Our Team

The vastness of opportunity for Byron’s young aspiring talent has arrived. Byron Talent & Model Agency is built on a lifetime of experience, a passion for nurturing creativity, and a sharp eye for quality and credibility. Natalia and her team are proud to be part of Byron’s creative heart and you will feel it in the energy they bring to everything the agency does.

Natalia Jonasson

Natalia Jonasson

Founder / Director

Natalia Jonasson is an accomplished Artistic Director with a professional background in Television, Film, Choreography, Creative Production and PR/Marketing. First arriving in the Byron Shire community over three decades ago, the region’s spirit of creativity and expression crystallised her desire to pursue a career in the entertainment industry.

While Natalia pursued her passion and built on an extensive portfolio of credits – having performed in front of the camera since childhood, she also committed to learning the ins and outs of the business behind the camera. From shooting a headline show at Australian Fashion Week to the heart-stopping pace as unit manager in the newsrooms of Channels Seven and Ten; from choreographing dance seen by millions on national TV, to creating a thriving local dance studio, that grew to be the region’s premier performance school.

Donatella Parisini - Resident Photographer

Donatella Parisini

Resident Photographer

Born and raised in Bologna, Italy, Donatella Parisini is a professional portrait and fashion photographer based in Byron Bay, Australia. Her career in fashion commenced in her early twenties – working as a model and stylist in Europe’s major cities before relocating to Australia in the mid 90’s. Here her unique creative style combined with her genuine passion for life and connection, led her to transition to her current role as one of Byron Bay’s most highly renowned professional photographers.

Known for her keen eye for beauty and composition, Donatella’s technical expertise, infectious positivity and decades of industry experience has attracted clients nationwide. Her work includes cosmetic campaigns, independent designer collections, look books, accessory lines, modelling portfolios, musician promo, professional rebranding, portraiture and fine art photography. Her work has been featured in numerous publications both in and out of Australia.

Jody Holiday - Resident Make-Up Artist: Stylist

Jody Holiday

Resident Make-Up Artist/ Stylist

With over 13 years in the fashion and beauty industry, Jody has a passion for all things make up. With an extensive knowledge of products and an eye for colour Jody loves to create beauty in all forms in the skin.

Originally training and working in the UK and then relocating to Australia, Jody has worked in all areas of the make up industry. From fashion week to editorial/ commercial and many weddings around the country. She uses top quality and the most up to date products in her kit.

Karene Wodiske

Karene Wodiske

Talent & Booking Agent

Born in California, Karene started modelling in the early 90’s. Working in LA, Paris, Hong Kong, Tokyo, New Zealand, Karene & her partner Bradley settled in Australia and they both worked with Chadwick, Daley’s, & Chic agency. They found their way to Byron Bay in 2000 where Karene opened her very own fashion boutique. Nami Designer Collective was a launch pad for many local designers including Spell, Arnhem, Kivari, Auguste, & Rowie to mention just a few. Having extensive experience in the industry for over 30 years BTMA is the natural progression to be a part of the team.