Welcome, I'm Nicole the founder of BOB. I live in Poynette, Wisconsin and started the organization in Sun Prairie. I do this because no one can do everything, but everyone can do something. I may not be able to change someone's life but I can give them a day of happiness, hope and a reason to celebrate.
I am a wife and momma to 3 little boys who loves God, parties, all things pink, candy, crafting, coffee dates and inspiring others to do small things to make a big difference.
My favorite birthday memory was my 8th birthday. I had a geology party complete with eye goggles, chisels, dirt and fossils. Seeing that I am a girly girl looking back on this theme makes me laugh but my parents always went all out for our day of celebration.
Social Media Specialist
Hello, I am Stephanie Dercks, the volunteer social media specialist behind Box of Balloon’s Facebook page. I am a product marketer, lover of pasta, and Fur Mama to my sweet Dachshund pup, Finley. I love crafty projects, shopping, exploring the local brunch scene, and cooking new recipes. I am a believer that happiness stems from what we give, not what we get.
I moved to Madison a few years ago, where I was introduced to and fell in love with the Box of Balloons mission. As a proud Auntie who loves to spoil her nieces, the thought of any child going uncelebrated pulls at my heart strings! I volunteer with the hope that I am bringing just a few more smiles and happy memories to kiddos in need!
I am lucky to have grown up with amazing friends and family who made me feel loved and celebrated on my birthdays. My favorite birthday memory is the year I received a brand new bike! Every child deserves to feel that same excitement on their special day!
Social Media Specialist
Hi my name is Jenna Setz. I live in Arlington, WI with my husband Andy, our two daughters Vivian & Ramona and our Golden Retriever Jace. I became involved with Box of Balloons right from the beginning when my sister Nicole presented the idea to our family. I love that our volunteers stay behind the scenes & empower the parents or caretakers to throw the child their birthday party, so special.
I am a stay at home Mom with our two girls & I run an essential oil business from home. I can normally be found taking Vivian to gymnastics, meeting other Moms & kiddos for playdates, hosting essential oils parties, taking family trips to our cottage or enjoying a Hallmark movie.
I'm super excited to be a of Box of Balloons' leadership team after being a volunteers for a few years. I can't wait to see what this next year has in store for our organization.
Hi! My name is Bridget Vian and I am the website specialist here at Box of Balloons. I work full time in Madison for the Wisconsin National Guard. My house is very full with 3 kitties (Zoey, Jody, and Zeke), 1 pupper (Chloe) and my husband, Jake. For fun I love to sew, run, read, and travel.
I am lucky have friends and family who make my February birthday special despite the usually crummy Wisconsin weather. We often eat somewhere special and play board games.
I am excited to be a part of Box of Balloons! I love seeing all the happy families who get to celebrate with the help of our team.
Hello, my name is Sarah Wells and I live in Sun Prairie, WI. I became a volunteer with Box of Balloons as a way to introduce charitable giving to my 4 year old daughter. She is the party planner of the family and loves all things Birthday, so I thought Box of Balloons was the perfect fit for us. We love the mission and have enjoyed working together to help make birthday’s special for others.
We have recently relocated to Wisconsin from Ohio and I am now lucky enough to be a stay at home mom to my two beautiful girls. I am also a Wildtree representative and love it! We love living here in Wisconsin, exploring all that it has to offer and are excited to become more involved in our community.
I was blessed to have family and friends that made all of my birthday’s special. I especially remember my 8th Birthday, when my mom took me shopping and then told me we had to stop by my babysitters’ house where they all threw me a surprise birthday party. It was a great birthday memory!
Kids Helping Kids Coordinator
Hi, I'm Marlecia Setz and I live in Waterloo, WI. I am also team leader for the Waterloo/Marshall chapter. I learned of Box of Ballons from a family member and immediately knew I had to be a part of this organization. Our mission is simple, but can have such a big impact on the lives of the kids and families we serve.
I am a wife to Bryan and mommy to our sweet and spunky daughter, Anniston. I am a lover of coffee, all things chocolate, music, and learning new things.
My life’s mission is to provide hope for better days ahead to those experiencing hard times. I believe “to touch someone with kindness is to change someone forever.” Through the kindness and generosity of the volunteers, we are providing hope to families in need.
Growing up, my mom always made me feel very special on my birthday. During grade school, she would send me a birthday balloon bouquet at school. Receiving the bouquet made me feel very loved. Every child deserves to feel that same way on their special day.
Birthday Bash Coordinator
Hi! My name is Nikki Metzger, and I’m the Birthday Bash Coordinator at Box of Balloons. I moved to Madison a couple years ago, and I work full time at Epic. In my spare time, you can usually find me sewing, crocheting, or crafting in some way. I love to DIY anything I can!
Growing up, my family had many birthday traditions – many of them we still carry on to this day! I remember my mom would always bake funfetti cupcakes for my and my brother’s birthdays, and we would always go out for a Hibachi birthday dinner. Even now, my mom still sends me funfetti cupcakes for my birthday!
I have always been passionate about helping others reach their full potential and live their best life. When I found out about Box of Balloons, I knew I had to get involved! I’m so excited to be a part of the Box of Balloons team, and I can’t wait to see what this year brings!