Meet the Team

WDW Magazine really has an incredible team that comes together each month to put our magazine together. These are some of the biggest WDW lovers in the world and really good people. We are incredibly proud to be associated with all these great people.

OPERATIONS

CARL TRENT

Hi. My name is Carl Trent. I love Walt Disney World. I love it so much, I quit my job as an Air Traffic Controller to spend all my time thinking about, talking about and writing about the Most Magical Place on Earth. In 2008 I started a website called Dad’s Guide to WDW. In 2013 I founded WDW Magazine. I publish yearly Walt Disney World calendars, created The Best of WDW – Volume 1, and started the WDW Discount Club. I’m living the dream…

STEPHANIE SHUSTER

I’m a life-long Disney devotee, living in Hamilton, Canada and dreaming of WDW every day.  In between my trips to the most magical place on earth, I love cooking, yoga, and travelling with my husband.  I’m the Director of Operations for WDW Magazine and Dad’s Guide to WDW and if you’d like to connect you can following on Twitter and Instagram @stephshuster.

DANNY MCBRIDE

I’m from Long Island, New York, but would always rather be at Walt Disney World! I am the Director of Social Media for WDW Magazine, Dad’s Guide to WDW, WDW Discount Club and The Best of WDW. Fun Facts: My favorite attraction is The Haunted Mansion and my favorite hotel is Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort!

STEFANIE PATTON

Stefanie Patton (or The Princess) is the daughter of Dad from Dad’s Guide to WDW.  She’s a frequent contributor to all that Dad does as well as an inspiration for most of his work.

PHOTOGRAPHERS

MIKE BILLICK

A graphic designer with a love for Disney photography and my family, who started my out of control Disney obsession.

MATTHEW COOPER

Living in Georgia gives Matthew the opportunity to visit Walt Disney often and indulge two loves, Disney and Photography.

JUDD HELMS

I’m a special events lighting designer who loves to be at Walt Disney World whenever I can.

LAURIE SAPP

Hi….I’m Laurie! I live in Tallahassee, Florida and enjoy sharing my Disney photography with fellow Disney fans!” Here is the link to my FB page.

ANDY SANCHEZ

I’m Brett, a photographer with a family of Disney Fanatics. I’m here to spread the Magic and share the Memories!

BRETT SVENSON

My name’s Andy. I’m a longtime Disney enthusiast, former Cast Member, and amateur photographer.

CLIFF WANG

I am a Disney fanatic who just so happens to love photography, a match made in heaven.

WRITERS

Features

KIMBERLY MASIMORE

Kim, a Walt Disney World College Program Alumni (Spring ’97),  has been collecting Disney Pins long before it was “cool”. In addition to working on creating “the next great novel”, Kim has written curriculum for her school district. When not planning her next Disney vacation, Kim hangs with her two awesome kids who also love everything Disney. In her spare time, she teaches middle school and dreams of becoming an Imagineer.

KARYN LOCKE

Karyn Locke, is a travel writer from Ohio that has a passion for all things Disney and a hankering for Dole Whip Floats at least three times a week. Also creator and blogger for Sand and Snow…and Everywhere in Between! , she’s happy to give Disney tips to anyone that asks and is pleased as punch that her family shares her love of the most magical place on earth.

Walt Disney World 101

KATHLEEN LOGAN WOLFE

Kathleen Logan Wolfe is an Art Director and Social Media Manager by day and entrepreneur morning, noon and night. Her passion for Disney began at the age of 6 and the fire still burns bright! She is the author of the Get Down to Disness® Daily Agenda Book, which is the product of planning 20+ (and counting) WDW and Disneyland over the years.

DAVE SHUTE

Dave Shute by day is a business strategist and on nights and weekends writes yourfirstvisit.net, which Lee Cockerell, former Executive Vice President of Disney World’s Parks and Resorts, calls “astonishingly helpful”.

The Best of WDW

LYNN SVENSON

Lynn blogs over at ThePhotographersWife.com, where you can follow her family trips and see videos and thousands of photos taken by her husband, Brett Svenson (who can be found at www.Facebook.com/DisneyPhotoSnapper).

JESSI KIMBLE

Jessi Kimble works for Destinations To Travel LLC as a Disney Destinations Travel Agent and in the Accounting Department at Gun Lake Casino. She resides in Plainwell, Michigan with her teenage son Gavin and rescue kitty, Monkey.  Jessi still dreams that she may one day be able to live at Walt Disney World.  And, if that happens, you are all invited to visit.

DANNY SHUSTER

Danny Shuster is a graphic and web designer living in Hamilton, Ontario.  Technology, travel & food are his passions, and he loves exploring them alongside his wife in the world of yesterday, tomorrow, and fantasy at WDW.

JEREMY LEICHTENBERG

I got bit by the Disney mouse in 2012.  What started as a 2 day trip to Walt Disney World quickly turned into a passion for our family.   While we have always loved Disney movies, we had no idea how magical Walt Disney World could be.  We have since returned 3 times, and are always planning our next Disney vacation.  One of my twin daughters first words was “Minnie”  They are becoming addicted to Disney just like their dad!  Helping people plan their magical vacations brings a big smile to my face.  It doesn’t get much better than seeing families enjoying their vacations because of your help!

WDW Magazine Fan Zone

LISA CAMERON

James and Lisa Cameron are married and parents of two young children.  They are the co-authors of the website “Home is Where the Mouse Is,” where they share their Disney experiences and ways to incorporate Disney magic into their daily lives.  Lisa is an Elementary Reading Teacher with a passion for cooking and party planning.  James is a stay-at-home dad, Freelance Television Director, and amateur photographer.

GREG GAINES

Greg is the founder and editor of VinylmationWorld.com.  Over the past 4 years, he has built VinylmationWorld.com into the goto place for all thing Vinylmations.  He has also travelled the country over the past 4 years reporting the latest news and information from the Disney, Marvel and Star Wars collectible world.  When not working on his website, he loves to spend time at Walt Disney World with his wife and 3 daughters.

CARITA ABERNATHY

Carita Abernathy is a Social Media Director and Writer for Disneytsumtsum.com and runs her own Disney Blog site Vicariouslydisney.comAround the World

Around the World

TERRI MILLER

Terri Miller is creator, owner and a writer for WDW Hints. Terri enjoys all things Disney, especially researching tips, tricks and little known things about the Disney parks (and then sharing them with you!)

COURTNEY VICTOR RUSS

Courtney lives in Cleveland Heights, OH with her husband, Colin and daughter, Reagan. With a degree in history, she is fascinated by the history of/within WDW and loves to share her knowledge of it! She is so excited to be writing for the WDW Magazine and is always looking forward to her next trip “home.”

ILLUSTRATION

RUSS BROWN

Russ is a full time teacher and children’s book author from the U.K. He has five published picture books, many of which he works alongside Jamie Cosley, these include Poppy’s Planet!, Monsters in my Math Book and their current book The Mechanics of Mechanicsville. He runs a story start online activity for writers, free, from his website.

JAMIE COSLEY

Jamie illustrates picture books for a living.  His most popular book is Poppy’s Planet by his friend author Russ Brown.  His favorite Disney character is Goofy but he also loves Mickey and Oswald and – oh you get the idea!!

BLOG

CINDI ARROYO

My love for Disney started very young and I’ve been going to Disney since before I can remember. The love I’ve always felt  for Disney has now been intertwined with planning magical Disney vacations.  By understanding the unique magic that these trips have provided for my husband, daughters, sister’s families and many of our friends I have become “Disney 911” for any and all of my friends and family.

TRICIA KEIRERLEBER

Tricia Keierleber is married to Paul and the proud mother of their daughter Ann Marie Paulie. The Keierleber family loves all things Disney!  Ann Marie has a blog and Facebook page if you would like to keep up with her: Ann Marie Paulie on Facebook and annmariepaulie.blogspot.com.

SHANNON BONADURER

Knowledgeable, professional, enthusiastic and caring. Shannon has worked with The Disney Company in its Fairy Tale Weddings Department for 12 years and Celebrity Wedding Planner David Tutera for 3 years. Shannon has over 20 years experience in the travel industry and innumerable visits to the Walt Disney World® Resort. Shannon offers personalized travel consultation and planning. Her invaluable advice and priceless insider tips, combined with her unprecedented knowledge and personalized approach result in the delivery of a truly one-of-a-kind, dream vacation experience. Shannon offers personal expertise in travel to all destination options including cruises, Caribbean destinations, Hawaii, and other locations around the world. Those with disabilities will find a friend in Shannon. Having a child with multiple disabilities provides unique knowledge and insight for persons traveling with special needs. Whether you desire a romantic getaway, a fun-filled family trip, or just a break from the everyday, let Shannon and Destinations To Travel be your guide to your Dream Vacation.

We are adding new contributors all the time. If you would like to join our contributor list email us at support@wdwmag.com.

PARTNERS

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