Adria Walden, FPQP™

  • Published May 9, 2019

Client Service Associate

Adria is a Client Service Associate for Bragg Financial Advisors.

She began her career in the financial industry as an Operations Manager at Benchmark Wealth Management in Old Lyme, Connecticut. Adria and her family relocated to Tega Cay, South Carolina, in 2017 and she worked as a Client Services Specialist for an independent advisory firm in Charlotte before joining the Bragg team.

Adria received her Bachelor of Science in Exercise Physiology and Human Performance from Adelphi University in 1993 followed by her master’s degree in Elementary Education from the University of New Haven in 1996. She also earned the Financial Paraplanner Qualified Professional (FPQP) designation from the College for Financial Planning in 2012.

Adria has four children and two grandchildren. In her free time, she enjoys spending time on Lake Wyle or traveling to visit her family and friends. She is member of Elevation Church and an active volunteer at the Charlotte Rescue Mission.


  • Client Service Associate

Education & Professional Experience

  • BS Exercise Physiology & Human Performance, Adelphi University
  • MA Elementary Education, University of New Haven
  • FPQP™ – Financial Paraplanner Qualified Professional


  • 14 years industry experience
  • 5 years on Bragg team
  • Independent Advisory Firm – Client Services Specialist
  • Benchmark Wealth Management – Operations Manager

Outside Interests

  • The beach with my toes in the sand!
  • Boating with my family and friends
  • Enjoying beautiful sunsets