The Mischief Makers
Jake (Mr. Mischief)
Jake has been performing professionally for over 16 years. M&M began while Jake earned his Masters in Environmental Economics; he uses his degree as a freelance consultant and teacher but his endless passion for entertaining makes Mischief his full time gig. He is always coming up with new ideas, performances, magic, designs, and techniques. His performances have won international awards and several world records. He brings high energy to his performances and his team truly loves to connect with the public. He is the Mischief Manager, Mr. Mischief.
Renee (Mrs. Mischief)
Renee has been performing circus acts for most of her life. She began riding elephants and eating fire with her uncle Jim in "The Big Circus Sideshow". Classically trained in theater and music, and a raw talent for art! Renee uses her skills with theater to help develop Mischief & Magics performances and designs. She has won several international awards and taught professional courses. When you combine those skills with her vibrant personality you get one amazing Mischief Maker, Mrs. Mischief
Alexis 'Panda' is a talented young artist. She completed special FX- and stage makeup training at UWGB and works with world class haunted house makeup. She is truly one of the most talented henna artists and face painters around (she is an international award winning artist and has taught professional courses on face paint and henna). Panda is also an incredible baker and runs her own bakery.
Jamie has been with us for many years and continues to be an amazing Mischief Maker. She is also an International Award Winning Balloon Artist! She has done makeup/special effects since she was 13. Now 14 years later she is an accomplished haunt actor, FX artist, face painter, balloon twister extraordinaire! Jamie also loves doing cosplay and going to cosplay conventions.
Cosmetologist by day, face-painting, balloon twisting, henna drawing, braiding extraordinaire by night—juggling brushes, balloons, and glitter like a pro. Creating smiles one twist, stroke, or snip at a time. When not creating, She gets lost in a world of colors, textures, and endless imagination, turning mundane moments into wild new dreams, goals, and adventures!
Sky has a degree in Microbiology and loves being outdoors with friends in her spare time. Sky is also a professional insurance agent.
Chris' father was a full time magician so he comes from a history of magic. When not making mischief, Chris runs a 3D printing business by both printing products and supplying filament to other 3D printers.
Graham has been one of our balloon twisters since the beginning. He is a skilled guitarist and sometimes plays at our magic shows. Graham is an aspiring author and journalist.
Derek has been performing for many years and has held such roles as Beast in "Beauty and the Beast" as well as Uncle Fester in "The Addams Family". Since then he has applied those skills to be one amazing character actor. If you need a character, chances are he can play it.
Tyis has been with us since 2022 and he quickly picked up balloons. He is an avid Lego builder and creates his some of his own amazing designs. We cannot wait to see how his skills develop!
Calvin has technically been a Mischief Maker his whole life since his parents are Mr. & Mrs. Mischief. Calvin has been part of the development of Mischief & Magic since the beginning and has probably seen more magic shows than he can count. Now that he is an adult he works for the family business while he pursues a degree in Welding. Calvin builds models and Gundam in his spare time.
Amanda lives in a big farm house from the 1800s with her big goofy yellow lab. She is a full time nurse and loves to study astrology.
Derek picked up balloon animals very quickly. Within his first few months he was already attending balloon conventions and competing. Since then he has performed in multiple states. Derek has his degree in Psychology and is also pursuing a career in counseling.
Alix has always had an interest in balloon animals from a very young age, and found Mischief & Magic at an outing in the small town she lives in. She enjoys reading and collecting books in her free time, as well as picking up different skills in painting and fine arts.
Kenna was born and raised a Midwest Girl and enjoys spending most of her time with her cat Floyd. When she's not face painting or nursing she is probably fishing or camping.
Ashley is a child at heart, and enjoys making people smile and bringing back the magic from our childhoods. She is a full-time cosmetologist and in her spare time she works with Unforgettable Underdogs dog rescue. On any given day off of work she loves to travel, paint, play with her foster fails (dogs), and go to concerts. Live music and the arts are her other passions and the world around her is her muse.
Willow is a professional lapidary (works with gemstones) and painter. She took her natural painting skills and applied them to face paint and she continues to amaze us!
Amber is a teacher in Oconomowoc and has three children. She has been doing balloon art as a hobby for a long time and recently started mastering the craft by working at all of your events.
Dillon found us the day he graduated from high school. He told us he wanted to be a professional magician and did his human blockhead trick. He is a self taught magician who specializes in strolling magic and contact juggling. He always encourages other to follow their dreams, and not let the haters get you down!