My first stuffed animal was a Pooh, and that launched my love affair with Walt Disney World. When I’m not planning trips for friends or family, I can be found with my e-reader or an "old-fashioned” book nearby. Singing is a longtime hobby, although these days my time on the karaoke circuit is somewhat limited.
Recently, I’ve become involved with runDisney, and I look forward to clocking many miles through the Parks!
I teach Popular Culture at the University of South Florida, but I have also served as a professional communicator, multimedia scriptwriter, and a producer of children’s video games.
About My Family
My husband Phil (reader, sculptor, sketcher, and programmer) and I met as so many couples do nowadays: online! Turns out, we worked right around the corner from one another, but it took the Internet to bring us together. We were married in 2001.
In 2004, we became the forever parents of a beautiful boy from Guatemala, and later that year, our second son was born to us here in the Sunshine State.
Our first family trip to Walt Disney World was in 2005, and we continue to travel together as much as we can.
About My Disney Experience
Living so close to Walt Disney World, I have been able to indulge my passion with ease. My first trip occurred when I was a toddler, and now I see Disney through my children’s eyes, itself an incredible experience.
As the longtime “go-to” planner amongst my friends and co-workers, I have developed informed opinions about the many ways families can travel to the World.
Day trips and weekend getaways are particularly fun for me to plan, and a favorite is to introduce Guests to the many interactive experiences (like parades and live shows) that take place every day.
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