Balloon Decor Staff at Affairs in the Air Balloon Decorating
Our staff contains multiple award-winning balloon artists and balloon decorators which are able to take your decorating needs above and beyond anything you could imagine. Using the highest quality balloons on the market, we make sure to keep your event classy, elegant, and fun with our vibrant and assorted balloon decor pieces.
Jonathan Fudge (owner):
Tampa’s Premier Balloon Artist and Decorator, Jonathan Fudge, has been an multi-award winning balloon decorator and instructor for the past 10 years. Jonathan has been seen on The Late Show with David Letterman, made it pass the first round of Season 10 America’s Got Talent, and has also had his balloon business featured on the front page of The Wall Street Journal along with a full color two page spread of balloon figures. A recent prodigy in the balloon world, he is one of the youngest, most diversely knowledged balloon artist in the world. He is equally talented with classic balloon decor, balloon twisting, and even the more rigorous deco-twisting that has recently begun to cross the nation.
When you’re looking for top notch balloon decor, Jonathan Fudge is capable of making it happen. With numerous awards for twisted sculptures and speed competitions, a long list of instructor positions at the top conventions in the industry, and over 20 years of balloon twisting experience Jonathan Fudge is able to make literally anything out of balloons.
Linda Kiss (master staff):
Master Balloon Decorator, Linda C. Kiss, CBA (Certified Balloon Artist) has been an multi-award winning balloon decorator and instructor for the past 32 years. Linda was recently awarded the Don Cheeseman Memorial Lifetime Achievement Award for her steadfast support and creativity in the balloon industry. She has mentored Jonathan in all things involving classic decor and has helped used her influence to maintain continuing decor education for Jonathan as he becomes the next Master Balloon Decorator in the industry. 12 years ago Jonathan taught Linda her first balloon animal. Today, Linda Kiss is teaching Jonathan the last secrets of her trade and helping him to become the very best in all things balloon decor.
Brandon Cohen (senior staff):
Brandon started as a balloon twister where he rose quickly in the ranks of twisters in the Tampa area, soon to become one of the best balloon twisters you could get at a party or event. He still goes out to entertain on the weekends when there are not bog decorating jobs where he has to oversee a crew of other workers. In 2014, he picked up decor with Affairs in the Air Balloon Decorating and has blossomed ever since. He is a talented artist, super fast, and competent in nearly all of the balloon designs we crank out on a weekly basis.
Atlanta Foskey (office staff):
Looking to have a little fun while she is in school, Atlanta joined us in mid 2015 where she has been mastering all the ordering processes as well as the preparatory work for most of our balloon jobs. Chances are pretty high that this wonderful young lady inflated at least a few of your balloons. She is quickly becoming one of our fastest prep workers on the team and is excited to be working with the rest of the crew on many of our larger events and installations.
Newest Additions to the Team:
Call to set an appointment today!
At our 30 minute appointment, we show our 200+ page portfolio of designs
and help create something uniquely special for your event.
813-245-9441 or email Fudge@YTEevents.com to set a decor appointment.