Stacy Smith

Hello and Welcome!
Planning our family vacations was always one of the highlights for me, not just getting to the destination, and when you love to do something, why not do it for others, too? That’s how I got here and I’m so excited for you to join me! I’m and mom of a 3 year old, married to my best friend, we have 2 dogs and live on Long Island as a little backstory. When friends and family would plan their trips, I was being asked all different questions and loved offering little tips from our personal experiences. When the opportunity came about for me to assist others for all different vacations, weddings, celebrations, etc., I couldn’t wait to get started. Let me assist you with all the planning and take the stress out of the getaway! I hope to keep all the magic that comes with the vacation and add a bit of Pixie Dust along the way!

Stephanie Berger

Stephanie is from Cleveland, OH. She has 2 kids, a 4 year old boy and 1 year old girl (who get to experience Disney World for the first time in June! Yay!). She enjoys spending her time being active exercising or playing outside with her family but also loves relaxing with a good movie. She has a passion for travel and has been to 5 countries and 16 US states. She is so excited to plan your next dream vacation!

Sarah Dudley

Hello! My name is Sarah and I live in Texas with my husband and 9-year-old German Shepherd. I have worked in Special Education for the past 9 years, but have always loved travelling and love planning trips for family and friends.
My passion for travel began 29 years ago. I’ve lived in Mexico, Taiwan, and have been back home in Pasadena since 2001. My international travel includes Hong Kong, Beijing, Bangkok, France, Spain, Jamaica, Vancouver, Venezuela, and Costa Rica. Domestically, I have visited Las Vegas, New Orleans, New York, Florida, Colorado, San Francisco, and Alaska. I plan on travelling and visiting places as long as I can and I look forward to planning trips to help others make unforgettable memories.

Scott Lurie

My name is Scott Lurie and I currently live in Florida with my wife and daughter (my son decided to stay in San Diego). We moved here about three years ago from the San Francisco area. I have been visiting Disneyland since I was a child. As I have grown up, I have continued visiting. I have been to Disneyland, Disney World, Aulani and on a Disney Cruise.

I have been to Europe several times and even went to school in Cambridge, England for a semester (where I met my wife). I have also been on a couple of other cruises to Mexico and Alaska. Lastly, my biggest adventure was a safari in Kenya.

I look forward to helping you with your travel needs.

Stephanie Granados

Hello! If you know me, you know I like to plan and have probably made you part of them voluntarily and maybe even reluctantly! I have organized events from starting a special events committee at work or taking over family parties i.e. baby showers, birthdays and holiday gatherings over the years. Also, since I started traveling with family and friends, some how I have been in the front of most if not all the planning process and I take pride in it. I enjoy it and hope it helped lessen the stress of traveling so others can just have fun! This is the goal I have by being part of the MVP team. I want to help families just worry about having fun and take out any of the stress of traveling and planning for that perfect vacation.

Sarah Ann Dempsey

When you have a passion for all things Disney and travel like I do, you follow that dream and make the magic happen! As busy as life gets sometimes, we all need to take the time to enjoy the things that make us happy. As a Personal Travel Advisor with MVP, let me help you do just that! All you need is faith, trust, and pixie dust!

Samantha Moore

My name is Samantha, I’m a wife and a momma to 2 little boys. We love to travel and experience new places and adventures.
I am also a part time pediatric nurse, I love helping others from a health stand point and now from a vacation stand point.

Sheena Sullivan

In the words of Donald Duck, “happiness is the richest thing we will ever own.” My love for travel began on my first visit to Walt Disney World as a child. The sights, sounds, and smells brought a level of happiness beyond compare.

Now, as a wife, mother, and part-time registered nurse, I continue to appreciate the memories made and experiences shared through the adventures I take.

The love I have for travel paired with my desire to help others brought me to join the MVP family. I look forward to helping you plan your own amazing travel experience, whether it be a family vacation, honeymoon, much needed getaway, or a once-in-a-lifetime experience.

We at MVP specialize in making all of your travel dreams come true!

Sammi Gumble

Welcome! I am a teacher and a mother of two young children that love to travel and enjoy new experiences. I have grown up loving everything Disney and I have enjoyed many trips to Disney World throughout my childhood and as an adult. I began traveling to Disney World when I was ten years old and I have enjoyed many of my life milestones at the Parks. I have enjoyed going as a child, a teenager, a college graduate, a honeymooner, and now as a mother. I love making memories with my family at Walt Disney World and Universal Studios and I’d love to help you and your family make the most magical memories too.

Samantha Wuske

Hi, I’m Samantha! I have always had a love for Disney that started with my first trip to Disney World when I was only 7. I continued to visit as an adult on girls getaway trips with my mom, godmother, and godsister, we all have caught the Disney bug! I am the planner of the group organizing and planning itineraries making me the go to Disney encyclopedia for friends and family. I currently reside in Michigan but the Chicagoland area will always be home. I’ve been lucky enough to have traveled to all 50 states, but Disney has become my favorite vacation destination. I am now a Report Coordinator for a large contract biomedical research company but I used to be a Zookeeper! Becoming a travel agent has always been a dream of mine. I love sharing the magic of travel with others and I can’t wait to help plan your dream vacation!

Sharon Smith Manley

I am a wife, mother, school counselor and a true fan of all things Disney. My love for Disney started when I was 5 years old and my family took our first magical trip to Disneyland. As an adult, I find every trip to the Disney Parks just as breathtaking as the trip before. There is always something new and exciting to experience and from the moment I place my Minnie ears on my head, I am transformed into a world of adventure and fantasy where I feel like a kid again.

There is nothing quite as magical as a trip to the Disney Parks or a sea adventure with Disney Cruise Line. In all honesty, I enjoy the planning process just as much as I enjoy the vacation itself, maybe even a little more. It would be an honor to help you plan a magical vacation for your family. Whether you are looking to travel to one of the Disney theme parks or take an adventure on a Disney Cruise, it would be my privilege to help you plan a vacation that would leave you and your family with lasting memories long after you have returned home.

Samantha Hester

Hello! My name is Samanatha (Sam) and I live just outside of Cincinnati, OH.

I have always loved to travel (especially Disney!) and always love helping friends and family with their travel plans. My family and I travel together twice a year typically one being more relaxing and the other usually Disney 🙂 We have also done multiple weekend trips to many locations! Mini retreats are so fun.

I would love to help you with your travel planning and all the details that go with it 🙂

Sheila Stepp

Sheila Stepp has spent most her life in her career helping other people meet their personal goals through advertising and publishing.
She stays active in her communities and the associations that she belongs to.
She is currently serving as the President of the National Association of Publishers, but her most valuable assets are her FAMILY .
Sheila is a Wife, Mother, Mimi , Believer of Jesus!

Sheila owns her own Publication Company

Her motto:
Live in the sunshine where you belong!

You may contact her at;

Stephanie Krakow

Hello my name is Stephanie and Disney is my first love. I am an alumna of the Disney College Program. During my program, I finally explored Disney World for the first time and I never looked back. Being a cast member allowed me to experience Disney through creating magical memories for guests of all ages. Watching eyes light up when guests entered the parks for the first time made me love Disney even more. Ever since my program ended I have wanted nothing more than to help others get to experience the magic for themselves. Planning vacations is my passion and Disney is my area of expertise, so let me be your fairy godmother. I can handle all of the logistics of the planning process from making airfare, resort, and dining reservations, and fastpass selections to setting up tours and character experiences so all you have to do is focus on creating your magical memories.

Stephanie Riley

Hi y’all! My name is Stephanie and I would love to share the magic of Disney with you by helping you plan your magical vacation. As a child I loved all the Disney movies. I dreamed of going to Disney to experience the Disney Magic for myself. In 2002 my family and I took our first trip and was in no way disappointed. I immediately fell in love with all things Disney. My family and I have gone several times since then and also to Universal Orlando. With the knowledge I have with Disney it makes my family trips with my 3 kids, my 3 grandkids and In-laws that much more magical.

My friends and family frequently ask me for advice and tips about Disney. Sharing my experience and insight with them brings me great pleasure. The more I go or talk about Disney the stronger my passion for it grows. Each trip we try something new. Some of the experiences we have had are Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party, Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party, the Keys to the Kingdom Tour, Cirque de Soleil, the Spirit of Aloha Dinner Show, Chef Mickey’s and countless restaurants just to name a few. I look forward in helping you plan your magical vacation whether it be your first or your hundredth. Have a magical day!

Shelby French

My name is Shelby French. I am an avid Disney fan and have been an annual passholder for the past 6 years. I love all things Disney and helping others to experience the magic that I know and love that’s found throughout the parks.

Sarah Gee

Sarah has been working as a Travel Agent part time since March of 2022. She is a full time teacher and loves extending her passion to helping others into her second job! As a former employee of Walt Disney World; she is an expert in planning your ultimate Disney vacay! She can also help with Caribbean and European destinations and has personal experience in many of these places. She is eager to help you plan your dream trip!

Stephanie Sabatelli

Hi! I’m Stephanie Sabatelli, wife, mom and self proclaimed Disney and travel freak! For years I have been planning personal family vacations to Walt Disney World and other locations and have always said it would be a dream to do this for others. I’m thrilled to be able to now do this for you.

I have always loved to travel, whether it was to Orlando, an island in the Caribbean, or an adventure in Europe. I hope to be able to bring the same excitement I have for my own travel experiences to you and your family and friends.

Let me get your journey underway!

Shauna Hanners

Shauna has been a Disney connoisseur since the tender age of 8, when she had her very first trip to Disney World. Since then she has loved all things Disney (who wouldn’t?)! She has already instilled this love to both her husband and her 8 year old identical twin daughters; planning yearly (sometimes bi-yearly) vacations to really bring the family together. Shauna believes (as Walt did) that ALL people should be able to bask in the glory that is Disney, at least once in their lives. So, she has joined the MVP team to help spread Walt’s magical dream!

Vacationing doesn’t stop there though! If Disney isn’t your thing (if that’s such a thing,) she wants to help you find the vacation PERFECT for you and your family! MVP works with many travel partners to help give you the choices you want.

Shauna has degrees and experience in both Business and Accounting; and with this knowledge she can help you find the ideal vacation within your budget. Shauna cannot wait to help you plan your best vacation ever! A Magical Adventure Awaits!

Susan Strahan

Hi! My name is Susan. I began vacationing with my family at Disney World as a child in the 1970s. I was always so excited to see the castle as we crossed over on the ferry. My husband and I now have taken our kids at least once a year, usually more, for the last fifteen years, and I still get excited seeing the castle. We are officially a Disney family. My son even proposed to my daughter-in-law in Epcot. We have been to Disneyland and even taken a Disney cruise. My daughters and I participated in the Princess 5K in February 2019, and in 2020 we are running the 10K.

Disney is truly a large part of our family. We have so many fond memories with friends and our extended family. I would love to help you make many fabulous Disney memories.

Stephanie Lyons

I’ve been travelling to Disney for as long as I can remember, I’ve referred to it as my second home. I love everything about Disney, the way you feel when you’re there, how the cast members treat you, there really is no better experience. Which is why I took my husband there on our honeymoon (his first trip), followed by a Disney cruise! We have since been back several times and get to share Disney with our daughter. It has become her favorite vacation destination.

In addition to Disney vacations, my family and I love to travel anywhere. From cruises to guided travel, we’ve done it all. I’ve been fortunate to travel to 30 of our wonderful 50 states and I have been able to visit 8 different countries. I feel that travel is an important thing to do with your family and you will never forget those memories from family vacations! If you’re looking for a magical Disney vacation or just a vacation to make magical memories on, give me a call. I’d love to share ideas and help you plan a trip to remember!

Stephanie Letson

I am Stephanie Letson from Huntsville, Alabama. I am a wife and mother to two girls. I developed my love of Disney from my grandmother who started going the year the park opened. We have been on many different Disney vacations including Vero Beach and the Cruise. While we do love Disney, we love to visit new places outside of Disney as well. Let me help you plan your perfect vacation anywhere you wish to go! I can show you the world!

Sydney Leinen

Hi y’all! I’m Sydney married and mother of two, I have a son and a daughter. My family loves any and all things Disney. We go to Disney World twice a year, my favorite time being Thanksgiving. It’s truly a magical time. I am very knowledgeable about Disney World especially when traveling with my children. My son is on the autism spectrum and traveling with anyone with any sort of disability can sound daunting but with my help I can guide you on the best way to make amazing memories for you. I have interests in all travel including cruising and look forward to planning your most ideal vacation!

Sarah Lawrence

My name is Sarah Lawrence and I am an adventurer at heart! I LOVE to travel to new places and experience other cultures! I am a mom to three girls aged 12,10, and 9. We live in Murfreesboro, Tennessee, but you will most times find us planning trips outside of our home state. My husband and I have been taking our children to Disney World since they were infants and we love every moment of it! People ask us all the time, “Are you at Disney AGAIN?” YES! We have been annual passholders several times and have spent over 40 days at Disney in 2019 alone! I LOVE planning all of the details of our trips with new experiences as well as revisiting our favorite traditional stops! Experiencing the magic so many times with our kids at so many different ages has made us Disney experts!

When we aren’t hanging out with Mickey, our favorite place is sailing to the Caribbean! We have sailed many different cruise lines and ships and I can say that we have had an amazing trip each time! We ALWAYS get off the ship to enjoy the ports and have had the pleasure of visiting Castaway Cay, Coco Cay, Jamaica, Cozumel, Grand Cayman, Bahamas, Costa Maya, Belize City, Harvest Caye, Labadee Haiti, St. Thomas, St. Maarten, and San Juan.

Current Trips on my calendar include a 7 day Eastern Caribbean Cruise on Harmony of the Seas October 2019 and Paris/London trip in March 2020

Whether you are planning your 1st or your 20th family vacation, I would love to help you customize your perfect trip!

Shelly Moore

Becoming a travel planner was a leap of faith because of my already busy schedule with work, family, and returning to school, but it’s the best leap I have ever taken! Researching destinations, learning about various companies, and experiencing what the travel industry has to offer have been exciting and worth every minute, but the best part of this job is getting to be part of each client’s experiences from the initial contact to the return home.

I strive to serve each and every client with personal attention to details and assisting in making each trip the best experience they can possible have. I believe it is my duty as a travel planner to be mindful of the individuality of a client’s wants, needs, and means, then with their input, create an itinerary that is as unique as they are. It’s the personal touch of an independent planner that can make the difference between a good experience and an awesome one.

Sharla Muegge

Hello! I’m Sharla and I can not wait to help you plan your next vacation! I first visited Walt Disney World as a teenager and fell in love with the world of magic and happiness. Disney has something for everybody, no matter your age or the size of your family!

I live in Schertz, Texas with my husband, daughter and dog. As a wife and mom, I’m a firm believer in choosing vacations that are right for your family and I know that any budget can create a magical vacation with the right planning. I’ve stayed at value, moderate and deluxe resorts and can help you choose which resort is best for your vacation. My family loves everything about Disney, but we especially love Disney Dining. We enjoy making memories around the dinner table and sharing in the first-class food Disney has to offer. While the Magic Kingdom is an obvious favorite, I have a true soft spot for EPCOT. My next Disney vacation is right around the corner, I’d love to make that statement true for you as well!

Sarah Woodcock

My love for Disney, and travel in general, began when I was younger and my parents took us on journeys throughout the United States. Once I visited Walt Disney World, I knew I would become an avid Disney visitor. I continued to visit Disney every few years and knew one day I, too would raise a Disney family. Sure enough, I truly enjoy sharing my love of Disney with my own family. I take my family to the most magical place on earth every chance I get.
Visiting Disney is what makes me the happiest. Helping friends and family plan and experience Disney is like being there myself!

Schelby Blair

Hello there! My name is Schelby Blair, I am a wife and mother to two gorgeous Disney obsessed little girls. I also double as a full time psychiatric RN. My family and I love to travel, and anything Disney.

Shannon Finney Candelario

I Love to Travel!

The love of travel is infectious and I find it very gratifying to help others make their travel dreams come true. Whether it’s a Disney vacation for families or somewhere romantic for a couple, I can get you the vacation of your dreams.

I am very skilled at working within a budget and making sure that all the things you want to do are checked off the list. Restaurant recommendations while traveling, spa treatments, romantic dinners for two, it is all covered when we do our travel interview.

Call now and see how I can help you with ALL your travel needs. No trip too small.

Sandra Barnshaw

Let me help you plan your magical vacation. I have a love for Disney and I have lots of tips and tricks to share with you. I’m also experienced with all of the cruise lines and lots of vacation destinations waiting for you to explore.

Shannon Wiggs

I’m a wife and Mom of 3 in Knoxville, TN. I’ve always been known in my community as “The Disney Lady.” All my friends and family know I love all things Disney and travel so I decided to turn my passion into a career. I love helping other families plan magical vacations.

In addition to Disney Destinations I can also assist with booking:
Universal Orlando
Sea World/Discovery Cove Orlando
Disney Cruise Line
Royal Caribbean Cruise Line
Carnival Cruise Line
Virgin Voyages

I have personal experience traveling to all these destinations and would love to help you too!

Susan Martin

Hello, I am Susan Martin. I am an older lady, but I am still very young at heart! When I am on vacation I want everything to go well. Planning is essential to keeping the fun and relaxation in your vacation. I will do my best to see that you have a great vacation and if there is a snag I will be there to help you!

Scarlet Reid

I currently live in Georgia with my husband & 3 daughters. I have a love & obsession for Disney that began during my very first trip. There is just something so special about turning onto Main Street & seeing that beautiful castle in front of me! This has now become a trip my family takes yearly & we soak up every bit of the Disney Magic while we’re there! I love planning our trips & it’s something I quickly realized I should put into action by helping others their trips as magical as my own!

Scott Boyer

Scott joined Magical Vacation Planner in 2018. He has a passion for travel and planning vacations. Scott plans trips for large groups, small families, returning guests, and first timers. He has experience in coordinating Disney and Aulani vacations for toddlers, teens, and adults. Scott also specializes in planning vacations for Universal Studios and all major cruise lines including Royal Caribbean, Virgin Voyages, Norwegian, MSC, Carnival, and of course Disney Cruise lines. Lastly, he also plans Hawaiian vacations and all-inclusive resorts in Mexico and the Caribbean. He is also a certified Divemaster and Rescue Diver and available to help plan your next scuba diving destination.

In 2021 Scott became a Team Leader with MVP and he continues to explore educational opportunities that will help provide outstanding service to his clients. Scott holds numerous certifications from travel partners and continues to travel whenever possible.

Scott began traveling to Disney World as a child with his family. He was instantly hooked on Disney magic. Later in life he frequented Disneyland while stationed in San Diego with the United States Navy. After marrying his High School sweetheart, Kelly, they honeymooned at Disney World. After having 2 children Scott and his family began traveling regularly to Disney World as well as cruising and exploring international destinations.

Shannon Murphy

I first went to Disney World when I was a small child, and now Joseph and I enjoy taking our own children. My youngest daughter took her first steps to get to Tigger at Disney! Disney is always fun, with thrilling rides, great food and awesome shopping. But, some of my favorite times at Disney are the special holiday events, such as Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween and Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party. I have also had fun there on Thanksgiving & the Fourth of July. I want to help every family to enjoy these great experiences also – there is nothing like it!

Sarah Hancock

Sarah has had a love for Disney from a very early age. In fact she took her very first steps at Disney! She has been on countless trips to Disney World and has even ventured to California to visit Disneyland while in college.

Her love for Disney didn’t stop with her. She has spread the magic to her husband, Donald and their two children. She loves to travel with her family and friends!
There is just something magical about having everyone you love sharing “The Happiest Place on Earth”

Planning Disney vacations has become a passion for Sarah. She treats each vacation like her own to ensure that every vacation is stress free and magical for her clients!

Let her help plan your vacation today!

Areas of Focus: Walt Disney World, Disney with Infants, Children and Teens, Dining Reservations, Large Groups

Stephen Conti

Stephen is a passionate Disney expert who loves travel and trip planning. He has visited Walt Disney World over 25 times and has taken a wide range of Disney trips, including trips for: couples, the Flower & Garden Festival, the Food & Wine Festival, friends, honeymoon, multi-generational, runDisney, spring training, wedding, wedding planning and young families.

Stephen is a graduate of the Disney College of Knowledge. He is a meticulous, detail oriented and organized trip planner who will take the same care in planning your Disney Destination vacation as he does for his own family. He will book all of your resort, park pass, Disney dining plan, air and ground transportation needs. He will also save you time and money by creating a personalized itinerary, make resort and restaurant recommendations, provide FastPass+ strategy and more, all at no charge to you.

Stephen has participated in six runDisney events, including four half marathons and two full marathons. He loves all of the parks and considers spending time with his young daughters in Fantasyland at The Magic Kingdom and an evening stroll around the World Showcase at Epcot amongst his favorite things to do. He has stayed at 17 Disney resorts, and loves all of them, but considers the Animal Kingdom Lodge, Polynesian and Wilderness Lodge amongst his favorites, with a special place in his heart for the Yacht Club, where he and his wife were married in 2007.

Contact Stephen today to start planning your next Disney Destination vacation!

Areas of Focus: Walt Disney World, Disneyland, Disney Cruise Line, Adventures by Disney, Disney’s Aulani in Hawaii, Universal Orlando Resort, Royal Caribbean Cruise Line, Sandals/Beaches and more