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Hans Petermann is co-owner of Party Pals. He has been involved in designing and constructing inflatables for over 26 years having co-founded Rooftop Balloons in 1980. He also founded and operated one of San Diego's largest hot air balloon ride companies and has over 2,000 commercial flights and has safely piloted over 12,000 passengers. Hans' hobbies include sailing, scuba diving, surfing and triathlons. He recently completed and Ironman Triathlon in Coeur d' Alene Idaho. Hans has served as a board member of the San Diego Chapter of the International Special Event Society for over 5 years and was also their Treasurer.

Greg Welker, co-owner of Party Pals is a native San Diegan and has been in the party industry for over 12 years. A graduate of San Diego State University with a degree in Business Marketing, Greg first began in the industry by owning and operating a Hot Air Ballooning Company, Cloud Nine. That's where he met Hans Petermann (the other owner of Party Pals). After Cloud Nine, Greg delved into another company, Bonzai Bungee and had over 2000 individual bungee jumps out of his hot air balloon. He moved from there to co-own Party Pals and Interactive Inflatables with Hans. Greg is a FAA Certified Commercial Hot Air Balloon Pilot and a PADI Certified Advanced Scuba Diver. Some of Greg's hobbies include, working out, surfing, lobster diving and like most, he's a big kid at heart and loves to play with his toys!

Kenny Kovin came to Party Pals during their first year in business and has been an integral part in developing the sales team here. Kenny comes from a family owned retail jewelry background and brought a fresh and exciting perspective to Party Pals. He works primarily with event planners in bringing great fun and excitement to their events. Kenny is a member of MPIOC and belongs to a whole bunch of other impressive acronyms. One of Kenny's hobbies is cooking .He loves to bring in experiments for his Party Pals to taste, critique, and see who's left standing.

Jeff Anderson has been a member of the Party Pals team since 1997. Prior to joining Party Pals, Jeff's background included nine years of commercial real estate appraisal experience throughout the United States and the island of Guam. At the age of 25, he was a founding partner of Nationwide Transport Finance, a small finance company specializing in the trucking industry. He graduated from San Diego State in 1982 with a Bachelor's Degree in Marketing, minoring in Sociology.

Since joining Party Pals, Jeff has immersed himself in expanding the Party Pals experience throughout the United States. Jeff is currently the President of the Los Angeles Chapter of International Special Event Society (ISES/LA) and has served on the board in various capacities since 2001. He is also currently a member of the Southern California Chapter of Meeting Professionals International (MPISCC) and the Set Decorators Society of America. Contrary to published reports, he is not perfect; he actually sinks to about his ankles when when he walks on water.

Walter Urbach, our Operations Manager, came to Party Pals during our very first year in 1994, from managing operations at a Hot Air Balloon company. Walter is essential in running a cohesive Operations Unit. Throughout the 10 years he has been with us, he continues to be very dedicated in seeing that your event runs smoothly and that our clients are completely satisfied!


Ryan Koerner joined the Party Pals team in December 2004. He graduated from University of Houston in 1998 with a Bachelor's Degree in Graphic Communications. Ryan plays a key role in marketing, graphic design and assisting the sales team. When he is not in front of his duel-monitored super computer, he can be found surfing the reefs in La Jolla or maybe snowboarding at the local mountains.


Kimberly Albert joined the Party Pals family in May 2004. From answering the phones to managing the accounting department, Kimberly does it all. In the short time that she's been with the team, she has quickly become an indispensable part in the continued growth and success of Party Pals. When Kimberly is not processing payroll or managing the company's finances, she can be found eating (boy can she eat!), swimming, or spending time with her husband and her son.

David Gassaway is the newest member of the Party Pals family replacing Walter as Operations Manager in July of 2006. David started working part time for Party Pals in the field while finishing school. After graduating from San Diego State University in May of 2006, with a bachelor’s degree in Political Science, David moved into the office to take over operations. As the young gun in the office, David is striving to perfect Party Pals operations and ensure that Party Pals continues its growth well into the future. In his own time David is an avid sports fan who relentlessly roots for his hometown Sacramento Kings.

Don't hesitate to call us to discuss any other options or ideas you may have. 858-622-6613

Provide the highest quality of entertaining games, activities and challenges to enhance lives through group interaction.
Planning a party takes special care.
Take a look at our suggestions below for creating a successful party!
  • An Arcade Bash
  • Racing Themed Events
  • Sports Themed Events
  • A Night at the Lounge
  • Teambuilding Events
  • Beach Themed Events
  • Western Rodeo
  • Carnival
  • Militay Boot Camp
  • Flight School



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