Reno, Nevada

Jolie Mortensen || Chapter Leader

Hi my name is Jolie Mortensen! I live in Reno, Nevada and am excited to be the Box of Balloon Chapter Leader for our area. I am married to my incredible husband, Soren. We have two adorable little girls and a fur baby. When I’m not spending time with my family, I enjoy reading, seeing live music, traveling, and gathering with friends. 


I am so proud to be part of a team with such an important mission. I love to party plan and celebrate the people that I love. I believe everyone deserves to be celebrated! Here at Box of Balloons we want all children to know they are loved and special. Building BoB boxes brings our family so much joy and it’s a wonderful way to give back to the community. 

Lincoln, Nebraska

Tara || Chapter Leader

Hi My name is Tara (Gohl) Suckstorf.  I grew up in Central City, NE, but have lived in Lincoln with my husband Travis & 4 sons Cale, Camden, Colson & Cooper since 2000.  I am super excited to bring Box of Balloons to Lincoln.  Not only does the idea behind BOB tug at my heartstrings, but I love when my volunteering can become something I can involve our children in.


By day, I am a Mortgage Loan Officer for Peoples Mortgage.  Every other waking minute, I’m probably taking one of the boys to school or an extra circular.  I love “game days” at our house and watching the boys participate in things they love.  We also enjoy volunteering together and are big Husker football fans. 


As a mom, I know how important birthdays are for children and their families.  I’m thrilled we can help take the financial stress off the parents and make the day extra special for the birthday boy/girl.   My goal with BOB Lincoln is to get volunteers to pledge a set amount each month so we are able to help as many children feel special on their birthdays as possible!