Meet Our Travel Advisors

Photo of Heather Straight Heather Straight Co-President & CEO

Once upon a time, at the tender age of six, a little girl covered from head to toe with chicken pox walked into the Magic Kingdom® Park for the first time and in a swirl of pixie dust, a Disney fanatic was born!
My name is Heather, and I’m from a small town in Michigan where I live with my husband and two sons.…

Photo of Jeff Williams Jeff Williams Co-President & Creative Director

I guess you could say it happened on Main Street. Main Street USA at Walt Disney World®Resort to be exact. You see, I had grown up loving Disney movies and cartoons like most every other kid. My family lived overseas in the Marshall Islands and first run movies were not made available to us out in the middle of the Pacific Ocean.…

Photo of Cheryl Koren Cheryl Koren Chief Communications Officer

Hi, my name is Cheryl Koren. I took my first trip to the Walt Disney World® Resort in 1986, and I was hooked! There is just something so special about the feeling you get when you step into the Magic Kingdom® Park – the castle, the music, the characters, that popcorn smell…it is like you are transported into a different world that instantly feels like home.…

 

Photo of Chad LaPoint Chad LaPoint Executive Director, Agent Academy

Hi my name is Chad LaPoint. I live in New Milford CT. I’ve been married for over 19 years, and have 3 children. I’ve been helping families plan their family vacations for several years.
I am a graduate from the Disney College of Knowledge. I have been traveling to different Disney Destinations since 2002. I’ve traveled in large groups, just my family, my wife and I Love going without the kids and even by myself.…

Photo of Amanda Powell Amanda Powell Hiring Director / Travel Advisor

To be honest, I don’t remember my first trip to Disney World. Mostly due to the fact that I was only 20 months old. But my mom loves to tell the story of how I would run to Mary Poppins every morning in the lobby of the Grand Floridian Resort and give her the biggest hug.…

Photo of Kendra Leonard Kendra Leonard Office Manager

Hello! My name is Kendra Leonard and I live in West Michigan with my husband and 3 children. I love traveling and have been a Disney fanatic for as long as I can remember and working for Key to the World Travel as the Office Manager combines those perfectly. When I went with my family to Walt Disney World for the first time I fell in love immediately there is nothing like the feeling you get when you walk into the parks, it is pure magic.…

Photo of Erin Jensen Erin Jensen Special Projects Director / Travel Advisor

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Hi my name is Erin Jensen! My husband, 3 kids and I live in Colorado and travel to Disney World and Disneyland as often as we can!

I like to think of myself as your vacation Fairy Godmother – my goal is to make all of your vacation dreams come true! I will plan your magic down to the very last detail, so you can just relax and enjoy your vacation!…

 

 

 

Photo of Nikki Burch Nikki Burch Mentor/Travel Advisor

Hello! My name is Nikki Burch. I had been to Walt Disney World and Disneyland several times while I was growing up. However, it was when my husband and I started taking our three children to Walt Disney World in 2000 that I became a Disney fanatic! I love Disney and I want everyone to enjoy and love it the way I do!…

Photo of Deanna Burdsall Deanna Burdsall Mentor/Travel Advisor

Hi, I’m Deanna and I’m addicted to Disney! I love the movies, the music, the antenna toppers and especially the theme parks! My family has been to the Walt Disney World Resort 25+ times. I remember my first trip with my family as a child, with my husband and both my daughters. Since 2004, we have enjoyed taking family and friends to share in the excitement!…

Photo of Christine Dempsay Christine Dempsay Mentor/Travel Advisor

My name is Christine and I live in Glendale, AZ. I remember as a young child going on family vacations to visit cousins in California, and making those glorious trips to visit Mickey and friends at Disneyland. I made several trips through my younger years and teen years and would visit now and then. I became an Disneyland annual pass holder in 2015 and go whenever I can squeeze in a trip several times a year.…

Photo of Leah Ferguson Leah Ferguson Mentor/Travel Advisor

I’m Leah Ferguson, your next magical vacation planner! I take my love of travel and my attention to details and combine them to make memorable vacations for families like yours!

You work hard for you vacations, so let me do the hard work of planning them! Think of me as your personal vacation concierge – making your dining reservations, transportation arrangements, FastPass recommendations, custom itineraries, and so much more.…

Photo of Joleen Fernald Joleen Fernald Mentor/Travel Advisor

I became a travel planner who specializes in Disney travel for many reasons, but one is the joy it brings me to see families spending time together in this busy world. Disney’s College of Knowledge, combined with over 100 visits to Walt Disney World, Disneyland, and cruises on the Disney Wonder and Disney Dream, have given me tips and tricks to help others plan a vacation where you don’t have to worry about the details because I do that for you!…

Photo of Kimberly Frisch Kimberly Frisch Mentor/Travel Advisor

Greetings! My name is Kimberly Frisch. I am a military wife and mom.I have been a lover of all things Disney for as long as I can remember. There really is no way to describe the feeling you get when you first walk down Main Street, see the castle for the first time and see the sparkle in your children’s eyes.…

Photo of Tiffany Harmon Tiffany Harmon Mentor/Travel Advisor

Hi, my name is Tiffany. For me, Disney isn’t just a thing or a destination – it’s a way of life! My experience, my love for Disney and my passion for helping others is why this is the perfect career for me. Keeping up with news, promotions and learning about new destinations is part of my daily job so that I can plan that dream vacation for your family.…

Photo of Brittney Hughes Brittney Hughes Mentor/Travel Advisor

Hi! My name is Brittney Hughes and I live just outside of Louisville, KY with my husband, Chris, and our two daughters, Madeline and Sydney. I started going to Disney as a child and I can’t stop going! I am a planner by nature and really enjoy planning all of the details of Disney trips. For some, planning a Disney trip can be overwhelming.…

Photo of Amber Kay Amber Kay Mentor/Travel Advisor

Hi, My name is Amber Kay, and I love all things Disney! I have visited Walt Disney World too many times to count! While most of these trips have been with my family, several have been with large groups, marching bands, and dance teams. Marching down Main Street USA, with the Auburn University Marching Band is one of my favorite memories!…

Photo of Laura Mason Laura Mason Mentor/Travel Advisor

Hi! My name is Laura, and I am what my friends call “a little obsessed with Disney!” I prefer, “Lover of all things Disney!” My love for Disney Travel began when my husband & I honeymooned to Walt Disney World® in 2007. I couldn’t get enough of Disney and soon returned to complete many different RunDisney races.…

Photo of Patti McCumber Patti McCumber Mentor/Travel Advisor

Hi! I am Patti McCumber and I love all things related to travel! I live in Suburban Chicago with my husband and 2 teenage daughters. I have always been the “go to” person among my friends and family for help planning vacations, especially to Disney, so becoming a Vacation Planner seemed like a natural fit! I have been going to Walt Disney World since I was a child, and have loved taking my kids there as well as Disney Cruise Line, Disneyland, Universal Studios and more!…

Photo of Carolyn Owens Carolyn Owens Mentor/Travel Advisor

I’ve been a Travel Agent with Key to the World Travel since June of 2013. My favorite Disney movie is Moana and my favorite song from a Disney movie is “Part of Your World” from The Little Mermaid. I was raised on Disney and got my love of Disney from my grandmother. Needless to say, I was hooked from a very young age.…

Photo of Billy Parchman Billy Parchman Mentor/Travel Advisor

Do you have a fever? The only prescription is more Disney! My name is Billy Parchman and I can fill that prescription with some Disney Magic. My wife Michelle and I live in Tuscaloosa, AL and have a beautiful little heart warrior princess named Chloe Belle. I was 4 years old when my grandparents took me to Disney World for the first time, and some of my first memories are from that trip.…

Photo of Theresa Perry Theresa Perry Mentor/Travel Advisor

Hello! My name is Theresa Perry, aka “The Disney Chick”. I proudly display my official Disney’s College of Knowledge diploma next to my Master’s in Education diploma! For as long as I can remember I have been obsessed with all things Disney, particularly Walt Disney World. My first visit was in 1973 and I have since been more times than I can count!…

Photo of Terre Pohlar Terre Pohlar Mentor/Travel Advisor

I began experiencing Disney magic as a young girl when hugging Mickey Mouse for the first time, next as a teenager performing with my high school marching band at the Walt Disney World® Resort and now through the eyes of my own children. I love watching their faces light up as we hang out in our favorite theme park, Epcot®.…

Photo of Tricia Dayle Santella Tricia Dayle Santella Mentor/Travel Advisor

Aloha!! My name is Tricia Dayle Santella. My love for Disney started in 1989 when I got to experience the Disney magic for the very first time at Disneyland. And now, my family and I take a trip every year to at least one of the Disney parks, sometimes twice a year if it’s possible. I wanted to sell Disney destinations because I just love everything about Disney, I’m very passionate about it and I want people to experience the Disney Magic the way that my family and I do every year.…

Photo of Melissa Sundbye Melissa Sundbye Mentor/Travel Advisor

Hello!! My name is Melissa Sundbye and I live in Lawrenceburg, Indiana which is just outside Cincinnati, Ohio. I first visited Disney World when I was 2. I have some fantastic memories of that trip. Since then, I have been hooked. It’s my favorite place to visit. I have visited Disney World as a child, teen, adult, expectant mother and a mother.…

Photo of Zoe Teague Zoe Teague Mentor/Travel Advisor

Hi! My name is Zoe Teague and I live in Central Indiana with my husband and two daughters. I fell in love with Disney World when my husband took me there for the first time to propose in 2006. We have been back at least once every year since then, and have also enjoyed Disney Cruises and Disneyland!…

Photo of Kelly Wheeler Kelly Wheeler Mentor/Travel Advisor

Hi, my name is Kelly Wheeler! I have enjoyed traveling all of my life and have continued the tradition as an adult. My family and I have traveled to many destinations around the world but my heart always comes back to the joy and happiness that surrounds Disney. Whenever I walk down Main Street USA or set sail on a Disney cruise, there is a familiarity and comfort that takes over and happiness surrounds me.…

 

 

 

Photo of Heather Adamczak Heather Adamczak Travel Advisor

Hello! I am one of those people that perks up whenever “Disney” in mentioned in conversation. I have been a fanatic since the day I met the beautiful Snow White while holding a dripping Mickey ice cream bar in front of the castle. It was love at first site. From that day on, I knew my love of Disney (and Snow White) was forever.…

Photo of Michelle Adams Michelle Adams Travel Advisor

Etched into my heart is a photograph of my two girls, then five and seven, holding hands and skipping down Main Street. Now, years later, when I look at this picture, I can still smell the sugary aromas from the confectionary. I can hear the music that seems to play from nowhere, changing tune as I walk through the lands of Magic Kingdom.…

Photo of Lisa Alesi Lisa Alesi Travel Advisor

“Hello! My name is Lisa Alesi and I love everything Disney! Besides traveling there myself, I absolutely love helping others plan and prepare for their amazing Disney vacations. Anyone who knows me, as soon as they hear Disney they think of me immediately.

I have been going to Disney since I was a child and was one of those kids who kept begging to go back as soon as we left.…

Photo of Matt Anderson Matt Anderson Travel Advisor

Hi! My name is Matt Anderson. I live in the small East Texas town of Trinity with my wife and two sons. My first experience with a Disney park was a trip to Walt Disney World in 2009, but our love for all things Disney really took hold after our first Disney Cruise in 2015.…

Photo of Lisa Andino Lisa Andino Travel Advisor

Hello! My name is Lisa Andino and I love all things Disney!!! The seeds of my Disney passion were sown at a young age, when my parents took me to Walt Disney World at the age of 11. I was immediately drawn to the old-fashioned shops on Main St., the glittering spires of Cinderella Castle, the thrilling rides and attractions, and the spectacular live entertainment.…

Photo of Sommer Andriot Sommer Andriot Travel Advisor

“Hello!! My name is Sommer Andriot from Cincinnati, Ohio. I love all things Disney, especially planning vacations! I’m a mother of two boys, Jackson and Dylan and I’m lucky they share a love for Disney as well!
I would love to plan your next magical vacation so that you can relax and enjoy the trip without having to worry about the details.…

Photo of Stephanie Antoun Stephanie Antoun Travel Advisor

My name is Stephanie Antoun, I am a lifelong Disney fan. I was practically born wearing mouse ears! At the age of six, I made my first trip to the Magic Kingdom. I still have a picture of the Dumbo ride; it hasn’t changed at all! I visited Disney a few times as a kid – I was lucky in that my parents were fans as well – and I’ve carried on that tradition with my own children.…

Photo of Julie Arnold Julie Arnold Travel Advisor

Hello! My name is Julie Arnold and I love everything Disney! I try and add a little bit of Disney magic into each and every day. My family and I have been to Walt Disney World multiple times and each time feels like the first. I would love to help you plan the most memorable and magical vacation for you and your family.…

Photo of J-Shawna Askew J-Shawna Askew Travel Advisor

My name is J-Shawna I love to travel and all things Disney. My first Disney experience was in 2009 and I have been every year since. Disney stole my heart as a child and now as an adult I truly believe you’re never too old for Disney. I would love to help you plan your next magical vacation and create memories that will last a life time.

Photo of Deanna Bagby Deanna Bagby Travel Advisor

Welcome & thank you for visiting my page. I am a lover of all things Disney. My goal is help others travel to Walt Disney World® & love it as much as I do. My most memorable vacations have been spent at Walt Disney World®. By working with a fabulous agency like Key to the World Travel it means an awesome client experience.…

Photo of Sarah Bailey Sarah Bailey Travel Advisor

Hi! I’m Sarah Bailey. I’m from a tiny town in Indiana called Hope. I have loved anything and everything Disney since I was little, but Disney World has been my home away from home since I was 11 years old. That’s when the addiction started. Since then, my family has been to Disney World almost every year (sometimes up to 3 times a year).…

Photo of Cara Baker Cara Baker Travel Advisor

I have loved visiting the magical world of Disney for as long as I can remember…as a child, as an adult, and as a parent! I have traveled to Disneyland Resort and California Adventure, Disneyland Paris, been on a Disney Cruise, and visited Walt Disney World more time than I can count. As an event planner by trade, I promise to do my best to make your vacation as magical as it can be!