DR. GEORGE WEST

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DR. GEORGE WEST

Dr. George West has been serving preschool through graduate level students in Fullerton and Orange County for over 40 years. He has served the community as a teacher, professor, administrator, and school board member. Currently Dr. West is the Dean of College of Education and a Professor of Education at Hope International University. He also serves as the President of the Garden Grove Unified School District Board of Education. Dr. West is an active Rotarian and has served three times as President of the Buena Park Rotary Club; he is a Paul Harris Fellow.   Following 35 of years of service...

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CAROLYN HENNESY

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CAROLYN HENNESY

Celebrity Grand Marshal Carolyn Hennesy Emmy Award®-nominated actress Carolyn Hennesy’s gutsy, truthful work has earned her fans around the world. She won a Daytime Emmy® nomination for her role as “Diane Miller” on General Hospital, a part she still enjoys. Kids across America also know her as the hilariously haughty Mrs. Chesterfield on Disney Channel’s Jessie. They also know her as the author of the bestselling Pandora book series. Hennesy’s other memorable roles include “Rosalyn Harris,” the ageless vamp with a Texas twang on HBO’s True Blood and as “Barb”, who...

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AUBREY ANDERSON-EMMONS

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AUBREY ANDERSON-EMMONS

Aubrey is so excited to be participating in her first Garden Grove Strawberry Festival and also riding in her first parade! Aubrey is almost 7 years old and she plays the spunky and clever, “Lily” on ABC’s hit comedy, Modern Family. In addition to acting, Aubrey loves singing and dancing and is hoping to get involved in gymnastics. In her free time she loves playing with her dogs and pony, playing outside and doing arts and crafts. Aubrey is proud to be honoring exceptional educators in this year’s Strawberry Festival and has supported many charitable causes in the...

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THOMAS KASP

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THOMAS KASP

With his co-starring role as Doug on FOX’s Surviving Jack and recent guest appearances on Modern Family, Melissa & Joey, Community, Shake It Up, Big Time Rush, iCarly” and Victorious, Thomas Kasp is poised to become one of 2014’s hottest young stars. The busy young actor also recently starred opposite Josh Lucas in the family film Space Warriors. Thomas was born and raised in Chicago until the age of 11 when he moved to Los Angeles and began his acting career. Both of his parents were born in Poland, and when he was young he learned to speak both Polish and English at...

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LAUREN POTTER

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LAUREN POTTER

An inspiration to all, Lauren Potter has proven herself to be a young woman of strength and character. When professionals told her she “couldn’t” or “wouldn’t,” she worked harder – sometimes to the point of exhaustion. Barriers and limitations put before her became a personal challenge to let people know she is worthy of high ideals and capable of great expectations. Lauren danced before she could walk. She began classes at the age of three and has been doing ballet, tap, jazz and even hip-hop ever since. She made her acting debut in the movie Mr. Blue Sky, playing the part of a...

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KATE LINDER

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KATE LINDER

When you’re a young, struggling actress with only a few television credits to your name, even an audition for a one-day role with one line of dialogue on a daytime soap is something to lift your hopes and add a sparkle to your eye. It was almost 32 years ago, in April, 1982, Linder got the role and delivered her line, “Dinner is served,” on The Young and the Restless. She was asked back the next day and the next. Now she remains a key member of the top-rated daytime drama’s cast. Still the realist, however, she continues to fly the friendly skies of United on weekends while...

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TYREE BROWN

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TYREE BROWN

Tyree Brown portrays Jabbar Trussell, Crosby and Jasmine’s young son on the popular show Parenthood. Brown’s natural ability to act and improvise alongside his co-star, Dax Shepherd, at such a young age earned him a series regular position on the show. He won a Young Artist Award for his supporting role on “Parenthood” in 2013. After guest starring on his first TV comedy, Mr. Box Office, in 2013, Brown realized how much he enjoys doing comedy. He has done voiceover work for Walmart, U.S. Cellular and Pixar. He lent his voice to the Pixar movie Monsters University and...

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XOLO MARIDUEÑA

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XOLO MARIDUEÑA

 Xolo Maridueña portrays Victor, adopted son of Julia and Joel Graham on NBC’s drama series Parenthood. For Maridueña, being involved in the entertainment industry runs in the family. Most of his early years were spent in radio studios with his mother. Watching other artists perform there piqued his curiosity and interest in the field, and at the tender age of nine, Maridueña told his parents, “I want to be on TV. That would be cool.” His natural talent and unique ethnicity (Mexican, Cuban and Ecuadorian) helped him quickly sign with an agent and nail his first audition, a...

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JORGE DIAZ

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JORGE DIAZ

Jorge Diaz stars in the upcoming Paramount Pictures film Paranormal Activity: The Marked Ones.  He also currently stars in the hit HULU series East Los High as the fun loving goofball “Paulie.” He is the lead voice of “Noah” and other characters on the Emmy Nominated PBS series Oh Noah!, which is an interactive web series designed to teach Spanish to children, as well as starring in this year’s hit indie film Filly Brown, alongside Gina Rodriguez, Edward James Olmos, Lou Diamond Phillips, and the late Jenni Rivera. He has appeared a number of TV shows including...

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LANCE LIM

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LANCE LIM

Born December 16, 2000 and raised in Los Angeles, CA, Lance Lim is an outgoing, natural, mostly self-trained actor and singer whose current career highlight is his breakthrough series regular role of “Runyen” in the NBC’s Growing Up Fisher.  Lance’s prior credits include a co-star role in the Disney XD pilot Kirby Buckets in 2012 and a substantial supporting role in the gritty dramatic 2013 feature film release Innocent Blood starring with C.S. Lewis from Dexter.  Lance is also a talented singer who competed and was a fan favorite in the top rated Korean national television singing...

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CAMERON OCASIO

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CAMERON OCASIO

Cameron Ocasio is an incredibly talented television, film, and theater actor, playing one of the leads in Nickelodeon’s Kid’s Choice Award winning hit comedy “Sam & Cat.” Starring as “Dice” opposite Jennette McCurdy and Ariana Grande in the “iCarly”/ “Victorious” spin off, Cameron shows that he has the acting chops and comedic timing to shine. Described as the cool, slick and likeable next-door neighbor, Dice is always up to something. His character has a way with words and is always looking for the next opportunity to strike it rich. Recently starring in the viral...

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CHLOE NOELLE

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CHLOE NOELLE

Chloe Noelle, currently starring as “Emma Garza” on True Blood, was born in Los Angeles.  She began her career on television in 2010 appearing on several commercials, including Target, Kool-Aid, Quaker Oats, and Philadelphia Cream Cheese. She has appeared on stage the same year, including productions of Annie as Molly and Seussical the Baby Kangaroo, both held at theaters in the Greater Los Angeles Area. In 2012, Chloe performed stand-up comedy at the Fillmore Auditorium in San Francisco, taping this show for a Comedy Central special and DVD Kristen Schall Live at the...

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The 2015 Strawberry Festival is May 22nd through the 25th

Friday (1pm to 10pm), Sat & Sun (10am to 10pm), Monday (10am to 9pm)

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