Meet Our MVPs


Suzie Altpeter


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Favorite Character: Minnie Mouse
Favorite Rides: Rockin’ Roller Coaster, It’s a Small World

My name is Suzie Altpeter, and a friend recently described me as the “Disney-est gal” she knows! It was one of the best compliments I’ve ever gotten! One of my earliest childhood memories is of riding the monorail with my new stuffed Minnie Mouse when her dress came untied. I started to fix it, but my mother gently admonished me by saying, “No, Suzie, don’t knot it. Tie it in a bow.” I didn’t know how to tie a bow, but I learned, right there, riding the monorail! My own sons both said “Mickey” among their very first words. We used to travel to Walt Disney World® at least once a year, often bringing grandparents and extended family, but recently relocated to a home nine miles from the Magic Kingdom!

If you ask me who my hero is, I will tell you, without hesitation, Walter Elias Disney. I admire the effort and dedication that he put into the things that he built. As a mother, I understand why he wanted a special place where families could spend time together. I am delighted to be part of planning your precious family vacation time. I look forward to working with you!


Lee Altpeter


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Favorite Classic Movie: Robin Hood
Favorite Modern Movie: The Incredibles
Favorite Ride: Buzz Lightyear’s Space Ranger Spin

My name is Lee Altpeter. My wife became a travel agent, and I followed in her footsteps after I saw how much fun she was having. Along with our amazing partner we decided to open our own agency to help clients discover the magic of travel. Whether you are looking for a Disney vacation, a stay at Universal, a cruise, or a tropical resort getaway, I can help you plan it and have an amazing trip.

Living in Orlando, I am an annual pass holder to Walt Disney World & Universal. We are in the parks, restaurants, and resorts constantly to keep our clients up to date on the latest changes and updates. I must admit, I also have a bit of a cruise problem…. I have sailed on every ship in Disney’s fleet as well as other cruise lines. Cruises are amazing and I would love to get you on a ship to see why they are my family’s favorite type of vacation.

Where can I make magic for you?


Stacey Trask



My name is Stacey Trask and I have always been a Disney fan. I remember how exciting it was to travel to Disney World with my family when I was a little girl. We would go every year, and one year during the parade Captain Hook walked up to my mother and kissed her. It was so funny, and has been a memory that I cherish. I even have the picture due to a quick thinking father who snapped it at the right time.
As I grew up, my love for Disney characters and animation flourished and I became a collector of Disney statues and figurines. My love for going to Disney parks was refreshed when I lived in Los Angeles, and had my first child. We brought him to Disneyland when he was a month old and took him on The Pirates of The Caribbean ride, a tradition was born that day. All of my children visited Disneyland at one month and Pirates was their first ride. We now make sure it is our first ride we go on when we visit, it is one of our many “Disney Traditions”.
I had a Disneyland Annual Passholder for 13 years, when I lived in California and I now live in Upstate NY and have an Annual Pass to Walt Disney World. I love doing research for my job, so I visit the parks as often as I can.
I became a travel agent specializing in Disney vacations because friends and family would ask me for advice and to help plan their Disney trips. I love helping families plan their Magical vacations and love to hear that they have created their own Disney Traditions. I really enjoy planning trips for my clients and it brings a smile to my face when a client comes back and tells me that I gave them a trip of a lifetime.


Kristina Montefusco


My name is Kristina Montefusco and I’ve been living the Disney life as long as I can remember. Growing up my grandfather had a quote from Walt Disney for almost every occasion. He dreamed of retiring and driving the train in the Magic Kingdom and when he finally achieved that dream it allowed me to spend a lot more time in the parks. It has become a family tradition with many of us working in the parks or resorts and I’m thrilled that I’m able to carry on the Disney tradition in my own way. As someone who loves the process of planning the vacation almost as much as the actual vacation, I always seemed to be the one that friends and family would ask for suggestions about their upcoming trips. I understand that each trip has a different dynamic, whether you are going with a multi-generational family group or a group of adults looking for a getaway or a family with young kids or teens. Each trip is different and will be a different experience and that’s what I love the most. I know that every moment we get to spend with family and friends is precious. It’s a privilege to be able to help other people plan the best vacation possible and be a small part of helping them make those memories. I would love to be able to help find that perfect fit for you and for your family as well!

Jen Warner

Jennifer Warner


Greetings!  I’m Jennifer Warner and I am very excited to start planning
magical vacations.  My first trip to Orlando was my freshman year of high
school when our marching unit participated in the Magic Music Days.  I
went back my junior year, then a couple years after graduation when I
chaperoned the very same marching unit.  The itch was there, I needed to
go back again, and again… I stopped counting around 20 trips!

I’ve traveled to WDW solo, as a couple, a pregnant woman, a mom, a
pregnant mom, and as a family.  I’ve invited friends and family to travel
with me and now I get the chance to help others!

My knowledge and experience are at your service.

Jaime Noble

Jaime Noble


Hi! My name is Jaime Noble and I am married and the Mom of 2 great children. I grew up in Jim Thorpe, PA and relocated to Florida in August 2015. A big part of our decision to move to Florida stemmed from my obsession with Disney which hooked me on our family vacation in December of 2011. Though I had been there as a child this was my husband and children’s first Magical vacation. After that we made at least yearly vacations, even squeezing in 3 trips in one year! We knew we wanted to escape the cold, dark, snowy winters of PA so Florida was a natural choice. I became a Travel Agent/ Vacation Planner in 2015 as well after helping several friends plan their Magical vacations based on just my experiences and advice. Nothing makes me happier than seeing my clients’ (especially my little clients!) dreams come true and helping them to have the absolute BEST possible vacations. Whether it is a weekend staycation close to home, a trip to the beach or a most Magical dream vacation to Disney, along with anywhere else your dreams and imagination can take you, I am the person to help you get there! <3

Kaylyn Cromer

Kaylyn Cromer

Favorite Character: Belle

My name is Kaylyn Cromer and I have been a Disney fan for as long as I can remember!

I grew up taking several trips to Disney and recall telling my family that one day I was going to work there! I was always into art and design and loved every detail about Disney! The sights were vibrant and larger than life, the smells were sweet and indulgent, and the sounds were all of laughter and excitement. While my original plans of working for Mickey Mouse didn’t quite turn out accordingly, I still get to use my knowledge and love for all the magical details in an exciting new way by helping families and friends plan amazing vacations!

My love for Disney and travel has grown since childhood and now being a mother, I have seen the magic through the eyes of my own children and know that our family vacations have created some of the best memories that we all will cherish for years to come. I would be delighted to be able to help you make your own memories that will last a lifetime!

My name is KC Collier, and I am a Disney addict. I even turned my husband into one! I’ve gotten engaged, honeymooned, and spent 2 anniversaries at Walt Disney World. Why? It’s our special place. My perfect day would be to go to Magic Kingdom, eat 3 Dole Whips, endless rides on Haunted Mansion, dinner at Beast’s castle, then watch some fireworks. I want to plan your trip so that you love it as much as I do, and make wonderful memories with your family!

Dashia Wallace and Ashley Seifert

Dashia Wallace

Ashley Seifert


Dashia Wallace is a Special Education teacher in Upstate NY. She loves reading, traveling, and gardening. Dashia is a huge Harry Potter fan and her love for the books and the movies brought her to Universal Studios in July.  She knew the magic she experienced was something she wanted to share with others and she excitedly joined the Magic Vacations team. Dashia lives in Ballston Lake, NY with her husband Tom, her daughter Ashley, her son Harrison, and her dog Rudy.  She hopes to live in Florida in the future.


Ashley Seifert is a Sophomore at the Fashion Institute of Technology in New York City. She is studying graphic design with minors in Spanish, English, and Art History. She was born with love for anything Disney and that interest has only grown over time. While at school, she works in the Disney Store in Times Square.  She hopes to obtain an internship with Marvel next summer and ultimately work for the mouse someday. In her free time, she likes to visit museums, explore new places, and most importantly, watch Disney movies.

Laura Piccolo

Laura Piccolo


Hi! My name is Laura Piccolo. In 1989, I experienced the magic with my first trip to Walt Disney World. The characters, the shows, the rides, the FUN! Through high school and college I vacationed in Universal Studios and Walt Disney World. My young family has now shared in the magic twice in the last three years! We have ventured into all four Disney parks and are looking forward to our first Disney cruise.


I am excited to unlock the magic of Disney for you!

Jessica Erickson and family posing outside Animator's Palate on Pirate night.

Jessica Erickson


Hi! I’m Jessica Erickson, a lifelong Floridian, wife to my very own Mr. Incredible, mother of two princesses, and Disney Cruise Line junkie.  Growing up in Orlando, I have had the wonderful privilege of watching the theme parks evolve throughout the years while making magical memories with family and friends on each visit.  As a Magic Vacation Planner, I want to share with you my passion, knowledge, and spirit to help plan your next vacation – by land or by sea!

Speaking of the sea, our family’s favorite vacation of choice is a cruise. We love the diversity a cruise offers including the variety of destinations, cuisines, and entertainment while being an all-inclusive travel solution. We enjoy learning about other cultures and discovering hidden gems in the local communities.  Our family has had a blast trying different excursions on each sailing such as zip-lining through the forests, snorkeling with sea turtles, swimming in caverns (with bats, eeek!), and jumping off rock ledges into a blue lagoon!  As annual WDW pass holders, we have fun making day trips out the four main parks regularly. Our favorite rides are Soarin, Flight of Passage, and Toy Story Mania.  When we visit Magic Kingdom, we head straight for Gaston’s Tavern for a refreshing LeFou’s Brew.

Now it’s your turn to create new memories, discover new destinations, and seek new adventures. I am here to lighten your load so that you can focus on the anticipation that comes with an approaching vacation, followed by enjoying every minute of it and being in the moment!

Cassie Gilgenbach and daughter posing with Minnie Mouse.

Cassie Gilgenbach

Favorite characters: Minnie Mouse, Winnie the Pooh
Favorite rides: The Haunted Mansion, It’s a Small World

Greetings! My name is Cassie. My day job brings me to my hometown  library, where I’m a media services and reference librarian. By night,  I’m a Disney loving gal. I grew up yearning to go to Disney, but it  was never in the plans for my family. When I was in high school, our  local marching band marched in a parade at Disney, and the rest, as  they say, is history. I was hooked. For the past few years, my time  has been spent planning and researching Disney trips, going on trips,  and then counting down the days ’til I can go again.

One day, my husband said, “What are you going to do with all this  Disney knowledge?” And that’s why I’m here. If you’re thinking of  planning your vacation, let me help you make some big magic! I’m with  you from start to finish (and beyond!). Let’s make your dreams a  reality.”

Megan Webster and family at Epcot.

Megan Webster


Megan Webster grew up a Disney fan. When she was younger, she was supposed to go on a group trip to a water park. However, she got strep throat. Her mom, feeling bad, bought The Little Mermaid and brought it home along with her medicine, and the rest was history! While she didn’t get to enjoy the magic of Walt Disney World until she was 15 (traveling with a friend’s family), it was everything she dreamed of! Perhaps the only thing better than being at Walt Disney World herself, is enjoying the trips through the eyes of her two children!! Luckily, her husband also enjoys the rides, characters, shows, and cuisine…so they make repeat adventures (and no two are alike) yearly! Megan, a planner by nature, is passionate about maximizing your time, money, and memories!!

Michelle Webster and her family posing with Daisy Duck.

Michelle Webster


Hi Ya Pals!!

My name is Michelle Webster, I am married to my equally as Disney obsessed husband, Ron. We have a daughter, Viola, who went on her first trip to WDW at 10 months old.

From my first trip to Walt Disney World in 2008, to my honeymoon, to taking our daughter for the first time, and all the trips in-between, Disney has become not only a place where magic exists, but a place where memories are born!

Disney runs through my mind everyday!!

I want other families, couples, and friends to make magical memories as well!

If it’s your first time or 100th visit, being at the happiest place on earth is sure to create magical memories to last a life time!

See ya real soon!!

Shannon Fox along with Mickey and Minnie Mouse.

Shannon Daly


Hi, my name is Shannon and I love all things Disney! On my first trip to Walt Disney World I was 5, and I still remember a few things, like the taste of the strawberry ice cream bar and riding co-pilot in the Monorail! By the time I was 21 I had been to Disney just a handful of times, but that wasn’t enough for me. So I decided I was going to be a Cast Member!

In 2009 I was part of the Disney College Program! I earned my ears working on Main Street in the Magic Kingdom at Casey’s Corner and the Plaza Restaurant. There I became very familiar with the term “Magical Moments”. This is where you go out of your way to help a guest really experience the Magic of Disney. Out of all the things Disney has to offer, this was by far my favorite part of working at WDW!

I have 4 kids, and taking them as children is so magical. Watching them meet their favorite friends through their eyes has been one of my favorite moments. Watching them laugh on rides, and try all the Mickey shaped foods is so worth the trip! Disney is not just for kids, my own honeymoon plans include a trip to Walt Disney World.

Since my College Program days, I have been back many times, and the itch got me again. I have missed working for Disney and becoming a travel agent will allow me to help make the magic again! With breath taking views of Cinderella’s Castle, trying foods around the world at EPCOT, or lounging by a pool, I can not wait to help assist you in making memories for your family that will last a life time.

Kimi Hite is a military wife to John Hite and a mother of two children-Raiah (8) and Noah (4). Kimi was born and raised in Hawaii and currently resides just 12 miles from Walt Disney World. Fun fact-you can see and hear the fireworks from their house each night! Kimi earned her Duo Honorary Degrees in Children Adolescent and Children Adolescent Psychology with a concentration in Sales And Marketing Management. She enjoys homeschooling both of her children. A former college and competitive cheerleader and cheer coach, Kimi enjoys volunteering in her community with her family.  She loves lots of things about Florida, but her favorite is thing to do is visit Disney!

Ben Drummond and Family

Ben Drummond


Ben Drummond (with purple backpack in photo) is a hardcore Disney Geek, Nerd, Nut, or whatever you want to call it who loves all things Disney related. He also has a love for all things Marvel whether that is relating to the Marvel Comics or even the movies. He spends most of his time exploring the Walt Disney World Resort as an Annual Passholder who lives in Winter Garden, FL, collecting various Disney themed memorabilia/souvenirs, pin trading, and even is a full-time blog writer who writes about the latest Disney news and original content. He joined Magic Vacations to combine his passion and vast knowledge of all things Disney to make magic happen in hopes of making Dreams come true that create memories to last a lifetime. If you need THE Disney Expert, he is your guy! In fact, you can call him Walt Disney Jr.!

Laura Shigley and Family

Laura Shigley


Hi I’m Laura! I’m a wife to Justin. We have been married for 13 years and have 4 wonderful children, Leah (9) James (6) Jaxson (2) and Londyn (1) My love for Disney began when I was a little girl. Now that I have a family it’s amazing to see the magic and wonder in my children’s eyes when they experience all that Disney has to offer. If you are looking for a vacation full of laughter, magic, and memory making please contact me. I can help with any budget and of course there is NEVER a fee for my services! Let’s make that dream vacation into a reality!

Candice Marrin

Candice Marrin


Hi, I’m Candice! I work full time as a Speech-Language Pathologist in a school, but in my spare time I like to crochet, lift weights, and hang out with my cat. What I love most is traveling whenever I’m able to–I love exploring new places! I have visited the Orlando area theme parks, both Walt Disney World, and Universal Studios as a child and an  adult. I am a huge fan of Disney, as well as Marvel, Harry Potter, and Jurassic Park, so both places have made a wonderful impression on me. I am very excited to have the opportunity to help others experience the magic of the parks!

Christy Joubert

Christy Joubert


Born in Ohio, I live in Decatur, Georgia with my husband and two fur- babies, a golden retriever named Canto and a cat named Figaro. My husband Darren and I are lovers of all thing Disney. We go to Disney World in Orlando at least once a year but have also been to other Disney resorts around the world including Tokyo and Anaheim.

I have lived in and around the Atlanta area since 1987. I have been married since 2013 to my wonderful husband who is from South Africa and works as a dog groomer. I currently work in Emergency Medicine as a Physician Assistant for Kaiser Permanente.
Besides having a passion for travel, I also enjoy playing violin and love attending concerts and operas.

Hi! I’m Libby Fox, a native Idahoan and current Brooklynite. My love of Disney began back in the days before VHS, DVD and streaming, when my parents would take my siblings and I to the movie theater to see Disney classics that had been “released from the vault.” I’ve been hooked ever since!

Since moving to New York City in 2003, I have been fortunate enough to work in theaters all over the city and on Broadway (my other love), coordinating ticketing and travel for such shows as Billy Elliot, Mamma Mia, Legally Blonde and more. Helping people see live theater and experience the “greatest city in the world” is another passion of mine.

As the unofficial “cruise director” for my friends and family, I have spent much of my free time booking trips for those closest to me. I have planned dozens of trips for my loved ones to cities all over the world. Whether it’s to NYC, Disney, Universal or (to infinity and) beyond, I love helping people unlock the magic in their vacations and discover what’s waiting just around the river bend.

Anais Rodriguez

Anais Rodriguez


I was born in Miami into a Cuban family. In 2014, I graduated from Florida State University.  While in college, I joined the sisterhood of Theta Nu Xi Multicultural Sorority, Incorporated. Upon graduation, I moved to Las Vegas for a Hotel Management Program with MGM. In 2017 I decided to move back home to South Florida to be around my ever-growing family.

 I‘ve been involved with dance most of my life. I’m a huge football fan, I will forever cheer on my beloved Seminoles. And of course, I’m OBSESSED with Disney.

Jaime & Caroline Perz @ Hollywood Studios

Jaime & Caroline Perz


Hi! We’re Caroline and Jaime Perz, two sisters who share a love of  everything Disney! Over the past two years, we have both become Annual  Passholders, visited Disney World several times, took our first trip  to Disneyland and even got to experience Aulani. Every trip was as  magical as the one before. Disney World in particular holds a special  place in our hearts, as that really feels like home to us. We look  forward to each and every trip we take there. We are so excited to  join the Magic Vacations Planning Team and start planning magical  vacations for other friends and families!

Brad Rogers and family in front of Slink Dog Dash

Brad Rodgers


Hey Howdy Hey! My name is Brad Rodgers, and I currently reside in North Charleston, SC.  My incredible Disney family includes: my wife, Heather, two sons, Connor and Chase, and beloved dog, Reese.  During my free time, I enjoy spending time with family and friends, cheering on the Clemson Tigers, umpiring youth baseball and softball, and traveling (especially to Walt Disney World).

For as long as I can remember, I have been a fan of all things Disney, especially vacationing at Walt Disney World.  I have always enjoyed sharing my passion for Disney Destination vacations with everyone that I meet.  For many years I have not only planned my own family’s Disney Destination vacations; but also, I have helped to plan the Disney Destination vacations of many members of my extended family and friends.  So much so, that I was constantly being asked if I have ever considered becoming an authorized Disney vacation planner.  I am so excited to have joined the Magic Vacations team and embark upon this new adventure sharing my passion and knowledge of Disney Destination vacations with others.

As an educator of 20+ years, I have the heart of a teacher, and I am driven by helping others and providing outstanding “customer service.”  So, whether you’re taking your first trip to a Disney Destination or you’re a seasoned Disney fan like myself, please allow me the opportunity to add some “pixie dust” to your vacation plans by offering my personal attention to detail and commitment to service. Getting to know my clients and listening to their needs and desires, allows me to use my extensive knowledge and experiences to provide my guests with recommendations that exceed their expectations.

I look forward to the opportunity to help you experience the “magic” that only Disney can offer.

Have a Magical day!

Jessica Tatum with Pluto

Jessica Tatum


Hi! My name is Jessica Tatum, and I am from Memphis, Tennessee.

Growing up, I went on many Disney vacations with my family. My first trip was in 1996, at just four years old. This remarkable trip sparked my passion for everything Disney and there was no looking back. From the first time hearing “When you Wish Upon a Star,”  to seeing the fireworks light up the sky at Magic Kingdom, to being picked to shake the maracas at the Festival of the Lion King show, I knew I wanted to dedicate myself to the Magic of Disney. During the day, I work at a local animal hospital as a veterinary technician, and in my spare time, you can either find me working out at the gym or loving on my four fur-babies.  

Now, I want to put my love for planning Disney vacations into helping you and your family make magical memories at the Happiest Place on Earth! As your Magic Vacations Planner, I will go above and beyond to make sure your experience is nothing but unforgettable. Given my extensive past experiences at the parks, I can tell you that staying at a Walt Disney World Resort truly brings the magic to life. I have enjoyed vacations at the different level resorts including: Value, Moderate, Deluxe, and even Deluxe Villas! Beyond that, I have dined at practically all the delicious Disney restaurants including those in resorts and parks, Quick Service to Signature Dining, and everything in between. Whether you want a fast paced park hopping vacation, a laid back pool-side day, or an easy stroll through the parks, allow me to make your dreams come true and plan a Magical vacation you’ll be sure to never forget!

Jenelle Fotta

Jenelle Fotta


My name is Jenelle Fotta and I’m from Lake Como, Pennsylvania. I am a pastor’s wife and a stay at home mom to our sweet baby girl, Maisie! I love to cook, travel, and most importantly, plan! Planning and organization is very important in my every day life. I’ve always wanted to plan vacations, and I’m very excited for what’s to come!!

Hello Fellow Vacation Lovers!

My name is Ana Acosta and I simply love Disney..LOVE!!!

From as young as I can remember, Disney has always held a special place in my heart. Excitement, Adventure, Love, Warmth, Magic. Disney has it all! As Belle once said, “I want adventure in the great wide somewhere”. With me as your vacation planner, you are sure to experience adventure! Let me help you experience the joy that Disney has brought into my world and my family’s world.

Aundria Adame with Minnie

Aundria Adame


My Name is Aundria! I’m a Texas native who is OBSESSED with all things Disney (including Star Wars and Marvel). I was 2-years-old during first visit to Walt Disney World and even younger on my first trip to Disneyland! Since then I do anything I can to find my way back to the most magical place on Earth. Growing up my family was blessed enough to visit several times.

My love for this happy place only grew in 2012 when I became a member of the Disney College Program where I worked at Hollywood Studios passing out strollers, restocking cookware, and pin trading. During my off time I explored the parks, hotels, dined at amazing restaurants and ventured to Universal Studios to satisfy my love for Harry Potter.

Since my college program I’ve planned and visited Walt Disney World, Universal Studios, and Disneyland for large and small family vacations, girl trips, couple trips, and solo trips. Walt Disney once said “You can design and create, and build the most wonderful place in the world. But it takes people to make the dream a reality.” and I’m beyond thrilled to help share the magic again!

Skyler Britt and family in front of Cinderella's Castle

Skyler Britt


My name is Skyler Britt, and I have always been a Disney fan. I didn’t grow up taking trips to Disney when I was a kid. In fact, my first trip wasn’t until I was in middle school. We went for a cheerleading competition, and after that, I fell in love with Walt Disney World. We never went back as a kid, so when my husband and I got married that’s exactly where I wanted to go on our Honeymoon. I was hooked!!

So then comes along our little girl, and I wanted to be able to take her as much as possible, and we have made it a yearly vacation since she was 2 years old. I have become known as the Disney person for people in my small town. I have people all the time asking about what to do, so I decided why not become an agent and do what I love on the side of my full-time job, a captioner for the deaf and hard of hearing and court reporter.

I would love to help plan your trip and bring as much magic to your trip as we have had on ours.

Megan Burke and her husband in front of Cinderella's Castle

Megan Burke



My name is Megan Burke. I have loved Disney my whole life. My parents planned trips for us growing up and I still cherish those memories today. My friends and family know me as a Disney fanatic. Disney creates a magical experience like no other. The perks, adventures, dining, activities, rides, and experiences are what sets Disney apart. I want to help people make their vacation as magical as possible. I want to help create memories for a lifetime.

Kelly Wiseman, her fiance, and Mickey Mouse

Kelly Wiseman



My name is Kelly Wiseman. I am a self-proclaimed Disney expert. I’ve always been a fan of learning, but Disney has always been my favorite subject. I can’t talk about it for too long without getting too excited or welling up with tears. I have a lot of emotional attachment to Walt Disney World. It’s where my family spent most of our vacations, it’s where my Fiancé met my family for the first time, and it’s where we’re going on our honeymoon!

I love to travel and have had the chance to go all over the world. But, I will never find a place more special to me, or that fills me with so much overwhelming joy as Walt Disney World. One of the things I love the most is helping other people discover the magic of Disney. I’m so excited to be able to share my tips and tricks as well as help create some unforgettable memories for families of all shapes and sizes! Let the Magic begin!