Holly Bell is the owner and operator of Maxx Models & Talent. The Agency was formed as an LLC in 2002. Holly is a lifelong resident of the Quad-City Area and an energetic entrepreneur.
Always enjoying working in the field of fashion, Holly has worked as the Visual Merchandise Manager of a large department store chain as well as having owned two local boutiques and finally opening Maxx Models & Talent.
Holly writes monthly fashion trend articles for a national publication, and is the on-air fashion contributor for Paula Sands Live, a popular daily local television show. Holly is also a certified Miss America judge and has been a pageant consultant and Miss Iowa Sponsor for several years.
Holly has donated many hours to charity work by producing fashion shows in the area that have resulted in large successful fund-raising campaigns. She also works with special needs women and youth to help them achieve confidence and poise. “The best part of my job is taking a shy insecure person and helping them find their self-confidence”.
Holly’s goal for Maxx Models & Talent is to find local models new opportunities, create exposure for new talent, and help them achieve their career goals.
Taylor Cederoth graduated from Augustana College with a BA in teaching. With her years of professional modeling she is a valuable instructor teaching Modeling Skills and helping prospective models achieve the confidence needed. She has been working with Maxx Models for many years and we are grateful for her expertise.
Jake Van Dam of JMV Portraits
Jake Van Dam holds a BA in Applied Linguistics and is a Certified Professional Photographer through the Professional Photographers of America. After spending ten years refining his craft at home and abroad, he settled back in the Quad Cities where he works in portrait and event photography along with Professional Modeling photography. He specializes in capturing authentic moments and creating interesting and evocative vibes.
Ben Gougeon is a professional New York actor who we are lucky enough to snag as our instructor for Acting and Speaking on Camera Class. He has performed on Broadway, top TV Shows and hundreds of commercials. Ben is a delight to work with.
Daniel Sheridan, Performing Arts Supervisor & Director for Davenport Parks & Recreation is our guest instructor for our “Performing on Camera and Auditioning Class”.
Daniel holds a Master’s Degree in performance art and has directed and acted all over the United States as well as The Kennedy Center in Washington DC and the University of London, England.
We are honored to have an instructor of his caliber at Maxx Models & Talent.