Muse Model Management is a fashion & athletic modeling agency based in Portland, Oregon that represents models to clients in the Pacific Northwest. Some of these clients include: Nordstrom, Hollister, Abercrombie, Macy's, Nike, Adidas, Jordan, Fred Meyer, Columbia Sportswear, Reebok, Converse, Microsoft, Apple, Boeing, Starbucks, Hewlett Packard, Nintendo, Levi's, Eddie Bauer, Norm Thompson, Pendleton, Sahalie, Hanna Andersson, Dakine, Portland Monthly, Oregon Bride, Seattle Metropolitan Magazine, Nautilus, Sony, Footlocker, New Balance, Brooks Running, Saucony, Precor and REI.
In addition to regional bookings, Muse places and manages international careers and has sent dozens of models around the world collaborating with top international agencies such as IMG, The Society, Next, DNA, Elite, Ford, VNY, Soul, NY Models. As a result, their models have worked for Vogue, Bazaar, W, GQ, Details, Elle, Glamour, Marie Claire, Prada, Gucci, Dolce & Gabbana, Giorgio Armani, Marc Jacobs, Abercrombie, Hollister, American Eagle, Calvin Klein, Ralph Lauren, Bulgari, Chanel, Versace, and L'Uomo Vogue.
Some Muse discoveries include: Kerry Degman, Chad White, Julia Dunstall, Terron Wood, Nick Clark, Brandi Brechbiel, Kate Nauta, Amanda Jensen, Darla Baker, Aaron Bernards, Noa Thomas, Mariah Morrison, Samantha Bondurant and Alesha Cubitt.
Darren & Tiffany Dyck
Darren & Tiffany Dyck / Owners
Darren & Tiffany started Muse 20 years ago and strive to maintain a high level of integrity and morality in a business where those are not often found. They are extremely protective of their models and treat their models with the utmost respect. Darren & Tiffany are the parents to three boys: 14, 11, and 8. As parents, they understand the need to guide and direct a model through every stage of his or her career.
Elena Rodriguez/ Agency Director
Elena Rodriguez is a Northern California transplant living in the Pacific Northwest for over 10 years. She graduated from the Art Institute of Portland with a Bachelors of Fine Arts with an emphasis in Fashion Marketing. Since then she has filled the role of Social Media Manager, Stylist, Photographer and Fashion Innovator Scout for a variety of different companies like Spectacular Living and Design, JLD-Studios, College Fashionista and Oregon Children’s Theater. When she is not running around the agency taking digitals, designing comp cards and handling bookings she enjoys watching soccer, dancing salsa and being the coolest Mexican girl you will ever meet.
Matt Pahler/ In-House Graphic & Web Design
Matt grew up in Flagstaff, AZ, and attended college at Northern Arizona University where he majored in Advertising and Visual Communications before moving to Los Angeles, CA, to further hone his skills and network with other advertising, marketing, and digital media professionals in the sprawling Hollywood entertainment industry. Now residing in the wonderfully weird Portland, OR, Matt is a full-time creative contractor.
Daniel Kolomiyets/ Office Assistant
Daniel Kolomiyets is a Vancouver native with a love for fashion and photography. With a background in retail, wedding and fashion photography he provides his visual expertise to the agency on a daily basis. When he is not at Muse, you can usually find him editing images from a recent shoot or brainstorming ideas for a new project.
Ashley Barlow / New Faces Director
Ashley Barlow is a Michigan native and has lived in New York, Chicago and Los Angeles. She’s demonstrated her zeal for the fashion industry over the past 10 years with a diverse background in styling, journalism, personal shopping and model booking at innovative companies including BlackBook Magazine, Celestine Agency, eDrop Off and Farfetch. When she’s not collecting vintage clothing or traveling, she’s enjoying the local Portland comedy, art and music scene.
AJ Christianson/ Intern
Aj is currently interning at MUSE models while finishing his degree in Product Design at the University of Oregon's Portland Campus. While design is his major, other passions include photography, film, art and sports. He enjoys working with others, and a pretty important side note is that he's really cool to be around.