Our Team

Our Story

As a family owned and operated business, we know the importance of embarking on this journey together. Our entire team and group of participants come together as one big family for the auditions, education and training, and of course our spectacular talent show. The entertainment industry has its own gray areas and it can be intimidating to find the right way to success.

Although the industry has shifted over the years, our approach and personal touch remain consistent. Kim's audition technique paired with her ability to make participants realize their significance and importance (regardless of talent level, age, background, etc.) is unparalleled.

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Meet Our Team

ARTS Team

Kim Myers

Executive Producer, International Scout & Motivational Speaker

Kim’s a motivational speaker first, and a talent scout second; fostering hope, and encouraging everyone she meets to DREAM BIG! Throughout her 25 year career, Kim has launched literally thousands of artists, now appearing on Broadway, in films, TV series, voice-overs, International fashion runways, magazines, billboards, and so much more!

Rick Myers

Executive Director & Development Coach

Rick's been guiding and developing aspiring new artists for over 20 years! With a degree in Music Education, and Vocal Training, he is uniquely able to prepare them for an experience of a lifetime! Working with potential actors, models, singers, and dancers on their overall performance, stage presence, and delivery, he encourages everyone to pursue their dreams with hard work and perseverance.

Christina Ody

Executive Administrator, National Scout & Development Coach

Christina brings a wealth of knowledge and an extensive list of success stories with her years as a talent agent! In addition, she has worked as a fashion stylist, acting coach, talent consultant, and has placed many artists in major fashion and production castings nationally.

ARTS Development and Educational Team

Robyn Minnette

National Scouting Team

Robyn Minnette has been involved in the entertainment industry for over 15 years, a Hollywood Mom and a successful LA Talent Agent. Her son, Dylan Minnette, plays Clay Jensen on the popular Netflix 13 Reasons Why, along with many television/film credits since he was 7 years old. Robyn has aligned herself with the ARTS, offering her knowledge and expertise in scouting new talent; with a unique understanding as an industry expert, but most importantly the heart and soul of a mother.

Alex Myers

National Scouting Team - Showcase Operations & Security

Alex has been a part of the ARTS for his entire life! Learning from a very young age, he has been exposed to the unique roller coaster of this industry, and has had a front row seat in witnessing the launch of hundreds of stars!

Traveling the United States, you will meet Alex at our open call auditions, as he will be identifying new faces, and ultimately offering invitations to perform at our ARTS Orlando or Hollywood showcases in the coming year!

Karen Workman

National Scouting Team

Karen Workman is the mom of three young actors and the author of Baby Steps to Hollywood. Karen regularly speaks at industry events and her book is an invaluable resource for parents of aspiring child actors. As an ARTS mom, she has attended many of our showcases in Orlando and Hollywood, but also now joins our scouting team!

Ashley Myers

Office Administrator, Scouting Team

Ashley brings literally a lifetime of experience to the ARTS team! The second generation of the ARTS organization, she

shares the joy and excitement of guiding and directing artists to their fullest potential. Ashley works in our main office, interacting with all of our ARTS families, as she guides each one toward the ARTS experience!

Brooke Smith

National Scouting Team, Development Coach, and Dance Instructor

Brooke has a lifetime of experience in dance and performance, and as a signed artist with a leading commercial agency, she has been cast for TV commercials, print work, and countless productions on stage! Brooke works in our main office, and has constant interaction with our rising stars, guiding them toward their experience on the ARTS stage!

Lawrence Moore

Development Coach & Fashion Specialist

Lawrence has been with the ARTS from the moment we held our first audition, and he’s worked with countless international successful runway models and actors! Lawrence brings a unique approach to working with our aspiring artists, making each experience not only educational, but a lot of fun!

Julie Connair

National Scouting Team / Development Coach & Acting Director

Julie holds a degree in Music Education and has more than 15 years of Musical Theater experience on stage, and directing! This alone uniquely qualifies her to prepare and develop aspiring talent for the ARTS stage, but her cheerful personality and comprehensive teaching approach is second to none!

Linda Motznik

Education Director

Linda’s been an educator and counselor for over 30 years, and has a wealth of experience working with people of all ages. With a Masters Degree in Education Counseling, she has dedicated her life to guiding others in the pursuit of their dreams. Linda also travels with our International Scout, and continues to build our educational platform.

Chris Shields

National Scouting Team / Development Coach

Chris began dancing at the age of 14. At the age of 19, he decided to pursue his dreams of becoming a professional dancer. In February of 2017 he made the move to LA. His heart, love, and passion for life, dance, and people are what drive him to become the best version of himself to have an impact and inspire others to do the same.

ARTS International Team

Amanda O Brien | Ozlink Talent

Australia, New Zealand, United Kingdom

Amanda is the owner and director of Ozlink Talent in Melbourne, Australia, and has more than 25 years of experience in talent development. She brings strong professional leadership and an unquenchable creative spirit to her work with artists of all ages. Many of her students have been cast in major productions including "My Fair Lady", "Fame; The Musical", "Spring Awakening", "Matilda", and "Mary Poppins".

Elsubie Verlinden | Just You Model & Artist Management

South Africa, Namibia, Kenya

Elsubie is the founder and owner of Just You Model and Artist Management where individuals receive specific training for International exposure. Elsubie has worked with International film directors on productions such as “Wild Hearts” for the Hallmark Chanel, the Bollywood film “Prince,” and countless South African soap operas including “Binnelanders”, “Egoli”, and “Mr Bones 2: Back From the Past” with Leon Schuster.

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