About Karen

 

Founder/CEO Karen Patmas

I had formal training as a model in my teens and am an experienced international model. I have worked in print and runway modeling for over 25 years having appeared in and on many magazine covers both in the US and abroad. I also managed and ran a model mentorship group in the Pacific Northwest. I have scouted and trained models national and international. I have also assisted in producing and directing runway fashion shows. I have had numerous training and private coaching in Acting and On camera training. I have directed runway fashion shows in Hollywood, scouted, and trained models.

I am also an actress and have been in commercials and appeared in indie films. I have been represented in the Pacific Northwest by Mitchell Artist Management and in the Nashville market by Graham Talent Agency.

In addition to my modeling and acting credentials, I also hold a Masters Degree in Social Work and am a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker (LICSW) in Washington State. I have graduate classes I management in leadership as part of my degree.  I have 20 years experience working as a behavioral health therapist in a variety of settings including a locked inpatient acute psychiatric facility and started a behavioral health department in a 350 provider multi-specialty medical group.I was instrumental in the development of that department as part of the team that hired and managed, reviewed and mentored colleagues. With my clinical degree, I am qualified to diagnose and assess mental health disorders and implement treatment plans

I have trauma specialization beyond my clinical degree. I owned and managed a private therapy practice. I also worked as a manager in the case management division of Child Protective Services. I did case management in a locked down youth psychiatric facility managing caseloads and utilization reviews with insurance companies, while working with a multidisciplinary team of doctors, nurses and behavioral health specialists. I led groups, created and developed curricula, family sessions, treatment planning, discharge planning and was a clinician in the ER of a hospital performing psychiatric assessments for admitted patients to youth and adult psychiatric units.

I am honored to represent talent and excited to us my experience in managing and leading people to help lift others up.