I’m a graduate from the University of Southern Maine's undergraduate teaching and history program. During my time there, I was recognized for my research in women's history and the history of those often forgotten. I am often seen on stage performing in local musical theater productions. When I'm not wearing a crown, I work as a Humane Educator at the Animal Welfare Society, where I write curriculum and teach students of all ages about animals, empathy, and compassion. My educational and professional career has consistently revolved around making learning fun, accessible, and engaging. All of our parties have educational elements for that very reason. Brie's Best Guests started with a mission to spread joy, while being inclusive and sensory-friendly so that princes and princesses with different types of needs can have a magical experience.
Director and Founder
Growing up, I spent every weekend watching both the Disney and Rodgers & Hammerstein’s adaptations of “Cinderella.” These films and this character have always held a special place in my heart. Kindness, resilience, and empathy are at the core of this fairytale and through this work I aim to share these traits with children.I have a BA in Theater Arts from Brandeis University and I’ve spent the last 5 years working with children in various settings. I am about to start my third year working in a special education classroom for children with emotional disabilities. In addition to princessing and teaching, I’m in my second year of graduate school at Lesley University, where I’m working towards my Master’s in Clinical Mental Health Counseling with a specialization in Expressive Arts Therapy. My graduate work has taught me the significance of play for children of all abilities and backgrounds, which lies at the center of my princessing.
Therapeutic Consultant and Performer
I consider myself very lucky to be called a princess. It’s been a dream job since I was a little girl. It’s important to remember that sometimes dreams can come true. When I’m not wearing my princess gown, I’m a professional actress and I specialize in customer service and sales at a small family-operated business. I have pursued my training in the acting field for the past 18 years. I attended NYFA Burbank in 2013 for Acting in Film. As Performance Advisor, I train new cast members to become comfortable and confident in their roles at parties, including- but not limited to- makeup and wardrobe, voice work and character development, and movement. I want to show kids that princesses are fun, clever, goofy, hungry, loud, dreamy, ambitious, caring, and whatever else they want to be! I’m thankful everyday for the opportunity I have to live as a royal role model.
Esthetics and Performer
When I went to college for Music Theater, I knew I would always be a character actor. I'm Mexican, Greek, short, and curvy. I'm too unique to play a regular ol' leading lady. Plot twist: times changed! Being different is now starting to be celebrated. Telling stories of characters of color is something that is important. It is my honor to tell some of those stories and play some of those characters. As a mom of two children (my Aesthetician license keeps me looking young!), it is so important to me that they know other cultures and embrace their unique heritages. I hope to encourage other children to do the same!
My name is Samantha, and I’m often referred to as the team’s “Fairy Godmother”. While I’ll become a princess on occasion, you’re more likely to see me behind the scenes helping with event organization, finances, and upkeep of our magical wardrobe. I’m a graduate from the University of Southern Maine with degrees in both psychology and business management, and currently work for Unum. I remember what an impact my favorite princesses had on my childhood, and I’m thrilled to get the chance to bring that same joy to other kids in any way I can.