The Team

MARY-MORNING RADCLIFFE

OWNER

Mary-Morning brings a wealth of experience, having been to Walt Disney World more times than she can count. She travels to the Disney parks multiple times throughout the year! She also has experience traveling to other Disney destinations including Disneyland, Disney Cruise Line, Aulani, and Disneyland Paris. She loves to stay up-to-date with the latest Disney news and plan new experiences for her friends and family. Mary-Morning has celebrated many milestones at Walt Disney World including her engagement, her bachelorette party, and her children’s first birthdays. Whatever your reason for traveling to Disney, chances are that Mary-Morning has done it! She loves to discuss all things Disney and can’t wait to help YOU experience the magic!

Premier Vacation Planners

AMANDA BRAXTON

PREMIER VACATION PLANNER

Amanda was only 3 years old the first time she experienced Disney and that was the spark that ignited her love for the Disney Magic! She married her husband in 2016 and it was a perfect match! They both enjoy Disney trips every chance they get. They are now annual pass holders. Amanda anticipates the planning of their Disney trips almost as much as she enjoys the actual vacation! Her excitement is contagious and has spread to family & friends who have trusted her to book their Disney getaways. She enjoys sharing her knowledge of her Disney experiences with others by giving tips on how to maximize your fun and reduce any stress. Amanda can't wait to help you book your next magical Disney vacation! It’s like having your own Fairy Godmother!

Lead Vacation Planners

KASIE BAIRD

LEAD VACATION PLANNER

Kasie’s parents instilled the love of Disney in her from birth. In fact, the very first stuffed animal that she owned was a stuffed Dumbo! Kasie first went to Disney World at the young age of 4. Unfortunately, she was scared of all characters and rides! Luckily, that did not remain true! Since that first visit, she has been to Disney World and Disneyland many times. In fact, she loved Disney World SO MUCH that both her senior trip in high school and senior trip in college were to Disney World! Since getting married, she has introduced her husband, stepsons, and 2-year old daughter to Disney World. Everyone has caught the Disney “bug” and they consider themselves a Disney family. Organizing and planning are natural gifts for Kasie. She loves sharing her knowledge of restaurants, resorts, and rides with friends and is looking forward to helping others plan the vacation of their dreams!

TIFFANY BIGELOW

LEAD VACATION PLANNER

Tiffany was introduced to Mickey Mouse at the age of 3 at Disneyland and to this day has her original treasured stuffed animal. She experienced Disney World as a teenager when her family had season passes, during college on weekend trips from Florida State University, and for years while living in Orlando. She first loved sharing the magic of Disney with her husband but now loves to experience the wonder and excitement of Disney during family trips with her three boys. She has always loved Disney inspiration- “If you can dream it- you can do it” is her favorite Disney quote! In 2014 she made a decision to train for her very first half marathon- she ran the Princess Half Marathon in February 2015- and since then has completed numerous other Run Disney events including Coast to Coast challenges- her medal collection is getting BIG!!! She is completely addicted to Run Disney events! As a natural planner, she looks forward to sharing her passion, knowledge, and love for the Disney experience while helping friends and family create magical memories together. She also wants to encourage and inspire others to participate in Run Disney events!

GRACE COMBS

LEAD VACATION PLANNER

Grace first visited Disneyland when she was 7 years old and she instantly fell in love with that bubbly way that Disney makes you feel. She visited Disneyland any chance she could get, even visiting Hong Kong Disneyland, but she didn’t make it to Walt Disney World until she married into a Disney loving family. Her husband had grown up going to Disney World and they decided to head down there as two young adults. It was love at first Mickey Pretzel. Since then, Grace has visited Disney World and Disneyland at least once a year. She now enjoys visiting any Disney park with her two young kids in tow. Grace is a sponge for all things happening at Disney and loves recommending amazing dining, beautiful resorts, and unforgettable experiences to her online friends through her instagram and blog. It lights her up when she can help someone navigate the sometimes confusing world of Disney to make sure they have a stress free and magical vacation with their loved ones. She has planned vacations for couples, families and even extended families with many people and has experienced VIP tours, Signature Dining experiences, runDisney events, and festivals on both coasts. Whether its your first time or your 50th time, Grace will plan a vacation that your family will remember forever.

KIM HAIG

LEAD VACATION PLANNER

Kim always dreamed of going to the Disney parks as a kid, but didn't get to experience the magic of Disney until she was an adult living in Florida. Her love for Disney started with a Discover Disney Florida Resident pass with her then boyfriend (now husband!). They quickly upgraded to Annual Passholders at Walt Disney World. Being a Florida local, Kim has been able to explore everything that Walt Disney World has to offer year round - from seasonal festivals to after hours parties or fine dining in the resorts. She has also run in numerous runDisney races and even got engaged in Epcot after the Inaugural Wine and Dine Half Marathon! Kim and her husband now have a young daughter, Grace, and have loved experiencing a whole new side of Disney through her eyes. Kim looks forward to using her depth of Disney experience and knowledge to help clients plan the perfect Disney vacation, no matter their budget or vacation style!

BRIAN PAVLICK

LEAD VACATION PLANNER

Brian is a husband and father of 3 residing in Maylene, AL. His love of Disney goes back to his early memories of watching the (then) New Disney Channel on cable, occasional vacations to Orlando Florida and attending Disney Institute Management Training classes. He keeps up with Disney news and updates by reading numerous websites, experiencing attractions by watching YouTube videos and introducing his family to classic and timeless Disney movies, attractions and songs. His Disney claim to fame is spending his Birthday, his 10 “ear” anniversary, Mother’s Day and a Family Reunion all in the same trip to Walt Disney World.

WHITNEY TURNER

LEAD VACATION PLANNER

Meet Whitney, a Disney enthusiast turned vacation planner. She is here to assist you in planning a stress-free vacation filled with memories that will last forever. Whitney has personal experience traveling with large and small parties as well as with infants and toddlers to Disney World and Disneyland. Planning can be as simple as getting tickets for your next park visit or preparing a complete vacation itinerary including lodging, tickets, dining and special experiences. Whitney is eager to share tips and advice that will make your trip absolutely seamless and truly magical.

AMANDA WHEELING

LEAD VACATION PLANNER

Amanda's Disney tradition started before she could walk. Her parents created the tradition when she was a child - attending the opening of Hollywood Studios, or as we know it MGM, and standing in the center of the birthday cake castle as Disney celebrated its 25th year and the characters surrounding her family because her Dad attended two weeks after Magic Kingdom opened in 1971. Amanda was blessed enough to find a man who loves Disney as much as she does, her husband Alan. Amanda’s engagement was iconic in front of Cinderella’s Castle as their families surprised and captured the moment. Amanda and Alan announced they were expecting their first child, Emmitt, in front of the castle and then on Amanda’s birthday celebration weekend, they announced their family was growing again. Amanda, Alan, Emmitt, Charleston and their entire family (13 total, with her sister’s family, her brother’s family, Amanda’s family and her parents) love all things Disney. They travel together and have experienced all levels of Disney resorts together. Amanda has completed 6 runDisney events, traveled to Disneyland, took to the seas on the Disney Cruise Line and the count continues as she plans her 75th trip to Disney World. Planning is her specialty. Being able to see a family’s dream vacation become a reality, and hearing of their first moment they walked on Main Street or met their favorite character is a dream for her. Amanda knows every family and every vacation will be different but Disney moments will always turn into lifetime memories.

WHITNEY WHITE

LEAD VACATION PLANNER

Whitney was born and raised in small town southeast Texas and then moved to the big city of Austin, Texas! She and her husband went to Disney World for their honeymoon in 2004 and have been back almost every year since! Her husband and kids also share her love for all things Disney and the Chicago Cubs! Whitney is a fanatic when it comes to planning Disney vacations! She wakes up early to make advanced dinning reservations and/or select FastPasses. In fact, she does her best work in the wee hours of the morning. When Whitney is not at her full time job at a commercial title company, she’s at her second job where she is a mom of two beautiful girls. She loves seeing the look in her children’s eyes when they see the castle for the first time each time they visit! There is nothing more magical than viewing the magic of Disney through your children’s eyes! Whitney and her husband also enjoy kid-free trips to Disney World! She is so excited to help clients experience the magic of Disney!

Senior Vacation Planners

KIRA ASHLINE

SENIOR VACATION PLANNER

Kira has been a Disney fan as long as she can remember, but it wasn’t until she moved to Florida in 2009 that she was able to visit Walt Disney World for the first time. At that time, she became an Annual Passholder & hasn’t looked back since. Along with living in the heart of the magic, she has been a Disneyland Annual Passholder, participated in multiple runDisney events, and been able to enjoy Disney Cruise Line. Kira is currently residing in Springfield, MA with her one year old son, Silas. While Kira is no longer living in the heart of the magic, she stays active in the Disney community through social media & remains an Annual Passholder at Walt Disney World. Kira is extremely passionate in the details throughout Disney & the history behind them. Having been both a local & a vacationer, she has the ability to assist you in planning the vacation you’ve been dreaming about.

AMANDA DOYLE

SENIOR VACATION PLANNER

Amanda's love for Disney began at the very early age of 2. Her grandparents took her on her first trip to Disney World in 1981! She fell in love with Mickey - it was love at first sight! Even though Amanda was young, she remembers the magic even back then. She knows she cried when it was time to go back home. Luckily, Amanda went back with her grandparents numerous times as a child, and even with her church youth group as a teenager. When Amanda met her husband in 2013, she knew it was fate because he too shared the love for Disney along with his entire family! Together, they have instilled the love and magic of Disney into their children. They have taken numerous trips as a family, as well as couples trips without the kids. Amanda was able to celebrate her 40th birthday aboard the Disney Dream cruise ship, and on the amazing beaches of Serenity Bay, (the adult only beach on Disney's private island, Castaway Cay). Amanda has stayed at several of Disney's resorts, and dined in almost all of their restaurants at least once. She has even experienced Disney during the 2020 Pandemic, and it was just as magical and fulfilling as before! She would love the opportunity to share her experiences, knowledge, and secrets with you in planning the most amazing and magical vacation you have ever imagined. So for your next adventure, kick back, relax and make memories, leave all the stress, busyness, and details of planning to her!
``Laughter is timeless, Imagination has no age, and dreams are forever.`` -Walt Disney

KARLEE EAGLE

SENIOR VACATION PLANNER

Karlee didn’t take her first trip to Disney until she was in 7th grade when she performed at Disney Springs with her Dance Company. As soon as she arrived, she fell in love and has gone back every year multiple times a year. Karlee has experienced both the Disney Princess Half Marathon and the Walt Disney World Half Marathon. Her favorite time to go is in the Fall to indulge in Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party as well as Epcot’s Food and Wine Festival. Karlee loves to give her friends and family tips on the best food and attractions in the various parks at Disney World. Karlee also loves to switch it up and occasionally visits Disneyland for a change in scenery!

TARYN FRENCH

SENIOR VACATION PLANNER

Taryn can’t remember a day when she didn’t love Disney. As a middle schooler, when all her friends had posters of boy bands and models, she had the Fab Five and Disney Movie Posters! Taryn grew up going to Disneyland. She has so many memories of those rides, shows and streets. It wasn’t until she was a married adult that she visited Disney World for the first time. It was life changing!! She believes Disney isn’t just for little kids. Taryn always accepts the challenge when her friends and family tell her otherwise! Disney Magic is for everyone!!! She has helped plan so many Disney trips for friends and family. Before she came to Believe Vacations she was known as the unofficial Disney Planner in her “village”. She believes she is so fortunate to now be able to officially belong to a group of people that help bring the magic of Disney to all who seek it!! Taryn and her two teenage kidsvisit Disney every chance they get and are self proclaimed experts on the Disney food circuit! She hopes to be able to help your family make wonderful memories at any of the Disney parks, cruises or adventures! Bringing families together and creating magic between them is something she values most!

JENNIFER GARTHE

SENIOR VACATION PLANNER

Jenny's love of all things Disney began when she was 5 years old. To this day, she still has vivid memories of visiting the parks with her family including her first journey on Peter Pan's Flight with her mom. She has continued to visit through the years as she grew up including her 16th birthday celebration at Magic Kingdom and participating in the Disney College Program where she learned the Disney Difference firsthand. Disney has always been a happy place with countless unforgettable memories. As a Floridian and a Walt Disney World Annual Passholder, she’s experienced the best of Walt Disney World throughout the years with stays at various Walt Disney World Resorts to enjoy the seasonal festivals and special events. Additionally, she has experience with runDisney, from her first 5K to first half marathon. Jenny has multiple sailings on Disney Cruise Line. She loves keeping up with Disney news, sharing Disney tips, and helping clients experience the Magic. Let Jenny plan your next Disney vacation and help your family create unique memories that will last a lifetime. Let’s talk Disney!

KIM GREGORIO

SENIOR VACATION PLANNER

Kim is a wife to Chris and Mommy to Harrison and Eleanor. They are a DISNEY family through and through. They live in Jupiter FL and visit often! Kim has been going to Disney World her entire life, and received her first annual pass in 1985! Once she had children, she could not wait to experience Disney through their eyes. In 2019, Kim picked up a new Disney habit - Run Disney! She has participated in all race weekends at Walt Disney World except for Star Wars. Kim works full time in Merchandising but loves helping friends and family plan their Disney vacations!

APRIL HOLLAND FELLOWS

SENIOR VACATION PLANNER

April is a long-time Disney enthusiast who can regularly be caught quoting new and old animated classics. This has led her to return to Walt Disney World time after time, having just completed her 20th trip! April is a firm believer that there is always something new and magical to discover at Disney World, whether it's your first trip or your 30th! Having traveled solo, in large groups, with ``foodies``, and with both fast and slow paced travelers. In the words of Ariel…who says your dreams have to stay just your dreams? Book your next adventure today!

KYLE & ASHLEY HOLLAND

SENIOR VACATION PLANNER

A husband and wife team, Kyle and Ashley share their passion for all things Disney. In addition to going with their families growing up, Kyle and Ashley are Annual Passholders that have both been to Disney World many times as young adults, as well as with their kids and can help book a trip to fit any occasion! Dining, tours, and pin trading are just a few of the specific Disney World passions that they love to pass on to others. Let the Holland Team help book the perfect trip for you and your family, so that you will be dying to go back again and again to experience the magic!

JENNIFER HUMMEL

SENIOR VACATION PLANNER

Jennifer has had a love of all things Disney since birth! When Jennifer was 2, her grandparents took her to Disneyland for the first time, and that’s when the love began that would last a lifetime! Every year after that until she was a pre-teen, her parents would alternate Disney vacation spots from Disneyland to Walt Disney World. In the years to come, not only did the love of everything Disney grow, but the joy of seeing others experience it for the first time was completely magical. Thus began the art of advice giving and trip planning for family and friends. Walt Disney World became a place very near and dear to Jennifer’s heart as it was the sight of many celebrations for herself and her family! Married in 2007, she and her Disney loving husband honeymooned at Walt Disney World, and have gone back every year for their anniversary. Jennifer and her family also became Disney Vacation Club members in 2010 right after her daughter was born. She knew she wanted the pixie dust to be a generational need. Now with 3 children, she has been able to share her love of Disney and see the magic through the eyes of her children which makes the destination even more special. She has taken them to Disneyland and Walt Disney World several times already! It’s a place of joy and happiness for all of her family, and the go to place for celebrations or favorite holidays! Jennifer is excited to work with you to plan the most magical trip filled with lifelong memories to cherish.

LEANZE JONES-KUHNAPFEL

SENIOR VACATION PLANNER

Leanze's favorite Walt Disney quote is ``If you can dream it, you can do it``, and she believes just that! Her love for Disney began as a young girl who believed in the magic of a true Disney Princess. She is now a Momma and has already taken her 12 week old son to Disney World for his first visit! To watch his eyes fill with wonder and witness the true magic of Walt Disney World with him was unforgettable. Leanze considers herself a Disney enthusiast and fanatic, who loves all the ins and outs of Disney. To her, there is nothing she wants more then providing her family and friends with the most magical trip every single time they walk down Main Street, U.S.A. and are greeted by Cinderella Castle. She loves planning trips to ensure that everyone, whether their first or seventy-fifth trip, always sees the magic that Disney brings, and enjoys it every single time.

JANA LOVINS

SENIOR VACATION PLANNER

Jana is a Disney fanatic and middle school teacher from Kentucky. She has been married to her husband for 16 years and he is a worship leader who travels the country with his band. Jana's favorite park at the Walt Disney World Resort is Magic Kingdom and she can’t leave without riding Space Mountain and Peter Pan’s Flight at least once! She also loves to participate in runDisney events and I can’t wait to try every race weekend! Jana has been helping her friends plan their Disney trips for years and she cannot wait to work with more families to make even more magic happen!

ASHLEY OLDHAM

SENIOR VACATION PLANNER

Ashley is a a wife and twin mama from Lexington, KY. When she is not busy dreaming of her next Disney adventure, she works as an elementary school counselor and group fitness instructor. Ashley grew up loving Disney and traveling with her family, but it was her runDisney experiences that made that love grow stronger. She is a Perfect Challenge for Disney's Princess Half Marathon Weekend, which means she has run it every year since it began. Ashley completed the Dopey Challenge in 2018.

CHRISTIE POWNALL

SENIOR VACATION PLANNER

Christie took her first trip to Disney World in high school for a cheerleading competition. While attending college, Christie was accepted into the Disney College Program where she worked for the Disney World entertainment department. Since graduating, she visits the Disney parks any chance she gets! Christie has experience with runDisney as she has completed the 2016 Princess Half Marathon, 2016 Tinkerbell Half Marathon in Disneyland, Coast to Coast Challenge and the 2017 Glass Slipper Challenge. She has been to Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party, Epcot’s Food and Wine Festival, Mickey’s Christmas Party, and Disneyland’s Diamond Anniversary. Her love, passion, and experience make her the perfect person to plan the most memorable trip for you!

ERIC TURNER

SENIOR VACATION PLANNER

After planning a trip to Walt Disney World and taking his family of 4, Eric became hopelessly addicted to the Disney experience. As a lifelong roller coaster and theme park connoisseur, he quickly discovered that the level of service that Disney offers is impossible to beat. Since that first trip, Eric and his family have returned every year, and he has made it a point to try and experience as many different resorts, restaurants and attractions as possible. When not at a Disney property, Eric enjoys reading and researching all things related to Disney parks. Leaning on his experience as a professional Program Manager, helping to advise others and plan their Disney vacations is right up his alley!

AUSTIN VAHLE

SENIOR VACATION PLANNER

As a child, Austin grew up with a family fascinated by the Walt Disney Company, and the magic and detail that goes into all things Disney! Beginning at a very young age, Austin began his travel adventures to the Walt Disney World Resort! It was here that he experienced the Disney difference that everyone talks about including superior and unique entertainment, attractions, dining (character dining was his favorite), shopping and more! Austin fell in love! While his age may change, his young-at-heart personality continues to lead him to all sorts of Disney destinations and explorations. These journeys included one of his favorite life experiences of working for the mouse himself through the Disney College Program in the Spring/Summer of 2018. Now a Drama teacher, Austin continues to bring Disney experiences into the classroom to share with all students through content integration. After over 100 trips in the parks, including Walt Disney World Resort and Disneyland Resort, and staying within 15 of the Disney resort hotels, Austin loves sharing about his own Disney experiences and the most helpful tips/magical moments to maximize your Disney vacation! He looks forward to helping YOU plan your own Disney dream vacation!

Vacation Planners

KRISTI ABSHIRE

VACATION PLANNER

Kristi Abshire fell in love with Disney when her aunt and uncle invited her on her very first trip when she was 12 years old. From that moment on, she knew she had to figure out a way to return to this magical place again. Kristi was fortunate to meet her Disney soulmate, and they spent their honeymoon at Disney World almost 25 years ago. From then on, their love for Disney grew, as well as their family! They have made countless trips to Disney World each year with their children, family, and friends. Kristi’s son even chose Disney World as his Senior Trip this past July! Kristi loves sharing the joy and magic of Disney with others and she always find ways to bring up Disney in conversation as often as she can. Her favorite Walt Disney quote is, “If you can DREAM it, you can DO it”, and being able to join the Believe Vacations team is a dream come true!

HUNTER ANDERSON

VACATION PLANNER

Hunter spent her early years going to Disneyland before moving to KY and becoming a Disneyworld regular! She’s always had a love for Disney and the magic it gives to every person, of all ages! Some of her favorite Disney activities include planning to go to the parks, pin trading, coordinating fast passes, exploring resorts, finding the newest Disney merchandise, and trying all the best snacks in the park. As an avid planner, organizer and dreamer, she is so excited to be apart of Believe Vacations and help you experience the magical vacation you’ve always dreamt of! Remember… tomorrow is just a dream away!

SAMANTHA ANDREWS

VACATION PLANNER

Everyone says Disney runs in Samantha's veins. She has always loved all things Disney, from dressing up as princess, watching the movies for the millionth time, getting engaged in front of Cinderella Castle, having a hint of Disney themed wedding, honeymooning in Disney World, to her ever-growing Minnie ear and pin collection. Disney has always been there with the never ending magic, and now she can be a part of that and help create those magical moments for others!

MELANIE BLACKSTOCK

VACATION PLANNER

Melanie grew up in a Disney lovin' family! Her very first trip to Walt Disney World was when she was 3 years old to celebrate the home coming of her Father from Korea. A bit later in life she was lucky enough to live close enough to have season passes for several years which only made her love for Disney grow more and more. Melanie met her Prince Charming in 2003 and was overjoyed to find out he shared this love of Disney too. Together they went on their very first vacation to ``The Happiest Place on Earth``, Disneyland. Melanie has also enjoyed celebrating many other special events at Walt Disney World and Disneyland including birthdays, anniversaries, band trips, and she even ran her first 1/2 Marathon at Walt Disney World. Most of all, she loves sharing her passion and the magic of Disney with her 3 daughters. Melanie has made many precious memories at Disney over the years and would love to share her knowledge and experiences with you to make your Dream Disney Vacation a wish come true!

ROBIN BRATTON

VACATION PLANNER

Robin’s first trip to the Magic Kingdom was at ten years old and she has been hooked on the magic ever since. So much so, that she and her husband went there for their honeymoon (which wasn’t as common is 1985 as it is now). She loved all things Disney as a child, especially on Sunday nights when the Wonderful World of Disney was on television and she watched with her family. Robin has raised her own children (now grown) on Disney and now they have a Disney loving granddaughter. What has always impressed Robin is the customer service that is provided to each person at the Disney destinations. That is their main interest – happy customer = return customer. Many other companies go there to see their amazing hospitality and learn their second to none customer service philosophy. Robin wants to serve her clients and future clients with that same hospitality and is looking forward to helping others get to their magical vacation to the happiest plan on earth.

EMILY BUCKLEY

VACATION PLANNER

Emily is a foster mom to 6 month old twins. Growing up in the Orlando area, Emily has visited Disney World many, many times. Currently, Emily and the twins live in N. Florida and in February 2021, the twins spent their 6 month half birthday with Mickey and Friends at the Magic Kingdom. As an adult, Emily enjoys the magic of Disney World’s special events like Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party in addition to weekend escapes to the parks. Emily is an avid Beauty and the Beast fan and hopes that one day Brother and Sister will love Beast, Belle, Mrs. Potts, Chip, and friends as much as their mom does! Emily works full time in consulting and loves helping family and friends plan their unforgettable Disney vacations.

ALLY CALDERON

VACATION PLANNER

Ally took her first trip to Disney World when she was 6 years old and has been hooked ever since. From large groups to solo trips (hello, single-rider lines!!), Ally has mastered the art of planning the perfect Disney trip and cannot wait to share her love of the parks with others. Ally LOVES heading to Disney to celebrate all occasions; she's spent multiple Christmases, birthdays, graduations, her honeymoon, or just heading over to Disney to celebrate the little happy things in life – there is always a good reason to celebrate in Disney! She can’t wait to help you create the happiest memories in the most magical places!

EMILY CARTER

VACATION PLANNER

Emily is married to her husband Jordan, and is a mom to Harrison. They reside in Concord, North Carolina. Disney traditions started with her parents and sister, and they have continued to grow over the years - taking them to Disneyland, Walt Disney World and participating in RunDisney events. Emily shared her love of Disney with her now husband when they began dating. A few years later, Jordan proposed in front of Cinderella Castle! Emily and her family have continued to pass along the traditions they’ve created over the years and now her son Harrison is equally obsessed and is always asking when it’s time to go back and visit! Emily and her family are Annual Passholders and her parents have owned DVC at Old Key West since 1996! Emily has helped her family and friends plan Disney vacations for many years and she can’t wait to help make other families dreams come true and create lifelong magical memories. After all, there is no place like HOME!

PHIL CURTISS

VACATION PLANNER

When Phil was 2 years old, his parents planned their first trip to Disneyland. Unfortunately, Phil was left behind with his aunt. It was not until he was 30 that he had his first Disney experience. Since then, Phil has been hooked. He became obsessed with RunDisney events and has participated in 34 events since 2013. He completed the 2018 Dopey Challenge to celebrate his 50th birthday!! Phil currently lives in Boca Raton, FL and is looking forward to sharing the magic with others through Believe Vacations!!!

HAILEY CURTSINGER

VACATION PLANNER

Hailey is a military spouse currently residing in Jacksonville, Florida! She has two dogs named Loki and Thor and loves going to the beach when she’s not visiting Disney World. She’s always loved Disney movies and fell in love with Walt Disney World after visiting when she was ten. She decided to participate in the Disney College Program after graduating college in 2016, where she worked at Soarin’ Around the World at Epcot for two semesters. Her favorite parts of the college program were creating magical moments for guests and meeting fellow Disney loving Cast Members who are still some of her best friends! She became an Annual Passholder after her college program ended and visits the parks frequently. Since then she has experienced all the annual festivals at Epcot (Flower & Garden Festival is her fave!), the Halloween and Christmas parties at Magic Kingdom, and visited Disneyland! Hailey loves exploring the resorts, taking lots of pictures around Disney, and trying all the snacks in the parks! She has also previously been a Universal Studios Orlando Annual Passholder and visits their parks about once a year. She would love to use the knowledge she gained from her college program and as an Annual Passholder to help you plan a stress free and unforgettable vacation!

BRIAN DOEBELE

VACATION PLANNER

Brian’s love of Disney began with his first Disney Album “Mickey Mouse Disco”! He first went to Disney World at the age of 5 and has seen many changes throughout the years. He has first hand experience with Disneyland, Walt Disney World, and Disney Cruise Line. He’s traveled many times on DCL to the Caribbean, and experienced the beauty of Alaska on the Disney Wonder. Brian enjoys showing photos of his trips with friends and family as well as helping them plan their next Disney vacation. Let Brian plan your next Disney vacation and help you experience the Magic of Disney!

TRISH DRAIN

VACATION PLANNER

I feel I should start by bio out with, ``Once Upon A Time, A Princess was born``, but that's just not me. I'm more if a crazy fast paced kinda Disney fanatic, hopping from FastPass to FastPass (pre-covid, of course) making sure that I hit all the mountains in one day & as many times as I can. I grew up as a Donald Duck fan and if life imitates art then Donald must be my spirit character, minus the temper, but a little bit crazy & definitely high energy! Let me turn that energy into a fun filled, magical trip for you and your family, friends and loved ones.

JULIE ELLISON

VACATION PLANNER

Julie Ellison is from Hoover AL, and works full time in the medical field. Her love for Disney started on a family vacation in 2014. She is always eager to talk all things Disney (just ask her friends and coworkers)! She has always enjoyed helping others plan their magical vacation to Disney World. So she is overjoyed to be able to join Believe Vacations and do what she loves everyday!

LAURIE FABRICIUS

VACATION PLANNER

Laurie fell in love with Disney world when she first brought her daughter at 15 months. Watching her child experience the magical world of Disney is an absolute joy. She tries to travel to Disney World twice a year, but it’s never enough. She also loves Disney Cruise Line, sailing on both the Wonder and Dream. The level of service you receive on a Disney cruise makes you feel like a true prince or princess. She knows planning a Disney vacation can be somewhat overwhelming and she’s very excited to help ease that stress. She is ready to help plan your next magical vacation.

MADISON FUSON

VACATION PLANNER

Madison is a mom to two littles and wife to her husband, Michael. Madison and her family share a love of Disney and make it a point to vacation a several times a year. Their favorite time to visit the parks is in the fall. She loves Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party and Epcot’s International Food and Wine Festival. Her favorite Disney character is Daisy Duck because she can relate to her love of fashion and bubbly personality. For every vacation, Madison tries to experience new foods, restaurants, resorts, and attractions so that she can share her experiences with others. Madison is so excited to share her love of Disney by helping others book and plan their magical vacations!

JOLENE HAAS

VACATION PLANNER

Cinderella sang, “A Dream is a wish your heart makes.” Jolene’s Disney dreams started as a five year old girl when her mom saved every penny over several years to take the family to Disney World! She was immediately hooked! She grew up watching every Disney movie possible, and even did her tap dances to Disney music at her school talent shows. The first movie she ever saw in a theater was The Little Mermaid! Now, with a family of her own, Jolene wanted nothing more than to take her two daughters to Disney World to share the love of all-things-Disney with her babies! She took them when the kids were four years old and one year old. She tries to go back every year to celebrate the holidays in true Mickey style with her family. She has run in the Princess Half Marathon, and has been to several special holiday parties over the years. Jolene is naturally a very organized person that absolutely loves to share her love of Disney with everyone! Let Jolene take the planning off of your hands, and relax in knowing that your vacation is going to be magical!

WHITNEY HUBBARD

VACATION PLANNER

Whitney has been going to Disney World for as long as she can remember! Growing up, she would go to Disney World every summer with her family. Whitney was able to share her love of Disney with her husband when she took him for the first time in January 2018. Now they both love spending as much time at Disney as possible. She and her husband are annual passholders who live in Alabama, but try to make it to the parks once a month! Whitney's favorite park is Magic Kingdom because of the magical feeling she gets the second she steps on Main Street, U.S.A.! On Whitney's bucket list is to visit as many Disney destinations as possible! One thing Whitney loves to do is get up bright and early to get the best FastPasses and dining reservations!. She has always loved planning her own Disney trips, and loves that she can help others experience magical vacations. Whitney would love to help you plan your vacation to any Disney Destination!

ERIN LASYONE

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Erin’s love of all things Disney started from a young age. Her favorite movie when she was little was Mary Poppins. She was 4 when she first visited Walt Disney World resort and, of course, Mary Poppins was number one on her list of people to meet! That sparked her love for Disney that has grown over time. Erin has visited Disneyland, Walt Disney World Resort, and has taken a Disney cruise. Since 2013, she has visited a Disney park every year. She enjoys vacationing with her husband and three sons. Her goal is to help you plan a magical vacation for your family!

VICTORIA LEVARIO

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Victoria is an all things Disney lover, turned vacation planner. She was born in New York and grew up in Arizona. Victoria frequently visited Disneyland starting at the age 3 and has always been a little biased. She has visited the parks for multiple occasions such as school trips, band days, birthdays, and anniversaries. In 2012, she moved to Florida and became an Annual Passholder. Victoria and her family travel to Walt Disney World on a regular basis ranging from day trips to have lunch or staying several days on property. She has stayed at numerous resorts ranging from Pop Century to The Grand Floridian and is
fluent in Disney Transportation, Park Hopping and Dining! She can tell you where almost every bathroom is on property thanks to traveling with small children and senior citizens and is a little OCD when it comes to making plans. If you are looking to plan something more specific ranging from Disney Princesses to Marvel or Star Wars, she’ll have plenty ideas for you as she loves all three of those things to a great extent but has a soft spot for Star Wars. Victoria is fluent in all things Disney and would love to chat and answer any questions you may have! You might even find her in the park on your trip! Tell her hi and she’ll probably buy you a Dole Whip! Victoria currently lives in Dunedin, Florida with her husband, two sons and their two cats Zemo and Minnie.

ERIKA LUCENA

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Thanks to her family, Erika grew up going to Walt Disney World every year. However, it was the very first time she had ever experienced Hollywood Studios' (then MGM's) Fantasmic that she truly fell in love with the magic that is Disney. From that very moment of watching Sorcerer Mickey she was hooked! She had her wonderful daughter, Madison, in August of 2012 and could not wait to experience the magic through her eyes! Now being able to go to Disney World, and soon Disneyland, with her own family is something she cherishes more than words can ever say. She is known to all of her family and friends as the 'go to Disney girl' and she wears that proudly! Planning Disney vacations for her family, friends and friends of friends is something she holds dearly to her heart. In some small way she believes she is helping a family create memories that will last a lifetime! She can't wait to get you on Main Street U.S.A. and have your breath taken away by the beauty that is Cinderella Castle, or experiencing the eighth wonder of the world, the backside of water!! Let's talk Disney!

SEKEITHA MANIGAN

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Sekeitha’s Disney passion began on her family’s first vacation to Disney World when her oldest son was just three years old, and her son was chosen to turn the lights down for the famous Main Street Electrical Parade at the Magic Kingdom. That magical moment was such a memorable experience that she has traveled to Disney World six times and traveled on four Disney cruises over the last 10 years creating some of her family’s most magical memories. At the age of 50, her mother’s dream came true and was brought to tears at her first sight of Mickey Mouse. That’s truly what makes Disney special to Sekeitha's family. Every visit, whether by land or sea, will create unique, one of a kind experiences. She has experience with planning for small or large groups, families with young children and seniors, and an array of budgets. Disney has become “home away from home” for her family. She would love to help create this experience for your family, because she finds so much joy in planning and giving attention to detail, all in the spirit of providing you a magical experience! She is excited to be your personal planner and create a dream vacation that will be stress free, remembered for a lifetime, and most of all, magical!

MACI MATHEWS

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Maci’s passion for all things Disney was first sparked at just three years old. With a surprise Walt Disney World Christmas vacation, Maci was in pure amazement of the magic. So, of course, dancing with Mary Poppins and Bert in the Christmas parade only confirmed that this would be a love to last a lifetime. From Soarin’ Around the World, trying the grey stuff (it’s delicious), jammin’ on Rockin’ Rollercoaster in a stretch limo, chasing the Yeti and ending the night in awe of Happily Ever After, Maci knows that the beauty of Disney is one for all ages and that the excitement never gets old, but only grows with each new adventure! Having experienced Walt Disney World multiple times as a young child, teenager, and now adult, Maci’s continual trips have assisted her in having an abundance of Disney knowledge. She can help guide guests to the best decisions depending on age, party number, and areas of interest! Maci enjoys helping others and aspires to give them the same gleam in her eye she had dancing on Main Street as a little girl. Walt Disney once said, “When you believe in a thing, believe in it all the way.” Maci looks forward to making your vacation dream a beautiful reality.

CHAD MCCLURG

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Chad serves as a minister to college students in Northeast Louisiana. He is an avid traveler who spends most of his travel time at Disney Parks. Chad is a Disney Vacation Club member who has visited parks in Orlando, Anaheim, and Paris. Chad’s favorite park is Hollywood Studios and his favorite attractions are Tower of Terror, People Mover, and Soarin’. He loves RunDisney has has run over 100 miles around Disney parks in Orlando and California covering every distance from a 5K to a Full Marathon. Chad loves the Disney experience whether traveling with friends, family, or solo he wants to help you have the best vacation possible!

MARY CATHERINE MCDONALD-ZUCKERWAR

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Mary Catherine known by most as “MC” is a a wife to Richard and mama to Henry Ray and Evangeline . She currently resides in Trinity, FL which allows her to spend most of her free time at Walt Disney World! Mary Catherine grew up in New York traveling yearly to Disney World. Her obsession started at age six when she won a trip for her family of five and stayed at the Polynesian in 1986.

KELLY MORRISON

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Kelly was born and raised in a small town in southeast Texas but currently resides outside of Lufkin (in deep east Texas) with her high school sweetheart husband, Blake. Together, they have two Disney-loving adult children; one who just finished honeymooning at Disney earlier this month! (Their daughter-in-law is a Disney lover too! Score!) Even though her first trip to Disney wasn’t until her sophomore year in high school, since then, the only vacation she’s ever taken was to Disney! She and her family LOVE everything about it...and she can’t wait to help others vacation dreams come true!

KELSEY NORRIS

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As a Florida native, becoming an ``All Things Disney`` fanatic was almost something Kelsey was born with. Before being enrolled in Pre-K, she was a proud member of the ``Annual Passholder Club`` and have remained one ever since. Kelsey was blessed to enjoy the various vacation spots that encompass the Disney spirit as a member of the Disney Vacation Club, exploring the Disney resorts across the nation from childhood to her adult years. Constantly converting friends and family to adopt the ``Food and Wine Festival`` as their favorite holiday, as it is hers, is Kelsey's number one guilty pleasure. The smiles she has shared is what fuels her hobby of Disney-going and vacation planning! There are not many other ways to make her dreams come true than joining a team sharing the same love for Disney, Travel, and quality time as she does!

JENNIFER OSTERMAN

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Jennifer is known to her family and friends as the “Disney Girl.” She lives and loves all things Disney. It all began in 2015 when she took her first born child to Disney World for his first birthday. It was the most magical experience witnessing the joy on her son’s face and experiencing the magic through his eyes. She was instantly hooked. After this trip, she and her husband, Colten, decided to become Disney Vacation Club members. They officially made Walt Disney World their second “home.” She and her family would take 2-3 trips a year to Walt Disney World from their home state of Virginia. They also took their son on a Disney Cruise aboard the Disney Magic when he was two years old. Disney became the place to celebrate birthdays and special occasions like the announcement of their second child, a little princess. They visited so often, it only made sense to relocate their family to the “Most Magical Place on Earth.” She and her family moved to Orlando in 2019 and gave birth to their third child, another princess, at the most fitting place ~ Celebration, FL. They now live in Disney’s “backyard” where they can watch the Magic Kingdom fireworks from their back porch. Jennifer visits the Disney parks and resorts several times a week with her family and her fellow Disney moms. She never tires of the magic and loves to keep up-to-date with all the new happenings at Disney World. As a former paralegal and a mom of three, she uses her ability to multitask and attention-to-detail in planning the most magical vacations for her clients. Also having stayed at the majority of the Disney resorts from value to deluxe, she can use her own experiences to make the best recommendations for her clients. She also prides herself on knowing where to find the best snacks at Disney World, the best resorts to retreat to for a more quiet bite to eat, and how to experience more than just the rides. Jennifer wants to share the same magic that she experiences with her family with yours.

BRI RICE

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Bri is a Grad Student residing in Sunny Orlando Florida! She currently spends her days working for our favorite Mouse (and all of his friends of course) at Disney’s Pop Century Resort. She has been working with Disney since 2014, when she first participated in the Disney College Program. She has worked in a lot of different capacities within The Walt Disney Company. Before moving to Orlando she was living in beautiful Los Angeles and Anaheim! Bri has worked at both the Disneyland Resort and the Walt Disney World Resort in Guest Services, so she is very familiar with how our parks operate. She loves Disney, and singing all Disney songs, but above all she loves her cats! Simba and Olaf were adopted into her home and she couldn’t think of a more perfect fit, Disney Cats= Happy Disney home.

JENNIFER RIVES

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Jennifer’s first Disney experience was at 6 months old in a backpack, so her love for Disney started at an early age with family trips. She now instills her love for Disney to her husband and 4 children. Whether she’s planning a trip for a small group or a group of over 30, she’s here to make it as easy and stress free as possible! Jennifer is happy to share her tips and experiences to ensure you have a magical time!

VICKI SIEVER

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Vicki is a long time lover of all things Disney, growing up in Florida going to the Walt Disney World theme parks was a regular family and school activity. The love continued after marrying her husband when they honeymooned around the world...at Epcot. Once they had their own kids, they had Florida Resident Annual Passes and spent one weekend a month at a resort on property. Vicki's love has transferred to both daughters who can park hop with the best. They recently indoctrinated their son-in-law with a quick 2 day trip where they visited to all 4 parks and used all modes of transportation in one day! Friends & family have been asking Vicki for Disney vacation advice & help planning their trips for years. Now that she has entered the next season of life (grandparenthood), Vicki decided to officially start planning magical Disney vacations to help fund sharing her love (maybe obsession) with her granddaughter!

SHAYNA SOLIVEN

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Shayna is a Disney fanatic!!!. Growing up, she loved Disney. However, she never had the opportunity to visit the parks until she was an adult. It was then that she fell in love with the magic, and all things Disney. Shayna is a military wife married to her husband for 11 years, mom of 4, and California native. She loves sharing her knowledge of Disney vacations and her own personal experiences.

ASHLEY SUIT

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Ashley first visited Walt Disney World when she was still in her mother’s belly! Her second trip was as a child in the late 80’s; after moving to the Space Coast of Florida in 1996, her visits became frequent. Today she lives with her husband and two sons in Walt Disney World’s backyard in Orlando, Florida. She sees the Magic Kingdom fireworks every night from her house, and lives and plays in the heart of the magic. As an Annual Passholder, Tables in Wonderland card holder, and D23 Member, she stays active in the Disney community through social media and her group of fellow Disney-loving mommy friends. Having done a Disney cruise, several trips to Disneyland, and countless visits to all areas of the Walt Disney World resort, she can help plan the vacation of your dreams, with expertise in young adults, adult couples, and families with young children. Her personal passion is Disney history, and she loves to weave this into her planning and share tidbits to help enhance an appreciation of the company and it’s many facets. As a former elementary teacher, her organization skills can help you save precious time and make the most out of your vacation. She can’t wait to share her love of Disney with you!

DOUG TATTERS

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For as long as he can remember, Doug has been fascinated with the Walt Disney Company. Doug is a Pittsburgh, PA native and grew up in a household where they did everything Disney. Due to his family being members of the Disney Vacation Club, he was fortunate enough to get travel to Walt Disney World every other year since he was four years old! As Doug grew up, he fell more in love with the company. Watching documentary after documentary, he and his twin brother would test each other on Disney trivia dealing with park facts, movies, and anything else related. While in college, Doug continued his journey by completing two Disney College Programs. His first program was in 2018 and he worked at Blizzard Beach in guest services and was a slide operator as well. On his second program in 2019, he worked in merchandise sales in Adventureland at Magic Kingdom. In May of 2020, he graduated with his BS in Public Relations, Advertising, and Corporate Communication. He is currently finishing his MS in Hospitality and Tourism Management at the University of Kentucky. From his experiences, he has gained such a love for customer service and the hospitality industry. Doug loves to use his knowledge of Disney resorts, restaurants, parks, and more to help others plan their perfect dream vacation. He looks forward to working you to plan your next magical journey!

RACHEL VENDT

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Rachel loves to travel in general, but Walt Disney World is her favorite place to go. She fell in love with Walt Disney World when her parents took her family when she was 9 years old. Now she loves to go with her husband and their four kids. Rachel's favorite times to go are during the Christmas season and the Flower and Garden Festival. She loves to plan her vacations and is looking forward to helping others have a magical vacation as well!

EMILY & ANNAH WILLIAMS

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Ever since childhood, Emily and Annah have loved Disney! They would, of course, since all of the songs, watch all of the movies, and even pretend that they were princesses. It was in their young adult years when they truly fell in love with Walt Disney World. They travel to Walt Disney World at least once a year and always find an excuse to celebrate something in the most magical place on Earth!

DANA ZACHRY

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Dana’s love of all things Disney began in 1989 with a trip to Walt Disney World at the height of The Little Mermaid craze. Since then she has rarely gone more than a year without a visit, and it was her obvious choice for high school, college, and law school graduation trips. Having traveled at all times of the year, she has attended the Not-So-Scary Halloween Party, Very Merry Christmas Party, Flower & Garden Festival, and Food & Wine Festival. She has more than 15 Disney vacation experiences, ranging from Walt Disney World and Disneyland, to the Disney Cruise Line, under her belt and loves sharing her tips and tricks with others. Dana shares her Disney obsession with her mom and her two little boys, and she hopes that the Star Wars addition will help bring her husband over to the Disney dark side. She is excited to plan your Disney adventure, knowing you’ll surely make memories that will last your family a lifetime!

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