Founder/Agent firstname.lastname@example.org Location: Cranberry Twp, PA
Jenn has been a lifelong Disney fan. Her passion for the Mouse has only increased, and she visits the parks 5-6 times per year. Just like Walt Disney, she believes, "If you can dream it, you can do it!" This dream led to the founding of Upon A Star Travel and Concierge in 2014.
Jenn has a passion for travel, and in addition to the Disney product, she regularly checks out cruises and All Inclusives. Her favorite recent trip was her Adventures by Disney trip to Italy.
She would love to bring her knowledge and expertise to your family's magical vacation!
Partner/Agent email@example.com Location: Baden, PA
"Traveling leaves you speechless then turns you into a storyteller"
That is exactly how Lori feels about travel! Lori has been making travel memories and telling travel stories since she was young. She has taken multiple trips with her family and loves that they can make memories together at Walt Disney World® Resort. Lori always loved planning her trips to Disney, and she soon started helping her friends plan by giving them her favorite tips and tricks for perfect Disney days.
Lori's specializes in family and group travel. She is very experienced with All-Inclusive resort vacations and holds Master Agent status with many resorts. Lori currently does 2 -3 very popular hosted group trips to all-inclusive resorts every year. Lori is a certified Sandals Specialist, Hawaii Specialist, New Orleans Specialist, Certified Universal Studios Specialist and has participated as a STAR for 2 years in a row (Select Travel Advisor Recognition) specifically for her work planning cruises by Travel Weekly. Her favorite trip is "Anywhere that includes her husband and 4 kids!"
Let Lori help you create lifetime memories and be a travel storyteller!
Agent firstname.lastname@example.org Location: Mars, PA
It all started for Eric in 2008 when he reluctantly took his wife and two young children to Walt Disney World® Resort. What he did not expect was just how “Magical” the experience would be. That first Disney vacation instantly became a family favorite. They were hooked!
Since then Eric has visited Disney World numerous times, each time exploring new resorts, restaurants, and experiences. Before long, family and friends were calling him for tips and advice. ric’s passion for all things Disney is clear. His desire is that all families vacationing with Disney enjoy that “Magical” experience.
Jodi lives in Chester, West Virginia with her husband and 3 children. Her love for "all things Disney" stems from annual Walt Disney World® Resort vacations with her family beginning in 1980. This is a tradition that continues, deeply rooted in Disney knowledge and expertise. Her true passion is ensuring your Disney Destination vacation is beyond your expectations! Magic abounds at her fingertips with every detail...all orchestrated just for you.
Agent email@example.com Location: Pittsburgh, PA (Mt. Lebanon)
Carrie considers herself a Geek. She has many adjectives she can put in front of that…Star Wars, Doctor Who, and Band are just a few, but Disney is her favorite. By definition a geek is “a person who has excessive enthusiasm for and expertise about a specialized subject or activity” and Carrie feels that geeks learn everything they can in their fandom. Her first trip to the Walt Disney World® Resort was at the age of 3 and her family took her several more times before she was eighteen. Since her Disney honeymoon she now goes on a Disney Cruise Line or Walt Disney World® Resort vacation with her family every year. Carrie has been helping friends and family plan Disney trips and cruises for years and is very excited to be able to help other families make magical memories.
Katrina is a life-long Disney Fanatic! She has been traveling to the Walt Disney World® Resort since she was in a stroller, back when it was just the Magic Kingdom® Park. She has made almost twenty return trips, and currently has several trips booked in her future. Katrina has also had two visits to Disneyland® Resort and Disney California Adventure® Park. In June 2014, Katrina and her husband won a Facebook Contest (yes, people really do win “those things”) and went on an all-expense paid Adventures By Disney® Norway Tour, which was inspired by the movie "Frozen"! An Adventures by Disney® tour truly is a life-changing experience, so make sure to ask Katrina about all of the Adventures by Disney® touring options. She and her husband are already discussing their next Adventure choices.
Katrina simply enjoys traveling. She has been to most all of the fifty States, toured through over ten countries in Europe, and has been on three Caribbean cruises. In addition to all of that, she just completed a River Seine cruise in France. Her love of travel is fueled from her childhood, since her mom worked for an airline and therefore her family could fly for free.
Her parents made sure the family saw the country, but Katrina’s “home” is the Walt Disney World® Resort! This passion for learning about new places also carried over into college where she obtained a BS and then an MS in Geography. Katrina can help point you in right direction for sure!
Lastly, Katrina has fibromyalgia, migraines and a bad ankle. This is not something she tells you in order for you to feel sorry for her. As a matter of fact, these facts simply let you know that she knows what it is like to travel with a disability. She has toured the parks on a scooter/ECV. Her father toured in a wheelchair and always needed accessible rooms, so she understands questions about bathroom layouts and why a commode height matters. She is happy to help you work through any special needs you might have. Katrina is ready to help you plan your next Magical Vacation, wherever that might be!
Agent firstname.lastname@example.org Location: Pittsburgh, PA
Patti is pretty sure that she was born with a love of all things Disney. Her first trip to Walt Disney World® Resort was in November of 1996 during the 25th anniversary, when Cinderella Castle was decorated like a birthday cake. There was a long hiatus between her first trip and subsequent trips, but in 2009 she returned to Walt Disney World when her then boyfriend proposed to her during dinner at Cinderella Castle. Patti has since returned several times to Walt Disney World® Resort and has planned magical vacations for family and friends. She is happy to help plan your next magical vacation, wherever you decide to travel.
Agent email@example.com Location: New Hampshire
Disney has been a part of Aurora's life since she was a little girl, but her first trip to Disney was as an adult. Since then, she has logged over 30 trips! She has been planning Disney trips for friends and family ever since. Disney is a huge part of Aurora's life. Sharing the magic with others is something she cherishes. She looks forward to bringing her passion for all things Disney to as many people as she can.
Agent firstname.lastname@example.org Location: Pittsburgh, PA
There is magic to be found all over our world, and Michelle loves to explore and discover it in new, unexpected places. Michelle is so fortunate to have grown up in a family that cultivated her love of travel. From her first trip to Ocean City, to a childhood and adolescence spent visiting Disney World and Myrtle Beach, to road trips to places like the Grand Canyon, her family prepared her for the adventure of living in Spain and traveling around Europe as an adult. Now resettled in Pittsburgh, Michelle is excited to share her love of travel as a member of the Upon A Star team.
Specializing in travel to Europe, Myrtle Beach, and, of course, Disney, Michelle can’t wait to help you make your vacation dreams a reality. Highly experienced in leading and participating in group travel, she also specializes in working with groups of all sizes and affiliations who are traveling to any destination.
Agent email@example.com Location: Pittsburgh, PA (North Hills area)
Amber has always loved all things Disney for as long as she can remember! Growing up, she used to see the Walt Disney World commercials on TV and always assumed it was out of her reach…..Amber never dreamed she would actually get to go to such a magical place. She went to Disney World for the first time as an adult and has been hooked ever since. It is now Amber’s pleasure to take her daughter to experience that same magic and to help others plan their trips. She is passionate about helping others to maximize their vacation time and budget. She loves to travel to Disney during special events and holiday seasons. Amber believes part of the magic of Walt Disney World is that you can go back again and again and experience new and exciting things. One of the joys of seeing her daughter grow up with Disney is that she has enjoyed traveling with her and experiencing different magical experiences at each age and stage of her life. Although Disney is her first love, Amber’s family loves to travel together. She has planned and enjoyed numerous trips to a variety of destinations, and she would love to help you and your loved ones create memories that will last a lifetime!
Agent firstname.lastname@example.org Location: Pittsburgh, PA (South Hills)
Tracey has always had an obsession for travel and a love for seeing new places. Prior to having a family she ventured with friends to numerous All-Inclusive Islands resorts and many cruises.
Since her Island destination wedding, her Disney side has taken over. She and her Husband have enjoyed the Disney Nightlife, Fine Dining, and a little Pin Trading (maybe a lot). Once her little ones were big enough to travel, she began to appreciate all the Magic Disney has to offer with Disney vacations multiple times a year. Be it Star Wars Weekends, a Disney Cruise, or returning to Disney with her family, she always looks forward to her next Disney vacation and being “Welcomed Home!”
After years of advising and planning for family & friends, she now wants to help others build their own Disney Memories. Whether it’s a romantic getaway for two or family fun with little ones, she can’t wait to help you make your vacations to remember.
Valerie Robbins is a true blue Disney fan. Her first visit to Walt Disney World was in 1983! Since then she has been too many times to count! She and her husband and 2 kids live in Raleigh, NC. She fell in love with the magic of Disney at the age of 3 and has never lost hold. She loves spreading her love of Disney! Valerie has experience planning Walt Disney World vacations for large groups as well as families!!
Kyla is a total Disney nerd loving life in Greenland, NH. She has loved Disney since her 1st trip to Florida at 5 years old. Over the years, Kyla & her family have traveled to all 50 states, Mexico, Spain, the Caribbean & Canada, but Disney always held a special place in her heart.
Now married with a 3 year old princess of her own, Kyla & her husband, Frank have already introduced their little Belle to Walt Disney World® Resort twice!
Kyla is now very excited to help other families plan their own magical Disney Destination vacations!
A self-admitted Travel Channel junkie, Kelly loves to experience the World. From Cape Cod to California down to Costa Rica, Kelly has traveled it all. With family on the West Coast, she grew up spending her summers in the California sun and keeping cool in Lake Tahoe. Hailing from a small town south of Boston, she enjoyed weekend trips to the Cape. Winter arrived and it was time to go skiing in Vail, CO.
However, her love for Disney was awakened when planning her own trip for her family. Wanting the full Disney experience down to the Dole Whip, Kelly soon realized this travel planning love is her passion!
Her ear is down to the ground for the latest cruise sailings, relaxing resorts, or action packed trips to make sure whatever her client is looking for, they get.
The quest for adventure and exploring new places is the spark that keeps Kelly seeking new destinations. Her motto is, when one vacation is over, it's time to plan a new one!
Agent email@example.com Location: Pittsburgh, PA
"First, think. Second, believe. Third, dare." - Walt Disney
Lindsay's love of travel started at a young age with her family who believed that the most magical memories came from experiences, not things.
As a mother of two elementary age children, Lindsay continues to live out this belief with her husband in Ohio Township, Pennsylvania.
She frequently travels to Walt Disney World® Resort. In fact, last year, she spent 10% of the year there - 36 days! Her favorite part is that every trip is different. Lindsay has stayed at deluxe, moderate and value resorts and can speak from experience on all levels of the dining plan, club level benefits, annual passes, special ticketed events, and all of the extras that Disney has to offer. She has planned trips for couples to extended families of 18.
In addition to Walt Disney World® Resort, Lindsay and her family continue to travel to many other wonderful destinations ranging from the Grand Canyon to Cancun, Mexico. Her most recent reservation includes Disney Cruise Line.
As a teacher by day, Lindsay is very organized, energetic and eager to help plan as little or as much as you would need to have a magical vacation! Lindsay is not your ordinary trip planner, this is truly a passion of hers, as you will experience when you book a trip with her!
Agent firstname.lastname@example.org Location: Baden, PA
Kimm & her family love to travel! Her first exotic trip away was when her husband took her to the Cayman Islands for her 40th birthday and it's been an adventure ever since! Her family has been to Europe, Canada, Mexico, and the Caribbean. She loves to Cruise and take road trips across the country to visit family, friends and take in beautiful sites. If you can't find her in Pittsburgh, she might be at her family owned cottage in Ontario,Canada or at their condominium in Daytona Beach, FL. Travel is in her blood!
After raising six kids, along side her husband of 35 years, she decided it was time to serve the active adult 55 and over community. It's her passion to help those who are excited about fulfilling their Bucket List dreams! Planning trips for individuals, couples, families and groups on cruises, trains, & at all inclusive resorts, are her goals.
Kimm will give you her all to plan your next adventure or expedition. So buckle up and let's go!!
Agent email@example.com Location: Canonsburg, PA
Heather will tell you that the MAGIC of Disney was instilled in her as a small child. She grew up believing that no dream was to big to achieve. Her biggest dream came true in October, 2015 when she adopted her daughter in China. The second she got home, she immediately started planning her daughter’s first trip to Walt Disney World Resort!
Heather has been to Walt Disney World more times than she can count. She’s also been to Disneyland and Hawaii. She loves to travel and learn new cultures but her heart and her true “HOME” is in Walt Disney World.
Heather's love for planning and travel led her here to us at Upon A Star Travel. She believes that her love and passion for all things Disney gives her the edge to make your Magical vacation Pixie Perfect!
firstname.lastname@example.org Location: St. Augustine, FL
I feel that I was born with a little extra Pixie Dust inside of me… There is something special about having that “Disney Magic” with you your whole life that makes you want to share it with everyone around you. A quote by one of my most favorite people is something I like to keep in mind,
“Do what you do so well that they will want to see it again and bring their friends.” ~Walt Disney
I take pride in being a Magical Family Vacation Planner. My clients appreciate my detailed work ethic and personal passion for travel. I specialize in not only those amazing family Magic Your Way trips, but multi-family reunions, destination weddings, adult only, and honeymoons all over the world. I hold many specialist certificates and have been personally trained in many All-Inclusive Resort choices for your ‘fun in the sun’ trips as well as European adventures.
I have experience with all family diversities including families with small children, disabilities and the young at heart. I am a wife to a wonderful Disney-loving husband and 3 extraordinary children who, I believe, feel the same way I do about the most important values and traditions Walt Disney was gifting to us all.
It will feel amazing to be able to work with someone who is helping you create the perfect trip, taking all the stress of searching and organizing, so that you can have fun preparing for your next Grand Adventure.
“When you wish Upon A Star, makes no difference who you are, anything your heart desires will come to you”
Christine comes to Upon A Star Travel right from the Heart of Walt Disney World! She has lived in Orlando for over 30 years and has grown up with Disney as her backyard! Her father has been an Imagineer since she was little which sparked her Disney fascination and knowledge.
Christine has had a long career at Walt Disney World in a variety of Roles, but her most famous was being a Mouseketeer! She has spent multiple years in the Magic Kingdom booking travel for clients not only their Disney trips, but worldwide vacations as well. Her current travel experience stems from the last 10 years as a Disney agent and supervisor for Disney dining, Disney Resort Reservations, Disney Senses Spa, Disney Golf & Recreation, as well as Disney Vacation Club Member Services.
Christine is a wife and mother of 4 children in a variety of age groups which helps her specialize in all aspects of teen, tween, toddler and infant family vacations. She has a strong passion for Walt Disney World travel planning with Accessibility needs in mind. As a mother of two Autistic children, she can help guide families through the process of selecting the appropriate resort location, transportation, accessibility access and in depth questions you might have when planning.
Agent email@example.com Location: Wexford, PA
Sarah lives in Cranberry Twp, PA with her husband and young son. As a military spouse, she has been able to travel extensively from places like Disney all the way to Europe. Her passion for Disney started at a young age and has grown over the years as she has been able to experience the Magic of Disney through her son’s eyes. She has a great understanding of the many benefits and opportunities that military families can take advantage of throughout the multitude of Disney Destinations. Sarah looks forward to planning your Magical vacation and ensuring your wishes and dreams come to life.
Emily grew up in northern West Virginia and moved to Florida when she was 18 years old. A big reason for that move was to be closer to Walt Disney World! Emily lives in Ellenton, Florida with her husband and three little girls. Emily has traveled to many places including, England, Spain, France, Bahamas, St. Thomas, St. Marten, Mexico, India, Puerto Rico, and many exciting places around the USA. Even though she has an ever-growing bucket list of places to visit, by far her favorite is always any of the Walt Disney properties.
Emily was bit by the Disney bug at age 3 on her very first visit to Magic Kingdom. One of her earliest life memories was hearing the pianist at "Casey's" play "The Entertainer" on Main Street while eating lunch. As she grew up and continued to visit the parks and resorts, she was mesmerized at the complete sensory immersion and level of quality that can only be experienced on a Walt Disney vacation. She has traveled to Walt Disney World at every stage of her life, including pregnancy! She and her family take anywhere from 4-5 trips per year and are annual passholders. Whether it's a couples getaway to enjoy eating and drinking around the world at Epcot or you're taking a family trip with little ones to meet Mickey for the first time, Emily can make your very own unique and magical Disney dream come true with a little faith, trust, and pixie dust!
Jill’s love of travel really surfaced for the first time when her husband & stepkids took her to Walt Disney World for the first time when she was 25. Watching the kids’ excitement over “showing her the ropes” around Disney made her promise herself and them that they would vacation at least once a year every year!
And 30 years later, they have done just that, though not always Disney World and now it’s along with her two grandchildren as well. Jill is certified in many different destinations, including Disney, Aruba, and all-inclusives in Jamaica, Cancun, St. Lucia & St. Kitts/Nevis and other Caribbean islands. After a 3-week trip to Italy for her 40th birthday, she fell in love not only with the history and culture of the country, but its people as well. From the Amalfi Coast to Sicily to Venice and the Emilia Romagna region, she loves helping others plan a memorable trip to this beautiful country, and especially those out of the ordinary experiences.
Jill also has knowledge of the various ocean cruiselines, as well as river cruising and is an AMA Waterways Specialist. She is also a Certified Autism Travel Expert through the IBBCES and specifically Sandals & Beaches all-inclusive resorts.
Let Jill’s love of travel and knowledge help you plan your next unforgettable vacation memory!
Location: Pittsburgh, PA
Yael has been a frequent Walt Disney World visitor for longer than she can actually remember. Her first experience at the age of 3 has led the way to a life long love of Disney. Yael shares her love of Disney with her husband and is actively passing it on to her two daughters. Annual Disney family vacations are a must, with new experiences and as many pictures as possible each time! Yael would love to help you plan your picture perfect Walt Disney World vacation today!