“You can design and create,

and build the most wonderful place in the world.

But it takes people to make the dream a reality.”

Walt Disney

Great content requires a Great Team

Samantha Kurtz-Seif

Social Media Manager

Sam has been a Disney kid since her family’s first trip to WDW in 1994. In 2018, she became a DVC owner at Old Key West and a member at the age of 25!  Currently, she enjoys adults-only vacations with friends, family, and really enjoys trips with her little sister.   Sam indulges her love of planning Disney vacations by helping other families experience the magic. You can follow all of her magical adventures on Instagram @adventuresbysam!

Kenny booth

Developer – My DVC Points App

Kenny is an owner at Copper Creek.  He's a lifelong Disney fan.  Kenny makes the entire team jealous on every team meeting by walking outside and streaming the beauty of the Hawaiian islands.  We're fortunate to have such a gifted developer on the team.  His blood pressure rises every time Chad says, “You know what would be really cool for the members if we….” Kenny takes these digital dreams, adds some pixie dust and produces apps that serve the DVC Community.

Rob Midiri, PMP

 Project Manager – My DVC Points App

Rob is a fan of all things Disney. He recently became a DVC member and quickly found the MyDVCPoints Podcast and rapidly became an avid listener. He has been lucky enough to be part of a couple of live shows which entailed picking perfect trips for each scenario (and won). Rob served as the project manager for the My DVC Points app and is currently leading the effort for a brand new DVC member crowd sourced resort wiki project.

Alicia Kolenda

Live! Co-Host

From Silver Lake Sand Dunes, Michigan. My husband and I have two boys and two girls. Our family owns and manages Golden Sands Golf Course and Bucket Bar in Mears, Michigan.  We choose Copper Creek as our home resort because it has a rustic natural feel.  We pride ourselves on being able to afford Disney on a shoebox budget. We enjoy non-park activities such as golfing, water parks, pool days, Disney Springs, the Void, pony rides, campfires, and resort activities.

Shannon ford

Live! Co-Host

As a Florida resident, Shannon, Ray, and Ryder visit Walt Disney World regularly. Although they own at Saratoga Springs Resort and Spa, the Fords' enjoy staying at the entire variety of DVC Resorts. Shannon is the current Mrs. Florida America 2019 and Former Ms. Florida USA and Ms. America USA.  You can also follow Shannon at the Disney Days blog or ShannonFord.com.

Mary Anne DeLay Tracy

Research Assistant & Content Curator

Wife to Tom, Mom to Jack, Sarah, and Katy. She regularly rises to occasion to defend the honor of her beloved home resort Saratoga Springs! Mary Anne loves spending time with her family riding the Tower of Terror over and over again!  Mickey Bars are happiness on a stick.  Mary Anne loves it when she finds them in her local Omaha grocery stores. When not at WDW, she spends time watching her kids share their talents across various stages and teaching 3-year-olds to #bekind at her local preschool.

Valerie Fairnington

Facebook Moderator

Having made her podcast debut on episode 002, Valerie is a founding member of the My DVC Points team!  As a Florida resident, she makes numerous trips home a year.  Her Jerry McGuire type quote would be, “You had me at Club Level.”  Given her preference for the finer aspects of DVC, we're keeping her away from the new model rooms at Disney's Riviera Resort!  Valerie spends her non-Disney time serving Florida resident's insurance needs as agent with Allstate.

Donna Bickert

Facebook Moderator

Donna loves everything about the Mouse — and luckily, her whole family does too. She lives with her husband in Dallas but visits her daughter, a recent college grad and Cast Member at Disney’s Animal Kingdom, as often as possible!  While she loves WDW and DVC, her passion is Disney Cruise Line.  She's our resident Disney Cruise Line expert.  Find out more about Donna in episode 009.

Caleb Allison

Facebook Moderator

Caleb lives in Ponca City, OK with his beautiful wife, Breauna, and two kids, Hope and Monroe. The high-quality family experiences at an affordable price make DVC a natural fit for their family. Because they are both teachers, the Allisons utilize their membership over extended school breaks to make memorable family vacations. Their home resorts are Animal Kingdom and Riviera; however, Caleb is always browsing resale listings for that perfect bargain contract!

Meet the Mouse Quiz Trivia Team

Gina grotsky

Facebook Moderator


vicky hxu

Facebook Moderator


alicia urbain

Quiz Writer


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Chad Pennycuff

Chad Pennycuff

DVC Community Organizer & Curator of Magical Stories

Husband to Laura.  Father to Reagan, Brynn, and Lincoln.  Technology nerd and MBA analyst type that's fascinated with DVC members, their stories, and helping them get the most of their membership.  Chad is just crazy enough to believe that by sharing member stories, we can learn from each other, gain respect for different viewpoints, and strengthen the relationships within the DVC community. 

Favorite Resorts:  Beach Club Villas and The Villas at the Grand Californian
Favorite Park:  Disney's California Adventure
Favorite Land:  Carland  (For the record, nothing else comes close!)
Favorite Attraction:  Guardians of the Galaxy:  Mission Breakout
Favorite Quote:  “You can get anything you want out of life if you help enough other people get what they want out of life.” – Zig Ziglar

Will Podcast for Dole Whips!

#dolewhipaddict  #haveAPwilltravel  #myDVCpoints  #dvcmember

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