Hamilton Gibson Productions Logo


      Herb Johnson - President

      Herb relocated to Wellsboro in 2009 in part because he was impressed by our strong local arts community. Although originally from Clinton County, PA, he lived in South Florida for nearly thirty years where he owned a local contracting company. An active volunteer at the Kravis Center of the Performing Arts in Palm Beach, Herb decided to step in front of the lights here in Wellsboro. Initially landing a role in The Music Man, he has since been seen on stage in many shows including Unbeatable, All Shook Up, How I Became a Pirate, and Second Samuel. As well, he has been backstage in several productions and thoroughly enjoys all aspects of live theater. Herb also sings with The Wellsboro Men's Chorus. He joined the Board of Directors in 2013.


      Carol Cacchione - Vice - President

      Carol Cacchione, a native of Wellsboro, moved away after high school to discover herself. Thirty-eight years, several large cities and many edifying experiences later, she discovered herself back in Wellsboro, and realized it’s a pretty good place to be. Carol got actively involved with Hamilton-Gibson during its Fall 2016 memoir writing workshop and readers’ theater presentation. Inspired by that, she participated in both the 2017 and 2018 HG Women’s Projects by writing three 10-minute plays that were selected for production. Carol works full time as a pharmacist at UPMC Wellsboro (Soldiers + Sailors) Hospital, providing chemotherapy for the hospital’s outpatient cancer treatment center. She recently joined the Friday Club, a local women's research, writing and presentation group formed in 1905, and sits on the Wellsboro Cemetery Company’s Board of Directors. When not involved with all of the above, Carol dabbles in knitting, spinning wool and various other fibers into yarn, and hand quilting. She joined the HG Board of Directors in 2019.


      Tom Reindl - Secretary

      Tom joined the HG Board of Directors in 2012, with his wife, Ginny.  He has three wonderful, grown children. Tom got involved with HG about 10 years ago when a good friend asked him to play a part in a 10-minute play he wrote.  Once bitten by “the acting bug” he couldn’t stop, and has played a variety of roles in several minor and major productions, including Tom Sawyer, The Secret Garden, Twelve Angry Men, The Music Man and, most recently, in TIOGA/Changes.  When not working as the Environmental Engineer at Osram Sylvania he devotes much of his time to the arts, singing with the Wellsboro Men’s Chorus and at his church, and helping HG any way he can.  He is a firm believer in the enrichment and empowerment that can be found through community performing arts.


      Linda Galeone - Treasurer

      Linda lives in Wellsboro with her husband Chuck. Her career in the financial services industry spans over three decades. As an HG volunteer, she not only serves on the BOD, but also the Finance Committee and often works in the box office. She is delighted with each performance and feels blessed to live in an area with such an abundance of quality talent.
      She joined the Board in 2012.


      Larry Biddison

      A retired English Professor from Mansfield University and resident of Wellsboro since 1969, Larry has served on Hamilton-Gibson’s board since 1999. His involvement with community theatre ranges from conducting annual theatre excursions to Canada’s Shaw and Stratford Festivals to co-coordinating (with his wife, Barbara) Hamilton-Gibson’s Acting Up and Acting Out programs for seniors. Between 2007 and 2010 he also taught a playwriting course and conducted HG’s first playwriting contest and festival, which showcased the talent of local writers and performers in two dozen ten-minute plays. He enjoys directing and performing when the opportunity arises. 


      Jean Cummings

      Originally from Galeton, Jean moved back to the area in 2002 where she works for Indigo Wireless as the marketing director and Mountain Graphics as a graphic designer. Her history with Hamilton-Gibson began when her daughter joined the HG Children's Choir in 2014. She enjoys volunteering for choir events as well as helping with the HG Drama Camps for Kids. Since 2018, she has become involved with the marketing needs of Hamilton-Gibson by designing ads, formatting newsletters and creating online graphics as needed. She joined the BOD in 2019.


      Ramon Duterte

      Ramon moved from New Jersey to Wellsboro with his wife, Sarah, in 2012 to work as a Registered Nurse at the hospital. Prior to a career in nursing, Ramon studied English literature at Rutgers University, where he also performed in sketch comedy and open mic performances. He is constantly amazed at the talent in his community; and began watching Hamilton-Gibson productions after Sarah's performance in the Radio Festivals. When he is not involved with HG he is often learning life lessons from his four children, who constantly remind him of the inspiration that can be found in a good story, the satisfaction of a good donut, and the scarcity of sleep. He joined the BOD in 2020.


      Kacy Hagan

      KACY HAGAN, a native of Wellsboro, began her involvement with Hamilton-Gibson as a child and has continued to be involved with HG for many years, most recently performing in ALMOST, MAINE, A POUND OF FLESH and MAMMA MIA. She has also directed two of the 2019 HG Women’s Project pieces. She is excited to join the HG Board to be able to contribute to community theatre in new ways. In her professonal life, Kacy serves as the Director of Human Resources and Risk Management for Lycoming College and serves on several other local and regional boards. When not working on stage, Kacy enjoys leading local a cappella group Pine Pitch, teaching ballroom dance, raising her Great Danes, and traveling as often as she can.


      Karin Knaus

      Karin Knaus is a Wellsboro native and English teacher in the Northern Tioga School District. She has been singing and acting since childhood and has been involved with Hamilton-Gibson as a performer since 2003, and joined the Board of Directors in 2018. Favorite roles for Karin include those in The Music Man, It’s a Wonderful Life, Steel Magnolias and Quilters. Karin loves all things Tioga County, especially spending time in the outdoors hiking and enjoying the beautiful scenery of our back roads. She also serves on the Trinity Lutheran School board.


      Bonnie Kyofski

      Bonnie became stage struck on being drafted in first grade to play Santa Claus in Nelson Elementary School's Christmas pageant, and she participated at every possible theatre opportunity since: school plays and operettas in Elkland High School, completion of a speech and theatre major at Mansfield University; a theatre minor for a Penn State M. A.; and director/stage manager/assistant director for student productions in high schools and community colleges. She was active in the founding of the Elkland Community Theatre and served as treasurer for several years. She has been a longtime silent supporter of Hamilton-Gibson and collected much material for the original production of Tioga Changes. Her favorite life-time roles have been as Aunt Abby in Arsenic and Old Lace at both MU and Elkland and in Elkland as the extra large Medium in Noel Coward's Blithe Spirit. She is retired from the faculty at Mansfield University.


      Steve Marshall

      Steve is a farmer from the Liberty area. He and his wife Cindy live on the farm that his family has lived on since 1903. His association with Hamilton-Gibson began with a role in Plain and Fancy. He has also performed in George M, Fezziwig's Follies, How I Became a Pirate, Unbeatable, All Shook Up, Spamalot and others. Joining the Board in 2012, Steve was also actively involved with the renovation of The Warehouse Theatre. Steve sings with The Wellsboro Men's Chorus, The Wednesday Morning Musicales, and his church choir.


      Dr. Donna Mettler

      Most recently, Dr. Mettler served as Regional Coordinator for the PA Inspired Leadership (PIL) Program, a premier professional development program for school principals, district superintendents, and IU executive directors in Pennsylvania. Her career in public education spans 41 years: 14 years as a special education teacher and reading specialist, 14 years as an elementary principal, 6 years as Superintendent of the Wellsboro Area School District and 7 years as PIL Regional Coordinator.  She served on the Stamp Camp U.S.A. Board of Directors for 4 years. She is a member and past president of the Wellsboro Business & Professional Women's Club and a member of the Mary Wells Chapter of the Order of the Eastern Star. Dr. Mettler lives in Middlebury Center with her husband, Ken. She enjoys traveling, spending time with family, and reading all types of books and literature.


      Ed Washington

      Ed has lived in Mansfield, PA since 1995.  He initially came to the area to teach Shakespeare and African American literature at Mansfield University.  After a short time, Ed developed a deep appreciation for the natural surroundings: the mountains, the woodlands, the hiking and biking trails.  So after retiring from the university in 2016, he decided to settle permanently in Mansfield.  Ed has performed in HG’s He Held Me Grand (2011) and in the 2018 Women’s Project Change of Scenery skit “Romeo and Juliet,” two roles that he found deeply satisfying.  He has from time to time participated in Acting Up/Out, the over 50 reader’s group; and he read scripts for the 2017 Women’s Project production, What She Wrote.  A long-time advocate for community theater and the arts, Ed is an enthusiastic supporter of the multifaceted arts program that Hamilton-Gibson has developed over the past several decades.  Ed aims to put his knowledge of and experience with drama and theater to good use in his work with the Board of HG.

      Photos provided by Bruce Dart, Photos By Dart, Mansfield, PA 570-662-3919

      29 Water St.
      Wellsboro PA 16901
      3 Central Ave.
      Wellsboro PA 16901


      104 Main St.
      Wellsboro PA 16901
      © 2021 Hamilton Gibson Productions. All Rights Reserved. Designed By ElectronMonkey LLC