Balloon Fiesta’s staff works tirelessly year-round to prepare for the event. Susan Dunn serves as the bookkeeper for Balloon Fiesta. Read more about Susan’s story and what she thinks is the best part of her job in this month’s Inside the Basket!
When did you start working for the Balloon Fiesta?
I started working for Balloon Fiesta in December of 2014.
What’s your position and what does your job entail?
I’m the Balloon Fiesta bookkeeper. I am responsible for all the accounts receivable and accounts payable items – so all the bills that come in go through me and I also process all the payments that come into Balloon Fiesta as well.
What is your favorite part about your job? What’s the worst part of your job?
The favorite part of my job is seeing all the new stuff ordered each year and getting to be a part of such an awesome event. The worst part of my job is after Balloon Fiesta… when everyone wants to be paid… NOW!
What is your favorite memory from a past Balloon Fiesta?
My favorite memory is standing outside the office and seeing all the balloons going by to the south and then a little later being on the field and seeing those very same balloons coming back to the field and landing – the Albuquerque Box was in full swing that morning and it was so cool to see!!
Do you have a favorite balloon or event during the Balloon Fiesta?
My favorite event is definitely the special shapes days - it’s so much fun to see all the wild and crazy shapes. But, honestly, I like seeing all the different balloons and all the wonderful colors in the sky every day.