Allison M. Dunning: Growing up with recovering alcoholic parents, to her own recovery from drugs and alcohol, Allison found her passion and embraced the drive to build an unlikely business. Her story shares some of the crazy adventures and trials as both a practicing alcoholic and a recovering alcoholic, and shares the journey to her success as a world-recognized balloon artist.
Allison Dunning has lived in Greeley with her husband Brian and their three daughters for 18 years, building the Merry Makers LLC and Balloon Art by Merry Makers businesses into what they are today. Merry Makers LLC is an entertainment business that provides Award Winning balloon artists, face painting, glitter tattoos, caricatures, magicians, and even Santa! Balloon Art by Merry Makers works with corporate and company event planners to create fun, fabulous and friendly events out of balloons: including Award Winning dance floor canopies, arches, columns, balloon drops, and bouquets that will make your event stand out from the rest! Allison is on the board of the Greeley Creative District as well as numerous other community organizations, is also a ceramic & stained/fused glass artist, as well as a Bee Guardian and avid gardener.