Meet Our Team of Bloggers


Mandi Middleton

Mandi is a wife, Mom of 3, writer, creator of, and self-proclaimed Disney nerd. She loves to travel to Disney Destinations and blog about her magical experiences so she can share all the tips, tricks, and tidbits she picks up during her travel. She and her family visit Disney World several times a year and she is always in the know when something new is happening and she shares it here first! Mandi also works as an online consultant by empowering women to be all they can be in all aspects of their life. You can find her at

Vanda Bean

Vanda is a Mom of two boys who always make sure a trip to Disney World is in the works! She lives her dream every day working from home AND homeschooling! With over seven years of experience, she has become an expert on planning the perfect Disney trip and making wishes and dreams a beautiful reality. When she’s not planning trips for others or visiting Disney herself, she graciously shares her knowledge and experience here on Walt Express with our readers to help you plan your very own magical Disney vacation!

Paten Williams

Bio coming soon!

Carrie Ponce

Carrie Ponce is a wife and stepmom to one a daughter who is now 18.  She’s been married for 13 years, but her husband initially thought she was crazy due to her extreme love for all things Disney. But he quickly grew to love Disney just as much if not more than her. She works as a full-time customer representative for a small family owned metal shop, but her true passion is being a Disney travel agent.  Her love for Disney started when her parents took her to Walt Disney World for the first time at 6 months old. When she is not at Disney she’s thinking about Disney or planning another trip! She truly enjoys helping others and loves the excitement of being a part of helping others plan a magical vacation.

Crystal Brytowski 

Meet Crystal from Connecticut who is married to her Mickey and has three wonderful kids. She works as a substitute teacher but her true passion is her “Disney work”. She always wanted to visit Disney World as a child, but never got the chance. Once she and her husband had a family of their own, they visited once and it became her passion! Disney World is her family’s favorite vacation spot and she can’t wait to take in everything it has to offer! She is sure to try something new on each visit!

Scott Coleson

Scott is the husband of Walt Express Travel Planner Lauren Coleson. Together, they work with families to make sure they get the most out of every second of their Disney vacation. He is a recent convert to the Disney life and can be found reading up on the latest news and watching Disney videos everyday (you’ve gotta make it through the day somehow, right?) In addition to being a contributor with Walt Express and working behind the scenes with Lauren, Scott serves in ministry as a pastor.

Amber Hague

Amber is a wife and a mommy of 3. She has loved Disney since she was young and it only grew BIGGER when she took her first adventure to Disneyland. When not at a Disney Destination or planning her next trip she can be found spreading her knowledge about Disney or helping others plan their magical vacation.

Brooke Hemphill

Brooke is a wife, mom of two, and lover of all things Disney! When she’s not working full time as a Chamber of Commerce executive, she can be found volunteering at church, leading bible studies, or serving one of her favorite service organizations. Brooke has a passion for helping others and is especially grateful to help families plan the most magical Disney vacations. She and her family visit Walt Disney World multiple times a year, equipping her with Disney knowledge and experience to bring back to her clients. Being a Walt Express travel agent has been one of her greatest joys in life. She also loves to write about her experiences to help others have a magical time.

Allison Barbour

Allison lives in North Carolina with her husband and three children. She began traveling to Disney World as a child and has always loved being part of planning the adventure! She loves to talk about Disney to anyone who will listen and wants to help others in the planning process.

Vince Pintimalli

Vince is a husband, golfer and foodie who lives in New Jersey where he and his wife work for a Logistical company.  They like to escape the cold and the grey of Jersey and head for the sun and magic of Orlando during the winter months.  While traveling to Disney World, you can find him checking out one of many golf courses in the area in the morning, meeting his wife, family and friends in the park during the afternoon and enjoying and critiquing the food and drinks around the Walt Disney World Resort in the evenings.  Vince’s passion for Disney started at a young age when he would travel to Disney World with his family. He found his dream job as a Disney vacation planner a few years back, and loves helping families plan a memorable Walt Disney World vacation.


April Fletcher

April is a wife, homeschooling mommy to the youngest of her three children and will be a first time Oma in May! Although she has been living in Virginia for the last 24 years, she grew up in Southern California and enjoyed annual trips to Disneyland with her family. In March of 2010 she and her hubby begrudgingly took their three children aged 4, 11 and 13 for a “once in a lifetime” obligatory trip to the most magical place on earth, Walt Disney World. Well, not only did the kids have a great time, but she and her hubby fell in love with all things Disney! Since then she has planned over 24 trips for them, sent her eldest daughter and son in law to Walt Disney World for their honeymoon and most recently started participating in RunDisney races. She thinks one of the best things about Disney vacations is there is always something new to experience and every trip is different in some way. She feels being a Disney Travel Planner with Walt Express Travel is the best way to share her love of Disney with others! So, when she’s not planning one of her trips to a Disney Destination, she’s helping her friends and family plan theirs.

Lucas Johnson

Lucas is a husband and father to a 3 year and soon to be a set of twin girls. He is a professional engineer and a Disney Travel Agent. He’s been going to Disney for over 20 years and loves the intricacies of what makes Disney properties so unique. One of his favorite past times is deep diving into how to get the most out of your trip.

Kristen Stiles

Kristen is a wife, mom of two AND Disney-obsessed. She first visited Walt Disney World when she was 6 years old and it sparked the Disney fire that quickly turned into a Disney passion. When she had a family of her own, she brought her family to Disney World and was able to pass on her love of Disney to her two kiddos and her husband. Now, the family visits Disney World at least once a year! It’s truly a family passion. She loves helping others plan their Disney trips and can, quite literally, talk about Disney all day long. 

Carrie Dostie

Carrie is a mom to two beautiful Disney loving girls and wife to her amazing Disney loving husband Tysun. She is Disney obsessed from her pin collections to her obscene amount of ears! She loves helping families plan their most magical vacation ever and also loves to teach families the most efficient ways to save for their trip! 

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by | Jun 20, 2019

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