Author, Rise from the Ashes: Stories of Trauma, Resilience, and Growth From the Children of 9/11
As a child and young adult, Disney’s storytelling became an important part of Payton's life, teaching her to engage audiences. In her career, she tells stories through the magic of Guest engagement as a Product Manager at The Walt Disney Company.
She has been crafting stories for as long as she can remember, but in 2020, Payton decided to take the plunge and dedicate herself to writing her first book.
Her first book is inspired by her husband, John Lynch and his story as a 9/11 Surviving Child. His story is one of 3,000 stories (not including the 2,000 adult-age people who lost a parent that day and the countless others who have gone on to lose a parent due to 9/11 illnesses) that need to be told.