Golnar Djahanbani is an Officiant authorized by the State of California to perform and solemnize marriages and is an ordained non-denominational Reverend. She was born in Tehran Iran, and moved to the United States in 1976. Golnar has a Bachelors of Science Degree in Clinical Psychology from the University of Denver. She has studied and traveled throughout the world; in such countries as Iran, Turkey, Greece, France, Spain, Italy, Argentina, Morocco, Switzerland, England, Austria, Germany and Ireland. These diverse settings have given Golnar a panoramic understanding of human culture and traditions that have been incorporated into her personal & professional life.
While living in Washington D.C. she gave lectures at the Library of Congress on Iranian heritage and on the Persian New Year tradition of "Nou-Rouz". Golnar's Persian heritage has been a great source of pride in her life. The love of her culture and its traditions remains with her in any part of the world and is the essence from which she derives her inspiration. Through her travels she has come to enjoy and appreciate the mosaic of humanity and its diversity of experience.
Golnar grew up as an avid equestrian, showing internationally at the Grand Prix level. She and her father were creating the first Iranian Olympic Equestrian team to compete in the Olympic Games in Russia. Their dream was soon to be realized until the revolution in Iran curtailed their efforts.
Golnar has coordinated and spear headed the creation of many galas and fundraisers. She has been involved with such charities as The International Society for Children with Cancer (ISCC) for impoverished children with cancer in Iran, as well as charities for special needs children, such as fund raising for "Cure Autism Now". She has also been involved with fundraising for education, and was avidly involved with the Parent Association fundraisers at her children's schools. Golnar was a major advocate for the betterment of Special Education programs, such as policy development and raising funds to enhance the state of Virginia's Special Education Programs.
Aside from her extensive fundraising experience Golnar has had years of corporate experience. She was involved with several innovative software companies, aiding them in their research and development.
Golnar is a mother of two, and currently resides in Los Angeles California.