Tim Strand is a commercial balloon pilot from Bloomsbury NJ. He and his wife Clare, who is also a commercial balloon pilot, have enjoyed attending the Warren County Farmers’ Fair Balloon Festival for many years. Tim has been flying hot air balloons for over 25 years, including corporate balloons for the House of Seagrams, Paine Webber, and Wathne Clothiers. In addition to his “real job” as president of Ascension Technical Services, LLC, a technical documentation and training services firm, he currently flies passenger rides for a number of local Hunterdon and Warren County balloon ride operations. Most years, Tim and Clare travel out-of-state to at least one balloon event per month, including the Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta in New Mexico.