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
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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
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- A Night at the Lounge
- Teambuilding Events
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