Member of the Week: Coleen Palmer

Coleen Palmer of Disneyland Resort, has been in the industry for 23 years. She works in Disney Stores, and over the last 23 years, has been in nearly every store.

Palmer’s hobbies include spending as much time reading her favorite authors as she can as well as doing word puzzles. She also spends time with her Husband Rick, who is a knife maker.

When asked what inspired her to get more involved she said, “My Rep at the time, Jamie Sessions, asked me to be a steward several times and I kept saying ‘no’. Finally I told him that sometimes the cast member needs to be told to knock it off. He said ‘that’s why I want you as a steward. You’ll fight when something is wrong and aren’t afraid to say who is in the wrong.’ After that I became more involved, and hope to get more people to be true MEMBERS.”

Q: What do you like most about your job?

A: “I get to meet people from all over the world. I get to see a kid’s face the first time he meets Pooh, or goes down Splash Mountain. I also get to see the adult first-timers who have never been to Disneyland before and have just imagined it in their minds. I have also met some of my best friends at Disneyland.”