The Team

Get To Know Us And Our Team

It’s always nice to know who the people are behind a business and who are the people you are allowing into your home to entertain your kids (or guests/staff and customers). So here we are, and we're really glad to meet you.

The Founders

Michelle Patterson

CEO & Pony Business Manager

I love life and no matter what it throw at me, I believe there’ll be something positive to gain. My motto is “Where there’s life, there’s hope, where there’s a will, there’s a way”.  I have a busy house hold – 2 big boys, 2 dogs, 5 cats, and wait for it … 18 ponies & a wonderful husband.  Now we're working on a big veggie patch.

Peter Patterson

Operations Manager & Balloonist

Mr Balloonatic has an amazing way with people and is therefore highly sought after by our regular annual customers or by referral. One of Melbourne's top balloon twisters, he's taught at national conventions and is Crown Casino's and Melbourne Football Club's preferred balloon twister.

The Team

Meet our core team of amazing kids entertainers!  Not only are they great at what they do, they're genuinely friends too and we know you'll love having them at your party or event

Mr and Mrs Balloonatic

Pony Parties, face painter

Sheridan

Sheridan is one of our very popular pony party managers and face painters and has been with us since 2017.  She regularly competes on her own horses in eventing, dressage and showjumping. She also runs an equine massage and therapy business.  Busy young lady she is.


Mr and Mrs Balloonatic

face painter, henna artist

Nikki

The lovely Nikki is a beautiful face painter and always gets so many compliments on her natural talent ... and speed.  She is also available for Henna art and again, her work is exquisite. You'll love Nikki's contagious smile, she's always so gentle and sweet with the kids.


Mr and Mrs Balloonatic

magician, balloon twister

Surg

Surg is our resident magician, exceptional balloon twister and just all round good guy to have around.  He has been on our team since 2014, his magic shows are very popular with many of our anual customers requesting his services every year. Surg is also our Santa.

Mr and Mrs Balloonatic

Pony parties

Jakki

Jakki has been with us since 2014 and does a lot of our pony ride events and pony parties.  Always popular, the little kids (and mums and dads) love her.  She is an accomplished show jumper on her beautiful big horse Sprocket.



Mr and Mrs Balloonatic

pony parties, face painter

Gemma

Gemma started with Balloonaversal as a pony party assistant when she was in year 7 and worked diligently with me for years - being thoroughly horse mad herself.  Now trained as a face painter, Gemma is a delight to have on the team, the little kids adore her, she's also so sweet with the kids.


Mr and Mrs Balloonatic

balloon twister, set designer

Lauren

Lauren is just gorgeous, what else can I say?  A fun and talented balloon twister, she's always so joyful and positive and she makes everyone feel special and that's a truly wonderful gift to have. Invite her to your company event for an outstanding day.

Mr and Mrs Balloonatic

pony parties, face painter

Gabby

Gabby is another long standing team member of Balloonaversal, having started as a pony assistant when she was in year 7.  Now studying Veterinary Science, Gabby is one of our pony managers for kids parties and corporate events and is a lovely face painter and balloon twister.


Mr and Mrs Balloonatic

pony parties, face painter

Angel

Angel is another pony party assistant who started with us as a youngster and has progressed to being a very accomplished face painter and bubble artist.  She gets on exceptionly well with both the kids and the adults Another amazing little equestrian herself, Angel is a talented rider.


Mark Trenwith

KIDS COMEDY, BALLOON TWISTER

Mark

Mark is a seasoned children’s entertainer whose roles include 'Captain Starlight’ at the Monash Children’s Hospital and as kids comedian ‘Mr Snotbottom.’  He recently won the silver medal for Australian Family Podcast of the year for ‘Mr Snotbottom’s Busy Bodies.’