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Scott Daniel
Scott is an award-winning director/choreographer, playwright, designer, and actor (BroadwayWorld, Norton, and Edinburgh Fringe). Scott has been fortunate to create content for the Las Vegas Strip, theme parks across the nation, the Marvel cinematic universe, and even Broadway. You may recognize Scott as the “better half” of the internationally acclaimed mother and son cabaret act, The Scott & Patti Show. Having spent the last five years developing and designing shows for Norwegian Cruise Line, Scott is thrilled to make Highlands, NC and Mountain Theatre Company his new home.



Lindsay Garner Hostetler

Lindsay joined the MTC team as the Director of Marketing & Outreach in 2022. Lindsay spent over 15 years in marketing and performing arts before arriving in Highlands. After studying stage management at the University of Central Florida, she worked at Camp Merrie-Woode in Sapphire, NC for over 15 years where she handled all marketing and media for the camp. In addition, she served as the camp’s Performing Arts Director, managing all staff and programming for the theatre, dance, and music programs. She has also worked as a teaching artist at Flat Rock Playhouse and Asheville Community Theatre. Lindsay is thrilled to be a part of the MTC team. She lives in Brevard, NC and can be found at the Playhouse or out and about in Highlands most days of the week. 

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Emanuel Carrero

Emanuel is thrilled to join the team as the new Company Manager. Emanuel has come to the Playhouse from Tampa, FL where he has been working in the arts professionally for over ten years. After graduating from The University of Tampa, he served as the Company Manager for The Patel Conservatory, one of the largest arts conservatories in the southeast. He has also worked as a stage manager, professional wig master, and house manager for many arts organizations across the state of Florida. He has performed all over the country in regional theaters, national tours, cruise ships, and theme parks. And while his role at Mountain Theatre Company as the Company Manager is new in 2022, he is no stranger to the Playhouse stage! Audiences will recognize him from recent shows at the Highlands Playhouse, including last fall’s hit production of Music In Motion and the extremely popular Scott and Patti’s Holiday Spectacular. Emanuel is thrilled to call Highlands home as a full-time resident. He is looking forward to a successful 2022 season and wants to thank all our patrons for keeping the arts alive during these trying times.

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Julia Rifino

Julia is a freelance artist and graphic designer currently based out of Tampa,

FL. As graduate of the University of Tampa with a degree in Musical Theatre and Studio Art, Mountain Theatre Company has given her a beautiful opportunity to merge her dual passions of performance and design! Since childhood, Julia has found joy in mediums such as oil paint, acrylic, watercolor, pastel, graphite, charcoal, and most recently digital design. Her gallery credits include featured realism exhibitions at Your Arts Desire Gallery and Woodfield Fine Art Gallery in St. Petersburg, FL. Audiences will remember seeing Julia perform in last season’s production of Music in Motion. Julia looks forward to seeing Mountain Theatre Company’s artistic vision come to life this season and is so grateful to be a part of this creative team! 

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