Kim Gerdes

managing partner

Marietta, GA

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Kim Gerdes - Managing Partner

Marietta, GA

Specialties: Disney Destinations, Universal, Cruises, Family Travel


Kim has been in the travel industry since 2013 and has been with Potw since 2015 as a travel specialist and became a Managing Partner in April 2016.  She has a love for all things travel related and enjoys spending as much time as she can doing just that..traveling! 

 

You can reach her at kim@partofthatworld.com

April O'Rourke

managing partner

White, GA

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April O'Rourke - Managing Partner

White, GA

Specialties: Disney Destinations, Universal, Cruises, U.S. Travel


April has been in the travel industry since 2013 and Co-Founded Potw in 2015.  She visits Disney World and Universal Studios Orlando at least 6 times a year.  She is originally from Washington State and drives cross county often to visit family and has enjoyed exploring the many different cities and states along the way with her husband and 2 kids who also share her love of travel. 

 

You can reach her at april@partofthatworld.com

Katy Maxwell

travel specialist

Grand Rapids, MI

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Katy Maxwell - Travel Specialist

Grand Rapids, MI

Specialties: Disney, Universal, Family Travel, Adult Travel

 

Katy has been in the travel industry since 2013.  Since 2007 she is in the Orlando area at least twice a year and she makes it a point of doing things that she has never done before! She and her husband also make it a point to visit as many major US cities as possible from year to year and they love exploring each city to see what it has to offer.

You can reach her at katy@partofthatworld.com

Tanaya Smith
travel specialist
Creedmoor, NC
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Tanaya Smith - Travel Specialist

Creedmoor, NC

Specialties: Disney Destinations, Universal, Family Travel, Adult Travel, Group Travel

Tanaya has been in the travel industry since 2015. She loves getting her clients what they are looking for and is our resident group travel guru.  No trip is too small or large for Tanaya!  She truly loves customizing each trip so everyone gets what they are looking for. When she's not planning her clients trips she enjoys spending time with her family.  

You can reach her at be@partofthatworld.com  

Brenda Rouse

travel specialist

Bismarck, ND

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Brenda Rouse - Travel Specialist

Bismark, ND

 

Specialties: Disney Destinations and Cruises

 

Brenda has been in the travel industry since 2014.  She loves to travel with her family.  She has been to Disney more than 20 times and shares her experiences and expertise with her clients. She spends time with her family traveling and loves to camp with them. 

You can reach her at brenda@partofthatworld.com

Kelly Waters
travel specialist
Zebulon, GA
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Kelly Waters - Travel Specialist

Zebulon, GA

Specialties: Disney Destinations, Family Travel, Universal, Cruises

Kelly has been in the travel industry since 2013. Kelly loves traveling with her husband and 3 Disney obsessed Daughters..bet you can't guess where they like to vacation..Disney, of course! She loves to spend time with her family and friends.   

You can reach her at kelly@partofthatworld.com

Ashley Martucci
travel specialist
Morgantown, WV
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Ashley Martucci - Travel Specialist

Margantown, WV

Specialties: Disney Destinations, Adult Travel, Family Travel

Ashley has been in the travel industry since 2014.   

You can reach her at ashleymartucci@partofthatworld.com

Sara Rhodes
travel specialist
Champaign, IL
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Sara Rhodes - Travel Specialist

Savoy, IL

Specialties: Disney Destinations, Cruises, Universal

Sara has been in the travel industry since 2016.   Sara grew up on Disney going every summer. She has been to Disney World 50+ times, Disneyland 4+ times in the past few years and she is also an avid Disney cruiser! She has done several RunDisney races and has a goal to run a race in each state. 

You can reach her at sararhodes@partofthatworld.com

Talia Ampie
travel specialist
Edmond, OK
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Talia Ampie - Travel Specialist

Edmond, OK

Specialties: Disney Destinations, Cruises, CruiseTours

Talia has been in the travel industry since 2016.  She loves spending her free time with her husband and kids. They love to travel together and their favorite destination to head to is Florida, especially Disney, where they go at least once a year. 

You can reach her at talia@partofthatworld.com

Meghan Jones
travel specialist
Beverly, MA
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Meghan Jones - Travel Specialist

Beverly, MA

 

Specialties: Disney Destinations, Cruises, Family Travel, Couples Travel

Meghan has been in the travel industry since 2017.  She enjoys spending time with her husband and two kids.  They travel frequently and Disney is usually always on the list!  Meghan also loves to take cruises with her husband. 

You can reach her at meghanjones@partofthatworld.com

travel specialist
Tewksbury, MA

Michelle Reopell - Travel Specialist

Tewksbury, MA

Specialties: Disney Destinations, Universal Studios, Family Travel, Cruises

Michelle has been in the travel industry since 2014.  She's always had a love for all things Disney but it was kicked into high gear when she was accepted into the Walt Disney College Program in 2007 as a Merchandise Cast Member. She a wife and new first time mom to a beautiful baby girl. 

You can reach her at michellereopell@partofthatworld.com

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Michelle Reopell
Michelle Prater
travel specialist
Hiram, GA
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Michelle Prater - Travel Specialist

Hiram, GA

 

Specialties: Disney Destinations, Cruises, Family Travel, Couples Travel

Michelle has been in the travel industry since 2015.  Michelle and her husband believe it is important to share the world with their children as they grow up.  So most school breaks, you will find them traveling to some Part of That World to explore. They are Disney Lovers, as they have been there (both as a couple and as a family) over 20 visits staying in a variety of resorts from value resorts to  deluxe resorts. They have sailed on over 10 cruises, from Carnival to Royal Caribbean to Disney. 

You can reach her at michelleprater@partofthatworld.com

April Lewis
travel specialist
Peachtree City, GA
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April Lewis - Travel Specialist

Peachtree City, GA

 

Specialties: Disney Destinations, Universal, Family Travel, SeaWorld, Cruises

April has been in the travel industry since 2016.  She loves spending time with her family and traveling.  When she isn't helping clients with their dream trips, spending time with her family or traveling, she enjoys curling up with a good book and getting lost in it. 

You can reach her at aprillewis@partofthatworld.com

Trisha Marsh
travel specialist
Baring, WA
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Trish Marsh - Travel Specialist

Baring, WA

Specialties: Disney Destinations, Pacific Northwest, Family Travel, Hawaii

Trisha has been in the travel industry since 2018. When she's not working on vacations, she is at home with her 1.5 year old daughter. You can usually find them outdoors exploring and finding exciting new areas and beauty. Trisha grew up going to Disneyland and Walt Disney World quite often. She is currently planning their next trip and can't wait to see the excitement in her daughter's eyes. She has spent a lot of time exploring up and down the West Coast, and even spent a month exploring Hawaii!

You can reach her at trishamarsh@partofthatworld.com

Dana Birch
travel specialist
Downers Grove, IL
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Dana Birch - Travel Specialist

Downers Grove, IL

 

Specialties: Disney Destinations, Cruises, Family Travel, Couples Travel, Universal, Beach Destinations

Dana has been in the travel industry since 2017.  Dana is a mom to two young children, and she loves sharing her love of Disney with them and seeing it through their eyes. Not only do they go to Disney each year they also love to take beach vacations.  Dana has also traveled to Thailand and Tokyo (including Tokyo Disneyland Resort). 

You can reach her at danabirch@partofthatworld.com

Linda Gordon
travel specialist
Portland, OR
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Linda Gordon - Travel Specialist

Portland, OR

Specialties: Disney Destinations, Cruises, Family Travel, Empty Nesters, Hawaii

Linda has been in the travel industry since 2007.  She loves to cruise and has a Master Cruise Counselor accreditation. She says that she spends too much time reading and watching TV. Last fall she was privileged to visit the set of "When Calls the Heart" in Vancouver BC and enjoy tea and chocolate in Victoria BC. She is a longtime annual passholder to Disney World and says that she has lost track of how many times she has been!

You can reach her at lindagordon@partofthatworld.com

Lindsey Folk
travel specialist
Bourbonnais, IL
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Lindsey Folk - Travel Specialist

Bourbonnais, IL

 

Specialties: Disney Destinations, Family Travel, Theme Park Vacations

Lindsey has been in the travel industry since 2019. She loves to travel with her husband and daughter.  They take an average of 3-4 vacations a year.  Their current goal is to travel to all 50 states. Lindsey grew up going to Disney World from a very young age and has been over 50+ times.  She has extensive experience and knowledge to help her clients with their travel plans. 

You can reach her at Lindseyfolk@partofthatworld.com