Having filmed their own skate, surf, and snowboard movies for years, Matt D’Amico and Jeff Barrett acquired a taste for digital videography. When Matt and Jeff launched Valley Home Movies, they combined their passion for video editing with their knowledge of antiquated and modern video formats. Using high-capacity computers, they transfer every frame from aging formats such as 8mm and VHS onto reliable DVDs and convert old photos and slides to digital files, ensuring prom pictures may be ridiculed by future generations.
The pair also puts their editing skills to good use, laying down beats for accompanying DVD soundtracks and crafting individualized DVD menus. Videography services and sound engineering round out the company’s offerings, though the staff also shoots still photography, repairs computers, and develops websites.
Rick Steele has an MA in Counseling Psychology and an LPC, but his best qualification for being a counselor may just be his compassion. Using this combination of empathy and social-science expertise, he helps individuals overcome personal obstacles and teaches couples and families how to resolve issues in their relationships. During his sessions, he leans heavily on the approach known as "depth psychology," which emphasizes the unconscious motivations that lead to our behavior.
Velina Lujan’s skills help clients eliminate stress, increase energy and vitality, and incorporate inner peace into their lives. She holds certificates in holistic stress-management instruction, massage therapy, comfort touch, bodywork with trauma survivors, and geriatrics. In addition to life-coaching sessions and massages, she offers hypnotherapy, stress tests, soothing aromatherapy treatments and more.
5280 Window’s technicians mend and replace windows and screens for residences and workplaces of all kinds. From clearing foggy class and patching cracks to installing storm windows and doors to safeguard historic sites, their services keep buildings looking as fresh as the day the construction stork delivered them.
As someone whose specialty is taking charge of change, Barbara Chase coaches from experience. She's no stranger to redefining her routine—she's raised three children and undergone major moves, both across and out of the country. Today, she calls upon lessons from her own life, as well as the training that came with earning her master's degree in psychology, to help others with similarly daunting tasks.
Her life-coaching sessions strive to identify and plan for each client's unique goals. Barbara might develop strategies for parents whose children have recently left for college, or employees struggling with a job change. She also addresses family and relationship concerns. Her services take the form of individual or group sessions, conducted in-person or over the phone.