About Bouncing Off the WallJason Harlowe2019-06-07T03:08:02+00:00
Bouncing off the Wall has been a Bend icon since it first opened in 2007. Originally operated as both a rental business AND an indoor play facility and party business, we’ve been privileged to see most of your kids grow up and come to know many of you as family, and close friends!
Although our indoor facility closed in January of 2019, we are still excited to continue our rental business and get to watch those kiddos get even bigger.
We are a family owned and operated business, ALWAYS committed to supporting and giving back to this great community we all share.
We hope to see you all bouncing sometime soon!
-Eliot & Alissa
I am the owner of Bouncing Off the Wall, and a mother of 3 boys, Jacob (15), Matthew (13) and Andrew (9). I’ve lived in Bend for about 12 years now, 10 of which have been as a business owner. While owning a business keeps me busy most of the time, I do find some time for recreational activities with my kids. Among those are hiking with our 1-year-old lab puppy, biking, snow skiing, floating the river and most recently, paddle boarding (my favorite!!). My kids are very active and talented in sports. My all-time favorite thing in the world to do is watch them play baseball. If you see me at a baseball field, you see me in my happy place.
Before Bouncing Off the Wall, I earned a degree in Elementary Education at Linfield College before teaching for a few years in the Portland area. I absolutely LOVE-LOVE-LOVE children. They are my passion and my reason to be on the planet. I feel so lucky to be able to work with them and all of you every day and call it my “job”. Thanks for supporting our local, family-owned business and letting me continue this passion of mine!
I manage many of the daily operations, coordinate outdoor rentals, and events, and generally, do the heavy lifting here at Bouncing Off the Wall. You’ll also always find me at Tween Night and open play on the weekends during the busier months. I first visited BOTW for my son Cameron’s 4th birthday (he is now 12). He and my daughter McKenzie, Who is no 16 and working at BOTW, had an amazing time and I was really impressed by the attention to detail and quality service provided to our party. About a year later a chance meeting with a manager prompted me to apply for an open position and here I am today four years later. Each year I’ve grown more and more attached to the customers, quality, and culture that we’ve developed as a team. One of my favorite aspects of this job is seeing our customers grow up, siblings be born, and sharing the most special day of a child (and parent’s) year…a birthday celebration.
In my free time, I love spending time with and around my kids! I’m an active dad and pride myself on being able to keep up with anything they throw at me. We haven’t had a lot of time to explore much of the local outdoor scene but I hope to in the coming year. I’d love to instill a sense of adventure in them that the Central Oregon landscape affords.