The Disney Gal family is made up of moms, dads, gals and guys who believe that life is an adventure waiting to be lived and experienced first hand. With a passion for family, children, travel, food, DYI, health and fitness and of course all things Disney, they have come together to help share their stories with the hope of inspiring you to create stories and adventures of your own.
Meet Our Writers:
Gayle is a lifelong educator by day and avid freelance writer by night. Mom to 5, Grammy to 4 she is blessed to share her life with amazing family and friends who encourage her to chase her dreams no matter where they may lead. Fueled by ice tea, when not on the road looking for her latest last minute spur of the moment adventure, or discovering all the nooks and crannies that make up Northern California as one of the Nor Cal Moms, you can find here visiting her son who is now living out his dreams as an entertainer at the Walt Disney World Resort, spoiling her grandkids, checking things off of her Wish List (because Bucket Lists mean you can only do it once) or following her passion working with young performers in the free nationally recognized after school children’s theater program that she founded. She is a a total believer that life is better lived when it is a life less planned. To learn more about Gayle, click here.
Robert “Bob” Eckman
Meet Robert “Hit It Bob” Eckman, accomplished musician, currently retired from the 8-5 every day world so that he can pursue his musical dreams. After 20 years as a professional college book store manager, Bob, also known as the “keyboard player’s keyboardist” has a gift of music that he openingly shares both playing professionally with many a band as well as serving as the musical director for many local theater productions. A self-proclaimed comic book fan and science fiction geek, Bob didn’t catch the Disney bug until 10 years ago. It just shows you’re never too late to develop a love of Disney. To read more about Bob click here.
Melissa is our very own professional photographer. This busy mom of two young children under 5 years old lives up in the the beautiful Wine Country of Sonoma County with her wonderful husband Jason. Running is a family affair with many runDisney races under her belt and the art of the right costume a must. When not party planning or taking pictures, you can find Melissa and her family at the Happiest Place on Earth-the Disneyland Resort. To learn more about Melissa click here
From deep in the heart of Georgia comes Tammy Baxter, who after being a stay at home mom for year and raising her talented daughter Jessica, is now off to new adventures of her own with her husband. An avid and lifelong fan of travel and of course Disney, these days finds her discovering all the charm that the south has to offer as well as frequent visits to Walt Disney World where her daughter is living out her dream of being a Cast Member. To find out more about Tammy click here
Anastasia is our resident foodie and food allergy expert. A food style and travel blogger, and owner of Teacups and Turkey Legs, she is always on the look out for new ways to explore her passion for the culinary arts and discovering the world with her family. She is a culinary trained pastry chef and former international attorney turned work at home mom. A wife and mom to three, she regularly shares her favorite recipes, including allergy-friendly recipes, family travel experiences with my teen, tween and Jedi Princess, bourbon adventures and love of wine. To learn more about Anastasia, click here
Lottie Ferguson Is our resident “crunchy mom”. Married to husband Kyle, who as luck would have it, is just as much of a Disney fan as she is, this busy mom is back in school completing her master’s degree while at the same time raising three little princesses. She has a wealth of knowledge when it comes to traveling with babies and little ones as well as how to handle restricted diets while on the road, Lottie shares a passion of giving back to the community serving on several boards including the Boys and Girls Club in her community. To learn more about Lottie click here.