Stacey Siegert, Owner & Agent

Stacey Siegert, Owner, has been working since 2000 in the entertainment world. Starting out as an actor, she earned a Theatre and Film degree from The University of Kansas and then made New York City her home for almost 5 years. Stacey understands actors. From what they go through in auditions to being on-set, she understands what their thought process is and all it takes to have the courage to pursue the craft of acting.

While in NYC, she found she had a passion for the business side of the industry. She worked in the marketing department at The Blue Man Group, assisted actors as a Business Consultant at TVI Actors Studio, assisted in casting for Law & Order: SVU, and worked as a Manager in the Creative Division at Wilhelmina Models. Stacey’s career has spanned all aspects of the entertainment business.

Shortly after returning home to KC in 2005, Stacey became a Sr. Broadcast Agent at Exposure Model & Talent Agency where she invested 7 years developing actors and booking talent. During her time at Exposure, she decided to branch off, creating a company where she went one step further in molding actors by providing workshops for actors taught by local industry professionals. She called this company, Actors with Moxie, LLC.

Since 2009, Stacey has been producing workshops and creating curriculum geared toward the business minded actor, essentially teaching them to consider and conduct themselves as a small business enterprise. Workshops have included such topics as Voice over: Another Outlet for Actors, The Producer Panel, Acting with a Teleprompter, Improvisation for the Actor, Stage Combat, Audition Technique with LA Casting Director, Acting for the Camera for Kids and Teens and many others. She has also served as an adjunct professor at JCCC where she taught The Business of Being an Actor. Stacey is also a member of AAF KC Ad Club.

Lauren Groom, Agent

By the age of 18, Lauren wrote, produced and acted in the first digital feature film shot in Kansas City.  The film received national acclaim, with appearances on “Good Morning America” and “The John Walsh Show” and an Emmy nomination.  Since her graduation from the University of Miami, FL with a degree in film production and creative writing, Lauren lived in Los Angeles and worked at International Creative Management (ICM) which gave her the understanding and appreciation for the business aspect.  However, Kansas City was home.

For the last seven years in Kansas City, Lauren has proudly served many roles in the entertainment industry.  She sat on the board of Women in Film + Media, Kansas City for six years, three years as the Vice President and two years running their International Screenplay Contest.  For five years, Lauren assisted the Executive Director of the Kansas City Film Festival International, bringing thousands of films from across the world to our home town.  She has worked as a Casting Producer with Reality Road Entertainment on TV shows such as Lifetime’s The Rap GameThe Pop Game and Atlanta Plastic, BET Network’s Timothy Snell Curve Appeal, and FOX’s Beat Shazam.  She also worked as a Casting Producer on several nationally recognized commercials for Hallmark, Beauty Brands, California Casualty, Kansas City Regional Association of Realtors, MU Health, and the Missouri Lottery.  Lauren prides herself in finding unique and outstanding talent to perfectly match the client’s needs.

Celia Gannon, Agent Online Platforms

With nearly three decades of experience as a professional union actor and voiceover artist, Celia brings a wealth of industry knowledge to her role at Moxie. Originally from the Kansas City area, Celia spent over two decades in New York City where her theatre experience ranged from Off Broadway to tours to regional performances. She also found success in commercials, corporate industrials and live events. Now residing in Los Angeles, Celia is enjoying a successful voiceover career with numerous Fortune 500 clients around the country.

In addition to her own extensive performance credits, Celia holds a Master of Education in Positive Coaching, which she utilizes daily in her holistic approach to developing confident and marketable talent. Her professional experience and education create a deep understanding of both regional and national dynamics within the acting industry. This unique perspective gives her an edge when aligning current opportunities with signed Moxie talent who are ready to explore larger-scale projects beyond the Midwest.

Along with her voiceover work and current role at Moxie, she is the creator and executive producer of the process reality television series Midwest Mariners, and has a second reality show currently in pre-production. Along with her M.Ed, she holds a Bachelor of Arts in Communications from William Jewell College and a Performance Degree from the American Musical and Dramatic Academy in NYC.

Courtney Halford, Talent Relations

Courtney Halford brings over two decades of experience, showcasing her talents across diverse mediums, including theatre, television, film, commercials, voiceover, print, and the runway. A proud graduate of Webster Conservatory with a BFA in Musical Theatre, Courtney earned her Equity card on esteemed stages like The MUNY and the Repertory Theatre of St. Louis.

After making the move to NYC, she fulfilled her childhood dream by performing with Disney Entertainment for nearly 5 years, performing Internationally & traveling to 33 countries, while working alongside legends like Alan Menken. While transitioning to on-camera work, Courtney performed Off-Broadway and participated in New York Readings, marking the next chapter in her career. 

Throughout the years, Courtney participated in various workshops and masterclasses led by seasoned entertainment professionals. In this fast-paced and ever-evolving industry, readiness to pivot is key. Now back in her Hometown, she’s thrilled to witness Kansas City’s Entertainment scene flourishing. Courtney is eager to contribute her experience, bridging the gap between authentic storytelling and the business side of the industry. Honored to collaborate with these inspiring women and learn from the best.

Erin Zimmerman, Social Media Consultant

Erin is a visibility/marketing strategist and mixed media producer, helping marginalized voices create fun, sustainable action plans to grow their brands and make a name for themselves so they can be heard, be seen, with ease.
She has long been sought after as an advocate, a collaborator, and a connector – of humans, ideas, and mutually supportive partnerships. For 3 years she was the expert TV reviewer on KCTV5, reviewing shows based on representation and impactful storytelling. She also served as board member and President of Kansas City Women in Film and TV for 6 years. She earned her first Associate Producer credit in 2022, is Executive Producer on a 2023 project, and is earning her certification as an Intimacy Coordinator. When she isn’t in her hometown of Kansas City, she is advocating for the advancement of its arts and production community from where she currently resides in Los Angeles with her husband and their corgi, Sandwiches.