Started in February 2013.
Established in July of 2017.
Kahului, Maui, Hawai'i
It started with our passion for children and our desire to positively influence them. As their favorite character it is important to us be exceptional role models, so we may: empower, inspire, and show them how incredibly known, seen, heard, and loved they are. Our desire is to leave a personal imprint with each child we encountered.
Our mission through interactive media is for every child to know how valued they are and that they were created for a purpose. We simply, in a creative and fun way, draw their true identities to light!
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I am a certified K-12 School Counselor and a Volleyball Coach. I have worked with youth since I was in high school with the intent to always be a positive role model for them. Whether it was through coaching, summer camp or mentoring at-risk youth after school, my passion has always been to be a positive influence. With my niece and nephews living in the mainland, I do not get to see the magical exciting moments that they experience; finding Imagination Reality has been an exciting new way for me to create that experience for other children here on Maui and I am so happy to be part of the team.
My passions that have grown over the years are for mentoring and teaching children. I grew up volunteering in children's and youth ministries at my home church Hope Chapel Maui and have gained 10 years of experience with all ages; from nursery to 8th grade. In 2018 I finished an entire year interning at Hope Chapel Maui in the Youth Ministry. I have gained over a thousand hours of experience learning how to interact with children in a positive and encouraging way, create plans and activities for all age groups. So thankful to call Maui my home. My husband and I plan to move back this coming Fall and to continue serving my community in person!
I have been working with kids my whole life. My passion is helping children overcome obstacles by speaking life and encouragement over them. I have worked at the YMCA and was a Children's Intern at Hope Chapel Maui. I have studied Improv and entertainment. To be a part of Imagination Reality is combining two things I love the most!I take every opportunity I get to shine Christ in my family and community and help inspire one heart at time. Especially if that means dressing up like a Superhero! So thankful I get to be a part of this company.
To start, I want to say how much I love working for Imagination Reality. As a child I had the opportunity to experience the joy of having a princess give me her full attention and get to talk with her. It is now such a pleasure to be on the other side. To be able to give children that same attention and joy is so rewarding! I love God and God has given me a heart for kids! I have worked with children for many years at Hope Chapel Maui in Sunday School, Children's ministry, youth camps, and babysitting. I believe that God is love (1 Corinthians 3:4-8). Being a character is a dream come true and it is such a blast and blessing to love on kids with God's love and kindness! If you are considering Imagination Reality, I can confidently say that Marissa Gander has developed a company with an incredible combination of professionalism, creativity, and love of children that you will experience at your child's event.
BIG ISLAND, HAWAI'I
I love working with kids, because every experience I've had with them has been so innocent. I love pretending with them. It brings me a strong sense of joy to see them happy with their childlike wonder.
I believe that a character role model has a certain standard to live up to. There's a time and place for everything, but when you are seen by these little eyes, you have to really dig deep and find that true hero within yourself. This is the next generation, and in working together with Imagine Reality, I hope and have a deep motivation to show these children to be the hero of their story, and not be the villain of someone else's. I want to inspire them to be the best them that they can be.
I am a wife and Mom of four from Kona, Hawai'i. I am a yogi and aerialist. I am excited to work with Imagination Reality because I love all things... making kids smile. I have two songs and two daughters. We love to play outside together, watch movies and go on adventures. My favorite Disney character of all time is Alice in Wonderland. I am grateful for the opportunity to bring some princess magic to you!
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A free artistic spirit, singing, creativity, and mentoring youth, has been a part of her life from childhood til now.
Growing up, Marissa had a natural gift and heart to nurture children and bring out their goodness, positive attributes, and identity.
In 2012 Marissa moved to Maui as an intern at Hope Chapel Maui. She continued to share her many creative talents with those she loved around the island.
Soon after her internship, she honed her natural gift at the YMCA where she was mentored by Carla Calvert and Brian Kawamoto.
Marissa had always dressed up for fun in various unique costumes her whole life. One day Beate Sykes (Owner of Droplets Hawaii), sparked the idea of doing character entertaining as a Business!
That's what she did! Imagination Reality LLC has become a beautiful opportunity to show children how to have character, integrity, hope, and self acceptance!