From as far back as I can remember, I was always creating. If you happened to bump into me at the ripe age of twelve, which wouldn't be easy, as I was a very independent child, I would be drawing superheroes, writing books, taking photos with my Polaroid camera, making movies on my PXL 2000 Fisher and Price camcorder, or writing fairytales.
Classic fairytales have always been an enormous part of my life. My earliest memory of falling in love with these classic stories starts in elementary school, where an annual marionette puppet show assembly would come with, what at the time felt like elaborate sets and theatrics, and would recreate Little Red Riding Hood, Hansel and Gretel and others. There was always something that intrigued me about these beloved tales. I could never get enough of them. I was obsessed.
It wasn't until my first trip to Walt Disney World as a young teenager where I finally found my home. This was a land full of everything I cherished. Here was where I could live with the characters and princesses. They where they right in front of me. I could touch them, hug them, and be a part of their world. Just like Ariel in The Little Mermaid. I'll never forget those those trips to Orlando, because that's where I found my calling.
As an adult, I started to write and produce my own feature length films. My filmmaking style has been illustrated by critics as one with a decidedly European flair; an Italian/German technique. Although to this day, my feature film work is surely more "adult" then anything Disney would produce, it was clear that I had things I needed to say. As an introvert, it was my outlet to express myself and like any other artistic, creative person, I realized that it was good therapy for me. It was something I needed to do.
I was born and raised in Upstate New York to a family of film enthusiasts. It was only natural for me to be intrigued by the film medium at an early age. At the age of 10, I was introduced to a new technology of making movies with the Fisher Price PXL-2000 camcorder. This camera, which was marketed to and for teens, recorded five minute movies on audio cassette tapes. From this point on, I was rarely seen without a camcorder in my hands.
In my thirties, and three feature films later, I found myself moving from New York to Los Angeles, which brought me just a short car ride away from Disneyland, a place I have never been. My parents had their honeymoon at the park many decades prior, and because of this, I heard many magical stories. It wasn't until mid 2016 when I visited the park for the first time, and since then, things have never been the same.
I knew I wanted to share my love, my experiences with the characters I so much loved, with others around the world who may have never had the chance to visit Disneyland or any Disney park for that matter. With great reluctance, and anxiety, which I deal with on a daily basis, I made the decision to start vlogging my trips and in just a few short months, started to capture the interest of fans around the world with my new YouTube channel.
I quickly realized that this was what I was meant to do. This is how I could connect with people who were like me. I could create a community on YouTube that would be full of positivity, love, passion and everything in between for Disney. I have always been less interested in the "news" of the parks and more drawn towards the character experiences, the princesses and Fantasyland, where I feel I could live every day of my life.
My goal for my YouTube vlog is to keep growing it with Disney fans from all over the world and to provide exciting, fun, and uplifting content. This will be an ongoing venture and experience and I look forward to every time when I can push that upload button and share a new video with all of my fans from the United States to Japan, to Spain, to the Netherlands. It gives me great joy, and happiness to be with all of you almost daily, and because I forced myself to face my fears of public vlogging, I was able to carve out a new chapter in my life and I have no plans in looking back.
Love, your Disney Vlogger -