What are 3 words people use to describe you?
Loyal. Efficient. Optimistic.
What are you most grateful for?
My family and friends. Their love and support mean the world to me.
What is the best advice you have ever been given?
Release the idea that things could have been any other way. Rather than dwelling on the “what if,” I have learned to embrace each moment in life, and gain peace in the knowledge that everything happens for a reason.
What gets you excited about life?
Knowing that each new day is a fresh start, and it is entirely up to me to determine how great the day can be.
How do you define success?
Success, for me, is giving my all to achieve my goals. Even if the outcome is not as expected, I know that if I gave one hundred percent then I’ve succeeded.
What is your proudest achievement?
Graduating college with honors. The journey to earning my degree was met with learning to balance being a full-time student, working full-time to pay for college, and volunteering. It taught me the value of hard work and dedication, and that if I set my mind to something, I can achieve it.
What life lesson did you learn the hard way?
Tough times don’t last, tough people do. This is something that my mom always told me growing up, especially during the more challenging times of my life, and is a lesson I still live by today.
What was the best book you’ve read and why?
It’s hard to pick one book as the best, but Live Fearless by Sadie Robertson is one of my favorites. This book focuses on how to overcome fear, anxiety, and self-doubt, and learn to live each day confident, at peace, and with self-love.
Brianna Calafato is the Office Coordinator for Cypress Wealth Services. In her role, Brianna helps Cypress’s financial advisors deliver an exceptional client experience. Her duties include scheduling appointments, hospitality, facility upkeep, event planning, and client relations.
Brianna has worked for over three years in the administrative field as a receptionist and office manager. She has an associate degree in science, and she is currently studying to earn a certification in medical office administration.
Brianna is originally from New Jersey. However, she recently moved from North Carolina to California for her husband, Sam’s job with the Marine Corps. Outside of work, Brianna spends most of her time with Sam and her dog, Luna. Brianna loves being active, traveling, cooking, photography, and painting. She has also spent time volunteering with organizations like the Salvation Army and YMCA.