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 Chad LaPoint Chad LaPoint Executive Director / Travel Advisor

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 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 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 Sara Parr Sara Parr Mentor/Travel Advisor

Hi! My name is Sara Parr and I grew up with a love for Disney. My extended family lives in Orlando, and I was blessed with being able to visit Walt Disney World frequently. I find so much joy in planning trips and events, and I am excited to share that joy with other families planning their own magical adventures.…

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 Kelsey Buckles Kelsey Buckles Travel Advisor

Hi! I’m Kelsey Buckles and I have a passion for all things Disney! I live in Knoxville, TN with my husband and son. I’ve visited Disney through all stages of my life – a child, teenager, early adulthood, and now a mom. I loved the characters and rides as a child, became a pin trading fanatic as a teen, tried every snack I could stuff in my mouth as a newlywed, and now experience Disney through a whole different perspective with my son.…

Photo of Mara Burke Mara Burke Travel Advisor

Hi! My name is Mara and I live in Southeastern WI with my husband and 2 daughters. I’m a teacher, coffee addict, and Disney obsessed. I have been traveling to Disney with my family since I was 5 years old and started taking my kids before they could walk! Nothing beats walking down Main Street with a coffee in my hand and my family by my side!

Photo of Renee Burton Renee Burton Travel Advisor

Hi, I’m Renee! My passion for all things Disney started at a very early age. My family would travel each year to Walt Disney World to enjoy the magic and beauty that is Disney. As I became an adult, I enjoyed taking my friends and now my own family to Disney. Still to this day I cry each time I walk into the Magic Kingdom.…

Photo of Merideth Buzbee Merideth Buzbee Travel Advisor

Hi! My name is Merideth Buzbee. I am a travel agent, kindergarten teacher and a single mom. I love Disney. Since I was a little girl I would always turn my television to the Disney Channel. My first visit to Disney World was when I was 17 years old. I hated it. I had no clue where to go and what to do.…

Photo of Melissa Cady Melissa Cady Travel Advisor

Melissa grew up going to Walt Disney World® on family vacations and has been over 20 times. She has also been to the Disneyland Resort® five times and looks forward to going again! Melissa loves all things Disney and once dreamed of becoming an interior designer with Disney Imagineering. In fact, she was a Semi-Finalist in the 2008 Disney ImagiNations Design Competition for a ride design based off of the “National Treasure” movies.…

Photo of Nicole Calhoun Nicole Calhoun Travel Advisor

Hi! My name is Nicole and I live in upstate, NY with my fiancé and our sweet pup, PJ. We are Walt Disney World pass holders, and we love everything about the magic of Disney. I’m excited to help you and your family plan the vacation of your dreams!

Photo of Heather Capparra Heather Capparra Travel Advisor

Hello! My name is Heather Capparra. I have always loved Disney; however, that love intensified the first time I watched my oldest son’s eyes light up when he caught his first glimpse of Belle and the Beast dancing on the first float of the Festival of Fantasy Parade during his first trip at age 3.

Since that trip, I have enjoyed planning our return trips and assisting friends and family with planning their magical vacations.…

Photo of Mckinlyn Carmouche Mckinlyn Carmouche Travel Advisor

Hello. My name is McKinlyn Carmouche. I am so excited to be working with Key to the World Travel specializing in Disney travel. Since i was a kid, even before my first Disney vacation, I have always been a huge Disney fan. As the years go by my love for Disney is still growing. I love the customer service that you know will always be nothing but excellent.…

Photo of Maddie Chambless Maddie Chambless Travel Advisor

Hi there! My name is Maddie Chambless and I live on the beautiful Emerald Coast in the Florida panhandle. I love anything that has to do with travel, food, and spontaneity, so of course I wanted to be a travel planner! I have traveled extensively across the U.S. as well as Mexico and the Caribbean, staying anywhere from National Parks to all-inclusive resorts.…

Photo of Leslie Chenaille Leslie Chenaille Travel Advisor

Hi there! My name is Leslie Chenaille and I am a true Disney fanatic! I love visiting the parks and going on cruises with my husband and son! In general I love to travel so please let me help you with your travel needs. If you are looking for personalized Disney trip planning I am your planner!…

Photo of Becca Chenette Becca Chenette Travel Advisor

The smell of freshly baked cookies as you walk down Main Street USA. The refrain of “When You Wish Upon A Star” filling the night as fireworks light up Cinderella Castle. Cast members greeting you at your Walt Disney Resort with a heartfelt, “Welcome home!” Disney vacations are full of magic at every turn.

My husband and I love to travel everywhere and anywhere, but we always come back to Disney destinations, not only because of the incredible theming, amenities, and fun attractions, but because even when you’re running around a park, there is something inexplicably relaxing about leaving the real world behind for the immersive world of Disney magic.…

Photo of Cathleen Christie Cathleen Christie Travel Advisor

Hi! My name is Cathleen and I am a Disney Fanatic! Like many, my Disney dreams began as a child visiting Walt Disney World and enjoying Disney movies – especially Beauty and the Beast and The Little Mermaid. I dreamed of living in Cinderella Castle, and in 1999 I came as close as possible when I became a Cast Member at Walt Disney World Resort as a part of the Disney College Program.…