Born in Yuba City, Fawn Dulai graduated from Live Oak High School. Her first job was working for her father, Jimmy Jean at Nor Cal (Jimmy's) Trophies, when she was 14 years-old. She would help make the trophies and get to deliver them with her brother. She also has a younger sister, Nicole.
Born in Yuba City, Fawn Dulai graduated from Live Oak High School.
Her first job was working for her father, Jimmy Jean at Nor Cal (Jimmy's) Trophies, when she was 14 years-old. She would help make the trophies and get to deliver them with her brother. She also has a younger sister, Nicole.
She has been married to local peach farmer Sukhraj Dulai for 12 years and they have eight-year-old twins, Jalen and Jasmin.
Her favorite memory with her twins was going to Ft. Bragg for their first trip and seeing them experience searching for sea shells in the sand for the first time.
She is the Vice President/Business Development manager for Gold Country Bank in Gridley and has been with the bank for six years.
Prior to working for Gold Country Bank, Fawn worked at Feather River State Bank in Yuba City for ten years. Her favorite part of her job is developing relationships with her clients to assist them with their banking needs.
She is a member of the Gridley Rotary Club and the Western Independent Bankers Advisory Committee. She also volunteers her time through Little League and functions at her children's school. She is a past member of the Marysville Exchange Club and LEAD through the Yuba-Sutter Chamber of Commerce.
In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with her family on camping trips.
Cathy Fawns began her banking career by filing checks 37 years ago and ended up as manager after learning all of the steps in-between.
Every day is a new challenge according to Fawns. She has helped with conversions four different times, two weeks each, when Bank of the West purchased other banks. She traveled to St. Helen's, Oregon in 1999, southern California in 2001 and Nebraska in 2006 and 2007.
She found the conversion process challenging, but interesting and fun.
Her favorite part of the job is her customers. Her son Marc once said to her when he was young, “Mom, when I grow up I want a job like yours where you just talk to people all day.”
Marc grew up to be a geologist working for Hailing and Associates in Chico and daughter Becky, is a teacher at Chico State University.
Fawns says the most important thing about her life was raising her children.
She grew up in Richmond, but the family moved to Oroville when she was a sophomore in high school. Her first year was spent at Presentation High School, a Catholic all-girls school in Berkeley, California. She says the transition from Berkeley to Oroville was a culture shock. She went to Butte College for a year and-a-half until she got married.
She went back to school to earn her AA degree and took every banking class offered, although she thought she may go on to be a teacher.
Fawns worked at short time at Bank of America, but went to work for Central Bank in 1972 and Bank of the West purchased Central Bank in 1990. She has worked in the same building for 37 years.
She has been involved in many organizations in Gridley. She has been an active member and held offices in Quota International of Gridley, Gridley GUARDIAN, Sacred Heart Catholic Church and Gridley Business Improvement District for many years.
With her mother passing away in April of this year, she realized how important her three brothers and three sisters are to her. They are all very close.
“I feel like I have been very blessed in my life with great parents, siblings, children, customers and friends,” she stated.
Jennifer Hargis hails from Chico and was hired as a teller in 1989 at Security Pacific Bank while a senior in high school. She worked there until the merger with Bank of America in 1992.
She moved to the downtown branch and was promoted to merchant teller in 1994.
She moved to Portland, Oregon, in 1995, transferring to Bank of America there as a Merchant teller for the Downtown 5th and Main Office in Portland.
Hargis has two older brothers and has been happily married for 19 years and has three children, two sons, ages 9 and 11 and a daughter who is just ten months old.
She loves spending time with her children when she is not working. She also enjoys hiking, riding bikes and going on picnics.
The whole family loves to go camping and MUST go camping at least one during the summer.
She was promoted to Assistant Manager in 1997 and then ended up in Fort Bragg, CA as Banking Center Manager in 2005, where she worked for two years.
She moved to Gridley in 2007 and took the Banking Center Manager position here.
Hargis stated that in all her years of banking, Gridley is her all time favorite office to work in.
“The community here is wonderful,” she stated.
Born and raised in Guam, Charlotte Roberto lived there 25 years. She moved to the United States nine years ago. She is currently involved in a Guam Club to promote and keep the authentic culture of Guam for the children of that ethnic background, including her own.
She is married and has a daughter, Chanel and the family lives in Yuba City.
Her parents and other family members still live in Guam and Roberto and her husband and daughter visit regularly. Roberto says Guam is like summer year-round.
She enjoys living in the heartland of California, almost as much as she's delighted how her team helps Gridley residents become more financially successful.
Charlotte is the Wells Fargo Store Manager in Gridley. She has been with Wells Fargo ten years after starting with Southern New Mexico-based company in Clovis, New Mexico, before transferring to Wells Fargo's Yuba City store.
She has a fondness for trying new baking delights and meticulously creating crafts.
She learned many baking recipes from her family having been born the youngest of four sisters with a younger brother in Guam.
Roberto is proud to work at Wells Fargo because of the commitment the company has to helping her team members and customers become more successful.
Heidi Young's banking career started in 1981 with Crocker Bank. She has worked for US Bank for 18 years, the past eight in Gridley.
She was born in San Jose, attended San Jose City College and Mission College with an emphasis on Marketing and Family Finance.
She has four brothers and two sisters. Her mom still lives in Santa Clara.
One of her fondest memories growing up was roller skating with her siblings and friends in her parents driveway, playing roller derby and eating lots of ice cream.
Heidi and her husband Joe, have a son and daughter, four grandchildren, with another coming soon.
She is an active member of the Gridley Rotary Club and is President Elect. Her fellow Rotarians enjoy her enthusiasm and know that her year as president will be memorable. She has been a Chamber of Commerce director many years and is a past president.
“This town is full of people who care enough to get out there and do whatever it takes to make Gridley the best place to live and work in and that's what I love about being here,” she stated.
When she retires, she plans to garden, take the grandkids to the park, stay up late and decorate like crazy for Christmas and Halloween, besides trying new recipes and get some home improvement projects done.
If you see Young out on Highway 99 in an orange vest picking up trash, she is doing community service highway clean-up for the Rotary Club, not the local correctional facility.