Bachelors Of Business Administration
Certified Balloon Artist
International Award Winning Balloon Artist
Invited Balloon Artist to the 2019 Big Balloon Build in Wales, United Kingdom
First place winner in the International Balloon Month “Life Up Somebody” for “Best Promotion of Smart Balloon Practices” category by The Balloon Council (TBC).
You may ask, how did you get into the balloon business?
My mom, my sister Patricia and I have been decorating events for family and friends under a business I owned and operated called Unveil Your Dreams, Inc. We were not into balloon decor until it came time to find the perfect balloon artist for my sister Patty’s first baby shower in 2001. I simply couldn’t find a artist that was into the giant sculptures that I envisioned and wanted for the baby shower, at least not locally. Although I had never personally seen large balloon sculptures like the ones I was imagining for baby shower, I new it was possible create. That’s if I could find that creative balloon artist that “thought outside the box” like me. Nope! we settled for the famous 3 balloons and a weight for the balloon decor. My vision vanished! It wasn’t until I purchasing party supplies from a local wholesaler, that I stumbled across a balloon magazine called Image. I was speechless and motionless because I saw for the first time that my vision of giant balloon sculptures actually existed. I read every word in that magazine and found information on taking balloon classes. Yelp, that’s a thing!
I started searching around for local balloon classes and found balloon courses 101 & 102 at a local community College. I finished the basic courses, but I needed more because I wanted to create the impossible someday. I starting attending balloon workshops, seminars and conventions across the country. It wasn’t until 2007, after 4 years of training, that I decided to obtain my CBA certification. In 2010 I decided to register and file a balloon business. That year my mom’s was diagnosed with cancer that was advancing fast. I was forced to put my business on hold to care of my mom, and now my dad who suffered from a stroke about 6 months before my mom passed away in 2011. The roles switched and I was now caring for both my parents, and my own family and working a full time job. I continuing to care for my dad until he was stable enough to care for himself and later live independently. It wasn’t until 2014 when I slowly rejoined the balloon industry, then I lost my dad in 2015. That same year I decided it was time to focus on my passion. Since, I’ve been able to continue train to keep up in skill and trends. My mission as a balloon decorated is to guarantee to my customers that their balloon artist can take their vision of think “outside the box,” and my skills to build what seems impossible for their special events.