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Farewell Marti!

By on October 24, 2018 in News

Thank you to everyone that came out to celebrate Marti and her retirement!

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Photos by Stephen Adams.

Marti Reed

At the end of December, the OVLC will be bidding a fond farewell and happy retirement to our long-time office manager Marti Reid. Marti joined the OVLC in November 2009, as our part-time bookkeeper, and over time assumed the larger role as the organization’s office manager. While the organization will dearly miss Marti, we are excited for her to begin her next adventure. Over the past nine years, Marti has handled thousands of financial transactions and reports, been our entire HR department, served as our copy machine whisperer, fed our staff, volunteers, and donors at events, organized numerous educational events, and been ever-present at our outreach events. She also organized our docent program and brought the California Naturalist certification program to Ojai. Throughout her time here, she has formed lasting relationships with our volunteers and helped many people contribute to the OVLC and our local conservation mission.

Being at the center of the office, both literally and figuratively, Marti was always an important part of our evolving organization. We have always admired her ability to grow with the changes and adapt with a smile. As the face of the OVLC at many of our community events and in the office, she helped give the OVLC a friendly and familial atmosphere. If you have ever joined us for an office mailing party you would know that she makes delicious banana bread!

Marti is looking forward to retirement and spending time with family and friends. She also plans to volunteer with the OVLC and other worthy causes in town. These causes will be lucky to have her as her skills are invaluable and she will be a great asset to any organization.

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  1. Bill Fox says:

    Marti; sorry that I will miss your retirement party. I am in Idaho until Dec. 27. Hope all is well——-
    Bill Fox

  2. Susan Moll says:

    We will miss you . I’m sorry we didn’t get a chance to get know each other better. With love from all of us.
    Susan Moll
    Ojai vista Farm