Paul Petrehn is from Howell, Michigan. He has a new balloon this year called NO LIME. Paul's brother, John Petrehn, started hot-air ballooning in the early 70's so Paul grew up around it. He has been a licensed balloon pilot since 1993 and has over 1658 hours as pilot-in-command of a balloon.
He presently works in sales for Cameron Balloons. This will be his 16th year participating in the event, flying his NO LIME BALLOON. His girlfriend Erica is his crew chief. Paul placed #2 in 2013 & 2012 and #7 in 2011 in the hot air balloon competitions.