus in virtual worlds is in business strategy and design with an emphasis on health-related products. She designed & improved health delivery models for Department of Veterans Affairs & world-wide payment processing for Department of Treasury before moving into the private sector. She is a guest lecturer at national conferences and universities on the uses of virtual worlds for disease management by patients and is partnered with a number of universities to study the impact of virtual environments on patient education delivery models. Celeste has won multiple awards for her work in virtual worlds.
Celeste’s avatar, CelesteAngelique Zapatero, is constantly exploring the concepts of avatar identity and association, which means that on any given day her avatar will change dress, form, or looks. However, regardless of form, you can always count on the green eyes as they are the one thing that does not change.