Meet the Performers

Amaris has had a passionate love for the arts for as long as she can remember. She went on to graduate from the prestigious Pacific Conservatory of the Performing Arts for acting in 2011 after rigorously studying dance, drama, and music all throughout her elementary, junior high, and high school years. She currently works on the Central Coast as a professional singer, musician, and performer, embracing the influential aspect of the arts as a tool to lovingly connect humanity and bring forth the healing we all so desire. Children are a beautiful reminder to her as to how we all were born to see life: playfully and imaginatively, and that is something she is so graciously delighted to take part in.

Ashley loves children. She enjoys volunteering for the children’s ministry at her church and has earned an Associates Degree in Liberal Arts. Her time spent in preschool education and training at The Academy of Dramatic Arts and South Coast Repertory prepared her for being an amazing children’s entertainer. Check out AshleyBrownActs.com for upbeat and exciting kids “sing-a-long” music. She also enjoys playing numerous characters with “A Wish Your Heart Makes” party business. Her newest project, as Chef Brown, with a “Yummy For The Tummy” musical puppet show, gives her the opportunity to nourish little minds, bodies, and souls. Ashley is truly living her passion! Ashley inspired her mom, Kathee Brown (owner) to create “A Wish Your Heart Makes.” Ashley’s Twitter: @AshleyBrownActs

Anna is currently a Cal Poly student and is studying Food Science. She is from Southern California and loves all things Disney-- Star Wars and Marvel included! She has always loved being around people (and animals) and really loves making people smile and laugh. She also loves working with children and is so delighted for the opportunity to bring all their favorite characters to life!

Megan is an artistic, spunky, outgoing, musical young woman with a love for all things Disney. She is a child at heart, who brings a light to everyone she meets. She especially has a soft spot for people with special needs. Megan has been in school plays such as: “Much Ado About Nothing” and “The Audition” as well as helped in VBS for local churches. Megan has plans to go to beauty school to start a career as a Hair/Makeup Artist, she absolutely loves making people feel beautiful!

Heather graduated from College of the Sequoias with an Associates Degree in Liberal Arts. She loves all things creative & making people happy. She is a mommy of two young children and loves how this job gives her the ability to be a stay at home mom as well as help provide. As a mom she knows the importance of making every detail of your event special for your little ones & as a performer she makes sure she does her job to make it so. She’s had a love for all things Disney for as long as she can remember. She even spent her honeymoon at the Disneyland Resort. Disneyland feels like home to her. The magic is undeniable. As a child, she always wanted to grow up to be a Disney princess and now with the help of AWYHM, her dreams are coming true!

Rebecca has been singing and performing her whole life and is excited to be joining the A Wish Your Heart Makes team. She recently graduated from Cal State Fullerton with a Bachelor’s in Communications: Entertainment and Tourism, but not before adding a Minor in Music. After graduation, she lived her dream and completed the Disney College Program with a role in park operations at EPCOT. Currently, Rebecca is performing with local groups on the Central Coast, such as OperaSLOCentral Coast Gilbert and Sullivan and the SLO MasterChorale. One of the top highlights of her career has been singing with the Honors Performance Series at Carnegie Hall on four separate occasions. She is working seasonally as Housing Manager at OperaSLO while considering Masters Programs at Cal Poly and looking forward to what the future holds.

Isabella is studying Theatre at Cal Poly SLO, and is extremely passionate about her field. Her love for performance equally matches her love for for children. She has two younger sisters who inspire her to be a great role model and to encourage every child to follow their dreams and their heart. She strives to be kind and caring for everyone she meets, and hopes to one day apply her performance skills, enthusiasm, and love to make a difference in the world. Isabella loves a challenge and the opportunity to push herself to grow into the best person she can possibly be. She is ready to bring an incredible, memorable experience to every child she meets!

Samonn has been a registered nurse for 11+ years, serving area hospitals and is now a case manager with a Managed Health Care Organization. She has a passion to help out others and bring smiles to each of her patients. Samonn enjoys spending her weekends off with her two children, her family, and her friends at the lake, hiking in the mountains, or grabbing ice cream at the local creamery. She looks forward to working with the AWYHM team and bringing smiles to children throughout the Central Valley.

Nathalie is currently a student at Cal Poly studying Nutrition. She loves working with kids and has been singing and acting her whole life! She is from the Bay Area and volunteered at elementary schools throughout high school.  Nothing makes her happier than making children smile, and she hopes to inspire and be a role model to all the children she encounters. Nathalie loves all things Disney and is so excited to get to be a princess with A Wish Your Heart Makes!

Sarah embodies the princess spirit!  She brings the kind-hearted and caring nature of princess characters with her to every event and occasion.  Sarah has worked as a princess performer for the past two and a half years.  In addition to acting, she studied ballet for six years and has an extensive background in cheer and dance.  Sarah has tons of enthusiasm to share and loves bringing a smile to children and adults alike. She feels so fortunate to have found a career that combines her love for imagination, little ones, and performing.  She is very passionate about spreading magic and kindness to all lives around her.  Sarah is absolutely thrilled to be a part of the A Wish Your Heart Makes cast!

Sophie loves people of all ages but has a soft spot in her heart for children. She has worked with several children’s ministries in the United States and abroad and currently does childcare at Equilibrium Fitness for Women in SLO. Sophie is studying dietetics at Cal Poly and one day she hopes to work with children with disabilities and their often-complicated diets. Sophie also has a passion for theater! After being in her first play, Pinocchio, at the age of 12, she fell in love with acting. Especially passionate about Disney – particularly the princesses – Sophie is absolutely thrilled about her opportunity to work with this team and spread joy to anyone and everyone!

Jillian graduated from Cal Poly with a degree in Music (emphasis in Voice). Although Jill loves to sing and has been studying music for most of her life, she discovered a passion for acting along the way. She performs in various theater productions throughout SLO county and performs improv with the Central Coast Comedy Theater. Jill is also a huge nerd for anything Disney, Star Wars, or Marvel and is excited to be a part of A Wish Your Heart Makes!

A master of playful antics and childish humor, Stephen discovered his love of acting in highschool. Participating in dramatic and comedic productions alike, it ignited a passion forcharacter acting that will likely never fade. Having landed lead roles in plays such as Much Ado About Nothing and The Brothers Grimm Spectaculathon, he delights in bringing characters to the stage for audiences of all ages to enjoy.  Stephen is, has been, and always will be a child at heart. He believes in the magic thatcharacters from movies and comic books bring to the lives of children and he will strive to bring those characters to life at your parties.

Trevor loves theater. He especially loves how each production produces a family like feeling among all involved. He has had a role in the plays “Bippidi Bobbidi Bang”, “A Christmas Carol”, “Beauty and the Buccaneer”, and “It’s a Wonderful Life” at Sierra Pines Church in Oakhurst, CA, and the plays “Shake” Seussical the Musical, The Drunkard, The Music Man, Little Woman, and Another Openin’, Another Show, in which he sang, danced and tap danced in a musical review at Golden Chain Theater in Oakhurst. He was also a member of the Jr. Players there for two years. He has won two Best Actor awards at Golden Chain Theater. He has performed in many Vacation Bible School programs and absolutely loves to work with children.

I am a graduate of Michigan State University where I earned a B.S. in Agribusiness Management. I currently live in Visalia. My mission is to connect kids to science through agriculture. I hope to manage my own farm one day. I speak 3 languages and hope to learn more. I love seeing the excitement and smiles on kids when they see their favorite characters come to life.

Marissa loves kids and is currently studying to be an elementary school teacher at Cal Poly. She volunteers at two local elementary schools during the school year. For the past several summers, she has enjoyed working at an educational science camp where some of her favorite activities were experiments, face painting, playing games with the students, and acting in the camp skits.  Marissa has been acting, singing, and dancing ever since she was in elementary school. She remembers looking up to and aspiring to be, Princess Belle while she was a Rosette in her first production, Beauty and the Beast. In her spare time, Marissa likes playing volleyball, rollerblading, going to the beach, and trying new things (skydiving, dirt biking, juggling…). Marissa also loves art and is a glassworking instructor at Cal Poly. She is so excited to share the magic of Disney with you!

Amelia is part of the management team at Rescued Treasures and Simply Chic Boutique, which are both a part of the Visalia Rescue Mission. She has been an employee since 2017. She also teaches Sunday School at Calvary Chapel Visalia. In high school she was active in TCOE productions and is very excited to be joining "A Wish Your Heart Makes." Her goals are to eventually enroll in the Fire Academy and further her ministry towards the homeless and adolescents. And she is a soon to be bride!

McCall is a Sophomore at California Polytechnic State University studying Biomedical Engineering and has been acting from a very young age along side her two brothers and sister. Past roles include Peter Pan (Peter Pan), The Witch (Into the Woods), Miss Andrews (Mary Poppins), Horton (Seussical), Benny Southstreet (Guys&Dolls) and Princess Puffer (Edwin Drood), all at Santa Catalina High Schoo,l in Monterey, and Heather M. In Heathers with MST. McCall adores making children’s wishes come true and is absolutely thrilled to be able to do just that with A Wish Your Heart Makes!

Jack is a second year History Major at Cal Poly who can’t wait to make your next event a magical time you won’t soon forget! He has been acting since a young age both in live productions and in online videos with friends, so he is very excited to showcase his experience and enthusiasm. He has volunteered as a camp counselor for his church’s youth group programs. He also has musical experience as a guitarist, and would love to put those skills to good use. Jack is ecstatic to bring the A Wish Your Heart Makes spirit to you!

Megan likes drawing, reading, writing, and adores all things Disney! She loves to go on road trips with her family and dogs and see new places. She has quite the sense of adventure. Megan is highly involved with her church’s young adult ministry. Being a young woman who was adopted at infancy, she loves to see young kids happy. She has both learned and noticed that no one is unimportant and above all, be kind, show love, and laugh hard!

As a college student, a long distance runner, a musician, a frequent candidate in the Miss America program, and a lover of all things colorful, Elizabeth is a multifaceted woman with a love of performing and bringing joy to those around her. She is no stranger to appearing in costumes at public events and recently facilitated a campaign in which she ran across town in elaborate disguises in exchange for donations to Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals. When she’s not doing the activities mentioned above, she can be found thrifting and collecting evening wear for a community closet that is available to women free of charge.

Amanda is currently studying English in her second year at Cal Poly. She has been singing and acting since middle school, and has been in over 20 musical youth theater productions with various companies across her hometown of San Diego. Some of her favorite past roles include Mary Poppins, Belle, and Peter Pan. She is currently a music director of Cal Poly’s Take it SLO A Cappella group. Amanda has also been a part of Girl Scouts for as long as she can remember, and has volunteered as a counselor at many summer camps. She loves spending time around children, and hopes to work as a teacher one day. Amanda is constantly inspired to be a better person by her special-needs brother Tyler, who has taught her to have empathy and love for all people. She is so excited to be able to combine her passions of entertaining and working with children with the A Wish Your Heart Makes team!

Avery is a student at Cal Poly SLO with a passion for art and spreading happiness. Her love for Disney has led her to pursuing a major in English to further her aspiration for storytelling. Avery has spent an amazing 11 years spreading spirit as a cheerleader, both at her high school as well as teaching children and special ed students. Last year, she was president of a club called Wings To Grow, which is dedicated to brightening the day of local foster kids. Avery is ecstatic to be a part of an amazing, enthusiastic cast/company and can’t wait to bring princess stories to life (at your event)

Kiley is currently a student at Fresno State, where she majors in Biochemistry and is an active member of her sorority. Kiley is an avid dancer and has danced and competed with state and national award winning Hip Hop, Pom, and Cheer teams. In addition, she is also a local titleholder through the Miss America Organization. Apart from these activities Kiley loves DIY projects, decorating for the holidays, absolutely anything Disney, watching movies, manicures and pedicures, and playing with her pets!

Jackie loves the magic of imagination. From a young age her love of make-believe quickly grew into a passion for theater which now continues as she majors in Theater Arts at Cal Poly SLO. She enjoys inspiring children which blossomed from her vast history of babysitting and camp counseling when not on stage. Her love of kids has her take every encounter as an opportunity to make a positive impact that will last a lifetime. Ecstatic to be a part of the cast, every party serves as a bridge for her passion of performance and inspiring youth. With a bright smile and outgoing personality, she enthusiastically makes every party with A Wish Your Heart Makes one to remember!

Alex is a big Disney nerd, who knows everything about Disney like the back of her hand and her love of Disney made a huge impact on her life. Leading her onto a path of singing and acting, ever since she was little the stage felt like the one place where she could be another person and make people laugh and smile. Alex is currently going to College of the Sequoias to major in communications to be an ASL interpreter. When she’s not at school or on the stage usually you can find her learning American Sign Language for her internship where she interprets musicals and shows in Selma with the group Vizual Voices. Being part of A Wish Your Heart Makes is a dream come true for her, to be a princess and to bring magic and fairytales to life for children.

As a child I always wanted to be a Disney princess. My parents bought me numerous costumes when I was little and I would reenact scenes along with the movies. Being the Indian princess brought that part of my childhood back. It reminded me of how much I love bringing characters to life and making people especially children happy. From babysitting, volunteering at church and classrooms, I am always around children. I am currently studying child psychology, and after understanding more about children, I want to be able to bring happiness to those who are going through hard times. If everyone believed in happiness and magic like children, the world would be a better place.