Founder/Agent email@example.com 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 firstname.lastname@example.org Location: Baden, PA
"Traveling leaves you speechless then turns you into a storyteller"
Travel is a passion for Lori. She loves experiencing new places and meeting new people. Lori has extensive experience with All-Inclusive resorts in the Caribbean. She holds Master Status with Am Resorts, Nickelodeon Resort Specialist and Gourmet Inclusive Resort Specialists with Karisma Resorts as well as a Sandals Certified Specialist. Lori hosts several group trips annually to Mexico and the Caribbean.
Lori also has extensive experience planning trips all over Europe, but hold several certificates for experts status for Ireland, Scotland, and Greece.
Lori has participated twice as a STAR (Select Travel Advisor Recognition) for Travel Weekly’s Cruise World. She is also a delegate for the Family Travel Advisory Forum. This year Lori was chosen to attend GTM-Global Travel Marketplace. GTM is a elite conference for top-producing travel advisors in North America.
Lori’s favorite trip is: “Anywhere her husband and 4 kids are”
Let Lori help you create lifetime memories and be a travel storyteller!
Agent email@example.com 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. Eric’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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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 email@example.com 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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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 email@example.com 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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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 email@example.com 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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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 email@example.com Location: Baden, PA
Kimm & her family love to travel. Her first exotic trip 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 multiple times. She loves to be on the water or close to it! 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.
It's Kimm's desire to help those who are excited about fulfilling their Bucket List dreams. She can help plan memorable and amazing vacations for individuals, couples, senior adults, families and groups. She's ready to plan your cruise, motor coach tour, train trip or all-inclusive resort vacation.
Let's Explore, Dream & Discover the world around us!
Agent firstname.lastname@example.org 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!
email@example.com 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”
Agent firstname.lastname@example.org 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!
From Walt Disney World to New Zealand, Katie loves to travel and experience new places with her husband.
Katie has been a lifelong Disney fan and has taken countless trips, including her honeymoon, to Walt Disney World. She is always ready to go back and try different restaurants, events, and tours.
Nothing is quite the same as experiencing a new country and culture through travel. Whether it’s finally seeing the Eiffel Tower, listening to live street music, visiting the countryside, or sharing a meal with locals, there is always something unique happening. Katie has been fortunate to travel and make friends in Europe, Australia, and New Zealand, and she has many more countries to visit in the future.
She has always enjoyed planning her trips with her husband and is happy to assist others on their adventures. Let her help you get out there and explore the world!
“Have been unavoidably detained by the world. Expect us when you see us.” -Neil Gaiman,Stardust
Two things I love are traveling and event planning, so there’s nothing better than being a travel agent.
My first vacation memory is Donald Ducks birthday party at Disneyland when I was 5. After that first Disney trip, I visited Walt Disney World at least once a year with my parents. Once I got older, we began cruising. My first cruise was a 3 day on the Carnival Fantasy to the Bahamas. Being a teenager on a cruise was the best vacation. I got to enjoy family time along with meeting new friends in the teen clubs and enjoying all the activities they offered. I have been on multiple cruise ships, cruise lines and visited many ports. I am also a member of the Cruise Line International Association and have earned my Accredited Cruise Counselor (ACC) degree.
As an adult, I have experienced many All-Inclusive Vacations. Traveling with my spouse to an island and staying in a hotel on the beach, having all your food, beverages and multiple activities included was our favorite vacation. Now that we have a family of our own, we enjoy traveling to Disney, cruising and beach vacation with our children and making memories for them to share.
I would love to help you plan your next vacation and have a hand in creating some amazing memories for your family!
Agent email@example.com Location: Phoenix, AZ
Once upon a time a five year old girl visited Disneyland for the first time. She left a week later knowing she'd be back many times as this was her most favorite place in the world. Fast forward 25 years, Disneyland is still Jessica's favorite place! Her love for the creativity and imagination Walt built is where it all begins. Aside from spending quality time with her family, her favorites include eating at Ariel's Grotto and riding rides at California Adventure. Jessica truly is a die-hard Disney fan and LOVES to plan magical getaways. Her hope would be to create a magical and memorable getaway for your family to remember forever!
Agent Irene@uponastartravel.com Location: Ft. Collins, Colorado
Irene has been a Disney fanatic for as long as she can remember! It was her childhood dream to visit Walt Disney World and her wish finally came true when she was 11 years old! She has been to the Disney parks now more times than she can count! Irene holds a bachelor's degree in Restaurant and Resort Management and loves the field of hospitality! She always knows the latest Disney news and is known as the resident Disney expert to all her friends, family, co-workers and neighbors. She loves to plan vacations and researching every little detail is her passion. Irene and her husband have a lot of different food allergies and seeking out new dining options that cater to dietary needs while traveling has become a passion project! Irene loves to get to know new people and takes pride in planning the perfect vacation to meet the unique needs of each family she works with!
In her free time , Irene loves to read, run, practice yoga and write for her family blog. If you are thinking of tackling a Run Disney race, Irene has all the tips you need for a successful race day!
Irene lives in beautiful Colorado with her husband and is the mother to an outgoing and adventurous little boy! She is constantly planning their next great family adventure and can’t wait to help you plan yours!