Melissa was lucky enough to be one of Kirsten’s first agents hired to Castles and Dreams Travel! Like most American kids, she grew up on Disney movies, after school Disney cartoons (Duck Tales anyone??) and had a strong passion for Disney Art that still rings true today. Near the tail end of college she was fortunate enough to be chosen for Disney World’s college program and moved across the country to fulfill the surreal dream of actually working for the mouse! Hired on full time as a Cast Member the day after the college program ended, Mel had the pleasure of working as a lifeguard and recreation coordinator for several of the Walt Disney World Resorts, including the Wilderness Lodge, Contemporary, Animal Kingdom Lodge, and Fort Wilderness. Life, family, new opportunities and twists of fate happened and while she no longer works in the Happiest Place on Earth, Mel found a way of keeping her foot in the proverbial Disney door by using her vast knowledge of Disney travel to help others plan the best trip possible! PS- Melissa also harbors a true love of all things Universal Studios as well and can be found geeking out in the Wizarding World of Harry Potter at least once a year.