The Founders

Allen Smith & Scott Wittig were sitting at lunch together in 2008 when Scott got a call from his wife telling him that a little girl they knew had been diagnosed with an inoperable tumor on her brainstem. Their passion for serving kids living through a serious health challenge was born there and held true all the way through the creation of The Red Balloon Project.

Jeanne Wittig, "The creative one," came up with the name and logo for the organization and continues to provide creative design and influence. Kelly Jacoby was the next piece of the puzzle; her son, Tyler, has Spina Bifida so her knowledge surrounding children living through serious health challenges is extensive and invaluable as we plan and execute our events.

Our Leadership Team

Allen Smith

Allen is a Realtor with Team Encompass --

Scott Wittig

Scott is a Mortgage Loan Officer with Right By You Mortgage --

Jeanne Wittig

Jeanne is a Teacher at Thales Academy and the founder of Peak City Designs -- 


Kelly Jacoby

Kelly is a Realtor with Log Pond Realty -- 

Ashley Underhill

Ashley is an Analyst at IQVIA and co-founder of Choices for Chase -- 

Nicole Bauer

Nicole is a rockstar mom of twin girls who we met and served at our first party.

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