Jen is a chemist turned travel planner and mom to three amazing kiddos. Having traveled to Disney since her son was just 3 months old, Jen has experience traveling with a newborn, toddler, and tweens. Her favorite Disney things are the Epcot International Flower & Garden Festival and meeting characters. Jen’s passion is to help other families create magical memories of their very own!
Hi, Jen! Tell us a little bit about yourself.
I am a stay-at-home mom to three amazing kiddos, Disney Enthusiast, and Chemist turned Travel Planner. My family lives in Brownsville, PA which is just outside of Pittsburgh. My daughters play soccer for Beadling Soccer Club and we spend lots of time traveling for tournaments. When we aren’t traveling for soccer, you can find us at one of our favorite castles, Cinderella Castle in Walt Disney World or Hogwarts Castle in Universal Orlando!
A few of my favorite things and fun facts about me are: I’m a Ravenclaw. I prefer Diagon Alley over Hogsmeade. I’m a Frozen Butterbeer kind of girl. I love Harry Potter and the Forbidden Journey. My favorite resort is Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort. I prefer the Beast’s Castle over Cinderella Castle. My favorite park is Epcot. My favorite rides are Expedition Everest and Frozen Ever After, I know complete opposites! My favorite time to visit Disney is during the spring for Taste of Epcot International Flower & Garden Festival.
Who is someone that inspires you?
One of my favorite Walt Disney quotes is “All of our dreams can come true, if we have the courage to pursue them”. While Walt experienced many successes in his life, he also saw his share of hard failures. Even during the hard times, he never gave up on his dream. He showed that with lots of hard work and determination, you can achieve your dreams! He is truly an inspiration.
Why did you become a travel planner?
When my family traveled to Walt Disney World, we decided to use a travel planner, who is now a friend, that was absolutely amazing! She planned the most magical trip for my family and inspired me to want to do the same for other families. I learned from the best and strive to provide my clients with the same outstanding service and magical memories that my own family was blessed to experience.
What is your favorite part of the job?
I love planning magic for families! I know that there is magic in the details and details are my specialty. I take the time to get to know my clients. I want to know your favorite characters, favorite food, favorite rides so that I can create a personalized experience exclusive to your family. There is nothing better than when a happy client shares a picture with me from their trip. I love getting to be part of their magical memories!
Which Disney/Universal park is your favorite?
Epcot! Can you say festivals? From culinary and visual arts to flowers and character topiaries to food and wine, there is truly a festival for everyone! I love experiencing all of the culture and cuisine that the World Showcase has to offer.