Kelli Hendrix Trickey joined the Small World BIG FUN team in April of 2012, as the part-time office manager and subsequently transitioned to full-time vacation planner! She has been married to Bart, her college sweetheart, for more than 25 years, and is the mom of four sons. Kelli and her family have made more than 30 trips to Walt Disney World, staying at nearly every Disney resort, with Fort Wilderness Campground and Wilderness Lodge being their favorites. She lives in Conway, Ark., with her family of boys, dogs, cats and hamsters.
Kelli fell in love with Disney as a child watching “The Wonderful World of Disney” and, after her first trip in 1989, has been back nearly every year and has had many magical moments there. “I feel like I’m nine years old again, without a care in the world. That’s what keeps me coming back year after year.”
Watching her two older sons march with the Conway High School Band before the Main Street Electrical parade was a magical moment she will never forget! “It brought tears to my eyes watching them come down Main Street, U.S.A. and hearing the crowd cheering for this huge high school band that took up the entire street! We had worked for three years to raise money to pay for this trip. It was worth every penny to see those kids experience Disney Magic first hand, many for the first time.”
In her “spare” time, Kelli enjoys camping, quilting, cooking, helping with her youngest son’s Boy Scout troop, volunteering with the Conway Band program, and watching her sons’ activities. Her favorite ride is Big Thunder Mountain Railroad, with Tower of Terror a close second! She is an expert at planning trips for large families and is very knowledgeable about Disney’s accommodation of food allergies.
Kelli can be reached at 501-339-3427 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.