Owner and Creative Director
Tammy has been actively involved in the fashion and entertainment industry for over 15 years. She was the owner of the tremendously popular boutique in downtown Kingston, Novellino for almost 10 years. In 2007 Tammy's store was featured in the Treasures of Ontario book as one of the places to shop in Kingston and in 2009 she was nominated for the JCI Young Entreprenuer of the Year Award. She was the creator and Co-Chair of the massively successful Princess St Promenade event in Downtown Kingston in 2010 and served on 2 committees at the DBIA (Downtown Business Improvement Association). Tammy has directed and styled for numerous fashion shows, photoshoots and special events and has spoken at the prestigous Queen's Business Forum on the Fashion Industry with other speakers such as Harry Rosen, from the luxurious Harry Rosen stores, and Stacey McKenzie from Canada's Next Top Model.
Tammy had been scouting local models for 4 years to use in her own stores ad campaign, which got her back in the entertainment management business. Tammy worked for a triple threat agency in Toronto (singing, dancing and acting) booking talent for national commercials, musicals and ad campaigns. She is actively involved in the Vogue Charity Fashion Show and has been a guest judge for independent designers for 3 years running. In addition, she travels the world regularly attending fashion weeks (including Montreal Fashion Week, NY Fashion Week and Toronto Fashion Week) and innumerable fashion tradeshows across North America. With a background in fashion, design and scouting talent Tammy is very excited to enter into the world of modeling and acting hoping to guide, protect and educate the next generations up and coming faces.
Mairead (pronounced Ma-raid) is a film studies graduate and has extensive knowledge regarding the film and television industry. She has been working for numerous years in the Ottawa area as an expert in production/management. Being a huge film buff herself, Mairead has worked most prominently for the Edinburgh International Film Festival in Scotland. She has not only worked at Film Festivals, but has had a number of her short films screened at small film festivals throughout Canada. Having worked internationally in the film industry she travels the world at every opportunity to stay on top of the industry's current needs/trends.
Mairead MacCallum will be scouting Ottawa talent beginning Spring 2013.
Contact her at email@example.com to book an appointment.
Hair and Makeup Specialist
Liz is a young, talented and driven artist who has excelled tremendously in the ten years she has been with ECHO Hair Studio. Although she's trained in the execution of both makeup and hair styling, she is nationally recognized for her talent at hair design (both commercial and editorial) and has successfully competed in numerous competitions at the provincial and national levels.Her no-nonsense approach to hair and makeup design has endeared her to many clients and business associates and she is prestigously regarded in the industry. Liz has worked behind the scenes styling for fashion shoots and print campaigns and excels in Image Transformation. In just a few appointments with Liz (and the ECHO and SoHo team) she will reconstruct your look and bring out all of your best features building your confidence and self esteem.Liz's sense of flow, movement and understanding of multi-faceted colouring brings her craft to level above her competitors. We are extremely proud to welcome Liz to the SoHo Team and look forward to her helping to guide the girls in developing their own unique personalities.
Hair and Makeup Specialist
If you've worked in the modeling or fashion industry, you've probably either had a chance to work directly with Deb or have seen her work. Deb has truly done it all. Beauty and commercial print campaigns, billboards, fashion shows, album covers, videos and stage productions. With over 20 years in the industry Deb's experience is unmatched.
She's worked as a freelance makeup and hair artist for Wedding Bells Magazine, Salon 52, Ramsay Media, Kingston Life Magazine, Globe and Mail, Graffiti Magazine, Your Workplace, Canadian Musician Magazine, Small World Media and various local media. In addition, Deb has had the pleasure of working with recording artists Chris Koster, The Populars, Sue Foley, Doctor and The Tragically Hip.
Deb has had numerous roles throughout her career in the fashion industry including Art Director, Hair/Makeup Artist, Educator, Guest Speaker and Model Scout/Agent. Deb's background in modeling began at the age of 14 when she started her modeling career. Since then she became the Owner and Director of her own agency, Madison Models and was the Director and Scout of the New Faces Division at Ford Model Management in Toronto (one of the most prestigious modeling agencies in the world).
With all of Deb's experiences in the modeling and fashion world, she realized her true passion was behind the scenes, on set, doing hair and makeup design and instructing. She has now been teaching Cosmetology at St Lawrence College for 3 years in addition to being head makeup artist at ECHO Hair Studio. We are very priviledged to have Deb as one of our talented team members at SoHo Models.
Devon began his journey with photography at a young age with his parent’s first digital camera. His family was less than impressed with his ability due to his obsession with obscure angles and subjects. Nevertheless, Devon continued his education in arts during high school and graduated in the International Baccalaureate Higher Level Fine Arts program, focused in analogue photography. With his developed portfolio, friends and family members began to hire Devon for newborn photos, family portraits, engagements and weddings. However, he quickly realized he was better suited for a field of photography that is driven by creativity.
The fashion industry first caught his interest in his first year at Queen’s University when he was accepted to be a photographer for the Vogue Charity Fashion Show. His Experience with VogueCFS launched his career and has led to several individual modeling projects and the opportunity to work with Ford Modeling Agency.
Devon has worked in Los Angeles, Toronto, Hamilton, Hawaii, Vancouver and Montreal. Devon thrives on pushing the boundaries with his models and takes them on a wild trip through his mind with each photo shoot. By making the art of the project the first priority, Devon gives his models a taste of the passion and dedication of the fashion industry. It is his ambition to combine fine art photography and fashion photography with the use of illusion, perspective, imagination and natural aesthetics in his upcoming editorials.
Actor, Acting Instructor
Caeden has extensive experience in film, television, theatre and musical theatre. He has trained under some of the best instructors and coaches in North America and is looking forward to getting his hands on local talent in Kingston!
From a recurring role on YTV Series "Family Biz" to lead roles in the upcoming films "Rulers of Darkness" and "The Perfect Boss", Caeden, an ACTRA member, will be sharing his acting secrets with a lucky few through SoHo. Caeden previously won "Best Actor" at the Cappie Awards for his role in the musical "Bat Boy" as a lead. Caeden just completed the new feature film "Clown" with famed Hollywood producer Eli Roth.
We are excited to be representing Caeden at SoHo Management and look forward to see what he can do with you!
Aleesha Nicole Soledad
Actress & Model, Acting Coach
Aleesha not only is represented by SoHo Management for modeling and acting, we are excited to announce that she will also be teaching at SoHo. She will be instructing and guiding all students who will be taking our modeling and acting classes throughout the year. Aleesha is a very talented actress and was recently asked to audition for a lead character in the smash TV hit Glee.
Aleesha offers private lessons as well in addition to her regular classes.
The Management Company
SoHo Management is brand new to Kingston. After working and training so many talented young potential models and actors we decided that in order to help them break into the industry safely that they would be best represented by us directly. We work with top agencies throughout the world getting our talent as much exposure as possible. We submit our roster of models and actors for castings/auditions throughout North America which will include castings/auditions/go-sees for print campaigns, tv shows, fashion ads and movie roles (speaking and non-speaking).
What we look for:
- Children (actors/models): Ages 4 to 12
- Teens (actors/models): Ages 13-17
- Female Actors: Ages 18 and up
- Male Actors: Ages 18 and up
- Female Models/Actors (Commercial): All Ages, no height restrictions
- Female Models (Editorial/Runway): Ages 16 to 25, minimum 5'8"
- Male Models/Actors (Commercial): All Ages, minimum 5'8"
- Male Models (Editorial/Runway): Ages 16 to 25, minimum 5'11"
- We represent both ACTRA and NON-ACTRA (non-union) actors, SAG and AFTRA
How do I get representation?
Email the required photos or video to firstname.lastname@example.org (see the Get Discovered Page). We can also represent actors/models who are based in the Toronto or Ottawa areas, not just Kingston and surrounding area.
Our team is passionately dedicated to help train, develop, educate and represent models and actors of all ages through our family-like atmosphere. So often we hear unnerving stories about scam agencies where the model/actor (or parents) have spent a ridiculous amount of money and they have nothing but a few photos to show for it. You should be seeing a result for your time and investment. This is why we have started SoHo...for you. Many aspiring models/actors have no idea about the realities of this industry and are ill-prepared if they get signed on at an agency. We will prepare you with all the necessary direction, tools and information so you know what to expect from agency representation. From creating your image, to rates and commissions, even to working internationally, we will ensure that you are completely prepared to enter this industry whether professionally or more on a part-time basis (just for fun).
We understand how exciting but intimidating the modeling and entertainment industries can be. So the more you are educated on how everything works beforehand, the better chance of success you will have in fulfilling your dream. Having someone who will stand behind you to guide, support and fight for you is what you need. On behalf of Tammy and all our team, we look forward to having you join us on this adventure and potentially representing you!
- The SoHo Management Team