Darla Magnani, also known as the “Gate Keeper,” is a financial and strategic planning specialist. Darla’s work for the Orangewood Children’s Foundation earned her the prestigious Best Strategy for Fundraising Award. Darla embraces her role at Dream Design Builders handling finances and human resources, managing staff, and working with the clients to ensure that the administrative side of each project runs smoothly from inception to completion.
Her career experience in the last 16 years has been concentrated in the building and construction industry, making her the perfect fit for her position. Darla takes great pride in continually working with Dream Design Builders to refine the team’s strategic plan and to contribute to the financial health and future growth of the company.
Darla has served on both the board at Orangewood Children’s Foundation and Orange Coast Community College Business School where she was a regular classroom speaker as well as a student mentor. Darla holds a degree in Fashion Merchandising from Orange Coast Community College with an emphasis on business administration. Her continuing education from Carter Business School earned her certificates in General Accounting, Computer Accounting, and Business Administration.
Darla and her husband share an intense passion for traveling as well as weekend hikes with their two dogs. Darla is very proud of her two children, her son a recent graduate of Cal Poly SLO and her daughter due to graduate spring of 2016 from University of San Francisco, both with honors. Darla looks forward to this summer when her children return to Southern California and the family can be together again.