Celebrating Tustin, Dino Dash Style

As proud Tustin residents, Warren Street was thrilled to support the Tustin Public Schools Foundation at the 31st annual Dino Dash, a community walk-run event. The Tustin Public School Foundation uses proceeds from the event to support initiatives such as sports programs, robotics programs, and grants to teachers for enrichment programs.  

Our Director of Financial Planning, Emily Balmages, CFP®, CRTP has participated in the event for nearly a decade with her family and views it as a highlight of her year. 

Director of Financial Planning Emily Balmages and her daughter, Lola and son, Max in 2011.

“I was raised in the Tustin School District, and now my kids are receiving an education there,” Emily said. “It’s such an impressive school district — from the quality of education and diversity of the student body to the quality of teachers and staff. I’ve seen the great things these kids end up doing — personally, professionally, and in their communities.”

Director of Financial Planning Emily Balmages and her son, Zach, at the 2022 event.

Emily’s Tustin pride runs deep, and the entire Warren Street team also shares that passion for the city that we call home. This year, Emily and her son, Zach, were joined by a number of other Warren Street team members at the Dino Dash: Founding Partner and President Cary Facer and his sons, Reed and Grant, and Client Service Associate Aileen Obedoza.

The boys ran the race together, while the rest of the team manned the popular Warren Street booth (the spin-the-wheel game was a hit!). All in all, nearly 8,000 people attended the event.

Founder and President Cary Facer with Client Service Associate Aileen Obedoza.

As Founder and President Cary Facer put it, “I was blown away by the turnout and amount of people who stopped by to spin the wheel! Seeing the community come out to support all the runners reminds me why it’s so important to get involved and give back to the local community.”

Grant and Reed Facer post-race.

Grant and Reed Facer, Cary’s 10- and 8-year-old sons, agree. “I liked running with Zach and Reed. The best part was just hanging out and talking,” Grant said.

At the heart of Warren Street’s mission is to put clients first in all things, and that commitment extends to our community. We were proud to support such a meaningful mission and have a feeling we’ll be back next year!

Jennifer La

Marketing Manager, Warren Street Wealth Advisors

Investment Advisor Representative, Warren Street Wealth Advisors, LLC., a Registered Investment Advisor

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