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A Qualatex Event

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SUPPORT 

CREW

We Couldnt Do it Without Them

Our Support Crew work so hard to bring this event to you!

Checkout this super talented group of Balloon Professionals.

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Kelly started adding simple balloon creations to her party packages almost 10 years ago, and they are now the most popular offering in her business for birthday parties and corporate events.


She has been a part of the Australian balloon twisting community since the first Oz Jam and an avid attendee ever since.  She has attended BASA Victoria Balloon Camps and Twist and Shout in Las Vegas.


Kelly won the 2017 OzJam “Entertainer Line Up” and encourages everyone to take part in the competitions on offer. She also introduced the “Newbie Ambassador” program to OzJam, dedicated to welcoming new attendees as well as, return attendees that may be travelling alone!


Kelly is a paediatric nurse at the Royal Children's Hospital, bringing balloons and smiles to her patients everyday!  She is looking forward to learning even more about the art of balloons, networking with both new and old balloon friends, and coordinating the fun and chaos of the OzJam Jam Room in 2020.

KELLY VIRGONA
JamRoom Coordinator
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My love affair with balloons began nearly 10 years ago as ‘just an add on’ to face painting parties. It didn’t take long before I was hooked!

I attended my first OzJam in 2015, and was lucky enough to place first in the medium sculpture category in both 2015 and 2016. This really reflects my passion for creating unique ‘one off’ creations for my clients.

My business sees me primarily twisting at corporate events with occasional forays into the decor world. I did my CBA in 2016 as a way to extend not only my skills but also my knowledge of the balloon industry. I have taught classes locally in Queensland after many a request!

I’m super excited to be a part of the 2020 OzJam team and I’m looking forward to working with the delightful Kelly Virgona to bring delegates an awesome jam room experience.

 

MARION MITCHELL CBA
JamRoom Coordinator
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Ray has been servicing the balloon industry since 2006 both as a retailer and more recently from a home based operation. His business Impact Balloons provides clients with balloon based marketing and décor.

 

Ray has served for many years on association and convention committees including the popular Balloon Camp Australia. 

 

Balloon associations and industry suppliers have utilised Ray as an instructor in VIC, NSW, WA and SA. He was on the teaching staff for both the Adelaide ‘Titanic Launch’ Convention in 2011 and the ‘Titanic Event’ in 2012.

 

2015 saw Ray join the OzJam Instructor team in the role of theme décor design.

Ray is very pleased to once again be part of the Team to bring OzJam to life in 2020.

RAY STEWART CBA
Stock Sheriff
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Amanda is in her 15th year in the industry. After buying a retail store and making it her own, Amanda added balloon twisting to her balloon décor and bouquet deliveries. She then entered the world of line twisting and face painting as an additional service for her business to offer.

in 2017, Amanda made the step to close the retail party shop & costume hire & move the balloon twisting, face painting, balloon décor and bouquet delivery side of her business home, she hasn’t looked back!

 

Amanda has entered and won many competitions both here and overseas and was fortunate to be awarded a Treb Heining Pioneer Visionary Scholarship to attend WBC 2016 in Denver Colorado.

 

Amanda has taught within the industry for Qualatex, the QBN Sydney Chapter and the Balloon Artists and Suppliers Association of Australasia at several conventions and also in NSW, VIC, SA, QLD & WA.

 

Amanda is looking forward to once again being a part of OzJam in 2020 to bring you the competitions.

AMANDA GRIFFITHS CBA
Competition Marshall