Hometown: Denver, CO
Years as a balloon pilot: 24
Years at Balloon Fiesta: 11
Balloon name: Ham-Let
How did you come up with your balloon name?
It’s a pig shaped balloon so it was either Ham-Let or Pig-Tunia, and the rest is history.
What’s the best part about being a balloonist?
Flying a hot air balloon is the closest thing to being a cloud that I can think of.
What advice do you give people when they are nervous about their first flight?
Don't be nervous; if it wasn't safe, you wouldn't catch me up there!