Jen Kistler started Magical Moments Vacations back in 2010, after working as a travel agent since 2005. The agency started with just a handful of agents, and a dream of creating magical moments for clients across the county. Magical Moments Vacations has grown and won numerous awards over the years, thanks to the amazing women and men who've joined our family, as well as the founding values of honesty, integrity and trust.
Mike Paradiso has been with Magical Moments Vacations since 2016. He is involved in agency management and also assists with our agency conferences and on-site training. His attention to detail is a perfect fit for managing our accounting, commission applications, and agency payroll.
AGENCY DEVELOPMENT MANAGER
Dana Zificsak started her career in travel in 2013. After 10 years as a teacher, she helped develop MMV’s New Agent Academy and our Continuing Education programs. Dana reviews agent applications, interviews candidates, and works with the new agents to start their career equipped with skills to be successful. She ensures all MMV agents have access to educational materials to improve their skills and knowledge. She believes that we never stop learning and growing!
Melissa Sanchez has been a travel agent for 10 years and an agent with Magical Moments Vacations since 2013. A Top 25 agent, Melissa is committed to her clients and her agency. In 2019, Melissa took on the additional role of Marketing Manager for MMV. Along with working with her clients, Melissa is manages Magical Moments Vacations agency Facebook page & Instagram account. Melissa also coordinates the attendance of agents at supplier special events and resort/attraction openings.
AGENT SUPPORT MANAGER
Shawn Lapeyrouse has been a travel agent with Magical Moments Vacations for 6 years. With her administrative background of organizing large conferences, maintaining databases and leading teams of volunteers, she was a great fit for Magical Moments Vacation’s needs for an agent to work with the many suppliers MMV partners with and supporting our agents in all of their administrative needs.
Kristyn Wimer started her career in the travel / tourism industry in 1999, with positions in Marketing/Sales for international and domestic attractions companies. With a new opportunity to become a travel agent in 2014, she joined the Magical Moments Vacations team. Focusing on meeting the needs of her clients and her agency, she continues to be a top producer and provide marketing support to the entire team.