Michelle Reiter


    When did you begin working at CALM?

    I recently joined the CALM team! I was hired at the end of September 2018.

    What is your role at CALM?

    I am the Development Assistant supporting all efforts of the Development and Executive team. My first project is managing our upcoming holiday giving program, Adopt a Family, where donors are matched with CALM families in need of support during the holiday season to fulfill wish lists. 

    What inspires you about the organization?

    Many things about CALM inspire me! I am inspired by the determination and relentless passion for all aspects of serving and healing the children and families who have experienced trauma in the community. CALM creates a safe space for these families to thrive and I wholeheartedly support and am energized by this mission and service. 

    What is your favorite thing about CALM so far?

    My favorite thing so far has been seeing the children’s artwork on our walls and hearing the impact of the work in family success stories. Additionally, being relatively new to the Santa Barbara area, I’ve enjoyed meeting all the people involved in the organization, from colleagues to community ambassadors. 

    Finish this sentence: If I could do one thing to make kids’ lives better, I would…

    If I could do one thing to make kids’ lives better, I would make sure that each child is afforded the feeling of unconditional love.

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