Gina's bio

Gina Waggener is the Founder and Executive Director of OC Event Solutions, Inc. With over 10 years experience as a Professional Photographer and Events Manager in creating dynamic events. She has managed all aspects of event planning, securing sponsors, establishing long-term vendor relationships, event pre- production, execution and fundraising for small to mid-size business. As the Marketing and Events Director she increased event revenue and public appeal by forming stretgic partnerships with non-profits. Gina is most known for her ability to increase public appeal by creating dynamic events that amplify the message, attract media attention and brand clients in the OC Market. Small business is her speciality in which she is able to cutomized a marketing programs to fit any budget. Member AFP (Association of Fundraising Professionals)


Explore my professional history and get to know the companies I worked at and the roles and responsibilities I've been assigned.

2013 Current

OC Event Solutions

Executive Director

OC EVENT SOLUTIONS increases public appeal by helping clients create dynamic events that amplify their message, attract media attention and brand their name th ... Read more

2015 2015

VP Maketing and Sustainable Solutions is the luxury online adverting website that connects global advertisers to affluent buyers. KNOWS Luxury Real Estate and is #1 ... Read more

2013 2014

the shed fine art

Marketing Director

> Advertising Campaigns > Online /Print > Social Media > Artist Representation > Event Planning > Monthly Art Event > Workshops > Website > Management > Photog ... Read more

2011 2013

Guard a Heart Charity

Director of Special Events

Guard A Heart Foundation / Special Events Director • Brand the start-up charity by creating targeted events and programs • Worked with start-up team to define ... Read more

2009 2011

Parenting OC Magazine

Marketing Director

> Market POC brands through e-marketing, social networks, media partnerships (trade, other event partners and POC products at all POC events) > Build up the OC ... Read more

2008 2009

Thomasnet Southern California

Account Executive

> Client Development Consultant responsible for new customer accounts > Develop B2B strategies for business with web based marketing and advertising > Advertis ... Read more

2006 2008

Pacific Realty Ventures

Realtor Associate

> Sell Single family and investment residential properties > Specialized in servicing military and 1st time home buyers > Developed and utilized sales networks ... Read more

2001 2008

GF Productions, Inc

CEO/ Professional Photographer

> Photography services for commercial and wedding industries > Supervise a team of 4 photographers and 3 assistants > Develop client base and referral partners ... Read more

1999 2001

The Options Group, Inc

Executive Recruiter

> Worked with several start up firms to create staffing plan, job descriptions and hiring process models > Planned and set goals, coached and counseled clients ... Read more

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Take a look at a few of my favorite projects I’ve started or been a part of during the course of my career.


SlowMoney SoCal

Vicky Lee / Meaning And Life Purpose

Newport Mental Wellness

Ms America Pageant

Nikko Gallery

The Esther Project / Lisa Hamilton

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A concise list of some of the most valuable professional skills I possess. My tricks of the trade and what I can bring to the table.

Corporate Events
Private Events
Social Media Marketing
Public Relations
Social Media
Digital Photography
Wedding Planning
Marketing Strategy
Public Speaking
Email Marketing
Event Management
Event Photography
Trade Shows
Meeting Planning
Coordinating Events
Image Editing
Online Marketing
Microsoft Office
Charity Marketing
Visual Styling
Social Networking
Press Releases
Customer Service
Marketing Communications


Hear what some of my clients and colleagues have to say about me after working together on various projects throughout my career.

Seyedeh Tina Sadri M.A,M.F.T

Newport Mental Wellness

Gina is an amazing photographer. she is very kind, loving and makes you super comfortable and she takes great pictures. I highly recommend working with her .

Vicky Lee / CEO Business Coach

Meaning and Life Purpose

Gina is well-connected! Gina introduced me to spiritually minded successful entrepreneurs in Orange County, Ca. What I appreciated most is her hyper-local partn ... Read more

Indhushree & Will

wedding couple

Gina was the photographer for my wedding. The pictures were incredibly beautiful, and she and her partner were extremely courteous and professional. We have a w ... Read more

Antonia Edwards / Gallery Owner

Antonia Edwards Fine Art

Gina has a really great way with people, getting to know them and all their multi- facets, which she then applies to each client's specific marketing goals. Her ... Read more

Susan Jeske

Ms America Pageant

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Jobeth Prudomme

Firebrand Media

OC Event Solutions is a master at bringing together a well thought out, creative event by merging contacts and sharing resources toward a mutually beneficial re ... Read more

Janeane Bernstein, Radio Show Host

KUCI 88.9fm

Gina is an asset to any project. Her attention to detail and work ethic is a rarity. She thinks outside the box, with creativity and foresight, and not only bri ... Read more

Jenna Lobos, Entrepreneur / Model

Founder of BeautyMark Organics

I have worked with OC Event Solutions on several occasions as part of the talent for events that they have put together for small business’s. The team has the a ... Read more

Estrella Harrington, Founder

Guard-a-Heart Foundation

OC Event Solutions was an integral part of marketing and events for the Guard-a-Heart Foundation during it’s first 12 months of start-up. They created and produ ... Read more

Sue Osborne

Owner & Operator of Coastal Arcadian in Dana Point

I have known & worked closely with Gina for more than 8 months now, & feel 100% secure that in praising her talents, her INTEGRITY is so in tact that she will a ... Read more

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