Bundles of Books™

  • P.O. Box 1038
  • Los Alamitos, CA 90720

 

 

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Charmaine M. Alvarado is Bundles of Books Chief Executive Officer and Board President. Charmaine Alvarado received her Master in Social Work from the University of Southern California she is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker who has run large-scale social service programs in educational settings. In addition, she has consulted on international programs in developing nations primarily for children affected by HIV/AIDS. Charmaine Alvarado recently managed an evaluation project for a multi-million dollar Early Childhood Education project in Los Angeles Unified School District. Mrs. Alvarado research, program development and community organizing, has resulted in multi-million dollar funding for communities and schools.

Mrs. Alvarado serves on the board of Give a Child Life a non-profit organization that provides programs for the world’s most desperately poor children.
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Todd Harman is the Executive Vice President, Easton Baseball/Softball, Performance Sports Group Ltd. a leading developer and manufacturer of high performance sports equipment and apparel. Todd Harman has vast experience in several different business functions including sales, marketing and product development. Todd has extensive international business experience. Todd is a graduate of California State University Long Beach and has taught as a guest lecturer in the graduate business programs at UCLA and California State Fullerton. This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

Ben Alvarado is the Regional President of Wells Fargo’s Southern California Community Bank. He oversees 3,800 financial professionals at 235 banking stores and manages more than $35.5 billion in deposits and 11.9 billion in loans.

Alvarado, a 22-year banking veteran, assumed his current role in December 2014. Prior to being named president for the Southern California Region, he ran the Orange County-Inland Community Bank. He also has served in various positions at the company, including retail bank district manager for the Pasadena and South Bay markets; commercial loan officer; sales development coach; banking store manager, personal banking officer and bank teller.

As one of the top ranking executives in the bank, he also sits on the Management Committee, which provides oversight on operations and practices to other lines of business.

Alvarado earned his bachelor’s degree at California State University, Long Beach, and an MBA from Pepperdine University. Alvarado is active in the community and serves on the board of directors for Orange County United Way; the advisory board for Miller Children’s & Women’s Hospital Long Beach; Memorial Care Foundation Board; the board of directors for Bundles of Books in Los Alamitos; the advisory board for Miller Children’s Hospital Long Beach; the alumni board for La Salle High School in Pasadena and is the current president of Wells Fargo’s Latin Connection team member networking group.
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Jeff Messineo is President and Creative Director for Swift Media, a Web Development Firm. Jeff has managed Swift Media since its inception in 2000 with an intense focus on the end result for his clients. After establishing a strategic vision and determining the desired result, he works relentlessly to fulfill the promise of these original ideas. “Web development and design create a constant, fantastic challenge to learn more and improve upon both the technological and creative skills we must sharpen on a daily basis,” Jeff says.

By implementing an organized approach based on milestones and client communication, Jeff has helped numerous clients succeed including: Walt Disney Imagineering, Fieldstone Communities, Building Industry Association - Southern California, Apartment Association, California Southern Cities, Ridley Scott and Associates, Sony and Nike.

His early years were spent working in music video and commercials for Ridley Scott and Associates. Beginning his career as a production assistant, he soon found himself editing commercials and music videos for many of the top directors in the industry.

He holds a Bachelor of Arts, Film Degree from California State University, Long Beach and attended post graduate work at Art Center College of Design in Pasadena, CA.
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Trista Guetig is the Special Events Coordinator for Bundles of Books events.

Trista was previously Director of Acquisitions and Development for G4 TV. She has chaired numerous community events including; Scholastic chairperson, Room Parent, Chair of local OC school fundraiser, Co-president OC school fundraising committee.

Trista holds a Bachelor of Political Science Degree from California State University, Long Beach.
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