Our Team


Owner / Pilot
Mandy has been the owner and operator of Monticello Country Ballooning for more than 15 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, running obstacle course races, and eating all the food.


Chase Crew
Kyle has been chasing for Monticello Country Ballooning for more than 10 years. Kyle started chasing with his Dad, Mr. Magic (aka Uncle Phil), 17 years ago when he was 13. He began chasing for us when he turned 20. Kyle is also a volunteer fire fighter with Albemarle County and a new dad! Not only does Kyle bring a high level of professionalism and safety focus to the job, he’s super fun too!


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.”