Barrie Meisner, as Associate Manager at JHA, and Josselyne's right hand, grew up in Manalapan, New Jersey with her parents and older sister. Barrie’s father introduced her to musicals at a very early age, thus beginning her love, appreciation, and passion for the entertainment industry. She graduated from Pace University in 2014 with a Bachelor’s degree in Film Studies, and a minor in Sociology. Through her college studies, she was able to combine her passion for the entertainment industry with the study of people, culture, and society. During her time in college, she was able to work with several different production companies, allowing her to gain knowledge about different facets of the entertainment industry.
After graduating, Barrie worked with House Casting and The Mine Talent Agency. Working in a casting office and at a talent agency simultaneously allowed her to see both sides of the business in an incredibly unique way, and gave her invaluable insight into the business. From there, she began working at Bloc Talent Agency as a Talent Agent Assistant. Through her time at Bloc, Barrie was able to gain a concrete understanding of talent representation and all that goes into helping further one’s career.
Barrie is ecstatic to begin working with the team at JHA, and continue working passionately and ardently in the field of talent representation!
Shorey Walker comes to the JHA Team with over 25 years of professional experience in the Industry as a working actor in Theater, Commercials, Hosting, Industrials, TV and Film. As the Program Coordinator at Actors Connection since 2009, her work as a career coach has led hundreds of actors to secure auditions, book work and freelance or sign with Talent Agents.
Helping actors grew their Business has been her life’s work.
Shorey grew up performing with the Merrimack Junior Theatre in Andover, Massachusetts and then went on to graduate from the University of Miami with a BFA in Musical Theatre. Pursuing a career in NYC since 1992, Shorey performed in 8 National Tours, 13 years in a row of summer stock, 10+ Off-Broadway credits and can be heard as The Cat In the Hat on the revival recording of Seussical. TV appearances include White Collar, One Life To Live, The Eric Andrew Show, Redrum, Six Degrees of Murder and Deadly Sins.
JHA is thrilled to have Shorey on the TEAM!