Principal of Agency
Karen LincolnPrincipal of Agency
Karen Lincoln was born and raised in Seattle, Washington and graduated from the University of Washington with a degree in Editorial Production. Since college she has actively pursued careers in the entertainment industry and as a business entrepreneur. In the entertainment industry, Karen has been involved in multiple capacities that have included modeling for Stock Car Magazine, as well as appearances on the Northern Exposure TV series and a role in Pandora’s Clock (NBC-TV mini-series). She also was featured in commercials for the Thomas Lincoln Ford Mercury auto dealership.
In 1993, Karen opened her first business in Seattle, Hot Java Cafe, and subsequently opened six coffee shops that brought her wide recognition in the Seattle news media. Karen eventually sold Hot Java Café and invested in real estate and also purchased a business based in Denver called Marbles Kids Talent, a talent agency specializing in kids and teens involved in modeling, advertising, television, theater and movies. Marbles Kids recently celebrated its 27th year in business, with Karen heading the company for the past several years. The agency enables Karen to stay involved in the entertainment industry while also allowing her the necessary flexibility to be a single mom who joyfully shares an active life with Taylor, her teenage daughter.
In addition to the challenges she faces as a business entrepreneur, Karen is also attracted to physical challenges and adventures ranging from showing horses – to having a successful career competing in triathlon – to snowboarding – and to successfully reaching the summit on Mt. Rainier (14,411), the most technical mountain to climb on the North American continent. To further demonstrate her high energy approach to life, Karen’s wedding was a 350-mile bike tour in Tuscany, Italy with 25 other people that included a stop in San Giminano for the wedding.
One of Karen’s favorite sayings is “a timeless mind is an ageless body".
Photographer / Coach
Monico CandelariaPhotographer / Coach
In 1979, Monico was introduced to photography. His genuine interest led him to to a life-long career path. After graduating from the Glen Fishback School of Photography in Sacramento, C.A. in 1981, the adventure began.
In pursuit of creative freedom and building his new photography business, Monico spent his 1st 20 years working in the scenic vista’s of Albuquerque, New Mexico photographing everything from people (portfolio’s, bands, headshots and public relations), places and things (product, industrial and architectural photography). His commercial client list included: Lovelace Hospital, New Mexico Federal Credit Union, Sandia Casino, Isleta Casino, Simon Malls, Hatch Foods and Furrs Grocery Stores, What Kids Wear, and After the Stork (children’s clothing).
Seeking more work and adventure, Monico migrated to Arvada, Colorado in 2000, where he re-established his business focusing on the Model and Talent industry. Since then, his talent has helped thousands of new and seasoned talent move forward in their careers with clean commercial imagery that gets jobs.
One of Monico’s favorite sayings is: “Everyone has beauty to offer the camera. It just takes the right photographer that cares about his subject. That’s my job.”
Patrick SheridanMedia Coach
Patrick Sheridan is a Denver-based filmmaker, screenwriter, and actor. A graduate of the Vancouver Film School's writing program, Patrick has written and directed over 20 short films, as well as the soon-to-be-released feature, Jimmy Said. He is scheduled to shoot his next feature film Stalled later this Summer. He is also in pre-production on a web series The Stalker and is writing and directing a comedy Television pilot, The Millennial Girl. He has optioned several feature-length scripts over the years and his latest, The Three Dreams of Sonadora, appears headed for production in 2014. As an actor, he's appeared in more than a dozen short films, including several critically acclaimed movies such as The Barking Horse and The Music Box, as well as parts in locally-produced feature-length films An American Terror and Blood Trail. He's also an accomplished improvisor, having performed with Denver's Bovine Metropolis Theatre. He's been teaching film acting for more than a dozen years and currently runs the Film Acting Academy of Denver.
Director of Children's Division
Wendy WinterbourneDirector of Children's Division
Wendy Winterbourne is the newest addition to the Marbles Kids Lincoln Talent family! The entertainment business and acting has been a part of her life from an early age. Through dance productions, workshops, participation in fashion shows, pop show and theatre productions, promotion work, and signing with a Denver based talent agency, a stubborn dream of becoming an actress grew with in her.
With a dream in her heart and a plan in her head, she moved to Los Angeles to attend college at Loyola Marymount in Palos Verdes. During her time in college, she was active in the college theatre and fashion show productions. She acted, helped with production, and coached other students. While in L.A., she signed as an actor with an agent and auditioned for various music videos, commercials, and television shows. With education in mind, Wendy returned home to Denver and earned her Bachelors degree in Communications from the University of Colorado at Denver.
Once again, a nudge from that stubborn dream, put her on a plane to Los Angeles. With a degree under her belt, she began to work at a top five talent agency, Innovative Artists. For two years she experienced the fast paced reality of a Hollywood agency and gained an understanding of what is meant to be a great talent manager.
Wendy is excited to bring her industry knowledge, positive outlook, and creative approach to Marbles Kids Lincoln Talent. She is dedicated to the goals, success, and fun experience of the talent at Marbles. Wendy believes children from the industry have the potential to learn great life lessons at an early age. Including, how to express themselves, adapt to different people and places, be responsible, and open their minds to life’s possibilities. “Kids will begin to see that their dreams and goals can be met if they are consistent, keep trying, and continue to learn and grow.”
Recently, Wendy lived in Beijing China and Jakarta, Indonesia, where she booked cartoon voice over work and also worked with industry professionals, models, actors, producers, directors, and politicians in Asia.
She truly believes, “A man travels the world over in search of what he needs and returns home to find it”. –George Moore. She is happy to be back in Denver and see the beautiful, big, blue, Colorado Sky!
I enjoy volunteering for non-profits, going to the theatre, concerts, and events in Denver. I am currently writing a bio fiction novel based on my life experiences. I look forward to working with all of the talent at Marbles and industry professionals in the Denver Market!