Meet Our Team

Circles is led by a passionate, dedicated group of people who believe that helping others get out poverty is more than just a job – it’s a calling.

MIchelle Crawford

Michelle Crawford

Executive Director

While her work in this role began January 1, 2022, Michelle has served our organization since its inception in 2017. She’s volunteered in many capacities including as an Ally, a member of the community board, planning committee for the Circles Summer Fest and Circle Builder Humanitarian Award Dinner, organized the Circle Leaders Spa Day, and served as President of the Board of Directors.
Professionally, Michelle strives for positive results through the application of her abilities in leadership and effective communication. Michelle is passionate about helping people learn and grow, and possesses an aptitude for optimizing relationships and motivating others.

Personally, she is blessed with the love and support of her fiance, James, and three amazing children, Zoe, Memphis and Audrie. Michelle is happiest when spending time with her family, especially when their Weimaraner, Max, can join in their adventures.
Raised by a single, immigrant mother in a household of five children, Michelle understands poverty and the importance of community support. She believes in the power of personal development and encouraging others to be their best selves.

Noelle Leiser


Noelle Leiser currently oversees the Circles Salt Lake program as Coordinator. Her background and experience allow her to manage the program with empathy and decisive decision making prowess. She has deep knowledge of coaching, training, and communicating with people that are looking to improve their lives. Prior to working at Circles, Noelle worked at the Utah Department of Workforce Services as a Career Coach. She has taught hundreds of people how to grow in their roles by helping them set and achieve their goals. Her experience comes from first hand knowledge of joining Circles initially as a Circle Leader and then utilizing the program to grow into senior leadership roles.
Remy Shootman circles intern

Remy Shootman

Children's Program Intern

HI Everyone, my name is Remy Shootman and I am a new member to the Circles Family. I am a senior at Intermountain Christian School. I absolutely love to serve and have been blessed to being unconditionally content in serving others. I strive to end poverty for children everywhere, my heart longs for a world without poverty. When I found out the Circles was a organization that shared that same fire to end poverty, I was sold! I am beyond excited to be an intern, to learn the ropes of running a non-profit so that I may one day use these skills to create my own. I am willing and ecstatic to serve!