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, Director of Talent Development

After twenty years in New York City as a successful commercial, voiceover and theater actor, Celia returned to the midwest to complete her Master of Education (M.Ed.) in Positive Coaching at the University of Missouri. Using this psychology training, she has designed a series of workshops focusing on the identification of inherent strengths specific to performing artists. These workshops empower performers to infuse their craft with deeper self-understanding and connection, as well as introduce creative exploration for meaningful and lucrative parallel and supportive employment.

Celia’s passion to educate and embolden artists began during her time in NYC. In addition to her performing career, she spent seven years as part of the event and fundraising team at the Entertainment Community Fund (formerly The Actors Fund), the nation’s oldest social services organization serving the performing arts community. It was here that she saw the need for individualized performing arts career support that evolves over the lifespan of performing artists.

Celia remains active in the commercial and voiceover industry with her in-home studio allowing access to clients around the country.  Additionally, she continues to engage young talent through her role as adjunct professor – teaching and coaching acting fundamentals. She is the creator and executive producer of a process reality television series based in Kansas City.  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.

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.

Jenna McCarty, 2023 Intern

Jenna  is a 2023 summer intern at Moxie Talent and was born and raised in Overland Park, Kansas. She is currently in her last year of pursuing a Bachelor of Arts in Stage and Screen Acting at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas and will graduate in the spring of 2024.  Jenna began her career in acting at the age of 3. She started out performing in community and professional theater while training in voice, dance, and improv. When she was 9, she attended a 6-week pilot camp intensive in Los Angeles where she fell in love with film and has been pursuing a career in it ever since. She has done work with companies such as Sprint and AMC Theaters in the Kansas City area and has been in several films with her University. She plans to move to Los Angeles upon graduation.