Barbara Parham – President
Barbara, the President of Artistic Talent Group has been a state-licensed Talent Agent since 2004 (TA#780). She first started in the entertainment business at the age of 12, when she began modeling and acting. By age 17, she landed an international modeling contract that relocated her to Japan. Upon her return to the states, she fell in love with the other side of the business. She enjoyed being behind the scenes as much as she enjoyed being in front of the camera.
She was hired by a local talent agency, while she was still modeling part-time. Beginning in model development (training the new talent), she worked her way up to booking talent. Many years were spent learning the ropes of the business. Eventually, Barbara landed her dream job: she was selected to travel the southeast making appearances as a *real* Mattel “Barbie” (which is really kind of funny because all her close friends call her “Barbie!”)
Barbara’s passion for art was ignited when she met her husband, Keelan. Although she can’t draw much more than a stick figure, she has always been amazed by his talent! She is a 10+ year member of the International Live Events Association (ILEA) and served on the board for 2 years. Barbara is also a member of National Association of Catering and Events (NACE). She has become the “go-to” person for clients looking for live, visual, artistic entertainment. Representing dozens of talented Artists, she can pair her clients with any type of talent they are looking for!