Cresta was originally licensed in 1996 and worked in property management for many years. She was a Senior Leasing Consultant with Post Properties and was named Post Performer 2002-2006 for being one of the Top 10 Leasing Consultants companywide. In 2007, Cresta was promoted to Property Manager and relocated to Austin. Under her leadership, the properties she managed were able to exceed occupancy goals and budgeted NOI.
To say Cresta is an animal lover is an understatement. She began volunteering with Austin Pets Alive in 2009. She was involved with marketing and fundraising events, as well as the organization of the first ever American Pets Alive No-Kill Conference. Upon relocating to southeast Texas, the first thing she did was go to Beaumont Animal Services to inquire about volunteering, and she left with 6 dogs. Luckily she she was able to transition them into the APA adoption program, where they were quickly adopted into loving homes.