Co-owner of Party Pals and a native San Diegan, Greg has been in the party industry for over 15 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. Greg also delved into another company, Bonzai Bungee and has had over 2000 individuals bungee jump from his hot air balloon. From there, he moved on to co-own Party Pals and Interactive Inflatables. Greg is a FAA Certified Commercial Hot Air Balloon Pilot and an Advanced Scuba Diver. Some of Greg's hobbies include working out, surfing and lobster diving.
Co-owner and sister-in-law of Greg Welker, Linda is a graduate of SDSU and spent 20 years in the banking industry, the last 16 with Union Bank of California (UBOC) in such positions of as Commercial lender and Credit underwriter. The past five years she was Vice President/Manager of UBOC Commercial Bank Prospect Management Division covering a three state territory. Linda is currently a Co-Manager of the Torrey Pines High School Cheerleading Squad, Assistant Manager of her son's Surf soccer team and previous Business Manager for Torrey Pines Pop Warner. She also sits on the TPHS Athletic Board and was the 2008 Grad night committee chair. Prior to her involvement with her kids activities she raised several hundred thousand dollars for Cancer research as the Chair of the Sydney Kimmel Cancer Center annual golf tournament as well as their annual dinner and auction for three years. Linda ran in the first San Diego Rock in Roll marathon, is a two time participant in the Challenged Athletes triathlon and most recently completed a 100 mile bike ride from Orange county to San Diego raising money for the MS Society.
A member of the Party Pals team since 1997, 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, Jeff 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 served as President of the Los Angeles Chapter of International Special Event Society (ISES/LA) from 2006-2008 and is currently on the board as Immediate Past President. He is also currently a member of the Southern California Chapter of Meeting Professionals International (MPISCC) and the Set Decorators Society of America.
Scott Hutchins will be running the Northern California Party Pals office. Scott comes to Party Pals with nearly 20 years of event insight and experience. His expertise includes event management & design, special event entertainment and sales/marketing. Please give Scott a call to find out how he can help make your next event a spectacularly memorable one!
Our Other Team Members
Walter Urbach, General Manager
Nikki Stumpf, Office Manager
Martin Sanchez, Warehouse Manager
Juan Ortega, Graphics Department / Interactive Inflatables - Sales Representative