Hi, my name is Sarah Kates, and I’m a Travel Concierge with Main Street 55 Travel! I am a mom, the wife of a retired Marine, and a lover of travel. After several moves with the military, my family now calls western Michigan home. My husband and I are both proud graduates of the University of Missouri- Go Tigers! Prior to joining Main Street 55 Travel, I worked as a postpartum nurse at various hospitals across the country. My passion for travel planning and desire to help other families create lasting, magical memories eventually led me to my dream job as a Travel Concierge!
My first visit to Disney World was in 1992, but it wouldn’t be my last. Over the years, my family created many memories in the parks. Now, as an adult with a family of my own, we too have carried on the tradition of “Disneying” together. Whether we’re traveling to Disneyland, Disney World, or sailing aboard Disney Cruise Line, we’ve discovered there is always a Disney Destination that accommodates our family’s different vacation styles!
Having worked the night shift for several years, I understand the desire to travel while having little time or energy to plan! It’s my motto that traveling should be fun- not stressful! Whether it’s your first visit to the parks, or your 10th, I love taking the stress out the vacation planning for my clients.
Traveling today looks and feels different than it used to. Now more than ever, establishing a relationship with a trusted travel advisor is an essential step in the vacation planning process. It’s my job as a Travel Concierge to be your advocate from the beginning to the end.
In 2020, I became a Certified Autism Travel Professional. I am also a graduate of Disney’s College of Knowledge, UNIVERSAL and U, as well as a member of Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA).
When I’m not planning my next adventure, you can find me enjoying a cup of coffee with a friend, watching Bravo, or playing with my cat Keke.