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Production Team 

Founder & Directors

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Lisa Navarro

Ice Theatre Artistic Director

Lisa brings more than 50 years of Ice skating experience to this project. Lisa competed and performed as an elite pair skater in competitions, professional ice shows and televised skating specials. She was a principal skater and Associate Choreographer for many of the beloved Charles Schulz Christmas shows in Santa Rosa. During her long career Lisa has helped direct and choreograph skating shows and special skating projects for Snoopy’s Home Ice, Woodstock Ice Productions, California’s Great America and Aerial Ice Extreme.

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Carmen Maria

Founder & Executive Director

Carmen is the original founder of Redwood Theatre Company. Carmen grew up as a competitive figure skater and ballet dancer. She now works as a professional singer and actor in both New York and California. Her body of artistic work includes many leading roles in musicals, short films, commercials, web-series, concerts and professional ice shows. Carmen performed as a principal skater on a National Tour of Disney on Ice where she debuted the role of the “Live Host”. Carmen is also the co-founder for FTA Productions Company & SOL Club Community Arts Youth Outreach Program.

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Kim Navarro

Ice Theatre Skating Director

Kim Navarro is a Two-Time U.S. Bronze Medalists and Two-Time World Team member. She was a first alternate to the Olympics in 2010 and won the bronze medal at the Four Continents Figure Skating Championships in 2008. As a professional skater, Kim has performed in numerous ice shows including Stars On Ice, Holiday On Ice, Broadway On Ice, Sun Valley On Ice, and Nancy Kerrigan's Halloween On Ice. She has performed with the Ice Theatre of New York and is a founding company member of Ice Dance International. Kim and her partner Brent Bommentre, appeared in an episode of the television show Glee and competed as part of the act “Aerial Ice” on the quarter-finals of NBC’s America’s Got Talent. Kim has her USFS Gold Medal in Dance, Freestyle, and MIF. She is a graduate of Columbia University with a degree in English and a minor in Dance. She is currently pursuing a Masters in Liberal Arts at Stanford University. Kim is now the Skating Director and coach at Snoopy's Home Ice!

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Adele Mitchell

SOL Club Outreach Director

Adele Davalos Mitchell is an Award Winning Teacher and has spent most of her career working as an educator in Santa Rosa City Schools.  She is now the Founder and Director of the SOL Club Community Arts Outreach Program. Brining art and performance to the underserved youth of color in our community.  Adele was the Founder and Executive Director of Santa Rosa Dance Theatre where she produced Full-Length Nutcracker ballet productions and several other Spring performances for 13 seasons. 

Guest Directors

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Joseph Favalora

Chief Resident Choreographer

Joseph Favalora is honored to be apart of RTC as the Chief Resident Choreographer. Joseph has been dancing since age four, and competitively since age six. Joseph's professional Broadway credits span 15 years and include, Beauty and the Beast, Cathy Rigby’s Peter Pan, National Tour of Cats (Mr. Mistoffelees), and Baby John in the international tour of West Side Story. He has won hundreds of awards for his skilled dance including: Mister Dance of New England, Junior Mr. Dance of America, and East Coast Junior Ballroom Champion. He has taught master classes in many venues including the Boston Conservatory of Music (the Modern Dance department) as well on the faculty of New Dance Group (NDG) of New York City. He is the recent recipient of two San Francisco Bay Area Theater Critic Circle Awards for excellence in choreography. Those shows included: Cinnabar’s Fiddler on the Roof and 6th Street Playhouse's Thoroughly Modern Millie. Joseph graduated with Highest Honors from Santa Rosa Junior College’s Theatre Arts Program. He is driven by his life-long love of performing arts and his goal to one day create an original work that will be performed throughout the world. Much love and thanks goes to his partner Dr. J. Davis Mannino for his untiring support.

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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.

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Brittany Law

Playwright & Director

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

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THTR Productions

Collaborators

Dan Gutierrez, Ken Urso, and Danny Gorman have recently relocated to Sonoma County from New York City. Their credits include the Broadway productions of Chicago and Sunset Boulevard, the West End productions of Man of La Mancha and Carousel, as well as teaching at the Actors Studio Drama School and the Kennedy Center. In addition to their theatre and education backgrounds, they have produced and managed special events throughout Manhattan including fundraising galas, corporate events, graduations, weddings, and award shows at venues including The Rainbow Room at Rockefeller Center, SECOND NYC, Greenroom 42, and Pace University. They have traded the bright lights of Manhattan for the vineyards of Sonoma County and are looking forward to providing quality entertainment in their new hometown.

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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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Kathy Fitzgerald

Guest Director

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)

Marketing & Opperations

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Mei Lin Domanski

Media/Marketing Consultant

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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Bob Goodwin

Operation/Financial Officer

Originally from Canada, Bob grew up as a competitive pair skater. He has skated as a principal performer with Disney on Ice for over seven years. His roles include Aladdin, Prince Charming, Hans & Kristoff from Frozen, Prince Eric and Prince Philip. Bob also works as a personal trainer and fitness instructor.

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Lorenzo Alviso

PR/Production 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.

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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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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Linda Illsley

Volunteer Manager

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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Russ Wigglesworth

Technical Consultant

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

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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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Giorgio Moro

Super Volunteer 

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

Film & Photography Team

Advisors & Consultants

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