The Highlands Cashiers Players Board of Directors

Adair Simon

President

Adair has an extensive background in acting and in television, and theatrical productions. Her company, Video Progressions, videotaped productions for numerous clients in the southeast and produced documentary films seen on PBS.  She has performed in TV commercials, TV series and movies for commercial and public television, and for theater, in roles such as Maggie in Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, Rosemary in Picnic and Gilmer in Godspell. She has also taught acting. She and her husband Dave retired in 2006, moving from Atlanta to Cashiers.

 

 

Lance Trudel

Vice President

Lance Trudel has lived in Highlands for less than four years but has had the privilege to be in seven productions for the Highlands Cashiers Players.   He was most recently in “Don’t Cry for Me, Margaret Mitchell” where he played the dashing Victor Flemming.  He works at Mirror Lake Antiques and Oakleaf Flower and Garden.

Paula Gordon

Treasurer

Paula has lived in Highlands for over 30 years.  This is her fifth year as a Board member.   Paula is also the front of house coordinator (box office, ushers, house managers) for the plays.  If you would like to volunteer in any of these capacities, please feel free to call.  She enjoy working with HCP and meeting so many wonderful people.

Michael Lanzilotta

Immediate Past President

I am a native of New York.  I moved to Highlands permanently five years ago. My partner and I have had a home here since 1994.   Five years ago I retired from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.  I worked in the private and public sectors, holding executive positions in Public Health, and Health Care Administration.  My experience in the theater has been abundant; I have appeared in several plays during my high school years; during college, graduate school and in Community Theater Groups.  I was a member of, and actor with the Kanawha Players, in West Virginia, Virginia Players in Charlottesville and the Atlanta Theatrical League.  In addition I have directed, done character make-up.  I have acted with the HCP in “Momma Won’t Fly”, Vanya, in Vanya, Masha, Sonia and Spike, directed “The Games Afoot”, appeared in a couple of HCP Winter Dinner/Theater Productions, including “Middletown”, and will be directing “Guilty Conscience” for the HCP 2017-18 Season.

Donna Cochran

Board Member

Donna has been involved with HCP for all of its’ 20 yrs. She is on the Board for the second time, has acted, directed, has worked backstage, and provide food for many casts and many productions. Donna and her husband, Stan, own Mirror Lake Antiques.

Rickey Siegel

Board Member

Ricky and his wife moved to Highlands in 1997 after purchasing the 4 ½ Street Inn. He got involved in HCP in 2006. This is his second time on the HCP Board, has acted and directed as well as worked on set construction.   His most recent role was in “Don’t Cry for Me, Margaret Mitchell”

Lynleigh McLain

Board Member

Lynleigh McLain was born in Scranton, PA to musical parents and raised in Beaufort SC where she was exposed to classical, gospel, choral, and musical theater as well as dance, piano, and violin during her elementary school years.  She has been a resident of Highlands since July 2015 and is known mostly as the girl with the vividly colored hair who works at Whole Life Market. Lynleigh performed in a auditioned children’s chorus for 6 years, as well as an auditioned, competitive, high school chorus for 4 years. She has performed with HCP in the 2016 March Medley Dinner Theater, as the Inspector in HCP’s spring 2016 playThe Game’s Afoot, as Suzette in Don’t Dress for Dinner in August 2016, and most recently as Izzy in Crossing Delancey in 2017.

 

Barbara Werder

Ex Officio Advisor

Barbara is the Past President of the HCP Board of Directors and has served HCP for many years as costumer, as an actress, and has helped with our hospitality activities. She formerly owned the 1891 Stewart House.

Craig Eister

Board Member

Craig Eister recently moved to Scaly Mountain, NC and made his debut with the Highlands Cashiers Players in March 2016, with ‘March Medley’.   He most recently appeared in ‘Don’t Dress for Dinner’ in Fall of 2016.   Craig is excited to be a part of this group.

Courtney Scarborough

Board Member

Courtney Scarborough was born and raised in South Florida. She has been coming to Highlands all her life but moved here full time in 2006. She is a graduate of Leadership Highlands and served on the board for a term. She holds a Bachelor’s of Science Degree in Interior Design from Western Carolina University. She is currently completing another Bachelor’s in Business Administration and will be pursuing her Masters of Science Degree in Interior Architecture from Boston Architectural College this Fall. She has been stage manager for Simon Suites, Crimes of the Heart, Crossing Delancey and most recently served as Assistant Director and Set Designer for the Odd Couple.

Faye Siegel

Board Member

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