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Meet the ENF Staff

Kristen Scaletta
Communications Manager
Have you received an ENF brochure?
Kristen's eye for design ensures all ENF media is
engaging and informative! 

How long have you worked at the ENF?
I started in August 2008, so I’ve worked here for just more than five years.

What projects are you/your department working on right now?
We just finished tweeting the funded Impact Grant projects during the selection meetings this week. With ENF month promotion well under way, we are also already preparing for Veterans Remembrance Month. Stay tuned for more fun ways to stay connected throughout November!

What are you doing to celebrate ENF Month?

I am following all of the ENF’s Facebook updates, especially the daily trivia. Every morning, I look forward to reading comments and seeing photos posted by our supporters and volunteers.

What’s your favorite part of working at the ENF?
The people! As part of the Communications Department, I have the privilege of working closely with members of every department. Because of this, every day I hear stories of Elks scholars getting more involved with their Elks family, Lodges using ENF grants to serve people in need, and youth leading active and drug-free lives with the guidance of ENF programs. I also get to hear about all of the dedicated volunteers and generous supporters who make ENF programs possible. It’s amazing how so many people across the country are connected by the goal of building stronger communities, and I am proud to be a part of this group.

Describe your average day at the ENF.

The Communications Department is charged with maintaining consistency across the ENF’s message and brand. On average, I spend each day writing, designing and editing. We’re always working on compiling, designing, or editing an upcoming publication, from Heartbeat, our quarterly donor newsletter, to Pulse, our monthly e-newsletter, so every day I do something related to one of the many pieces we produce. I also proofread almost everything that goes out of our office, so, although I don’t like clutter, my desk is often covered with fun stories, ENF articles, letters and more just waiting to be reviewed.

What’s one thing about you that might surprise people?
I was once mentioned in Newsweek because of my love of Diet Coke.

What TV show do you never miss?
Right now, I look forward to a new episode of Homeland every Sunday night.

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