Melissa Vinson

Melissa Vinson, CBA®
Decorators’ Workshop First Officer

In July 2000, at the age of 21, Melissa Vinson was introduced to the world of balloons and started her own décor business, MelRhea Balloons. Over the years, Melissa has been celebrated as a leader in the industry. Her stylish and elegant event designs have been recognized worldwide, and her use of mixed media with balloons has drawn critical acclaim from both industry icons and day-to-day decorators alike.

Melissa is a multi-award-winning artist. Her accolades include two-time Designer of the Year and the Don Cheeseman Memorial Lifetime Achievement Award. She has gained a reputation as a globetrotter, designing and instructing at various events across the United States, Asia, Europe, Australia, and the Middle East. Melissa loves to share her knowledge of balloons in a fun and creative setting and looks forward to taking you on a journey through our galaxy at Ballooniversity® 2022!



  • 325 Cleveland Road
    Bogart, GA 30622-1766