Becky Reilly began her career as a talent agent in 1987 at Options Talent in Denver, Colorado. In 1989, in partnership with Elynne Dale, she opened a brand new agency in Denver, calling it ‘Big Fish Talent’. Big Fish Talent is the oldest agency in Denver, today; although, Becky sold her interest in the agency before moving to the Pacific Northwest in ’94 where she recognized a need for a talent resource in Spokane, Washington. Becky established Big Fish NW Talent Representation in 1996. Her work helped the Spokane market blossom into an outstanding production community.
In 2001, fresh from earning his MFA in Performance and eager to put his education to work, Gordon Adams approached Becky with the idea of opening an office in Seattle to cover both the Seattle and Portland markets. Perfect timing and after a great deal of work, Gordon quickly proved himself. In no time, he earned a partnership in the agency by establishing Big Fish NW as a go-to agency in Seattle.
In 2007, Gordon was wise enough to see the strengths of an “acting-mom” who had desire to learn & help an ever-busy office and brought aboard Elyse Sevener. Fondly known as ‘Agent 007er’, Elyse now leads the agency’s background extras division.
2015 brought Melissa Baldauf to the Big Fish NW Talent Representation as Agency Director and the agency’s lead agent for principal character work in the Seattle/Portland markets. Her unyielding drive and many years of experience have earned her the reputation as Seattle’s best & hardest working agent; and, her leadership has expanded Big Fish NW Talent’s reach throughout the zone.
Dawn Taylor Reinhardt brought her years of experience in both the theater and on-camera worlds to the team in 2016, becoming the Spokane division’s lead agent and the agency’s first ‘Education Director’.
All combined, the team at Big Fish NW Talent Representation has well over 100 years of experience in the business and are known for high level of personal service towards both the talent represented and clients serviced.
Big Fish NW Talent is a Spokane talent agency and a Seattle talent agency and a Portland talent agency. We have offices on both sides of Washington State covering the Washington, Idaho and Oregon markets. We proudly have thousands of talent available for principal roles, extra roles and promotional/live events throughout the region. Our talent can be readily found in films ranging from indies to theater blockbusters, regional & national commercials, training videos, gaming, voice-overs and many other projects.