Meet Our Team

Kathleen Anckner

Kathleen Anckner

In addition to being a Disney fan, Kathleen is a mother, writer, runner, reader and chocolate eater. She enjoys visiting Disney destinations with her family and vividly remembers her first trip to Walt Disney World when she was just six years old. She would love to help your family plan a dream Disney vacation filled with magical moments and memories.

A graduate of the College of Disney Knowledge, Kathleen also holds a BA in Environmental Policy from Eckerd College in St. Petersburg, FL, and an MS in Technical Communication from North Carolina State University in Raleigh, NC. Prior to joining Polka Dot Bow Adventures, she worked as a freelance writer and editor and in communications for a marine science research organization. She lives in North Carolina with her husband, two young children and two old dogs.

Contact Kathleen to start planning the Walt Disney World vacation that best suits your needs, desires and budget!

Kathleen Anckner

Elizabeth Bapst

Elizabeth currently resides in a suburb of Buffalo, NY, where she is the primary caregiver for her younger sister. She holds a B.F.A. from Buffalo State College and enjoys various forms of creative expression.  It makes sense that she would love Disney, as it is extremely creative and imaginative.  Elizabeth had spent her entire life dreaming of taking a Disney vacation. Three years ago, that dream finally came true when she visited Walt Disney World.  She has been to Walt Disney World two other times since then and had a magical experience on the Disney Dream in 2013. She has enjoyed all of these trips with her sister, whom is in a wheelchair, and their mother. Elizabeth offers a unique perspective on Disney vacations from her specialized planning and first-hand experiences with somebody with a disability.

Contact Elizabeth to make your unique family’s Disney dreams come true.

Kristen Gautreaux

Kristen’s love for all things Disney started when she was very young. She believes that there is nothing quite like experiencing all the magic that Disney has to offer. She has been to Walt Disney World more than 20 times and has also visited Disneyland. Kristen has an abundance of personal experience with the theme parks, resorts, and restaurants in Walt Disney World. She is a graduate of the College of Disney Knowledge and is very excited to help her clients plan a magical Disney vacation that fits each person’s needs.

Kristen has a Bachelor of Science in Management with a concentration in Human Resources and a Minor in Business Administration from Nicholls State University and has worked for her local District Attorney’s Office as a case manager for the last 8 years. She lives in Houma, Louisiana, with her husband and two young daughters. Kristen plans to bring her daughters to a Disney destination every year to ensure they become Disney fans as well.

Contact Kristen to plan your own magical Walt Disney World vacation.

Leslie Hardy

Like many others, Leslie grew up watching all of her favorite Disney films and visiting Walt Disney World throughout her childhood.  Walt Disney’s own artistic talents, animations, and ingenuity inspired Leslie to pursue a bachelor’s degree in illustration from Kutztown University of Pennsylvania.  Her love of all things Disney has kept her returning to Walt Disney World annually as an adult, finding creative and magical new ways to celebrate all of life’s major events with her friends and family.  Since graduating college, Leslie has worked for the Disney Store in Lancaster, Pennsylvania, for an educational/human services non-profit organization, and is currently employed by a major U.S. airline as a flight attendant.  In her spare time, she loves to blog, illustrate, travel with her husband (to Walt Disney World, of course!), and serve as a substitute teacher for special needs high school students.  She is delighted to have the opportunity to bring some magic into the lives of others by helping to create their perfect Disney vacations!

Contact Leslie to start planning your perfect Walt Disney World vacation.

Casee Olson

Casee Olson

Casee started her Walt Disney World experiences with a trip to the Magic Kingdom as a child, visited Epcot as a teen, enjoyed Disney’s Hollywood Studios as a newlywed, and now loves experiencing all of the magic with her own children. When she is not at Disney or planning her own next trip to Disney, Casee is a proud wife and mother of two active children. She graduated from Concordia College in Moorhead, MN, with a major in Family and Child Studies, so she’s always been a kid at heart. After college, she held positions that helped people plan and prepare for special events, including as a sales associate in the hotel industry to plan weddings, banquets, and conferences, as an event coordinator at the National Sports Center where she helped organize international youth sporting events with thousands of athletes from around the world, and most recently as a participant experience consultant for a Fortune 500 company to educate adults on planning for the retirement of their dreams. Casee is a graduate of the College of Disney Knowledge and has attained a special knowledge of Disney Destinations. She personally knows the joy of a Disney Destination vacation and is excited to help you plan, prepare for, and experience a wonderful vacation of your own because whether your age is 3 or 103, there is something special for each of us with Disney.

Contact Casee to plan your Disney trip.

Alexandra Wisotsky

Alexandra Wisotsky

Alex has made many magical memories vacationing at Walt Disney World and Disneyland since she was five years old. Most recently she took her husband and two elementary school aged children for their first visit to Walt Disney World. As a graduate of the College of Disney Knowledge, she uses her training and experience to help you fit as much as you would like into your day, while still having a relaxing Disney vacation. Alex is also fluent in Spanish, and looks forward to helping you plan the perfect trip for your unique family! Alex holds a B.A. in political science from Oberlin College, an M.A. in law and international relations from American University School of International Service, a J.D. from American University Washington College of Law, and an LL.M. in international human rights law from the University of Essex in England. She has worked for various local and national non-profit legal organizations, working closely with attorneys from area law firms, in New York and Washington, DC. She and her family live in Washington, DC.

Contact Alex to plan your Disney trip.