People of Fairyland
Here are some of the people who make Children’s Fairyland the special place it is, and the fictional characters who inspire them.
In the summer of 2019, Kymberly joined Children's Fairyland as its executive director after an 11+ year career at Girl Scouts of Northern California. As a senior director at Girl Scouts, she was accountable for the comprehensive design and implementation of innovative strategies to serve girls, ages 5-17, and oversaw 40 staff members. She is passionate about delivering satisfying experiences and supporting children and their families.
Kymberly is a graduate of Mills College with a B.A. in Political, Legal and Economic Analysis with a Minor in Ethnic Studies. She has served on two non-profit boards helping her build stronger ties to the community. After 25 years in Oakland, she resides with her family in Alameda.
She has two favorite characters: Dorothy from The Wiz and Hazel from Watership Down.
She relates most to the free-spirited Pippi Longstocking.
Director of Community Outreach and Education
Contact her about family engagement partnership, community outreach, subsidized family membership, and individual or group volunteer opportunities.
Her favorite character is Arrietty from The Secret World of Arrietty.
Contact her about the Fairyland's gift shop and online store.
Her favorite character is the smiling Cheshire cat.
Contact her about rides, the Cafe, and Human Resources.
Stella Luna and Ferdinand The Bull are her favorites.
Family Program Specialist
Contact them about birthday parties and sleepovers.
Jack Frost is their favorite character
Education and Curriculum Manager
Contact her about Educational programming, field trips and education opportunities at Fairyland
Her favorite characters are: Peter Pan, Julian from Julian is a Mermaid, Gorilla from Ishmael, Marjane Satrapi from Persepolis, and Lauren Olamina from Parable of the Sower (she says, she could go on forever!).
Director of Events
Contact her about special events, Fairyland's annual Gala Fundraiser, Jack O’Lantern Jamboree, Fairy Winterland, weekend entertainment, and park rentals (yes, even weddings!).
Her favorite fairytale character is Thumbelina.
Contact him about facility projects and maintenance.
His favorite character is the Crooked Man.
Artistic Director of Theatre
Contact him about Fairyland's Theatre programs: Children's Theatre and Theatre for the Very Young.
Alice in Wonderland's Cheshire Cat is his favorite.
Contact her about filming at Fairyland, photo requests for editorial content, and permitted uses for the Fairyland logo.
Her favorite character is Oberon from the Iron Druid Chronicles.
Landscape Supervisor and Horticulturist
Contact her about what’s bloomin’ in our gardens.
Her favorite character is Old Brown Owl, who chased Squirrel Nutkin out of the garden, and she also loves the fairies that live in our Coast Live Oak trees!
Director of Philanthropy
Contact her about making a donation or including Fairyland in your estate plan.
Contact him with any membership questions.
His favorite character is the Mad Hatter.
Board of Directors
Theresa Nelson, President
Jillian Loh Kearns