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.

Britanee Montano


Britanee served as a Coach and founding member of Circles Salt Lake in 2017 and 2018. With a degree in social work and an extensive background working with people experiencing poverty and adults and children with disabilities, she understands the challenges our Circle Leaders face and knows just how to navigate them.
As a Lifetime Certified Bridges Out of Poverty Trainer and a master at data collection, analysis, statistics and reporting, Britanee brings unmatched talent, skill, knowledge and empathy which will surely prove invaluable to the personal and professional growth of our Circle Leaders, and our organization.