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Ice Theatre Team

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Carmen Maria Mitchell

Founder / Executive Director

Carmen is the Founder and Executive Director of Redwood Theatre Company, a 501(c)3 non-profit dedicated to bringing professional theatrical productions and educational programs to Sonoma County, CA. She also spearheads FTA (For The Art) Productions, working alongside a collective of passionate filmmakers & multimedia artists. Their mission is to produce meaningful art and share powerful stories that amplifying voices in the community. Carmen studied Performing Arts and Social Justice at the University of San Francisco, where she cultivated her passion for arts outreach and activism. Carmen is the Co-Founder of the SOL Community Arts outreach organization, providing intentional programming and scholarships to vulnerable youth. This initiative aims to make performance and visual art more accessible to children in underserved communities as a form of violence prevention. Carmen is passionate about using the arts as a tool for social change, fostering creativity, and nurturing resilience among young people. Her commitment to arts activism is reflected in her advocacy for inclusivity and community empowerment within her projects. She actively engages in social justice outreach initiatives, using her platform to uplift marginalized voices and advocate for meaningful change. Through partnerships with local organizations, Carmen leads projects that address issues of inequality and injustice, empowering individuals to tell their stories and advocate for their rights. With a deep passion for the arts and activism, Carmen looks forward to the opportunities that lie ahead, eager to continue collaborating with kindred artists and organizations to create impactful and meaningful work.

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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!


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.


Linda Illsley

Volunteer Manager

inda 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!


Marcus Ward

FTA Productions 

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.


Hiro Sogi

FTA Productions 

Hiro was born in the Nagano Prefecture of Japan, and came to came to California alongside his parents in the early 2000s. With a French trained chef/sommelier for a father, he was exposed to a diversity rich, food and wine centric lifestyle. To him, wine carries a sentimental value surrounded by memories of family, laughter, and great food.


Lorenzo Alviso

Media Consultant

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.


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.


Adele Davalos Mitchell

SOL Community Arts 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.


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.


Diana Dumbadse

Resident Photographer

Diana Dumbadse Photography specializes in event and performance photography. Diana is also the Director at Woodside West School.


Dominic Bowker

FTA Productions 

Dom is an accomplished Direcotr and Cinematographer. - "I’m just a nerd with a passion and a drive for the art of storytelling. There are many ways of telling a story. Filmmaking is just my vice to be able to convey emotion, and to help tell what needs to be told. I’m always expanding my horizons and experiencing something new. Whatever the production may be, big or small, I will be more than happy to hop on set and work towards the common goal that we believe in. Let’s find out if I’m the right fit for you and your production needs, and let’s get to work."



Graphic Designer

Founder of Lost Key Visuals "Queer, self-taught visual artist based in Sonoma County".

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