Meet our Club 55 Executive Board! Each Member serves a 12 month term with elections held each Spring.
Co-President - Erin LaMay Grade: Sophomore Major: Business Administration Hometown: La Mesa, CA Favorite Disney Characters: Rapunzel, Giselle, Ariel, Merida, Lady, Max Goof Favorite Disney Movies: Enchanted, Lady and the Tramp, Ratatouille, A Goofy Movie, Treasure Planet, The Hunchback of Notre Dame, Tangled Favorite Disney Attractions: Space Mountain, Incredicoaster Greek Affiliation: Independent
Bio: Erin has been obsessed with Disney films for as long as she can remember, and she has always dreamed of becoming a Disney Princess™. She has a passion for Disney music in particular and prides herself on her knowledge of it, though she also loves learning about the history and behind-the-scenes of the parks and films. As a Disneyland Passholder, her favorite part about going to the parks is the entertainment, because she feels that the characters and shows are a different experience every time. One day, she hopes to travel to each of the Disney Parks around the world and explore how the classic Disney brand and values are incorporated into different cultures (she has yet to visit Tokyo, Shanghai, and Hong Kong). Her ultimate dream is to work for Disney, both in the parks and on a corporate level, and when she’s not attending auditions, you can catch her obsessively checking the Disney Jobs and Disney Auditions webpages.
Co-President - Kaylee Snow Grade: Sophomore Majors: Business Administration, Theatre Tech Hometown: Lake Elsinore, CA Favorite Disney Characters: Mary Poppins, Tinker Bell, Genie, Chewbacca, Porgs Favorite Disney Movies: anything Pixar (choosing one is like choosing your favorite child), Lion King& Star Wars(New and Originals) Favorite Disney Attractions & Shows!: Fantasmic, Mickey and the Magical Map, World of Color, Disney’s Aladdin: A Musical Spectacular (RIP), Big Thunder Mountain Railroad Greek Affiliation: genetically: 19.4% Greek, 80.6% Disney Fan
Bio:Kaylee was raised watching Mary Poppins daily and frequenting Disneyland (almost every Friday of second grade). When at the parks you can find her catching any one of her favorite shows, finding new tech throughout the park or trying to get a new high score on Buzz Lightyear Astro Blasters. Her favorite genre of Disney movie is Pixar, though she still appreciates the classics, and she firmly supports Pixar Theory that all Pixar movies are connected. Her goals areto one day be a Disney cast member, as well as visit all the Disney theme parks and have a total of 104 days of Summer vacation.
Treasurer ~ Bianca Newell Year: Sophomore Major: Mathematics & Italian Studies Hometown: Eugene, OR Favorite Disney Characters: Minnie Mouse, Stitch, WALL-E Favorite Movies: Monsters, Inc., Sleeping Beauty, Inside Out Favorite Disney Parks Attractions: Pirates of the Caribbean, Space Mountain, Guardians of the Galaxy: Mission BREAKOUT! Greek Affiliation: Independent Bio: Bianca has loved Disney ever since she was little. She owned VHS tapes of multiple classic Disney movies, which she watched over and over again. She fell in love with the parks at a very young age after her parents took her to Walt Disney World when she was 3. Along with being a Disneyland annual passholder, she has been to Walt Disney World many times and on every Disney cruise ship currently sailing. What she loves most about Disney is the magical touch that they put on everything- from their movies to their parks to their travel experiences. Disney has always been an inspiration for her, and she hopes to someday work for them!
Director of Communications ~ Brian Russell Year: Sophomore Major: Strategic & Corporate Communication, Theater Technology Hometown:Thousand Oaks, CA Favorite Disney Characters: Genie, Donald Duck, Goofy, Stitch, Simba Favorite Movies: Wreck-It Ralph, Cars, Monsters Inc, Guardians of the Galaxy, Bolt Favorite Disney Parks Attractions: Fantasmic, Guardians of the Galaxy: Mission Breakout, Space Mountain, Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance, Disneyland Forever Greek Affiliation: Does being a member of D23 count? Bio: Brian's love of Disney began at a young age, when he got obsessed with Disneyland. This love grew, and with an increasing age he began to appreciate different aspects of the park. While he had previously focused upon the rides, you can now often find Brian relaxing in the parks, observing tiny details and watching shows. He has a huge passion for entertainment technology, and loves to analyze the technical elements of live entertainment.
Secretary ~ Hannah Welsh Year: Sophomore Major: Psychology / Integrated Educational Studies Hometown: Costa Mesa, CA Favorite Disney Characters: LOKI absolute number one, Lumiere, Rapunzel, Genie, Captain America Favorite Movies: Aladdin, Tangled, Beauty and the Beast, and pretty much everything Pixar and Marvel Favorite Disney Parks Attractions: Guardians of the Galaxy, Space Mountain, Pirates, and character interactions Greek Affiliation: Pi Beta Phi Bio: Hannah is so excited to be part of exec this year! She’s very passionate about Disney and tries to go to the parks as often as she can. Her goal for the 2019 year is to go to the parks 52 times but she has a lot of catching up to do so if you’d like to go with her and help her reach this goal hit her up. In terms of some of her Disney favorites, her favorite princess who she also identifies with is Rapunzel (who apparently also has her personality type-ENFP). She also really geeks out over Marvel and is a huge fan of everything Pixar.
Event Planner ~ Christian Castillo Cordón Year: Junior Major: Business Administration Hometown: Harbor City, CA Favorite Disney Characters: Peter Pan, Aladdin, Moana Favorite Disney Movies: Peter Pan, Coco Favorite Disney Attractions: Haunted Mansion, Space Mountain, Pirates of the Caribbean, Soarin’ Over California, Pixar Pal~A~Round Greek Affiliation: Rebel Alliance (Independent) Bio: Curiouser and curiouser, Christian considers himself a Disney Historian in training. An avid fan of the backstories, details, and history behind Disney attractions, Christian loves to research what magic it takes to create that distinctly Disney ambiance that has won the world over. Headstrong and forever young, he attempts to create just a little bit of magic in everything he does and hopes to work as an Imagineer someday (that is, if he can ever find himself leaving working attractions in Pixar Pier!). You can find Christian pal-ing around with friends with just the right music loop playing in the background.
Event Planner ~ Emily Gibbs
Grade: Junior Major: Television Writing and Production Hometown: Downingtown, Pennsylvania Favorite Disney Characters: Belle, Esmeralda, Goofy, Pluto, Black Widow, etc. Favorite Disney Movies: Can you simply choose one? Mulan, Lilo and Stitch, The Little Mermaid, Emperor’s New Groove, pretty much anything Marvel, and the list goes on and on and on because I’m incredibly indecisive. Favorite Disney Attractions: Haunted Mansion Holiday and Pirates of the Caribbean Greek Life: Proud member of the Athena Cabin at Camp Half Blood
Bio: Emily grew up on Disney, her mom goes so far as to claim Emily watched 101 Dalmatians 101,000 times growing up. From the animated cartoons to the live action television shows, Disney stories have impacted her life and helped inspire her to go into the entertainment industry. She may have grown up far from the parks, but she was lucky enough to have grandparents who live near Disney World, giving her the perfect excuse for plenty of family Disney trips. She went to Disneyland for the first time in 2017 and absolutely loves it!
Event Planner - Stephani Sommer Grade: Sophomore Major: Communication Studies Major with a Journalism Minor Hometown: Cheyenne, Wyoming Favorite Disney Characters: Belle, Moana, Kuzco, Bing Bong, Captain America, Aurora Favorite Disney Movies:Hercules, Mary Poppins, Tangled, Toy Story, Oliver & Company Favorite Disney Attractions: Guardians of the Galaxy: Mission Breakout, Space Mountain, and It's A Small World Greek Affiliation: Alpha Gamma Delta
Bio:Stephani started her love for Disney at birth when her mom adorned her with the middle name Aurora, after Sleeping Beauty. Since then, she has visited Disneyland a countless amount of times, Disney World and even been on a Disney Cruise. Her Disney superpower is knowing every lyric to every Disney song ever. Eventually, she hopes to make a living off her Disney obsession and become an executive within the company. Until then, you can catch her singing along to Disney tunes as she walks down Main Street USA!