Production Team 

Founders & Artistic Directors

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CARMEN MARIA MITCHELL

Founder / Executive Director 

Professional Singer, Actor and Ice Skater in both NYC & CA. Founder of RTC and co-founder of the SOL Club & FTA Production Company. 

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LISA NAVARRO

Artistic Director 

Lisa competed and performed as an elite pair skater in competitions, professional ice shows and TV specials. Lisa was the associate choreographer for many Charles Schulz Christmas shows. 

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ADELE DAVALOS MITCHELL

Founder of SOL Club Community Arts

Adele has been an educator for over thirty years. She continues to be an advocate for underserved youth by helping to promote art as a way of self expression and resilience.

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KIM NAVARRO

Ice Skating Director

Kim was a Two-Time U.S. Bronze Medalists, Two-Time World Team member & first alternate to the Olympics.

Guest Directors

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JOSEPH FAVALORA

Chief Resident Choreographer

Broadway dancer and choreographer. His professional Broadway credits include, Beauty and the Beast, Cathy Rigby’s Peter Pan, National Tour of Cats (Mr. Mistoffelees), & Baby John in the international tour of West Side Story. 

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KATHY FITZGERALD

Guest Director & Artistic Advisor

Broadway & Film actor best known for: Wicked (Madame Morrble), 9 to 5 (Roz; Outer Critics Nom. Best Featured Actress), The Producers (Shirley Markowitz), Swinging on a Star (Drama Desk Nom. Best Featured Actress)

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RON SMITH

Guest Director

Professional Actor & Director in Sonoma County. Ron has directed many productions with RTC.

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DAVID LEAR

Guest Director

Artistic Director of Shakespeare in the Cannery and a founding member of the Loading Zone, a collective of actors and playwrights. History as the technical director at Playwrights Horizons and Roundabout Theatre. 

Technical Team

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JOEL STRAS

Crew Manager

Joel graduated from the CA State University of Monterey Bay, with a B.A. in Psychology. Joel’s love of music and the arts, led him to RTC, where he now works alongside the stage hands as the Crew Manager.

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LINDA ILLSLEY

Production Assistant & Set Designer

Linda grew up as a figure skater and skated as a professional performer in the Ice Capades and The Hollywood Ice Revue. Linda worked for Snoopy's Home Ice Christmas Shows as the Wardrobe Mistress for 13 Years!

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BARRY SCHIFFMAN

Sound Technician 

Barry is the owner ofNorthern Lights Recording, offering a full array of Audio and Video services: Recording, Mixing, Editing and Mastering, Video & Audio Transfers.

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ANDREW OLSON

Technical Assistant

Andrew Olsen has a cool history... we are still waiting for his bio, but have been told he was in the Army at one point and is currently a shift manager at Snoopy's home Ice.

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RUSS  WIGGLESWORTH

Technical Consultant & Designer

Sound & set design at Roustabout Theaterand Stage Technician at Sonoma State University.

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GIORGIO MORO

Studio Designer & Super Volunteer

Construction Foreman of major building projects in San Francisco and all over the Bay Area.

Marketing & Outreach

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MEI LIN DOMANSKI

Media / Marketing Manager 

A recent graduate from Sonoma State University, studying media and marketing, Mei Lin now works on the social media team at Snoopy's Home Ice and Special Olympics Northern California's marketing team.

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Riley McGee

Operation / Financial Officer 

Riley MvGee is a beloved member of the Snoopy's Home Ice team where she works as the Guest Services Manager. Riley has joined the RTC team as the executive business admin and marketing consultant, keeping everything organized and everyone on track

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LORENZO ALVISO

Productions Supervisor

Lorenzo is a local actor and vocalist who has worked professionally in various industries including special events, sales and marketing as well as activities and programming.

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BRITTANY LAW

Marketing Consultant / Playwright

Brittany is a California based actress and social media marketing specialist. Her original musical The Farce Awakens premiered at Redwood Theatre Company in 2017.

Film & Photography Team

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MARCUS WARD

Media Director

Marcus Ward was the director of several dance companies in the North Bay and is the Co-Founder of the media production company FTA Productions along with Carmen Maria Mitchell.

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DIANA DUMBADSE

Photographer 

Diana Dumbadse is the owner of Diana Dumbadse Photography & the Director at Woodside West School.

Advisors & Consultants

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TOM MITCHELL

Executive Advisor & Super Volunteer

Tom Mitchell, Ph.D. has spent his adult life coaching both sports and performance, while teaching others how to discover their own unique, greatness within.

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NIKKO KIMSIN

Artistic Advisor 

Joy Centered Creative Collaborator. Maker of things. Teacher. Performer. Director. Producer. Strategic Problem-Solver. Systems of Success Designer. Artist. Leader.

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KAREN KRESGE

Artistic Advisor

In a world of professional ice shows, Karen Kresge‘s reputation for excellence is unmatched. A skating superstar in her own right as a headliner, starting alongside Peggy Fleming with Ice Follies, Karen transitioned into the roles of choreographer, director & producer of spectacular ice shows.

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BETH HENREY

Windsor Arts Alliance Consultant

Beth is the Director of the Windsor Chamber of Commerce & Visitors Center. She has partnered with RTC to help bring the dream of a new professional resident theatre company to Windsor, CA.

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MADELINE BROWN

Community Engagement Consultant 

Madeline Brown is a trained ballet dancer and professional performing artist in Sonoma County. She has a Bachelor of Science in Marketing from SF State University and works for the City of Santa Rosa in the Office of Community Engagement.

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KAREN ALVES

Windsor Arts Alliance Consultant

Born and raised in Sonoma County, Karen moved to Windsor in 1966. Windsor isn’t just her address, it’s her passion. When Karen sees a need, she finds a way. Co-founder of Charlie Brown’s Christmas Tree Grove and a member of the Windsor Educational Board, she doesn’t sit still.

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TAMARA STANLEY

Ice Theatre Partner & Consultant

Direct the overall operations Snoopy's Home Ice/Redwood Empire Ice ArenaTamara has deep rooted connections to Sonoma County. She is a hands-on leader and with extensive business experience in varied settings.

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CORISA AARONSON

Artistic Advisor

Actor, director and licensed therapist, Corisa brings grace and excitement to all of RTC's artistic projects. Corisa was once of the original founder of the Loading Zone theatre company and the Shakespeare in the Cannery company.