Mission Statement : To provide authentic, compassionate solutions to transform the chaos of photos and memorabilia into an organized, preserved collection that can be easily shared and enjoyed for generations.
Most of us have at least a few shoeboxes, legal boxes, or maybe even an attic of treasured, but haphazardly placed, family photos, memorabilia, home videos stored on outdated media, slides, and unsorted duplicate prints.
Accumulating alongside the boxes is also an overwhelming feeling or nagging guilt that we haven’t yet tackled this project because we are already unbelievably busy. So these memories stay hidden for years or even decades. At 2000 Paces we help reconnect you with your photo and video memories, by preserving and protecting them and organizing them in a manner that allows you to actually view, enjoy and share them with friends and family.
Rachel Arbuckle and her team of photo organizers work with clients to preserve photo and video memories. They do this by providing extensive services to organize, digitize and backup the boxes of photos, hard drives, videotapes, slides, albums and more that are often scattered in various places around our homes.
When fire season hits, 2000 Paces Photo Organizing clients feel relieved knowing their irreplaceable memories are organized and easily accessed in one place and safely backed up online. It may be a fire, a life milestone, a loss, or a move that triggers it, but organizing your photos into one location that is readily available to view and share is the key to feeling comfortable and confident that your memories are safe.
In 2014, a series of fierce fires roared through San Diego County, the largest of which started on the mountain just behind my home. I had only minutes to grab a few items. My instinct was to gather all of our photos, but I panicked when I realized my precious memories were all over our home in boxes, picture frames, and albums. I grabbed what I could and our family headed to safety.
After many days of worry, we were able to return home to the memories we had to leave behind. Thankfully, our home was spared, but others in our community were not as fortunate.
This experience not only solidified my commitment to protect my family’s collection of photos but prompted me to found 2000 Paces Photo Organizing, encouraging you to organize and protect your important memories.
My name is Karen and I manage the operations side of 2000 Paces! I graduated from UCR in 2017 and since then I have worked a few different places and done a few different things. One thing has remained constant- my love for tackling challenges by finding creative solutions. I am thankful that it has all led me here to 2000 Paces. It's so fulfilling working knowing that we alleviate our client's stress and guilt and replace it with peace of mind, and an actual treasure that they can enjoy now and for generations to come. When I'm not working with my awesome team, I love spending time with my family, being in nature, traveling, and exploring cool new places to roller skate. I'm a sucker for pizza, good music, my sweet husband and my pup.
My name is Debby and I am the office manager and in-house genealogist for 2000 Paces. I wear many hats providing administrative support to the archivists from accounting to office management which allows the team to do what they do best – preserving your memories.
As a genealogist, I am drawn to historical photos and memorabilia, and assisting others in learning about their family history. When not working, I enjoy spending time with my family including our 4 cats and 1 dog.
Hello! My name is Denise and I am a Photo Manager at 2000 Paces. I studied photography at the School of Visual Arts in New York City. After many years of being in front of the camera for family events, I decided it was time to step behind the camera. I wanted to help my family create and preserve these memories. One of my favorite things growing up was going through photo albums and hearing stories that lead to these photos. I am excited to be able to help our clients preserve their stories for future generations to enjoy.
My name is Michael and I am a Photo Manager at 2000 Paces! I recently graduated from UC Santa Cruz with a degree in Sociology and Art History. During my time in Santa Cruz, I found a strong passion for working with archives and historical materials at the University Library Special Collections & Archives. I am excited to bring this knowledge and experience to my work at 2000 Paces!