Disneyland Ambassadors 1980s and ’90s: Where Are They Now?

Erin Glover

by , Director, Publicity, Walt Disney Animation Studios

Continuing our “Disneyland Ambassadors: Where Are They Now?” series, let’s see what some of the Disneyland Ambassadors who served in the 1980s and ’90s are up to today. Check back again soon, and we’ll have a look back at Disneyland Ambassadors who have served since 2000.

Melissa Tyler Wackerman, 1985
“I currently reside in Huntington Beach with my husband, Bob, and two daughters, Madison and Mallory. I teach piano and I am a vocal director at the Orange County School of the Arts working with the Montage! performance group.”

Kathleen Micalizzi, 1993
“I have a wonderful husband, Damon, and I am blessed to be a stay-at-home mother of three children. I am enjoying every minute of my extremely busy days. Just prior to the birth of my first child I was working full time in Disney’s Yellow Shoes Creative Group. One day, when my kids are older, I hope to be back again working at The Happiest Place on Earth!”
1996 Disneyland Ambassador Chris Allen

Chris Allen, 1996
“I live in Irvine with my husband, Michael, and take the train to work each day up to Burbank. I’m currently a manager of Learning & Development for Disney/ABC Television Group (DATG). I left the company in 2001, so this is my second Disney career! Michael and I love to go to movies, try out new restaurants, travel, spend time with friends and family, and of course, go to the Disneyland Resort!”

Heather Thompson Putnam, 1996
“I reside in El Segundo with my sweet husband and four kids. Fortunately, I am blessed to be a stay-home mom since my kids’ ages range from 2-11.”

Janet Tanasugarn, 1996
“Currently, I’m a commercial property manager in Orange County. On my days off, I enjoy visiting the Disneyland Resort as often as possible.”

Dorell Mitter, 1999-2000
“I currently live in West Hollywood. I left Lucky Brand at the end of September to become the recruiting manager at Walton Isaacson, a marketing and advertising agency in Los Angeles. I enjoy spending quality time with my LA and OC friends and my family.”

Jennifer Simis, 1999-2000
“I live in Ladera Ranch with my husband, Mike, and our four children. I am a registered nurse and work in obstetrics with new moms and babies. Fun fact: I was the first registered nurse in Disney history to be selected as an Ambassador.”


  • This is great!

Comments are closed.