- South Carolina
- runDisney Specialist
Wife, soccer mom, dance mom, pre-school mom... Now you know why I love to run — I have to keep up with my family! I am a stay-at-home mom and nationally certified fitness instructor and have been teaching for more than 10 years. This career path allows me to demonstrate the "Magic of Healthy Living" by setting an example for my family. Inspiration and motivation are also key factors in my life. Having been born with amniotic band syndrome, I only have one hand. It's a factor I've never allowed to hold me back. I'm determined to facilitate, in everyone, a spirit of dreaming big and overcoming. It's the magical feeling I harbor in my heart of wanting to inspire people to the Finish Line: I don't just "run" — I runDisney.
About My Family
The one thing I can say about the Cast Members of this family is they truly are characters. Like any ruler of a kingdom, my husband has an ability to command respect, demonstrate exceptional leadership and exude wisdom. He also has an incredible love for soccer that is still a major part of his life. If he's not coaching or attending to his "Team Dad" duties, he's playing. Our Prince is our oldest and can match wits with anyone. He's ambitious, plays club-level soccer, and loves recanting his on-field experience with Mickey Mouse during Disney's Soccer Academy at ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex. Our middle child and oldest Princess is a competitive dancer and accelerated math student who is always dreaming of spending the day in the France pavilion in Epcot World Showcase. Our youngest Princess is our sweet redhead who likes doing things her way and on her time, but can melt anyone's heart with her giggles on Big Thunder Mountain Railroad.
About My Disney Experience
My love for Disney Parks was forged in childhood where Disneyland was my "happy place," and my inner-magic was sparked. I will never forget seeing Sleeping Beauty Castle for the first time and instantly believing fairy tales and dreams could come true. These Pixie-Dusted memories make returning for the Disneyland Half Marathon Weekend my favorite runDisney endurance event. In addition to Disneyland Resort experiences, we visit Walt Disney World Resort several times a year, are Disney Vacation Club members and have sailed the high seas with Disney Cruise Line. Some of my favorite aspects of helping others plan Disney Parks vacations include which resort hotel to choose, your best pre- and post-race dining options and expectations if you are participating in a runDisney endurance event. Let me help you spark your inner magic and help see you to the Finish Line!
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