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About Us

Bridget Costello, the President and Founder of Emerald Consulting is a native to Phoenix, Arizona who currently resides in Scottsdale, Arizona. She is 1982 graduate of Saint Mary’s High School and she holds a Bachelor’s of Fine Arts in Theater Education from Arizona State University. Having a passion for education and elevating youth she began her career as an English Teacher with the Mesa School District where she taught Accelerated English to 7th & 9th graders.

With a passion for helping others and wanting to expand her world view, she began her work with non-profit organizations. She served as the Regional Coordinator for The American Ireland Fund, an international charitable organization operating in eleven countries that has raised over $300 million for worthy causes in Ireland. In addition to being the Regional Coordinator of the American Ireland Fund in Arizona, she also owned and operated her own special events company, Emerald Events, that organized large scale events such as The Saint Patrick’s Day Parade & Faire with over 10,000 attendees as well as intimate affairs and fundraisers for organizations such as Childhelp USA, Scottsdale Unified School District, The Irish Cultural Center and many others. During the dot.com wave she worked in internet sales and marketing as a Regional Director for Homestore.com. Most recently she served as The Development Director for Saint Mary’s High School in Phoenix, Arizona where she raised sizable funds for the school’s operating budget, scholarship assistance, tax credit programs, capital improvements and extra curricular activities each year for the community. Over the years she has invited hundreds of volunteers and alumni to join in her passion of serving the community. She is married with two daughters, Tara who attends The University of San Diego and Kaileigh, who attends Saguaro High School.

Emerald Consulting LLC was founded on the premise and vision of taking Bridget’s life experiences and sharing them with organizations so they may maximize their potential in the community, realize their dreams and create sustainability for the future. Emerald Consulting will provide non-profit, schools and business organizations with very affordable services that can help market, evaluate, design and expand their financial resources and volunteer workforces through strategic fundraising, development planning and special event production and management. Emerald Consulting will bring enthusiasm, passion and energy combined with tried and true development systems, strategies and protocols to your company to maximize your success.