The first inflatable fun center in the Santa Cruz area, Pump'd is proud to offer 9,000 square feet of safe, fantastical family entertainment and party space. Help your tots channel their inner super ball as they ricochet off the super-clean surfaces of air-filled bounce houses and the inflatable obstacle course, and shoot down the on-site slide. A bounce area is open to timid toddlers, whose lower centers of gravity can make it hard to cope with the boomeranging backlash of their older siblings' vivacious vaulting.
When she graduated with a degree in photojournalism nearly two decades ago, Kendra Stone-Hinds wanted her pictures to tell a story—not in newspapers, but in family photo albums and frames. For her, it’s a gift to snap wedding photos, chronicle pregnancy’s curves, capture a family’s growth, and beyond—she gets to be a part of the journey and help her subjects to remember each step.
Kendra’s images capture energetic moments, unique viewpoints, and striking contrasts. A versatile shutter snapper, she fills her portfolio with vibrant shots of weddings, expectant moms, and babies.
Joey, a cheerful palomino, spent 30 years greeting visitors to Dreamor Ranch. Like many of the horses, he's lucky to be there. The ranch rescues horses from bad situations and works to place them in new homes. Other horses take up residence permanently on the sunny farm, which is financed largely by lessons. By learning the disciplines of English, Western, and Gymkhana from a professional instructor, patrons are also helping rescue horses. Trail and beach rides also give riders a chance to bond with their steeds, as does an active volunteer program on the ranch.
Dr. Rebecca Small helms Monterey Bay Laser Aesthetics, where she harnesses her degrees from Harvard Medical School and Cambridge University to personally consult with each client. After the consultation, a nurse will perform a Botox treatment or diminish crow's feet and acne scarring with laser skin resurfacing. She also employs medical skincare to greatly reduce the appearance of sun damage caused by harmful rays or hyperpigmentation due to giving pigment too much coffee.
Digital x-rays, blood transfusions, and stem-cell therapy sound like treatments ordered by doctors on medical dramas. The treatments, however, are all available for critters at Capitola Veterinary Hospital. At the vet’s modern facility, which is outfitted to provide medical, dental, dermatological, and surgical services, veterinary doctors River May and Katie Volat apply their years of training and affection for pets. At the hands of a friendly staff, critters are given a custom health-care plan that can include microchipping, nutritional counseling, and tests to see how many orphans the pet has saved from wells. The onsite pharmacy provides an array of veterinary drugs, and the team always keeps owners in the loop and provides them with current information so that they can decide on the best treatment for furry friends.
Dr. May and Dr. Volat also go above and beyond to keep animals healthy by regularly conversing with top veterinarians across the nation to ensure the best treatment. The hospital is also certified by the Monterey Bay Green Business Program, in part because of digital record keeping, low-radiation digital x-rays, and biodegradable soaps.
Rachel Pfotenhauer combines her psychological and psychic expertise when counseling individuals, partners, and families. She helps clients cope with trauma, does personal and business-related psychic readings, and teaches classes to help students unlock their own psychic potential. Clients praise Rachel's compassion, thoroughness, and supportiveness. They also laud her unique combination of psychological and extrasensory wisdom. "When you see her, it is like being in a therapy session but getting to the root of everything in the first session," says one client who appreciates this unique fusion.
Photographer Eric Auffhammer got his first taste of making art when his mom introduced him to oil painting when he was nine years old. Fast-forward to the present, and he’s working toward an MFA in photography, winning awards and accolades along the way. Through Eternity Fine Portraits, Auffhammer specializes in wedding photography as well as portraits of children, newborns, and families. His portrait work is done on location, allowing clients to select sites of special importance, such as a favorite picnic spot or haunted backyard swing set.