• Allison Ruecksties

    Personal Vacation Advisor

    There is nothing like hearing the words Welcome Home. I get goose bumps every time. I have been to Walt Disney World 20+ times, it feels like the first time visiting every time. I am a Disney Vacation club owner at Bay lake tower ,and have also stayed at multiple Disney resorts, and used all meal plans. I have sailed on the Disney Dream and the Disney Wonder. My love for Disney started with my Mom . My mom was a Disney fanatic and turned me into one as well.

    I have two young daughters who also share in my love for Disney. Sharing my Disney experience by booking vacations is my way of sharing my Disney enthusiasm with others.

  • Amy Cirillo

    Personal Vacation Advisor

    Ever since I was a little girl Disney has been my passion. I grew up going to Walt Disney World and Disney Land. I also have a passion for travel and new adventures. As Walt Disney says If you dream it you can do it!

  • Christine Hagerman

    Personal Vacation Advisor

    Christine has been a Disney vacationer since the late 70s. Now the mother of two teenagers, she continues to experience all that Disney has to offer with her own children 2-3 times each year. She has been to DisneyWorld and DisneyLand countless times, and has an excellent understanding of what Disney has to offer for families with small children, teenagers, and even for adults-only trips. Having stayed at several resorts, Christine can share the varied offerings of Disney accommodations, from Value to Luxury. From dining, to rides and attractions, and special events, she has an expert knowledge that will help you create the perfect itinerary for your magical vacation. Are you interested in a Fireworks Dessert Cruise? Epcot Food and Wine Festival? Breakfast with Disney Princesses? Boating on Seven Seas Lagoon? Or maybe a quiet lounge for an evening cocktail? She’ll help you do it all!

    Christine has experienced Sandals resorts as well, including her own destination wedding at Sandals Montego Bay and an anniversary trip to Sandals Grande Antigua. She can help you chose the best resort, dining, excursions, and more for the ideal tropical getaway.

    Whether you’re heading to Orlando, Anaheim, or the Caribbean, Christine is excited to help you create your ideal vacation.

  • Cindy Stagg

    Personal Vacation Advisor

    I am new to Magical Vacation Planner however I am very excited to join the team.
    My full time career is a Registered Nurse , I joined the MVP as a second career. My family visits Disney World at least once per year and looking forward to taking a Disney Cruise.

  • DawnMarie Papson

    Personal Vacation Advisor

    I began my love of travel in high school and have seen parts of Europe, islands in the Caribbean, many areas of the US on short and long trips, cruises and combined with visiting friends. I have an special love with DisneyWorld and have been a guess 23 times, staying in most of the resorts.

    Being creative fuels me with my handmade soap and candle business, working with a financial institution and taking care of my Mom, whose love of Disney is as strong as mine is. Mom has been with me on almost every trip and those memories are priceless, especially now as Mom has is losing her memory and cannot walk as she used to yet still wants to return again to the most magical place on Earth.

    Allergic to peanuts, I have a perspective on traveling for those with life-threatening allergies and understand the risks. I have met with many of the chefs in Disney World over the years and am active with groups keeping up to date on all the risks and safety measures.

  • Janeen Buirch

    Personal Vacation Advisor

    My love for Disney began in 1993 when I introduced my new husband to Walt Disney World. We have been a Disney family ever since. My family and I have stayed in almost every Disney resort. I have experienced Disney as a family and as an adult adventure. I am excited to join MVP and help you experience all that Disney has to offer.

  • Lisa Ferdinando

    Personal Vacation Advisor

    My love of Disney started from a young age, when my family would go camping at Fort Wilderness Campground every Easter. With my new blended family, we have been to Walt Disney World numerous times., and have stayed in almost every resort, giving me great experience in navigating all things Disney, for the littlest one to the grown-ups, proving you’re never to old for Disney. I live in Roselle Park, New Jersey and work as a Paramedic. I have planned fun-filled Disney vacations for my friends and families for many years and now looking forward to plan them for your family. Making wishes come true on any budget or any size party is my goal.

  • Lori May

    Personal Vacation Advisor

    I have been going to Disney since I was a kid. My parents never thought a few family vacations to Disney would turn into a lifetime passion for me. I took my husband, David, for the first time shortly after we became engaged and he fell in love with Disney as much as me. My three children, James, Andrew, and Christopher, have the same love for Disney as we do. Christopher has been going since he was three months old. James is our oldest and doesn’t always travel with us but Andrew and Christopher still love going to Disney.

    We became Disney Vacation Club members in 2002 and haven’t stopped going since then. We have also been on several Disney Cruises. Dave and I will be platinum Castaway Club members in August after our tenth cruise. Andrew and Christopher will be gold after their next cruise.

    My friends call me a Disney nut and all know that my dream retirement job is to work for Disney. My friends also come to me to help plan their trips. I love helping them and hearing all about the trips afterwards.

  • Lori Pfarrer

    Personal Vacation Advisor

    My first trip to Disney was at the age of 2 and from there began my love of Disney and anything associated with it. I have traveled to Disney World over 15 times so my husband and I decided to become Disney Vacation Club members so we can make Disney an annual family vacation. We love trying out all the different hotels in Disney World with Polynesian being my absolute favorite. We love the dining at Disney World and always trying new,places out. Family traditions we have are looking for hidden Mickeys and pin trading.

    I have 3 boys all Disney obsessed like their mommy. I work as a high school teacher and also as a taxi to all my son’s sporting events. I run many half marathons, 1 full marathon and hoping to eventually complete Disney’s marathon.

  • Melissa Iosca

    Personal Vacation Advisor

    My name is Melissa Iosca and I am an avid lover of Disney. I have two sons who love going to Disney World and love rides and are huge fans of Star Wars and can’t wait for the new arrival at Hollywood Studios. I live in NJ and am engaged to be married at the end of summer and can’t wait to start our new adventure. I have been in the customer service and sales industry for nearly 25 years and love working with people and sharing my fun loving and outgoing personality with others.

    I have always been excited in the travel industry and love all the new and innovative ideas that arise on what seems to be a daily basis. I am so excited to be working with the Magical Vacation Planner organization and working with customers from far and near to make all of your Disney and vacation needs a “magical” success.

  • Michael Miltenberger

    Personal Vacation Advisor

    I took my first trip to Disney World when I was in the 4th grade and again after graduating high school. Both of those trips were with my parents. I then went again after after graduating from college with my then girlfriend now wife. It was then when we started dreaming of taking our own family there someday. Years later I thought it would be impossible to take our family which consists of two special needs boys in wheelchairs as well as a typically developing daughter on a trip to Disney World. With a lot of research and planning we decided to give it a try. In our minds we thought it would be a once in a lifetime family vacation considering our circumstances. Once there, we realized that we could do this again with all the accommodations and assistance from cast members.Our children had the best time and everyone there took such good care of our family. Long story short we’ve been going every year since 2010 as well as sailing on a Disney Cruise. I’ve gained a tremendous amount of information and knowledge about planning and traveling with children that have special needs. I’ve learned all this first hand as a parent planning and taking my children to Disney World. I have planned all our trips myself and have helped some friends and family members plan theirs as well.
    I’ve been a Special Education Teacher for over 23 years and have taught every level from Pre-K all the way through college. I have been a volunteer coach in our local community for many years for various sports. I am well organized and feel I could plan family vacations for anyone. Planning a trip can be very overwhelming and because of all my experiences in teaching, coaching, and planning our vacations I feel confident and would very much enjoy doing it for others.

  • Michele Mittenzwei

    Personal Vacation Advisor

    As a child I frequently took trips to Disney with my family. After having my own two children who are now 9&6 the same Disney vacation tradition continues. Annually we love taking our trips to the happiest place on earth which sometimes includes extended family and friends. The more the merrier.

    My expertise in Disney lodging, dining, fast pass tips, and park advice has made me the go to person when it comes to planning a Disney vacation.

    Prior to becoming an agent I worked for a global software company. My experience servicing customers is well over 20 years and it’s something I take seriously. As your agent, my number one goal is to serve you and make your Disney vacation a memorable one!

  • Tracy Martins

    Personal Vacation Advisor

    Tracy’s love of all things Disney began as child with visits to Disney World. Today she shares her love of Disney with her husband and 2 children. They love to travel, visit Disney parks and cruise on Disney Cruise Line. She views each vacation they take as an opportunity to make family memories.

    Tracy is looking forward to helping plan your next family vacation so you can make memories that last a lifetime!