Gina M. Pafundi
Branch Operations Manager
As our Operations Manager, Gina assists with office operations, business management and client service and, like any good operations professional, crisis resolution. She has been in the financial services industry for 26 years, having previously spent the majority of her career at Wells Fargo. Before joining the Financial Life Dimensions team, she worked for Wells Fargo Advisors in wealth management and brokerage services. Today, in her service role, she enjoys helping, managing, motivating, and leading the firm’s clients.
There are many reasons why Gina considers herself a passionate person. She takes great pride in being a people person and enjoys helping others. Gina has been practicing Bikram yoga for over four years and considers this practice a great way to center her body-mind connection. She also loves to cook and entertain her friends and family (you can find some of her favorite recipes in our newsletter!). In addition to cooking, yoga, and staying active, Gina loves to travel and experience new cultures. She even studied at the University of Alcala de Henares in Madrid during her time at San Diego State. She graduated with a BA in International Business with an emphasis in Spanish, which she speaks fluently.
In terms of her nonprofit service, Gina is very passionate about the Lower Columbia School Gardens program. For the last three years, she has volunteered in the cooking lab for kids during the winter months when the garden is dormant. The lab encompasses weekly classes that teach the kids about nutrition, healthy eating, and knife safety, and in each class, they also get the experience of actually prepping and making a meal. Gina and the team also teach them table etiquette, how to set a table, and together they pick something beautiful for the table. Gina’s most recent volunteer passion is Luggage of Love, an organization that puts together care bags for children that are displaced by Child Protective Services.