I'm Kayla, a twenty something new to running (and enjoying it) and excited to join the group of loyal RunDisney fans! I have always enjoyed having an active lifestyle and have always enjoyed athletics. I loved playing sports in school, my favorite was playing lacrosse! I also have a diverse background in all things hospitality. I have a great passion for and have worked with food and travel. I am so excited and proud to once again include health and fitness to my list of passions.
While in school earning my culinary degree is where my Disney adventure begins. I decided after seeing a poster in my culinary lab that I wanted to participate in the Disney College Program, so I did just that! I went down to Orlando, FL and worked for the Walt Disney Company. I become a Disney expert and loved every minute of it. I wanted to finish school and also earn my bachelors degree in hospitality administration so I moved back to my hometown of Buffalo, NY....I know I'm crazy!
After earning both my culinary and hospitality administration degrees it was time for me to head back down to Disney and try working there once again, it seemed like the perfect fit for my skill set. So once again I moved down to Florida where I met and lived with Lauren and quickly became the best of friends. After completing my second Disney college program and enjoying both times of being a Disney cast member I knew I needed something a bit more. Back up north I went and worked in the food and beverage industry and now I'm working in the travel industry. I'm lucky enough to still enjoy my Disney connection selling leisure travel including Disney Destinations!
It was time for a roommate reunion with Lauren and what better place to visit but Disney. Now this is where the running comes in, we decided a new experience would be fun so a RunDisney race seemed like the best idea. The rest is history! Together we completed our first half marathon, the food and wine 2013 half! Of course we are both now hooked! I am hooked not only on RunDisney but on a healthy and fun lifestyle. Having this love and passion for food, travel, and fitness has now turned into eating better, running more, and trying to participate in local races and traveling to new places to run, including as many RunDisney races as I can!
Lauren and I are so excited to share our running experiences, the products we love, favorite recipes, and our insider Disney knowledge with you!!