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Our Team

Our leadership team brings a wealth of experience, providing the expertise to create and sustain a long term commitment to our community to providing ongoing programs and services that help families achieve, preserve, and sustain affordable housing.

  • Maggie Amado-Tellez
    Maggie Amado-Tellez

    Maggie provides oversight and direction for the acquisition, rehabilitation and sale/rental of PCCLT properties. She has more than 30 years of experience in the housing, real estate, and finance industries. Prior to managing PCCLT, Maggie spent more than nine years with Chicanos Por La Causa (CPLC) where she was responsible for their housing counseling programs. Previously, she was both a residential loan officer and loan processor for a Small Business Administration commercial real estate loan program. As a 4th generation Tucsonan, Maggie is committed to improving living conditions in her community. Her experience allows her to understand the obstacles that many low-income and minority families face when trying to purchase a home. She has brought affordable loans, closing cost grants and down payment assistance to the community by forming partnerships between nonprofits, the housing industry and all levels of government.

  • Carolina Baldenegro
    Carolina Baldenegro

    Carolina has been a bookkeeper at PCCLT since March 2019. Previously, she worked at Toyota as an accountant for 6 years. She has been living in Tucson since 2009, raising her family alongside her husband. Carolina is one of PCCLT’s homeowners. She and her family have been part of the PCCLT family since November 2018. She is very happy with the life her and her husband are creating in Tucson for their family.

  • Gigi Aldridge
    Gigi Aldridge

    Gigi Aldridge secures critical resources for the Land Trust by planning and executing a resource development program, acts as Project Developer for affordable rental and homeownership projects, and supports the Executive Director in strategic planning. She has more than 20 years of experience in grant writing, acquisition and development, construction, and project planning for community-based organizations. Prior to PCCLT, Gigi was the Director of Single Family Development at Chicanos Por La Causa (CPLC), as well as Director of La Causa Construction LLC, CPLC’s affiliate construction company. In 2011, the Mayor and City Council appointed Gigi to the Tucson Metropolitan Housing Commission. In addition to her extensive non-profit expertise, Gigi has over 25 years of experience in small business management, design, new construction and single-family rehabilitation.

  • Krystle Calles
    Krystle Calles

    Krystle manages the HUD approved Housing Counseling program, where she oversees a wide range of services aimed at empowering low-moderate income individuals and families on their housing journey. These services include: pre-purchase guidance, foreclosure prevention assistance, homeownership, tenant/rental services, and homebuyer and financial capability education. With a Bachelor of Arts in Communication from the University of Arizona, Krystle brings over 15 years in higher education to her role. Her previous position involved leading financial education and coaching initiatives where she served as the Program Coordinator for an outreach program focused on enhancing financial literacy among at-risk youth and emerging adults. Krystle’s passion lies in empowering individuals and communities to build generational wealth and provide them with the resources and support in establishing a solid foundation of financial wellness that will positively impact their lives and futures.

  • Elias Garcia
    Elias Garcia

    Elias Garcia is a native Arizonan. He grew up in Nogales, Arizona and moved to Tucson when he was 14 years old. Elias attended Salpointe Catholic High School and has an associate’s degree in Small Business Administration from Pima Community College. Elias has an extensive background in finance, banking and small business His passion is helping his community gain financial literacy to achieve financial success.

  • Lupita Mitz
    Lupita Mitz

    Lupita has been a licensed real estate agent for over 20 years and has vast experience helping clients achieve their real estate goals. She was raised in the small border town of Douglas, has experience in social work, administration and lending. She has been on the Board of Directors for several non-profit organizations and is excited to now be working for a non-profit organization and looking forward to helping more families achieve their dream of owning a home.

Our Board

  • President

    Albert E. Celaya

  • Vice President

    Johanna Simental

  • Treasurer

    Gregory F. Kennedy

  • Secretary

    Christina Herrera

  • Directors

    Richard Marcos Ysmael
    Gary Bachman
    Monica Ortiz
    Katherine D’Assis
    Crystal C Atwell