About

About 2017-11-14T22:10:17+00:00

We Are Here To Serve You

In 1986, Welcome Express representatives began knocking on doors of newcomers to South Orange County to present them with a “Welcome to the Neighborhood” packet full of information and gift cards.

A lot has changed in 30 years, and so has the way Welcome Express meets the needs of busy families. True to our roots, we still welcome newcomers with a packet of information and gift card; we just present it via a newcomer’s mailbox.

Our product line-up has also evolved. We’ve added WE Search Local – a cost effective way to verify and manage the identity of an owner’s local business listing across the web, established a social media presence and added a directory to our welcome packets.

Additionally, Welcome Express has partnered with the Dana Point Chamber of Commerce to create a map of services, attractions, dining, shopping and places to stay. We can provide a map like this for any city or chamber in South OC!

As technology advances, the methods we use to promote local business and welcome newcomers may change, but the spirit of our business remains the same as when we first started greeting newcomers to South OC over 30 years ago.

Our Valuable Team Members

Karla Kaufman
Karla Kaufman
Karla Kaufman is a managing partner of Welcome Express, since acquiring the company in 2013. Karla has an extensive background in advertising, both print and radio, and also owns a print advertising company in her home state of Iowa. Karla handles the sales, graphic designs, and customer service for Welcome Express. Sales Contact: karla@welcomeexpress.com Office: 949.481.0600 Cell: 515.360.0146
Gary Wood
Gary Wood
Gary Wood is a managing partner of Welcome Express, since acquiring the company in 2013. Gary was a former Vice President of Operations for Strand Lighting, a division of Philips Lighting. Since leaving Strand in 2009, Gary now consults in property management, financial services for businesses, and handles the accounting and finances for Welcome Express Accounting Contact: Gary@welcomeexpress.com 949.481.0600
Kris Donaldson
Kris Donaldson
Kris Donaldson is the Production Manager for Welcome Express, and has been with the company since 1996. As a California native, Kris not only oversees the logistics of the direct mail packets to newcomers, but also contributes articles and content to Welcome Express, social media, web sites, school directory, and the company newsletter. Contact: Kris@welcomeexpress.com Office: 949.481.0600
Sandra Weaver
Sandra Weaver
Sandra Weaver is a Sales Associate for Welcome Express, and has been developing customer leads for the company since 2000. Sandra researches companies that are a good fit for the various products offered by Welcome Express, from our maps, to our direct mail packets to newcomers moving into South Orange County. Contact: Sandra@welcomeexpress.com Office: 949.481.0600 Cell: 949.212.7974
Kala Kaufman
Kala Kaufman
Kala Kaufman has various roles with Welcome Express, ranging from inventory control, packet production, lead development, and design input. Kala relocated to Southern California after graduation with a double major from the University of Iowa, and enjoys living and working in South Orange County, home to Welcome Express! Contact: Office 949.491.0600 welcome@welcomeexpress.com