Owner / Chief Pilot
Mandy has been the owner and operator of Monticello Country Ballooning for more than 20 years, and she’s just as enthusiastic about flying as when she started. In addition to flying Mandy loves spending time with her daughter Alex, snowboarding, scuba diving, running obstacle course races, and eating all the food.
Kyle has been chasing for Monticello Country Ballooning for more than 20 years. Kyle started chasing with his Dad, Mr. Magic (aka Uncle Phil), over 20 years ago before he was even able to drive. He began chasing for us when he turned 20. Kyle is also a volunteer fire fighter with Albemarle County and Dad to Claire! Not only does Kyle bring a high level of professionalism and safety focus to the job, he’s super fun too!
A seasoned member of our chase crew and overall wiseguy, Victoria has been with us for over 15 years. Victoria has a full time job in environmental sustainability. Lucky for us, she still makes time to come out and play with us on the weekends!
Junior Chase Crew
Alex is Mandy’s daughter. She got about 100 flight hours in the womb and began flying with mommy at four years old. She enjoys helping out on the ground, as well as, getting up for an occasional “altitude adjustment.”