Fellow DVC Member Scott Conners shares his story of becoming a cast member, a DVC member, a former cast member due to the pandemic, and emerging as a successful entrepreneur. We gain some insights into how Scott’s family uses their membership, insider tips on working with mousekeeping, and the back story of Magical Vacation Grocers.
Scotty Kaufman’s love of Disney started when he was watching The Walt Disney’s Wonderful World of Color as an expatriate family serving overseas. Scott grew up on the island of Ohau in Hawaii and eventually married and settled in Orlando, Florida. Before Disney started selling Aulani, he transitioned from a sports reporter for the Orlando Sentinal to a DVC guide. His career took off with DVC, and eventually, he made his way to becoming a coveted dedicated cruise guide before leaving DVC direct sales to join DVC Resale Market. Join the conversation to hear his story and explain why Aulani and Hawaii are gems in the Disney Vacation Club portfolio.
Meet Kerri Macpherson and get a brief overview of her career at Disney and cover how she’s currently serving members at the DVC Rental Store. Kerri started her 20+ year Disney career as a Disney College Program recruit. Her first job (and toughest job to date) was selling Mickey Bars in front of Cinderella’s castle on the corner of Main Street. From there, she went on to be a reservation specialist for Disney Cruise Line, became a recruiter for the Disney College Program, went on to be a Disney Ambassador, DVC guide, and sales manager for Club 33. Kerri was part of the 27,000 member layoffs in the pandemic. DVC Rental Store hired her as a brand ambassador and she shares some of the latest news from DVC Rental Store.
Nick Cotton joins the show to return to the parks, unique opportunities we have to enjoy the parks during COVID, deals on discounted DVC points, and an update on the DVC rental and resale markets.
Dan Cockerell, former VP of Magic Kingdom, joins the show to discuss his career at Disney, answer My DVC Points Community member questions, and discuss his new book, “How’s the Culture in Your Kingdom?”
In this episode, Chad chats with Marla E, the instructor for DVC Painting With A View. Marla shares information about this hidden gem of an experience for members, and she encourages everyone to try it! This episode is part of the Blue Card Benefits series, where we celebrate all of the offerings that Disney Vacation Club offers members who purchase their membership directly from Disney!