Board of Directors
Chuck Scatolini, Board President
Chuck Scatolini has been an active member in the Mammoth Lakes arts community since landing in town in 1973. He loves theater and music and performs both as often as possible. Chuck has also been President of the Music Society of the Eastern Sierra, President of the Mammoth Lakes Community Choir, Board of Directors Sierra Summer Festival, Board of Directors High Sierra Musical Theater and Board of Directors Mono County Arts Council. Chuck also shares his enthusiasm for the Arts as a member of the Mammoth Lakes Foundation Arts Committee and as a volunteer for the Mammoth Lakes Jazz Jubilee. He is honored and happy to be serving a second year as President and 10 years as Board member of Sierra Classic Theatre. His talents were obvious years ago: during high school in Mount Holly, New Jersey, Chuck was selected to perform with the Rancocas Valley Regional High School Concert Choir at the New York World’s Fair!
Lesley-Anne Hoxie, Board Treasurer
Lesley-Anne Hoxie grew up in the San Diego theater scene performing at notable venues like La Jolla Playhouse, The Old Globe and North Coast Repertory Theater. She has a degree in English Literature, focused on Elizabethan and Jacobean drama. Before moving to Mammoth Lakes, she performed stand up at The Comedy Store and wrote for The Onion’s A.V. Club. Hoxie currently works as a freelance bookkeeper and management consultant for several local businesses. She also manages the Mammoth Lakes Film Festival and works at The Fort coworking space. She has been seen recently on stage in The Importance of Being Earnest (Cecily), The Crucible (Abigail Williams), Exit Laughing, Of Mice and Men, As You Like It (Celia), and, opening soon, Barefoot in the Park (Corie). Hoxie also directed Sierra Classic Theatre’s 20th anniversary Murder Mystery Dinner Theater show to sold out audiences..
Kristin Reese, Board Director
Kristin is a long-time resident of the Eastern Sierra, arriving with her parents in 1976. Born into a family of painters, photographers, musicians and dancers, exposed Kristin to the power of the arts at an early age. After getting her Bachelor of Arts degree in Music from Sonoma State University, Kristin returned to the Eastern Sierra. In 1998 she joined the board of High Sierra Musical Theater and started her own music instruction program. She co-founded Sierra Classic Theatre in 1999 and was active on the board until 2008, taking on roles of treasurer and president. She rejoined the board in 2017. While working at the Edisto Gallery & Tea Room in 2002 she was introduced to many of Mono County’s visual artists which lead her to her current job as the Assistant Director for Mono Arts Council. Kristin is also a singer and percussionist for the local band, Bodie 601.
Jim Harnagel, Board Director
Jim Harnagel has been acting for some 35 years. He is a graduate of Pitzer College, and received his MFA from Brandeis University. He has served as an at-large member of the Board of Sierra Classic Theatre for five years, and is on the board of the Sierra Madre Playhouse in Sierra Madre, CA, where he recently appeared in Cat’s Cradle, A Christmas Carol, and A Little House Christmas. He has performed on numerous stages throughout the Los Angeles area, including the Mark Taper Forum (The House of Blue Leaves), East West Players (Kentucky—west coast premiere), Shakespeare Festival/LA (The Comedy of Errors, to name a few. He produced and performed in Jon Robin Baitz’ Three Hotels at the Fremont Centre Theatre, and was seen in this same Sierra Classic Theatre production in 2006. Also in Mammoth, he performed in the Bohemia Players’ production, Lauren Leaping, directed by Lesley Bruns (Sierra Classic Theatre co-founder). He was instrumental in bringing Three Roses Players from Los Angeles to Mammoth to perform an evening of original holiday-themed one act plays at the Mammoth Lakes Arts Center. Just this past September he “channeled” Mark Twain for the Mammoth Storytelling Festival at the Hayden Cabin. He has extensive experience working in various capacities in the non-profit sector with various organizations—theatrical and non-theatrical alike. He’s been “a non-resident local” of Mammoth and the Eastern Sierra since he was twelve, either skiing or hiking the John Muir Trail and its various tributaries.
Jeff Frome, Board Director
Jeff Frome is a relatively new resident of Mammoth. His boundless energy and enthusiasm has gone to support local non profits like Sierra Classic Theatre and Disabled Sports Eastern Sierra. His generosity comes in the form of money and time and Mammoth Lakes is a better town because Jeff is in it. An ex semi-professional runner, Jeff is a true athlete. He is an avid skier and new tennis enthusiast. In the last few years, Jeff has happily discovered that he enjoys acting. Being on stage in Sierra Classic Theatre’s Shakespeare in the Woods is the highlight of every summer. He is honored to serve on the board and is looking forward to helping guide the success of SCT’s bright future.