About Us

Kelly Ortiz: Blogger & Founder of Disney Guru

I took my first trip to Walt Disney World at the age of two. I have been addicted to the mouse ever since. Since then I have taken 20 plus trips to the most magical place on earth. About 8 of those trips my husband and I planned for our own family.  I can remember taking each of my children for their very first time....what a magical memory I will forever cherish.

 My vision for creating Disney Guru is to help others plan a magical yet affordable Disney World vacation. I view all Walt Disney World fans as Guru's and would love to have input and advice from all Disney Gurus on an active forum someday.

Last, I am open to ideas and input that would help enhance my site. I also love to talk Disney, do you need help planning? Email me!! I would love to hear from you!!!

See ya real soon!

Theresa Cook: Photographer and owner of Shutter Expressions Photography 

Disney World is my home away from home, I always hate to have to leave.  I've been there 6 times since I was about 13 and already planning our next trip.  I can't get enough of the magic and would go several times a year, if I could.

I'm a married mother of 3 with my own photography business on Ohio.  I was personally asked by the Disney Guru to share my photos, tips, and experiences with you.  To me, Disney is a place like no other and I enjoy the fact that I now am taking my family there.

I offer my photography services to those who would like a personal photographer for the day while at the Walt Disney World parks.  That's right, I will fly down there and capture your memories for you.  When you wake up in the morning, you will be greeted with an edited photo CD with rights.

I hope you enjoy my articles and photos.

Keep Smiling!

Belinda Harvey: Blogger at Disney Guru 

I can remember my first trip to Disneyworld with my family. It was like being transformed to a whole new world, where nothing else mattered but the hopes and dreams I had held in my heart. Today, the love of Disney and I have grown into such an overwhelming devotion, that not a day goes by without the love of Mickey in my heart.
My name is Belinda, I am 33 years old, a Disney Vow Renewal Bride and a massive Disney addict. I am happliy married to my highschool sweetheart and we have two four legged kids, our cat Simba and our dog Harley. My husband and I have been to Disney 16+ times, been aboard Disney Cruise Line 3+ times and have had a vow renewal wedding aboard the Disney Magic! We have a room in our home I call my happy place. It is wall to wall Disney and nothing more. Not a day goes by that I'm not in my room basking in the happiness that only Disney can create.
I am very excited to join Disney Guru and hope that all of you will follow my "Living the Fairytale Life" column. My hope is to share with you the love, passion and dreams that I have for Disney and how Disney being a part of our daily life makes each day full of magic and wonder. We are all prince and princess's whether we are 5 years old or 50. The magic of Disney lives in all of us and my column will be a place for us to share, plan,dream and live in the magic that it creates. While my love for the mouse isn't just a craze, but a way of life that brings magic and love to all who embrace it.  
Keep Believing!

Julie Boetsch: Founder of New England Disney Diva's & Disney Guru Blogger 

My name is Julie & I’ve had a ‘passion’ for Walt Disney World as long as I can remember.  My magical memories began as a child taking yearly spring vacations to the ‘world’ each year with my family. I now follow this same tradition with my own family. Having been to WDW over 20 times, it’s still always fresh & new for me. I’ll never get tired of being in my ‘happy place’!!
I’m a busy ‘Disney’ housewife & stay-at-home mom to 3 beautiful girls here in mid-coast Maine. When I’m not daydreaming about WDW or planning my own vacations, I’m giving tips or advice to fellow Disney friends. Nothing makes me happier than being able to share my knowledge & love of Disney with others!
I look forward to spending Wednesdays with you!!

See you real soon,
Julie ºoº

Brittiany Sells (Bird): Founder of DisneyBird and Blogger at Disney Guru

 I didn't get to experience the yearly trips to Disney growing up, but maybe that's what makes the magic I experience now all the more special! My love for Disney started with the many Disney movies I would watch at home with my Mama. Disney movies taught me many valuable lessons, from believing in yourself, to having the courage to do what's right, helping others, never judging someone from the outside, and so much more!

I am blessed to be happily married to my best friend and even more to be the mother of two amazing kids! When I'm not working, I spend my time with my family. Once the family goes to sleep I enjoy blogging and reading. I have dreamed of becoming a wedding coordinator/event planner for quite some time now. Something about making someone's dreams come true really appeals to me. Once my love for the Disney magic and experience  really began to blossom after my last trip, that dream became a little larger... to one day become a Disney wedding coordinator. That dream won't be in reach for quite some time, but that's okay because I once heard from a very wise woman:

"Even miracles take a little time." ~The Fairy Godmother

In the meantime, I'll pursue that happiness through helping people make their dreams come true with their Disney vacations! In my Disney Potpourri column I'll be offering information, personal experience, tips, and advice to help you truly get the most out of Disney.

 I hope you'll join me!