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Michelle Chakirelis

Michelle Chakirelis

Community Cultivator & Social Media Strategist


Santa Barbara, CA

I am an entrepreneurially-minded and creative problem solver who is compelled to add exponential value to any company. As a former Division I collegiate athlete, I am committed to a goal-oriented focus driven by tenacity, and a willingness to learn. Highly regarded for leading initiatives that result in exceeding sale...



Key Leader (Management)

• Manage the retail floor and directly work with the store and assistant store manager to support store operations and functions
• Required to meet daily and monthly sales targets and to hold the team accountable, as well as motivate them to reach these goals
• Develops educators through vision and goals, straight talk, and intentional listening
• Creator and executor of all in-store and out-of-store interactive events, community events, clubs, series, and programs
• Creating an exciting and fun environment for guests and colleagues


Community Relations Manager

As the community relations manager at the ivivva Santa Barbara showroom, I build connections with inspiring innovators and athletes who exemplify ivivva's vision as a company. Connections are made out in the community, 1:1 meeting is coordinated, and through collaboration and innovation, an event and partnership is created.

My greatest strengths are in community relations, brand strategy, and social media marketing. I combine these skills to create an unforgettable brand experience. I am in the constant practice of brainstorming ways to elevate our community through our events and initiatives.