Meet The Agents

Velia Kennedy

Pottstown, PA

CEO, Owner

When I became a wife and mother of two I knew I wanted to make traveling a priority. In my eyes the quality time, learning, and fulfilment that came from traveling wasn’t a want… it was a need. We were a young family with small funds so this meant some level of sacrifice in order for us to travel at least once a year. We ate pasta over prime rib and skipped the pedicures and expensive hair appointments. We budgeted travel expenses into our monthly budget and didn’t waiver. That allowed us to take family vacations and mini parent getaways to Walt Disney World yearly (sometimes more), New Orleans, Clearwater Beach, Dallas, Charleston, Nantucket, and more!

As we became more established in our careers and smashed our piles of student debt our traveling became more frequent and bucket list kept growing. Others came to me often for traveling advice, tips, how to book, and more. I grew a passion for helping others plan some amazing vacations with their families and knew I had to do this in a bigger way. After being in the travel industry as a travel agent for about 3 years I was able to make my dream of operating my own travel agency a reality! That is how Modern Family Travel LLC was born and I can’t wait to help you turn your dream vacations into a reality!

Liz Cook


Specialties: Disney Destinations and Universal Orlando & Hollywood

Favorite Destination Visited: My favorite destination I visited was London, England, not only is the city full of life, culture, and rich history, but visiting the Warner Brothers Studios where they filmed all 8 Harry Potter Films was a game-changer. These movies were created during a pivotal point in my childhood being the same age as the actors I was able to escape to the wizarding world throughout my entire adolescents, standing where they stood was a very emotional journey and it will live on to be one of the best tourist’s experiences, I have ever seen.  

Bucket List Vacation: My bucket list dream vacation is to visit every Disney and Universal Park in the entire world. But I would except just hitting Asia, visiting Japan’s Disneyland, and experiencing Beast Castle in person would be the ultimate trip.

My Why: My childhood was filled with camping and beach trips, but because of our circumstances, destination trips were not an option for our family. Becoming a mother, I wanted to be different for my children, I wanted to make sure we started cultivating those memories from a young age. I made vacations a priority for my family and now I can help others do the same, I believe in the here and now is what’s most important, if we don’t take every opportunity then those precious moments may never happen. The hardest thing to do is live with regret.

Favorite Travel Quote: “Just Do It” – Nike

Jen Dirkmann


Specialties: Walt Disney World, Disney Cruise Line, Disneyland, Universal 

Favorite Destination Visited: Walt Disney World (Every. Single. Time.)

Bucket List Vacation: Toss-up between Alaska and Germany. 

My Why: My love for travel and Disney started at a very young. My Dad was, as I call it, “Disney Obsessed” so I had to privilege of visiting the parks regularly. My love for Disney grew as I did. During college I followed my love for travel and became a flight attendant. During that time, I had the privilege of seeing the country on a whole new level. It always led me back to Disney. Fast forward to now. I’m a wife and a Mom of two. My family regularly visits Disney and although my husband didn’t grow up frequenting the most magical place on earth, I like to say he’s become more “obsessed” than me. I’ve been planning trips for clients since 2018 and love it more and more as the trips go by! I can’t wait to work for future clients in helping them plan their dream vacation. 

Favorite Travel Quote: “Take vacations. You can always make more money but you can’t always make more memories.” -Author Unkown

Jennifer Hattersley

New Jersey

Specialties: Wedding/Honeymoon Destinations, All-Inclusive Vacations, Disney Destinations, Family Friendly Destination 

Favorite Destination Visited: Negril, Jamaica

Bucket List Vacation: Overwater Bungalow at the St. Regis Bora, Bora 

My Why: I have a passion and love for planning events and traveling. Helping others be able to enjoy their dream vacations taking away the stress of planning is my purpose. I love knowing that I’m able to help each and everyone of my clients not only encounter travel together, but broaden their minds when seeing the world and creating a chance for them to spend quality time together while experiencing and creating endless memories. 

Favorite Travel Quote: “Traveling- it leaves you speechless.  Then turns you into a storyteller”  – Ibn Battuta 

Danielle Kuhn


Specialties: Sandals/Beaches, All-inclusive, Disney

Favorite Destination Visited: Punta Cana and my high school Spain trip

Bucket List Vacation: Maldives, Australia, and Alaska to name a few.

My Why: I love to travel. I started going to the Jersey shore with my family when I was little. It was something we did every year and for a few years my grandparents lived there.  I looked forward to it each summer. Our big family trip when I was younger was Disney World. I remember being old enough that my parents let my sister and I go to Magic Kingdom ourselves! Up until recently I had never been to an island because I always thought I wouldn’t be able to afford it. I now know that it can be affordable and I make it my goal to travel some place tropical once a year. I want to help people realize travel can be affordable and help them plan their dream vacation that they thought would only ever be a dream.

Favorite Travel Quote:  Travel. Because money returns, time doesn’t.

Simone McGrath


Specialties: Disney Destinations. Universal Orlando & Hollywood.

Favorite Destination Visited: Walt Disney World! It has and will always be my most magical vacation every time! ✨

Bucket List Vacation: Paris and of course Disneyland Paris! 

My Why: Every time I get to travel to Disney World a whole world of excitement and anticipation builds! The joy I get from the build up pushed me to want to help others! I truly believe everyone should visit Disney once and create their perfect personalized trip and I want to make that happen! 

Favorite Travel Quote: “I want adventure in the great wide somewhere, I want it more than I can tell” – Belle, Beauty and the Beast

Kim Moor


Specialties: Cruises, All-Inclusive, Orlando Theme Parks

Favorite Destinations Visited: Riviera Maya, Mexico Cruising to the Bahamas and Waco, TX to visit Magnolia Market

Bucket List Vacation Destination: Journeys Cruise to the Southern Caribbean, Adventures by Disney Rhine River Cruise, Jamaica, Punta Cana, Ireland, Australia

My Why: Vacation planning has always been in my nature and something I love to do. I have always been the planner for any trips with friends and family. After traveling out of the country for the first time (and second time) in 2021, I realized I have a huge desire to see more of the world. My husband and I had done a lot of domestic travel but had never left the country prior to our trip to Mexico in 2021. Once I started researching everywhere I wanted to go, I realized I also would love to help others plan their dream trips as well! 

Favorite Travel Quote:  “The world is a book and those who do not travel read only one page.” – Saint Augustine

Alexis Sanchez


Specialties: All-Inclusive vacations, Orlando Theme Parks, Cruises, Caribbean 

Favorite Destinations Visited: Cayman Islands and Isla Mujeres 

Bucket List Vacation Destination: Maldives

My Why: Ever since I was a little girl I have loved to travel. You can blame the yearly trips to Disney World for my addiction to it. Since then I have become passionate about booking our own vacations as well as family and friends. Knowing how overwhelming the planning process can be, it brings me great joy being able to help others see a new or old destination without the hassle. Making memories should be the only thing you have to worry about and I’m here to help you with that. 

Favorite Travel Quote: “Once you have traveled, the voyage never ends…the mind can never break off from the journey” -Pat Conroy

Christina Sabillón


Specialties: Walt Disney World Resort, Disney Destinations, Universal, Cruising, and LGBTQ+ Friendly Destinations

Favorite Destination Visited: Oia, Santorini, Greece

Bucket List Vacation: ASIA. I’d love to knock all of the Disney Theme Parks off my bucket list and spend an entire month in Asia. Visiting Japan, Hong Kong, Shanghai and hop over to the beaches of Thailand.

My Why: I am in a forever state of wanderlust. I got my first passport at 2 months old, and I have been traveling ever since. My friends and family always come to me for traveling advice. Vacation planning has always been something I find joy in doing. It never seems like work for me. Along with my personal experience, I also have a professional background as a previous guest relations hostess at the Walt Disney World Resort (2011-2014). My # 1 goal is to make sure you and your family will have a remarkable vacation to remember. Life is short, the world is wide, let’s make some memories.

Favorite Travel Quote: Travel, the only thing you can buy that makes you richer.

Noel Sutherland


My Specialties: European and Central American travel, Cruises, Solo and Couple Trips

Favorite Destinations Visited: Spain, Mexico, Hershey Pennsylvania, New Orleans

Bucket List Vacation Destination: China, Dubai, All 50 states, Egypt, Costa Rica, Peru, India, and so many more!

My Why: You will never learn more about yourself and others than when you travel. So many people are just trapped in their own little world and never experience other cultures outside of a textbook. You never know how traveling with change you until you do it!

Favorite Travel Quote: “A mind that is stretched by a new experience can never go back to its old dimensions.” -Oliver Wendell Holmes

Nina Wong


Specialties: Orlando Theme Parks, Canada, All – Inclusive, Cruise and Family Destinations

Favorite Destinations Visited: Banff National Park, Banff, Alberta, Canada; Epcot – Walt Disney World

Bucket List Vacation Destination: Aulani Resort and Spa, Ko Olina, Hawaii

My Why: Travel is more than a destination or a journey.  It’s about experiences with strangers/friends/family; things you can’t learn in a book or on the internet.  Travel has provided me and my family experiences and education that I have enjoyed sharing with others.  It’s time to take this knowledge and help you reach your travel goals, allowing you time to explore, relax, and reconnect knowing that your trip has been taken care of.  

Favorite Travel Quote:  “Once a year, go somewhere you’ve never been before.”  – The Dalai Lama