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 nonprofit 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.
Director of Operations
Got a question about our rides or cafe? Ask Samuel!
Peter Pan is his favorite character.
Want to host a party or event at Fairyland? Whether you are planning a kids' party, an LGBTQ+ celebration, a wedding or a corporate event. Kelley will help your dream become a reality.
Her favorite book as a kid was Scared of the Dark, a storybook by Sesame Street. Bert was her favorite, but she empathized with Ernie's fear and anxiety.
Director of Community Outreach and Education
Vicky handles family engagement partnership, community outreach, subsidized family membership, and individual or group volunteer opportunities for Fairyland.
Her favorite character is Arrietty from The Secret World of Arrietty.
Contact her about Fairyland's on-site gift shop and online store.
Her favorite character is the smiling Cheshire cat.
Education and Curriculum Manager
Contact her about educational programming, field trips and other educational 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 (and that's just the beginning!).
What's blooming in our 10 acres of gardens? Jennifer knows!
Her favorite character is Miss Muffet's spider, and the salamanders who live under the old logs (in all the secret places).
Director of Events
Contact her about special events, Fairyland's annual Gala Fundraiser, Halloween Jam, Fairy Winterland, and weekend entertainment.
Her favorite fairytale character is Thumbelina.
Contact him about facility projects and maintenance.
His favorite character is the Crooked Man.
Interim Theatre Programs Manager
Contact her about Fairyland's theatre programs: Children's Theatre and Theatre for the Very Young.
Her favorite literary characters are, Anne from Anne of Green Gables for her resilience, Mary Lennox from The Secret Garden for her tenacity, and Winnie the Pooh and Piglet for their model of friendship!
Contact her about filming at Fairyland, photo requests for editorial content, and permitted uses of our logo.
Her favorite character is Oberon from the Iron Druid Chronicles.
Director of Philanthropy
Contact her about making a donation and/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
Karen Boyd, Vice-President
Nashwa Emam, MSW, Secretary
Glenn Voyles, Treasurer
Javay Ross, M.D.