Contact Us

Since the Balloon Fiesta® attracts pilots and guests from all around the world, we want to make finding us as easy and convenient as possible. You will always be able to find our headquarters at balloons@balloonfiesta.com

Mailing Address

Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta, Inc. 
4401 Alameda Boulevard N.E.
Albuquerque, NM 87113

Local: (505) 821-1000
Toll-free: 1-888-422-7277
Fax: (505) 828-2887


Balloon Fiesta Park

5000 Balloon Fiesta Pkwy NE
(for GPS planning only)
Google maps link


Paul R. Smith, Executive Director / General Counsel

Sam Parks, Director of Operations

Martha Gonzales, Controller

Jennifer Schurman, Navigator and RV Manager

Damian Duran-Arias, Assistant Field Manager

Mike McKnight, Information Systems Manager

Lisa Mulder, Merchandise Manager

Jennifer Garcia, Associate Event Director 

Dennis Christiansen, Transportation Manager

Erica Hahn, Concessions Manager & Executive Assistant

Susan Dunn, Bookkeeper

Jayne Thurman, Assistant Merchandise Manager

Ken Tuley, Video Producer / Photographers / Announcer

Tom Garrity, Media Relations Director

Sponsorships, Event Sales and Advertising

Laurie Riedle, Sponsorship Sales Director
Phone: (505) 300-4569; (888) 422-7277

Stephanie Prendergast, Sponsorship Sales Manager
Phone: (505) 300-4575; (888) 422-7277

Shamaine Giannini, Group Tours, Gondola Club, Chasers' Club & Glamping
Phone: (505) 821-1000; (888) 422-7277

Erica Hahn,  Concessions & Artisans Tent
Phone: (505) 821-1000; (888) 422-7277

Melissa Valles, M Marketing, Advertising
Phone: (505) 453-2353