Jaime Smith learned to read music before she could read words. Learning to play the piano at the age of 5, she also went on to learn the clarinet and the saxophone while in school. She attended Mike Beaty’s Expo in 1994 when it was held in Atlanta, placing 1st runner up in the commercial competition and receiving callbacks. She went on to work with the school district in Mississippi and in North Carolina. She was a junior high cheerleading coach while living in North Carolina. When returning to the Mississippi Gulf Coast, she became a competitive cheerleading coach who coached a team to a national title. Her oldest daughter attended Mike Beaty’s Expo in 2008, where they met Ron Randel. After returning from Expo, Jaime felt that it was the best fit for her daughter at Stage 2000 and has been there for 10 years. Her son is also with Stage 2000. Both of her kids have attended the past four Expos and have traveled all over the United States. Jaime is excited being brought on to the staff and looks forward to scouting in Mississippi for the company.
Ronal R (Ron) Randell
Chairman of the Board, President
Scout - Mississippi
Cheryl Hall-Jacoby began studying music at 5 yrs. and at 12 yrs. I was playing piano for several area church services and school programs. I added violin and voice in the fourth grade participating in church and school programs, musicals, and plays. As a student in John Robert Powers Modeling, I had the opportunity to be accepted to Teen Boards at area department stores gaining knowledge and experience in the modeling industry. I was fortunate at age 19 to work with the filming of Viva Max in San Antonio assisting with wardrobe and various tasks, as well as performing on set as an extra thus gaining knowledge and experience under the direction of the incredible Jerry Paris. My college career included music and performing arts. I hold an Assoc. Of Arts in Psychology and a B.S. in Elementary Education. I have experience teaching K-5 as well as Deaf Education. I was blessed with an opportunity to work for Summit Communications in Oklahoma City and eventually became the Promotions Director responsible for all aspects of advertising and activities for KXXY radio. Upon leaving radio broadcasting I moved on to television station KAUT working again with advertising and promotion. During this time I had the opportunity to gain knowledge in a very exciting field of music industry. Over the years I operated my own Child Care Business, sat on various state committees regarding legislation and regulation of child care in Texas, worked as a Leader and Adult Trainer in Girl Scouts, and pursued a career in photography, My love for dance led me to joining a Senior dance troupe performing at area Senior Centers, Colleges, events and festivals. After a few years I began teaching senior dance classes. My love for Gospel Music led me to found Hall Of Fame Talent which books musical talent in the DFW metroplex. Several years ago I re-connected with my longtime friend, Ron Randell. Having known each other since Junior High, we renewed our friendship and Ron included me in many Stage 2000 activities. It is with great pride that I accepted Ron's invitation to officially join the Stage 2000 family. As a mother of 3, grandmother of 8, and great-grandmother of 2, I hope to bring my knowledge of working in the media and experience with children (and parents) as an asset to the company.
Sharon Davis began her association with Stage 2000 in 2001 when her daughter, Kristin attended Expo. In the years following, Kristin worked for Stage 2000 as an Expo instructor, It was during this time, that Sharon participated and assisted as a part-time instructor, auditor, coach, and scout. She has assisted many Stage 2000 candidates with monologues and two person scenes.
Sharon has spent the last 22 years working in the non-profit arena as Director of the Northeast LA American Cancer Society, Director of the Northeast LA area of the March of Dimes, and Director of the Lafayette area of the March of Dimes. Through this work, she has attained experience of communication, instruction and training of volunteers, fundraising, and coordinating small and large events. She will bring a wealth of knowledge in helping the members of Stage 2000 in areas of communications, social graces, and how to handle themselves at Expo.
Stage 2000 is proud to welcome Sharon to our staff. She will not only be assisting in the workshops, and with building confidence in all Expo participants, she will be serving as a scout for Stage 2000 as well.
“I am honored to accept this position " she said, “and look forward to helping make dreams come true.”
She is a graduate of Louisiana Tech with a BA in Journalism and has participated in many professional workshops in areas of personal growth, team building, communications and public relations.
Kristin joined the Stage 2000 family in 2001 to pursue her dreams of acting and modeling. She attended the Model and Talent Expo the following summer where she met with and auditioned for international talent scouts. At Expo, she won 1st Runner Up in the Runway Division. Expo brought in offers from New York to Greece. After returning from Expo, she was cast in a Toyota commercial that ran state-wide. Stage 2000 afforded her the opportunity to audition for several movies including the sequel to the "American Pie" movies, "American Wedding". While attending college, she continued to audition as well as do promotional work that included modeling for Lee Michael's jewelry and the Mall of America. In 2002, while attending a conference offered by Stage 2000, led by Mike Lyons, she was asked to go to New York to join The Lyons Group (now Silver Model Management). In 2003, Kristin moved to New York to make her dreams come true! Initially she joined TLG as a fitness model, but soon realized her passion and talent for acting. While in New York, she studied at the New York school of Film and Television on a scholarship and took biweekly acting classes with a frequent face on numerous soap opera sets, Barry Godin. She auditioned and went on castings including "Teen Vogue" and the soap opera, "Guiding Light". After being contacted by a casting director for CBS, she came home from New York to go to Los Angeles for a three week casting for the reality show, "Big Brother". In 2005, Kristin was in a car accident which forced her to put everything on hold, including the offer she received to return to NYC for a role on "Guiding Light". In the meantime, she graduated from the University of Louisiana at Monroe with a degree in Elementary Education and joined the Stage 2000 staff to teach the Expo classes that helped launch her career in the industry. Even now, over 15 years later, Kristin is still so passionate about acting and modeling, and continues to pursue her dreams as well as prepare new talent to break into the industry through the Expo workshops offered by Stage 2000.
Model, Actress, Training Instructor,
Expo Co-Ordinator, Scout
Stage 2000, Inc. is directed by Ronal R. (Ron) Randell. Ron has worked in professional entertainment management since 1981 as a manager, agent, talent scout, consultant and groomer. His accomplishments include providing models and talent for Television, Film, Commercials and Print. In 1989 he turned his experience and knowledge in to producing and directing special events and programs. Additionally, he successfully franchised and directed Pre-Teen America Scholarship and Recognition Programs in 10 states across the nation from 1991 – 1997. Mr. Randell’s career also includes being recognized as an academic, special events, pageant & entertainment industry judge. In the fall of 1998, Mr. Randell was asked by a board of directors to begin the formation of Stage 2000. Included in that formation was the distinction of the company being named to represent Mike Beaty’s Model and Talent Expo as the Approved Director for this area. The company opened for business in January, 1999. After 17 years as a full service agency, Stage 2000 has transitioned into a management and placement company representing models, actors, singers and dancers with a national and international network of affiliates.
Some of Mr. Randell’s major credits include:
TELEVISION & FILM: North & South Part I; Heat of the Night; Sister-Sister; Hot Pursuit; The Mississippi; America, You’re Too Young To Die; Under Siege; Walker, Texas Ranger; Dracula 2000; Tempted (Cheater Productions); The Badge (Maven Productions), The Myrtle's Plantation Hauntings (Japan Television), Going to California (ShowTime TV); Unsolved Mysteries (Lifetime TV); FBI Files (Discovery Channel); Runaway Jury; Unchain My Heart - The Ray Charles Story; Home of Phobia; Pink Noose; Jamie Kennedy Experiment; Because of Winn Dixie; Stuck in the Suburbs (Disney); Glory Road (Disney); The Brooke Ellison Story; Miracle Run (Movie of the Week); Waiting; Growing Pains; At Last, Dream Home (Dan Garcia), Lady Luck, All the Kings Men, Only God Can Judge, Dukes of Hazard, Big Momma’s House 2, Campus Confidential and more....
COMMERCIALS: Levi’s 501; Georgia Coffee; Vidal Sassoon; Mazda Motors; Twix Candy Bars; Maison Blanche Department Stores; Muscular Dystrophy; Uncle Ben’s Rice; Our Lady of the Lake Regional Medical Center; JPI Apartments; Ruffles Potato Chips; Casino Rouge; Argosy Casino; Blue Cross/Blue Shield; Coleman Toyota; National Association of Elementary School Principals; Consumer Credit Counseling; Welsh Funeral Home; Bengal Chemical; Louisiana Healthcare Review; Jim Holt, Attorney; Jennings Bank; Volunteers of America; Lifecare; Six Flags Over Texas; Cox Communications; Hollywood Casino; The Moran Group Corporate Film; Rob Shortess, Attorney; Jack Bennett, Attorney; Oshsner Heart & Vascular Hospital; Brian Harris Chevrolet; Kleinpeter Dairy Santa at Christmas; Marriott Hotels; Palace Casino Sports Zone; Grand Bayou Casino; Adelphia Cable TV System; Dewey Ratcliff Campaign; I-Listing.Com; Lindsey Scott Campaign; Department of Social Services PSA; Don Hattan Chevrolet; State Senator Cleo Fields; Buddy Leach Campaign; Louisiana Lottery Information; Louisiana Credit Union League; Social Security Administration Training Video; Toyota Dealers Association; Casino Magic; Baton Rouge Radiology; Department of Justice Equal Housing PSA; Grand Casino Biloxi/Gulfport; Office of Family Services; Port of Baton Rouge; New Orleans Tourism Dept.; Mall of Acadiana; LSU Homeland Security Training Video; Mississippi Community College; Mike Davis - Davis Law Firm; Lindsey Scott; Harley Davidson
TRADE SHOWS & PROMOTIONS: Timbalier – Validon; LSU Football Games Credit Card Promotions; U.S. Marketing & Promotions; Passage Events; Heritage Skin Care; Retailtainment; Budweiser Millennium Tour & Convention; Target's Cartoon Network 'Tweety Bird' Meet & Greet; Seagram's Captain Morgan Liquor; Segram's 7 Magic; Aaron Carter Concert Tour, Baton Rouge (Ford Management Group); L.A. Looks Model Search (New York Model Management); Martinique on the Gulf; The Buick LeSabre Drive With Confidence Tour; Cortex Text Mind Matters Regional Seminars; Oil of Olay; Dr. Pepper - Red Fusion; Innova Marketing; Crayola; Dora Blue Celebration; GMC Homeshow; Aspen Marketing Services; Motion Analysis; Fruitworks Beverage; GMC Car & Truck Show; Kean's the Cleaner; Neighbors Federal Credit Union; Stewart Enterprises Funeral Home; Garfield Costumed Character for Kids Fest
PRINT & RUNWAY: The Mall of Louisiana; Goudchaux’s/Maison Blanche; Autistic Society of America National Convention; Screaming Coyote Restaurant; Aloe Vera People; Black Elegance; Hair Magazine; Piccadilly Cafeterias; Signature Ladies Sports Wear; Indigo Island Blue Jeans; Louisiana Lottery; Argosy Casino; The Fashion Barn, Artec Hair Convention & Show; Sebastian International - Wella Corporation Hair Show & Convention; Louisiana Healthcare Review; Glenco, McGraw, Hill Textbooks; Dress Barn; Maiden Form Bras (JC Penney); Aveda/Lockworks Hair Shows & Demonstrations; Dig Rig; San Carlin Couture; Conseco Investments; Grand Casino Coushatta; Harley-Davidson Financial Report; Lee Michael's Fine Jewelry; Sexy Hair Concepts Hair Show; Merge Office Products; Baton Rouge Marriott Mannequin Models; Loreal Professionell Hair Show; University Pointe Information Brochure; Pets Mart; Lee Michael's Fine Jewelry Fashion Show; The Mall at Cortana & Mary Bird Perkins "Safe Sun" Event
MUSIC VIDEOS: Jessica Andrews 'Helplessly, Hopelessly'; Mariah Carry Music Video (Mars Media);
Mr. Randell’s education includes:
LOUISIANA STATE UNIVERSITY
Business Applications Specialist In Computers Certificate – 1988
TARRANT COUNTY JR. COLLEGE; Fort Worth, TX
Major: Voice Minor: Accounting
MARGO MANNING STUDIOS; Dallas, TX
Commercial Training – Judy Wilson, NY Casting Director
Soap Opera Training – Joan D’Incecco, Casting Director-ABC’s All My Children
MG TALENT AGENCY; Baton Rouge, LA
Model Training – Austin Reid, International Model
FRANCIS ELIZABETH FINISHING & MODELING SCHOOL; Baton Rouge, LA
Model Training – Francis Elizabeth Pecoraro
Brandon Evander joined Stage 2000 in 2016 as a model. He became a valuable asset helping manage and run our special events. As a model, he attended the Model and Talent Expo in Dallas TX. After returning, Brandon has assisted with our training workshops. He's an IT tech in his personal life and became one of our Management Associates in 2017 in addition to being a print and runway model.