In October 2011, Jasmine Eastburn left her office job in search of more fulfilling career. Spurred by her love of cooking, she decided to become a personal chef. But Ms. Eastburn didn’t want to spend her days exclusively in millionaires' kitchens and billionaires’ secret underwater kitchens. Instead, she created a business that would cater to families on tight budgets. Today, Ms. Eastburn works as a personal chef, but she also works to pass on recipes for everything from breakfast casseroles to chili verde enchiladas. Drawing from her own experience as a mother, Ms. Eastburn shows parents step-by-step how to make baby food using organic fruits and veggies. And when she's not cooking in her customers' kitchens, Ms. Eastburn spends time at the grocery store picking out organic ingredients for her next in-home cooking service.
Led by photographer Daniel Naumchuk, Ambient Warehouse's creative team pools their talents to offer highly stylized photography and videography services. Their work ranges from smaller endeavors, such as family portraits and head shots, to larger events, such as weddings, birthdays, and graduations. They also rent out photo booths and Instaphoto set-ups, which are essentially booth-less photo booths manned by an attendant.
Andy Siebert floated in the water, weightless—almost as if in outer space—and watched as all 40 feet of a Galapagos Island whale shark drifted past him. It’s moments like that one that Andy lives for, having devoted his life to scuba diving. He took his first dive as a teenager, but didn’t take the sport seriously until he turned 42, at which point he began his journey to log more than 3,000 dives.
Now, as owner of Scuba World, Andy works to help others discover their love of the underwater sport. One part retail shop and one part scuba-diving school, the PADI five-star IDC dive center is chock-full of gear for purchase and rental, as well as expert instructors who teach classes for divers of all levels, including instructor-level classes. Their classes range from beginner discovery sessions to open-water-certification courses to rescue-diver classes for the more advanced diver who is worried about all those fish in the ocean who need help getting out. Andy’s wife and partner, Lynn Siebert, plans trips that take divers to waters all over the world, including the nearby Monterey Bay and more far-flung expeditions in Micronesia.
With outposts dotting the greater Sacramento area, Sacramento Car Care keeps customers mobile with a wide variety of automotive repair capabilities. The team's expertise starts with name-brand tire manufacturers such as Michelin, BFGoodrich, and Uniroyal when folks need replacements, and extends to tire rotation and computer balancing to keep current sets rolling and able to withstand countless kicks of admiration. Owners can also bring their sickly cars in for procedures such as oil changes, tune ups, and transmission repairs.
Doctors Michael Narodovich, Jim Robinson, and Binh Dao treat patients with standard dental services, such as dental implants, Zoom! whitening, and Invisalign braces, as well as services that go beyond general dentistry, such as treatments for sleep apnea and TMJ, a joint disorder. To keep their offices clean, the staff uses a modern sterilization system that exceeds OSHA requirements. Additionally, they forgo tap water for distilled bottled water to eliminate outside contamination from city-water-plant machines or supervillains who dump mind-control serum in the pipes.