Varra Financial Associates is a team of financial advisors based in Louisville, Colorado with over 50 years of financial advising experience under one roof. We empower and educate our clients, helping them take the right steps toward financial security. Our clients are people who understand that the actions they take today have an impact far into the future. They want a trusted financial guide to help them navigate their many choices, as well as the transitions and changes they encounter along the way. It’s important to us that we take the time to listen to our clients, understand their desires, and build well-rounded plans that see them on their way to their goals. Our top priority with our clients is to foster relationships built on trust and reliability as we aim together to secure their futures and reach their important financial goals.
Meet Our Advisors
Gina Varra, LUTCF
President, Financial Advisor
As President and Owner of Varra Financial Associates, Gina has empowered countless small business owners and families to not only reach their goals but also imagine what other financial dreams could be possible for themselves. Since joining her father-in-law, Wayne, in the business in 2002 she has sought to provide a personalized touch in every interaction she has with clients.
With an understanding that a long-term client-advisor relationship is one where there is genuine trust and concern for clients, Gina has been fortunate to cultivate decades-long partnerships. Clients appreciate her warmth, responsiveness, and dependability. She see’s clients through all seasons of their lives.
A native Coloradan, Gina loves being outdoors, whether it’s to walk her dog, hike in the mountains, or hang out with family and friends. Adventurous and inquisitive, she rarely turns down a chance to travel and loves the learning opportunities that come from it.
Cameron Dunford, CPWA®, CIMA®, CRPS®
Partner, Financial Advisor
Cameron brings a wealth of experience to Varra Financial. His background with insurance, group plans, and investments means he has an in-depth understanding of how to best serve clients.
Prior to joining Varra in 2018, Cameron was already well-versed in risk management, insurance, retirement plans and wealth management. His financial representative roles at large firms such as Northwestern Mutual, Mutual of America, and Oppenheimer funds helped him develop a comprehensive understanding of assessing client goals, needs, and how they might be best suited to different financial strategies. Cameron holds a Certified Investment Management Analyst® designation (which allowed him to attend the Wharton School of business through the IMCA sponsorship) and Certified Private Wealth Advisor® designation (through which he attended the University of Chicago, Booth school of business and learned from top professors and industry experts.)
A proud University of Colorado Alumni, where he played lacrosse for the CU team, he credits campus housing for meeting his wife Madison. The couple have three children, Lilly, Landon, and Lincoln. Outside of work, he loves to spend as much time as possible with his family and continues to be a die-hard Buff fan.
James Johnson, CFP®
Partner, Financial Advisor
James Joined Varra in January 2019. As a financial advisor, James seeks to enable clients with confidence in the decisions they are making. His primary role is to ensure his clients fully understand their options. Throughout his professional career, this penchant for playing the role of coach or educator has provided a relationship of trust with clients who know they can rely on James to shed light on how to achieve their desired goals.
Having arrived in Colorado in 2010, James and his wife quickly decided this was the place for them and their young family. He is an active member of the community and can often be found on a nearby baseball diamond, golf course, or taking in live music with the rest of the locals during the summer months. He also shares his time with causes that are important to him. James serves as President of the Two Ponds Preservation Foundation, a nonprofit that seeks to enable an immersive outdoor education experience for children of all ages.
Chanda has had a lifelong passion for helping individuals navigate various aspects of their finances. With a rewarding career in accounting, executive recruiting and business ownership, Chanda brings a wealth of experience to her role at Varra Financial. Chanda graduated with a degree in Accounting and although she never obtained her CPA license, she passed the CPA exam. After running her own business for a decade, she made the decision to become a full-time stay-at-home mom. During this period, she delved into her true interests, focusing on investing and financial planning, and deciding to independently pursue her Certified Financial Planner (CFP) education, passing the exam in early 2023. Joining Varra Financial provided Chanda with an ideal environment to continue her learning journey and a make a meaningful impact on clients’ lives. She has successfully completed the Series 7 and 66 exams (held through LPL Financial), enabling her to become a licensed General Securities Representative and Investment Advisor Representative. Chanda is eager to broaden her expertise, starting with becoming a Licensed Insurance Agent.
On a personal note, Chanda is happily married with two teenage daughters. She includes a horse, dog, and two guinea pigs as integral parts of her family as well. In her free time Chanda enjoys spending time with family and friends. She enjoys an active lifestyle including activities such as hiking, walking, and Pilates. Her active lifestyle is complemented by a love for games and jigsaw puzzles.
Evan, a third-generation financial advisor, has a profound appreciation for the transformative impact of dedicated financial planning. Recognizing the significant responsibility inherent in his role, Evan is committed to empowering clients to make sound financial decisions that resonate with their values, providing them with the tools, knowledge, and support to work towards their financial objectives. His enthusiasm lies in collaborating with ambitious young professionals, local business owners, and retirement plans to implement personalized planning.
Evan holds degrees in International Relations with a concentration in international economics, and Spanish, earned from Colorado State University. Prior to joining Varra Financial in 2021, he served as a territory manager for a prominent bicycle manufacturer, where he worked as a trusted business consultant for a diverse and motivated client-base.
Originally from Colorado, Evan returned to his hometown after a stint in Southern California. Together with his wife Emma, he has established deep roots in the community. During his leisure time, Evan enjoys cycling, nurturing his garden and animals, engaging in local charity work, and embarking on backpacking adventures in the mountains with Emma.