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“While he bounced around working for cruise lines and ice cream shops in Alaska and Oregon, she studied chemical engineering and worked as a metallurgical engineer at a Globe-Miami area copper mine.
The free spirited man from Nebraska pined for the studious Apache Junction woman for years. But his subtle moves only got him to the friendship zone.
Then, a balloon ride in 2012 united Matt Cooley and Olivia Laux’s personal and professional fates. By the following year, they were a couple and co-owners of their hot air balloon ride company Float Balloon Tours…
Words by Georgann Yara for AZCentral.com, Photo by Mark Henle/The Republic