Founder/Agent email@example.com Location: Cranberry Twp, PA
Jenn has been a lifelong Disney fan. 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, and the agency quickly became a top-rated one in the area.
Jenn has a passion for all travel, and in addition to expertly planning Disney vacations, she has extensive experience planning for Hawaii, Europe, All-Inclusive destinations, and cruise vacations. Jenn has the designation of being a Hawaii Travel Specialist in addition to her Certified Sandals and AM Resorts Master agents status.
Having attended Cruise World’s STAR program two years running, Jenn attended the elite GTM (Global Travel Marketplace) conference in 2019. Her commitment to continuing education in the travel industry ensures that your trip is in good hands.
She would love to bring her knowledge and expertise to your family's magical vacation!
Bucket List Travel Destination: Bora Bora or a Seine River Cruise
Favorite Airline Snack: Chex Mix
Favorite Book or Movie: Mary Poppins (the Julie Andrew Version) and any Agatha Christie novel!
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. Eric’s passion for all things Disney is clear. His desire is that all families vacationing with Disney enjoy that “Magical” experience.
Bucket List Destination: Castles all over the world!
Favorite Airline Snack: Protein Bar
Favorite Book or Movie: Beauty and The Beast
email@example.com Location: Chester, WV
"Take the trip! That's the first piece of concierge advisory I will give you." Jodi takes the time to get to know every single one of her clients so she can orchestrate their own unique vacation. Whether she is booking a tropical getaway, a European River Cruise or a theme park vacation...her clients' wish list is her guide map.
Bucket List Destination: Austria and Norway
Favorite Airline Snack: gummy bears
Favorite Book or Movie: The Sound of Music
firstname.lastname@example.org Location: Trenton, NJ
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-five return trips, and almost always has a return trip planned 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. They also just sailed the Northern Europe Itinerary through Denmark and Norway on the Disney Magic with a 2021 cruise with Disney on the horizon.
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. Katrina has extensive experience planning special needs travel and works closely with specialized providers. She can help assist with any type of special travel need.
Katrina is ready to help you plan your next Magical Vacation, wherever that might be!
Bucket List Travel Destination: Tahiti and Sweden
Favorite Airline Snack : the one that's Gluten Free
Favorite Book or Movie: The Princess Bride (Movie), The Cat's Eye by Margaret Atwood (Book)
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. Patti also has extensive experience planning cruises and all-inclusive resorts!
She is happy to help plan your next magical vacation, wherever you decide to travel!
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. Whether it's a Disney Vacation, a cruise, or an All-Inclusive resort, she will customize your trip based on your family's needs. The only thing you need to do is enjoy your time making incredible memories.
Bucket List Destination: Greece & Germany.
Favorite Airline Snack: My pillow, since I can't remember the last time I was awake for the snacks!
Favorite Book or Movie: Drop Dead Fred, and anything with Bruce Campbell or Olivia Newton-John!
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.
Bucket List Destination: Machu Picchu Favorite Airline Snack: M&Ms Favorite Book or Movie: Mariana by Susanna Kearsley and This Tender Land by William Kent Krueger
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 and her husband's pleasure to take their daughters 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 is watching her kids enjoy different attractions and characters through each age and stage of 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!
Bucket List Destination: European river cruise
Favorite Airline Snack: Lorna Doone cookies from Southwest
Favorite Book or Movie: A Christmas Story and Toy Story 2
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.
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 helps others build their own amazing vacation 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.
Bucket List Destination: Fiji
Favorite Airline Snack: I like almonds or peanuts on a plane
Favorite Book or Movie: GI Jane
firstname.lastname@example.org Location: Portsmouth, NH
Kyla is a travel-holic loving life on the seacoast of New Hampshire.
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, Ecuador, Costa Rica, Europe (Spain, Italy, England), many islands in the Caribbean & Canada, and Disney has always held a special place in her heart.
Now married with 2 young daughters, Kyla & her husband, Frank, have already introduced their littles to Walt Disney World® Resort, Disney Cruises, all inclusive resorts in Mexico and Jamaica and so much more!
Kyla is now very excited to help other families plan their own magical Disney Destination vacations in addition to all inclusive getaways!
Bucket List Destination: Over water bungalows in Bora Bora
Favorite Airline Snack: Mojito Buzzball on Spirit flights, any snack box on JetBlue, or the purple chips.
Favorite Book or Movie: Goodfellas
Location: Fair Haven, NJ
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!
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.
Lindsay has extensive experience planning Walt Disney World Vacation. She 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. 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!
Bucket List Destination: Hawaii
Favorite Airline Snack: M&M's (peanut butter)
Favorite Book or Movie: Cinderella
firstname.lastname@example.org Location: Baden, PA
Beauty is in the eye of the traveler.
Kimm & her family love to travel. If you can't find her in Pittsburgh, she might be at her family owned cottage in Ontario, Canada or at their condominium on the Halifax River in Daytona Beach, FL. They have vacationed in Europe, Canada, Mexico, and the Caribbean and all over the USA multiple times. There isn’t anywhere she wouldn’t visit at least once!
Kimm has a special place in her heart for retired adults and loves planning trips for them. She's always ready to plan a cruise, motor coach tour, train trip or all-inclusive resort vacation for them as well as couples, families, and solo travelers. She works hard to meet every detail of her client’s dream vacation!
Bucket List Destination: Antarctica
Favorite Airline Snack: popcorn
Favorite Book or Movie: The Bible and The Sound of Music
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!
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
Sarah takes pride in planning amazing vacations for her clients! Her clients appreciate her detailed work ethic and personal passion for travel. Sarah specializes multi-generational travel, destination weddings, adult only vacations, and honeymoons all over the world. Sarah holds many specialist certificates and has been to numerous All-Inclusive Resorts and can help with your ‘fun in the sun’ trips as well as European adventures. Sarah also runs the largest Facebook group for Walt Disney's Fort Wilderness Campground. Her family of 5 loves camping at the Fort!
Sarah can't wait to help you plan your next adventure!
Bucket List Destination: Southern Islands of Vietnam
Favorite Airline Snack: Sparkling wine and my home made trail mix
Favorite Book or Movie: Any movie placed between 1870 and 1930 and of course all the Jason Bourne movies! I love any good romance novel.
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.
email@example.com Location: Orlando, Fl
Emily lives in Ellenton, Florida with her two 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. She has traveled to Walt Disney World at every stage of her life, including pregnancy! She has extensive knowledge in planning trips with small children. Having sailed on many ships, Emily is also a trained expert on cruising. She loves cruising because it’s such an easy way to see multiple destinations! In addition Emily is well versed in booking all-inclusive vacations to Mexico and the Caribbean!
Bucket List Travel Destination: A big family vacation to Aulani!
Favorite Airline Snack: Cheese tray, white wine, chocolate sea salt kind bar, coffee
Favorite Book or Movie: Eat, Pray, Love and Pride and Prejudice
firstname.lastname@example.org 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 each time! Yael loves to partner with families of all sizes to make sure they are experiencing the perfect vacation designed just for them, whether at a Disney Park, Universal Studios, or at a beautiful All Inclusive Resort.
Bucket List Destination: Australia or Africa
Favorite Airline Snack: Gummy Worms
Favorite Movie or Book: The Emperor’s New Groove
email@example.com Location: Butler, PA
Certifications: Aussie Specialist / CIE Tours Shamrock / CIE Tours British Collection / CoDK, Hawai'i Destination Specialist / Hawai'i Island Specialist / Kaua'i Specialist, Maui Nui Specialist / O'ahu Specialist, NCL Master's Degree / 100% Pure New Zealand Gold Specialist / Royal Caribbean Bachelor of Adventure / Universal Orlando Specialist
From Walt Disney World to New Zealand, Katie loves to travel and experience new places with her husband.
She has always enjoyed planning her own trips both in and out of the country 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
Bucket List Destination: Egypt
Airplane Snack: Combos
Book: The Lord of the Rings
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 who know her. 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 takes pride in planning the perfect vacation to meet the unique needs of each family she works with!
Irene lives in beautiful Colorado with her husband and is the mother to an outgoing and adventurous little boy! In her free time, Irene loves to edit videos for her family’s YouTube channel (The Wonderful World of Walter). She is constantly planning their next great family adventure and can’t wait to help you plan yours!
Bucket List Destination: Castelcivita, Italy to visit the homeland of my great, great grandparents!
Favorite Airline Snack: Fritos and Diet Coke
Favorite Movie or Book: Harry Potter
firstname.lastname@example.org Location: Baden, PA
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!
Bucket List Travel Destination: Italy
Favorite Airline Snack: Pretzels
Favorite Book or Movie: any Hallmark Christmas movie
email@example.com Location: Indiana
Traveling is a big part of Ashlee’s life and always has been. Since she was a little girl she has always taken annual vacations, and as an adult that tradition has stayed the same. Ashlee loves all things Disney, and always finds the time to travel with Disney vacations to keep up on the latest news and updates. She even spent her honeymoon at Walt Disney World. Ashlee has a true passion for planning vacations and would love to be a part of your next trip, allowing you to relax and enjoy all aspects of your vacation while she makes sure every detail is perfect!
Agent firstname.lastname@example.org Location: Rome, New York
The thrill of the final drop of Splash Mountain at Magic Kingdom or the flight over the world’s majestic wonders on Soarin’ at Epcot never gets old for Sara. From childhood, she has loved the magic and splendor Disney World offers its guests. Now, a mother of two and a wife of a devoted Disney husband, she creates family memories through the Disney experience. Whether a short couples’ getaway, a week-long excursion, or a multi-generational trip, Sara considers the needs and interests of her family as she plans the days, parks, meals, and rides. Sara will take the same time and thoughtfulness when planning your vacation. Sara knows and understands the sacrifice it takes to budget and plan a vacation, and she will help alleviate the stress and answer any of your questions honestly and thoroughly.
While Sara currently specializes in Walt Disney World® travel, she also offers planning for other Disney Destinations, Universal Studios, cruises, all-inclusive resorts, and more!
Agent email@example.com Location: Chester County, PA
Travel has always been a significant part of Erin’s life. As a child, she frequently went to Disney World as well as to many other destinations both inside and outside the United States. The magic of Disney always stayed with Erin as she continued to visit and see it in a different light as a young adult. After becoming a parent, sharing her love of Disney and seeing it through her children’s eyes has made it even more magical. In addition to Disney, Erin, her husband Kevin and their daughters Hannah and Shayna love to cruise as well as explore various Islands. One of their ultimate favorite destinations is Disney’s Vero Beach Resort in Florida. When they are not flying or cruising somewhere, they can be found exploring in their camper (most often at Knoebels) or relaxing down the Shore.
Erin loves to share her passion for traveling with her clients. Erin can help you plan Disney Destinations, Cruises, All-Inclusive vacations and more! There’s nothing better than making a clients’ Dream Vacation come true!!
Bucket List Destination: Tie between Fiji and an Alaskan cruise.
Favorite Airline Snack: My Mom’s Lemon Poppyseed Muffins. She bakes them for us to take whenever we fly.
Favorite Movie or Book: Steel Magnolias and my favorite books are anything true crime.
Alexa was born and raised in Pittsburgh, PA and currently lives in McCandless (just north of Pittsburgh) with her husband and young daughter. Her love all of all things Disney began at age 4 when her parents decided to take a last minute trip to Walt Disney World after visiting her grandparents in Ft. Lauderdale. A castle view room at the Contemporary Resort back in 1980 was where it all started! Since that time, Alexa and her family have been frequent travelers to Walt Disney World (with the holiday season being their favorite time to visit) and have sailed on Disney Cruise Line. She has also traveled to Beaches Turks & Caicos, Hawaii, Mexico, Atlantis in the Bahamas and other Caribbean islands. She has escorted high school and dance groups to Walt Disney World, Universal Orlando, Disneyland and New York City. Alexa knows how important and exciting the vacation planning process is! She is thankful for her clients to let her be a part of it!
Bucket List Destination: European River Cruise
Favorite Airline Snack: Salted Peanuts
Favorite Movie or Book: Gone with the Wind
firstname.lastname@example.org Location: Alabama
Inspired by her love of travel, planning, and all things Disney, Meredith uses her knowledge and experience to help create dream trips full of fun, magic, and memories.
A Disney Destination specialist, Meredith loves to sprinkle the pixie dust on all her clients. From the Disney Parks, to Adventures by Disney and the Disney Cruise Line, she can create planning magic for your next Disney-scape.
Looking for more than Mickey? Meredith also specializes in European and Middle Eastern Getaways! Whether it’s exploring the shores of the Emerald Isle, wine-tasting in Tuscany, or discovering the ancient sites in Jerusalem, she can help you discover a whole new world of vacation possibilities.
Bucket List Destination: Egypt and Italy
Favorite Airline Snack: Trail Mix
Favorite Book or Movie: The Princess Bride and Pride and Prejudice