Our Family

One of the greatest parts of being on the Dad’s Guide to WDW team is getting to know fellow Disney fans like you!  Through comments on social media, direct messages, and emails, we love hearing what you love about WDW, and why you follow Dad’s Guide to WDW.

So, we’d like to share a little bit about us with you!

Danny McBride, Chief Magic Officer

Danny McBride, Chief Magic Officer

Danny McBride’s life-long desire to grow a professional Disney-focused career began to materialize in 2013—and he’s kept moving forward ever since. Over the years, you could find Danny creating social media content, writing blogs and magazine articles, or talking about WDW on-camera for media outlets such as: WDW Magazine, Debating Disney, Get Down to Disness, Destinations to Travel, WDW News Today, and of course, Dad’s Guide to WDW. Whether you’re dreaming of WDW, ready to plan your next visit, or ultimately going to Disney World, Danny’s your Disney hype man!

Stephanie and Danny Shuster, Owners

Stephanie and Danny Shuster, Owners

Stephanie and Danny Shuster are the owners of CTSA LLC, which operates Dad's Guide to WDW and WDW Magazine. Steph got her start in the Disney blogosphere by ghostwriting on Dad's Guide starting in 2011, then bippity boppity boo - one thing led to another, and now she and Danny use their combined decades of experience in publishing, graphic design, marketing and operations to make magical products for Disney fans all over the world!

Marisa Alvarado, Photographer

Marisa Alvarado, Photographer

Hi’ya pal, my name is Marisa Alvarado. I’m super excited to be a part of the Dad’s Guide family! I developed a deep passion for all things Disney at a very young age, intrigued by the art of animation. As an artist and avid photographer, I look to capture a bit of the Disney magic while at the most magical place on earth. When I'm not visiting the parks or collecting Disney pins, I can be found teaching art or creating works of my own in a variety of media.

Cara McBride, Artist and On-Screen Personality

Cara McBride, Artist and On-Screen Personality

By watching Cara talk Disney with her husband Danny McBride on Dad’s Guide to WDW’s social media video content, you’ll notice that Star Wars, WDW dining, and animals on Kilimanjaro Safaris are at the core of her Disney fandom. An artist at heart and by trade, Cara also lends her skills and creativity to the Dad’s Guide team.

Janel Presti, Content Creator

Janel Presti, Content Creator

Janel is a busy mom of 3 toddlers and an avid Disney fan. While blogging and creating social media content for Dad’s Guide to WDW, she’s always dreaming of being back “home.” From riding Peter Pan’s Flight to relaxing in Adventureland with a classic Dole Whip, Janel is quite familiar with the magic of WDW—and aims to help you relive that same magic as a part of the Dad’s Guide to WDW team.

Mike Massa, Blog Contributor

Mike Massa, Blog Contributor

Mike is a life-long Disney fanatic, Disney Vacation Club Member, and now the resident grandfather at Dad's Guide to WDW. As a retired special education teacher, Mike's nurturing, helpful, and fatherly perspective will be wholly apparent through each piece he pens as a Blog Contributor.

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