- 2019 Season
Scott Coulter, Artistic Director
Scott is an in-demand actor, teacher, cabaret artist, and director. For his work in cabaret, he’s been awarded five MAC Awards (Manhattan Association of Cabarets & Clubs), four Bistro Awards and two Nightlife Awards. His self-titled debut CD won the 2003 MAC Award for Outstanding Recording and was chosen as the best recording of the year by TheatreMania and Cabaret Scenes magazine.
Scott directed and starred in in A Christmas Carol: The Symphonic Concert in its world premiere with the Baltimore Symphony. He reprised his performance in the Emmy-nominated PBS production. He is also an Emmy nominee for his performance in American Song.
Scott is founder/owner of Spot-On Entertainment, a concert production/booking company and is a resident director of original programming at Feinstein’s/54 Below (Broadway’s Supper Club) in NYC. He is a proud graduate of the Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music.
See Scott’s full bio HERE.
Dave Gaebler, General Manager
Dave is thrilled to be jumping on board as the General Manager of the Pocono Mountains Music Festival this year having worked closely with PMMF last season. Dave is currently company manager and finance director for Spot-On Entertainment which takes him to performing arts centers and symphony halls across the U.S., Canada, and Mexico. Prior to working in the performing arts, Dave was involved in the visual arts as owner/founder of the NYC-based landscape design firm A Bloom with a View. He’s happy to be spending time in the Poconos this summer.
Dan Gettler, Associate Artistic Director, Co-General Manager
Dan is thrilled to be joining the Pocono Mountain Music Festival for its 10th Anniversary season after serving as the Executive Associate Producer of the New York Musical Festival’s 15th season last summer. Dan works for Spot-On Entertainment, PMMF Artistic Director Scott Coulter’s concert production company as well as Alchemation, Tony Award winning producer, Kevin McCollum’s production office. Dan currently serves as the Executive Producing Director of Forbidden Theater Company which he Co-Founded in 2017. He holds a BFA in Musical Theatre from the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music and is a proud member of the Actors’ Equity Association.
Billye Kubiak, Education Manager
Billye’s performing credits include Broadway, television, and industrials (Annie Riley- David Merrick’s 42nd Street, Canada Dry, Metropolitan Life…). Currently, she serves as a Pennsylvania Council on the Arts Artist, directing and choreographing musicals and show choirs for elementary, junior high and high school students. Billye also conducts musical theatre lectures and motivational workshops for children and educational professionals. Billye has directed and choreographed the Stroudsburg Area School District Musical and Show Choirs for 24 years, and has served as the Festival Education Manager for the past two years.
Jacob Shoesmith-Fox, Company Manager
A native of Canadensis, PA, Jacob is the Founding Artistic Director of Theatrical Gems, an award-winning non-profit theatre company performing shows out of Evergreen Community Charter School in Cresco, PA. Jacob is also an award-winning Sound Designer, dramaturg and director. He has directed productions of Bye Bye Birdie and Man of La Mancha in Pennsylvania. In New York City he has directed multiple high profile benefits for the Actors Fund featuring Broadway talent, including the first New York revivals of Irving Berlin’s Mr. President and Cy Coleman’s Wildcat and a production of Meredith Willson’s Miracle on 34th Street: the Musical.
Jacob serves on the Board of Directors for the Northeastern Pennsylvania Theatrical Alliance (NEPTA). He earned his B.S. in Arts Administration with a concentration in Non-Profit Theatre Management, and his M.S.ED in Secondary Education, both from Wagner College on Staten Island. In addition to his work in the arts, Jacob is a teacher at Evergreen Community Charter School in Cresco, PA.
Laurie A. Guzda, Communications Manager
Laurie A. Guzda is the Creative Director of LAGuzda, Creative Arts & Services – specializing in marketing, branding, PR and more. Serving clients nationally, with a focus on hospitality and entertainment. Her team of exceptional talent is hand-selected for each client’s specific needs. Locally, she is the recipient of The Pocono Mountains Gail Sterrett Award for excellence in marketing, PMVB’s Tourism Achievement award, the State of PA Spirit of Hospitality award as well as established the marketing department for Woodloch Resort helping them achieve national recognition as “One of America’s Best Family Resorts.” Laurie is an avid photographer, artist and writer. She writes a monthly column, “Pocono Secrets.” Laurie also teaches Situation Comedy Improvisation. Her theater training comes from The Actors Studio – LA, The Actor’s Center in London and NYC. She co-created Curtain Call Theater in Stamford, CT.