The Campbell Agency
ABOUT US
Nancy Campbell
Agency President
Director of Fashion and Commercial Print

Nancy Campbell’s professional life began at the legendary Wells/Rich/Greene, an advertising agency known for its creative and ground breaking campaigns. Working her way up from receptionist to creative secretary and then into production gave Nancy an insider’s view of advertisers needs…and pet peeves. After an agency re-organization, she found herself on the other side of the camera….as an actress. Once again, she got perspective, this time from the talent/model’s point of view.

After eight years, Nancy moved to yet another side of the industry — booking talent at one of Dallas’ leading agencies. It was here that Nancy found her true calling. In 1989, Nancy founded The Campbell Agency. With her broad experience and her passion for providing true customer service, she discovered and recruited top talent — both in front of the camera and behind the desks. The Campbell Agency is recognized as a leading agency nationwide in virtually all media and is at the forefront of balancing personal attention while providing clients state of the art support in all their casting needs. From local ads to international campaigns, Nancy is determined that each client be treated with respect and understanding for their individual needs.

Nancy proudly serves as an advisory board member for the Childen’s Cancer Fund, and as a past board member for that organization. She has also served on the board of Fashion Group International of Dallas, and is involved in many other charitable organizations in the Dallas area. Her spare time, what little there is, is balanced between chasing her two unruly dogs and one unruly husband around the house. Her other form of relaxation includes important missions to Atlantis at Paradise Island where the dolphins greet her by name.

Peter John
Fashion and Commercial Print

Peter graduated from Texas Tech University with a BS in Animal Science & Genetics and immediately put his degree to good use — as a model. He was one of the most recognized faces in the Dallas market for the better part of 10 years. His aptitude for the business was recognized and he was hired and trained by Elite Model Management in New York and brought back to Dallas when Elite opened a branch. Peter joined Nancy Campbell in 1996. His understanding of both sides of the business makes him a unique asset as a booker. His ability to juggle phone calls is inspiring and his voice is now one of the most recognized in the world of modeling. His favorite downtime from the business is spent in his native New Mexico where “ranching” is still a verb.

Sarah Colavito
Fashion and Commercial Print

Sarah Colavito turned a girl's love of fashion into a successful career. After earning a degree in Hotel & Restaurant Management at Stephen F. Austin, she decided to work with people instead of rooms and food. She joins the agency as a model booker after spending 15 years as a fashion producer. She began at one of Dallas' busiest photography studios before freelancing. And in case you're not sure what a producer does — basically everything our clients do! From casting to location scouting to catering to visualizing a client's needs, her background has prepped her well for the agency side. Her ability to see things from the production side provides a great perspective for models and clients alike. In real life, she enjoys all the cultural opportunities Dallas has with her young daughter — who just might be an aspiring fashionista, too.

Sharon Hendricks Howell
Voice Over and On Camera Agent

Sharon began her career as a child performer. After realizing that she needed to be more talented, she received a Radio/TV/Film degree from the University of Texas at Austin and began her agency career as a business manager before working her way up the ranks as a voice over agent in Houston before becoming a full service talent agent. After a brief stint in Los Angeles, where she worked as a casting assistant on several major network shows and as an assistant agent for a top theatrical agency, she returned to Dallas and joined the Kim Dawson Agency for 5 years. In 1996, she opened her own boutique agency, Double Take Talent, and refined her business philosophy of common sense representation. In 2001, she joined forces with The Campbell Agency. When not helping actors advance their careers, Sharon is physically or mentally cruising the Caribbean — hence the nickname “Cruise Queen.”

Bridgette Poe
Film/TV and On Camera Agent

Bridgette became a professional actor at a very young age. Upon moving to Dallas in the mid 90s—which was only meant to be for the summer—her own agent asked if she'd mind helping out with phone duty for a few days… and the rest is history. Bridgette has worked as an agent over the past two decades including seven years at one of the Southwest's most prominent boutiques, at which she became the dedicated film/tv agent. She has been thrilled to book actors on everything from leads in major features, series regulars, national commercials, and more.

In addition to representing talent over the years, she has continued to garner experience in other industry arenas. Bridgette also considers herself very fortunate to have been able to work as a writer in several different mediums. For both stage and screen, she's had original material produced, and contributes content annually to The Dallas International Film Festival.

Though it's scarce, she does make the most of her free time. In addition to participating on film festival screening committees, she also lends her energy and support to local groups including Arts Fighting Cancer, The Salvation Army and The North Texas Food Bank.

At every opportunity, she also tries to force her professional organizing skills on all her friends.

Diana Dyer
Co-Director, Children’s Division

Diana entered the business on the casting side. Chasing down extras for “Walker Texas Ranger” and “Dangerous Curves” prepared her for the rigors of chasing down toddlers for our many print clients. Since 2004 when she signed on to The Campbell Agency, Diana has been instrumental in assisting parents and children in all aspects of the business from print to tv commercials. Her “eye” is one of the best in the business, as evidenced by the continued success of our Kid’s Headbook, the Casting Bible of the print world, that she produces every year. Diana has 4 children of her own, all of whom have been in the business. This makes her uniquely qualified to guide clients and parents in this highly competitive market. A double agent? Perhaps. But she’s our double agent…

Barbara Blanchette
Co-Director, Children’s Division

Barbara started in the film business in 1981 as a casting assistant and extras coordinator for “Dallas” and “Places in the Heart”. Her casting and coordinating resume includes “Necessary Roughness”, “Dangerous Curves”, “Dr T and the Women”, “Walker Texas Ranger”. Or as we like to call them — basically every film or tv project shot here in the last 25 years. If someone appeared on a show in our area, Barbara most likely had something to do with it. Due to her work on “Walker”, she dealt with many children through the show’s affiliations with Kick Drugs out of America, the Special Olympics and the Texas Youth Commission. She also cast commercials as well, giving her a great perspective on how to get our littlest clients ready for the cameras. In addition to her professional life, Barbara has raised two daughters and is still raising one husband.

Shannon McHale-Horan
Talent Associate

Shannon worked in television production for years at NBC for The Tonight Show with Jay Leno as a Viewer Relations Coordinator in Los Angeles. She eventually moved back to Dallas and worked for the Campbell Agency as an agent in our adult broadcast division.

Shannon assisted her brother actor Kevin McHale (a Campbell Agency alum) in securing a great team of manager/agents which led to him booking the series regular role of Artie on "Glee" (Fox Television), and she continues to oversee his career. Kevin is in his sixth and final season on the show, and just finished his first film opposite Academy Award® winners Kathy Bates and Dustin Hoffman.

Taking the last ten years off to be a full-time mom to her three children, two of whom are actors, Shannon spends part of the year in Los Angeles while her children are working and auditioning. Her daughter Rose's pilot "Teachers" was recently picked up as a new series for TV Land.

Having worked in the business in L.A. and Dallas and having an acting family, this business runs deep in Shannon's heart. Amongst all her industry work, she wrangles her husband of twenty years, her kids, and menagerie of animals which includes a horse.

We are excited to have Shannon back as an associate coordinating placement for our talented actors who are ready to conquer the west coast!

Teresa Fabos
Business Manager

Teresa Fabos is everyone's Favorite Staffer on Fridays, otherwise known as Paydays. Her 20 years experience in accounting means that our clients can rest easy knowing that their money is in good hands.

It also helps that she is a self confessed obsessive clean freak; researching and locating information on projects has never been easier. Her efficiency has inspired some pranks by colleagues such as leaving rogue pieces of paper on her desk just to see how fast she can make them disappear.

When not overseeing our finances, she spends her off time as a taxi mom running to sporting events for two daughters who apparently believe they must participate in everything.

Ashley Akins
Fashion & Art Coordinator

Ashley is our Fashion Jack of all Trades. In addition to keeping model comps, model books, model wire and almost anything that starts with "model" current, she is our social media guru - keeping the agency's work and images out there for all to admire! Previously affiliated with another Dallas agency as a fashion booker and stylist, she brings valuable experience to the agency in general by knowing the clients and their needs. She graduated from the Art Institute of Dallas with a Bachelor's in Fashion Merchandising. While there, she was able to study Fashion History in Paris. If you ask nice, perhaps she will respond "Oui" when asked the right questions. Outside of work, her passion is spending time with her son, Briton, and cheering on the Mavericks and the Rangers - and with the right weather, hanging at the beach.

Nicole Ortmeier
Office Coordinator

Nicole graduated from Baylor University with a degree in Journalism, Public Relations & New Media. While she always imagined herself working in the entertainment industry, after a summer internship at E! Entertainment in Los Angeles, she knew the biz was where she belonged. Her desire to combine her passion for the performing arts with her love of fashion led her to The Campbell Agency, where she is the face you see when you walk in, and the voice you hear when you call. She is also on staff for American Dance/Drill Team, and dabbles in freelance makeup artistry.


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