Meet John Watkins...




John Cary Watkins "The Fund Raiser"



Over the past 13 years John Watkins has generated over $71 million for the corporate world using the marketing methods of his mentors and those which he has pioneered in the field of experience marketing. Now he uses his passion, skills and resources to create sustainable foundations through sustainability donation campaigns designed to create self-supporting organizations that grow their membership. During the last 10 years alone, John’s programs have contributed to and complemented the work of Make-A-Wish Foundation, American Heart Association, American Cancer Association, Rotary International Beijing, The Center for the Arts at Old School Square, W.H.Y. We Help Youth, Hospice of the Palm Beaches, Just World International, The Boys and Girls Club, and The Boy Scouts of America. For most of his life, John has held positions in charitable and religious organizations like the Inter Faith Association of America, JCC of Florida, and the Migrant Children’s Foundation.





Fun facts:

* John has measurably increased market share for a beauty industry client by 17.8% over one business quarter.

* As of 2014, John produces the top two ongoing experience marketing campaigns (Clinique, Louis Vuitton) in 82 cities in China over the past four years. 

*John directly generated $71 million in trade show/in-event lead-to-sale conversions in the U.S.

*John is the founder of Designing Phoenix, a skills workshop series leading to a conversation event in 2015 with the goal of providing solutions to one of Phoenix's pressing problems.

*"Just one more!" John has reached the summit of Angel's landing (Zion Nat'l park), Purple Mountain (Nanjing, China), the top of the Pyramid of the first Chinese Emperor (in Xi'an), and various pyramids throughout Central America.





Meet Tristen Burkholder 




Tristen has owned her own business since 2005. She is one of the leaders in Balloon Fashion Shows. Utilizing her skills and those of her team, she produces some of the most lucrative and innovative fashion shows in the USA. 






Fun facts:

* Tristen has been performing since she was ten years old.

* Tristen has competed and won on numerous occasions in the balloon industry, placing among other professionals from countries like Japan, Australia and China. 

* Tristen has performed for celebrities and politicians alike, including the President of the United States.

*Today, her primary goal is to earn millions of dollars for charities and non-profits, so as to further their ability to help those in need. 





Meet Chad Johnson
Midwest Regional Director


Chad Johnson "The Boots on the Ground Expert"


Chad is the man with a plan in the Midwestern region. He works with your organization to make sure that the campaigns produced for you reach their maximum potential.

Contact him at 512.350.4242 to discuss making your campaign perfect.

Meet Rose Burkholder...


Rose Burkholder "The Marketing & Lead Generation Guru"


Rose is the one who gets stuff done for our clients in the DC-metropolitan area. Her background in marketing and event fulfillment makes her essential in fundraising campaigns through out Maryland, Washington DC, and Virginia. She is your contact for fundraising campaigns and sponsorship packages.

Call her at 240.780.8024 and you will enjoy working with a true professional.

Meet Ric Fout...


Ric Fout "Arizona Rick"



Ric Fout has been making the most fantastical balloon creations in Arizona for 19 years. Owner of Bang Bang Balloon Company. He enhances literature with his crazy antics, booming voice and sheer love of bringing smiles to the faces of those he performs for!


He has enthralled audiences of all ages at venues such as The Arizona Science Center, Desert Ridge & Wigwam Resorts, senior and retirement communities, as well as countless pre-schools, elementary schools, birthday parties and grand openings.
He has also been a regular fixture for the Library Summer Reading Programs for Maricopa County, the cities of Phoenix, Scottsdale, Glendale,Mesa,Yuma and others since 2009.

Always Fun...Always Amazing...Story-telling, magic and games ...all with Balloons!

Meet Gary West...



Gary "West" Lazok  "The Magician"


A native of Phoenix, Arizona; Gary began performing at age 14. He graduated with the highest of honors from the Jack Sutherland School of Magic in 1986. This training was accompanied by the education in the performing arts at Arizona State University.

Gary’s performing resume includes a long list of dinner theaters, resorts, clubs and corporate events throughout the southwest.  Special highlights include engagements in Las Vegas, Casinos, television appearances, and movie studio performances.


 Gary specializes in developing shows that fit specific themes to suit the needs of his various clients. His signature piece is also his most popular show, “The Wild West Wonders”.  With this show, Gary has taken traditional effects along with his “own magic” and added a flare of the old west, which WOWS his audiences everywhere he goes.

With a passion toward the creative, he has focused this energy into designing and developing numerous original magic affects, for both close-up and stage performances. Following in the footsteps of the greats in magic, he is constantly striving to present the wonderment of magic in unique and exciting ways.