Meet the Team



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 The Team:




Gayle Turner Gayle is a lifelong educator by day and avid blogger 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.  When not in the classroom, she can be found following her son as he dances his way through life, or working with young performers in free nationally recognized after school children’s theater program that she founded 13 years ago. To learn more about Gayle, click here.


Dawn Gosdin 
Dawn is a self-professed Disney Dork. Full of Southern Charm, Dawn is married to her best friend Ryan and is mom of two 
teenagers who keep her on her toes. An avid writer of both fiction and non-fiction, Dawn is the happiest when she is enjoying anything outdoors with the family or traveling, especially when her destination happens to be Disney.  Until recently, Dawn helped families make their Disney vacation dreams come true as a Travel Agent with Destinations In Florida.  To learn more about Dawn, 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 degree while at the same time raising two little princesses with another little Mouseketeer on the way. 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.



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.



Lori Hope Fries  Wife and proud mom to 3 grown sons, Lori is a world wide traveler in ever sense of the word. Having visited Disney Parks on multiple continents, Lori has a wealth of  knowledge when it comes to navigating the Parks while dealing with food allergies as well as knowing how to best access the services that the Disability Assistance Program provides. When not traveling, which isn’t very often, you will find her at home in Arizona working with many local charities that she supports. To find out more about Lori, click here





Tamela Hansen  Enjoying the small town life on the Gulf Shore of Alabama, Tamela  has been married to her Prince Charming for over sixteen years.  Mom of two children, Tamela is happiest when planning or taking her next Disney adventure.  Living life with an immune disorder has not dampened her spirit and she is happiest when helping others plan their next magical vacation.  To learn more about Tamela click here.




Bob Aycock Bob is that friend that everyone wishes they had in their lives. Married to his best friend Jennifer, father to 3 with a 4th almost here, Bob is living his dream working in the field of education of a website coordinator and serving as a dad on of this year’s Disney Parks Mom’s Panel, showing everyone never to give up on your dreams. To read more about Bob, click here 











1 comment:

  1. I love Disney! Living in Miami gives me a great opportunity to visit various times a year. It is a favorite vacation spot!

    Stopping by with comment love from the SITS girls!

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