“The Squirrel Box”
PJ & CO Models/Take5Talent has always taken care to provide me with outstanding models and actors for my productions. They [The Actors/Models] were a perfect match for my needs, always arrived on time and were prepared to start work immediately. Professionalism and perfection are two words I would use to describe working with PJ & CO Models/Take5Talent. I look forward to working with them again and recommend anyone needing talent to choose PJ & CO Models/Take5Talent for their project.
-Aki N.C. Peterson
Owner “The Squirrel Box, LLC”
Media Relations, Productions & Consultation.
Dear PJ,
I want to thank you for always providing River Park Square Shopping Center beautiful professional models. As you know we have hired PJ & CO Models over 10 years for TV and print. I very much appreciate their professionalism. As you know I grew up in the modeling world and have high expectations. Your models always show up on time and prepared as directed by our advertising agency. I am also impressed with your personal follow up. So many agencies send clients models with no follow up and truly have no idea how they performed. This is why I continue to hire PJ & CO Models. Thank you again and I look forward to working with you again soon!
Best Regards,
Elizabeth Mills
Marketing Director
River Park Square
Spokane, WA
PJ & CO Models
“Truly a Special Modeling Agency”

When I retired after 34 years as an Office Manager for a financial company, I volunteered for several organizations and did some modeling for some of those organizations.
About 5 years ago, I began modeling with PJ & CO. PJ has been a wonderful teacher and mentor, and I am so happy to be doing what I had really wanted to do when “I grew up”.
PJ is very professional and has created wonderful fashion shows over many years. There are opportunities for photo shoots and commercials, and also to meet many of the great people who work with PJ.
If a person is interested in the modeling business, or may just want to take some classes for self-improvement, I would highly recommend PJ. She is so helpful with fashion ideas (i.e. hair, make-up, posture, clothing), and helps you feel good about yourself.
It definitely has been a wonderful experience to work with PJ, and I hope to continue for several more years.
Trudy Raymond
Gaga Marketing has worked with various photographers and modeling agencies through the years. Casino photo shoots are notoriously extensive and trying as many of the venues are not closed long enough for the shots to be completed without an entire shift of employees entering the photo area. Working with true professionals is critical as one’s patience can certainly be tested on a fourteen hour day.
Gaga Marketing has had the privilege of working with those professionals at PJ & CO Having dealt with temperamental models, extremely ridged hours, and “personnel situations” in the past, it was always refreshing and “easy’ working the PJ & CO model team. Knowing that the owner PJ would be on site reinforced her employees’ work ethic and enabled Gaga to showcase the client’s product with beautiful and emotional photography.
PJ & CO Models consistently expressed genuine interest and concern for Gaga and our client making sure that all were pleased and satisfied with their work. We never felt that it was ‘just another job” to the models. PJ & CO Models made the shoot feel very special.
Thanks PJ to you and your Team!
Gaga Marketing
In December of 2010 I had the opportunity to work closely with PJ & CO Models, on a large scale four day fashion show, put on solely by PJ & CO Models. Never before have I had the pleasure to work with such classy, beautiful, well mannered models trained in everything from runway to caring for the clothing they are modeling. I was also extremely impressed in the organization of the entire event down to the most subtle detail of how a scafe was wrapped. Since this experience I jump at the opportunity to work with PJ & CO Models and I would highly recommend their services to anyone in need.
Jourdan dove
Finders keepers II Designer Dress Boutique
“PJ is an amazing woman to work with. She is thoughtful, organized, and is a complete expert when it comes to fashion shows and model training.
I can’t imagine what our fashion show would have been like without her!
All of her models are professional, fabulous, and amazing women to work with. I highly recommend working with PJ for any event and using her models because you know you can expect the best performance and behavior from all of them. Thank you so much for everything PJ and I look forward to working with you for the next show!”

Jacqueline Callahan
Spokane Club
Membership Sales & Services
I just had a one-on-one makeover session with PJ and can’t believe the difference. It’s me but just better. PJ structures her makeovers to enhance each person’s unique qualities and result in a fresh, modern look. Even if my hair and clothes aren’t super-great, my makeup – my new “face” – looks current and fabulous. She addressed all my concerns head on. I felt like a partner in the makeover. A yearly update in PJ’s skillful hands is a must. It will be an annual appointment for me from now on!
Gina Harris
PJ & CO Models International:
I’ve been associated with PJ & CO since 1996. PJ gave me direction when I was starting life anew. She allowed me to pursue my desire to become a fashion model and then realizing I was much more valuable behind the scenes. She allowed me to help her move her business in new directions as well, prior to Take5Talent. PJ is a remarkable mentor to all ages of young people as well as seasoned adults. She has the insight to see your strong points and help you shine and embrace those to develop a stronger more self assured individual. I’ve seen her work miracles with shy young women. Aiding them in developing into beautiful, confident young adults. She sees the beauty in every person. PJ is the consummate professional in her selection of models/actors to her fashion shows and events.
Although I am not part of the PJ family of models/actors, we have remained friends and associates throughout our 15 years together. I cherish her friendship and professionalism in her business.
God bless you PJ,
Helen M. Smith
AIA Insurance
Branch Manager – Spokane Office
Fringe Salon & Boutique We had the pleasure of working with PJ & CO for a recent high end fashion show.  From the start, PJ was so well prepared from her extensive experience, it made every stage of the planning process a breeze.  Her models were very professional, courteous, beautiful, and well trained. The event was very successful and we were personally able to enjoy the festivities of the night thanks to all her hard work.  We look forward to working with PJ & Co on our events in the future!~Tiffany Palmer      Fringe Salon & Boutique Owner
Just wanted to thank you for your interest and kindness you showed my two daughters as they went through your modeling school.  Both girls self esteem seemed to grow after attending your program, which I feel is very important for a young woman.Thanks again for giving my girls this opportunity.John Thomas
 I just wanted to let you know how well my daughter Erica (one-arm, red hair) is doing and what an influence you had on her life.  She is a freshman at U of W now, on the Dean’s list and in Kappa Delta Sorority.  Just the other day she said she was using a facial mask that you had told her about!  She refers to you often and has become the make-up artist for all her friends.  She always leaves the dressing rooms neat at stores, just as she was taught.  She has even more charisma and is more beautiful now than she was when taking your classes.  Thank you for the positive influence you had on her!Sincerely, Pam Ames
 I started with Pj & Co Models nearly 20 years ago. My mother enrolled me in Pj’s class hoping that I would learn how to grow up with confidence, class, and etiquette. She wanted her little tomboy to be able to balance the best of both worlds. I’ve gained much more than anticipated by being a Pj & Co Model! Every high-end event, job interview, party, commercial, catalog, runway show, meeting, make-up job, etc., I knew exactly how to present myself. Pj makes every girl feel beautiful in their own skin. She puts her whole heart into loving her models first, getting them reputable work, and helping them to go through their everyday lives with the self esteem and skills they should possess.  My mother sought out other agencies (before finding Pj & Co Models) and felt used, lied to, and broke! Working with such an honest, Godly woman has been one of the biggest blessings of mine and my mother’s lives. Pj doesn’t see her models as just models…..she sees us as “her girls”. You’ll have to ask the guys what their special name is! J Pj is able to turn down a job for me, or accept a job for me, before she even tells me what it is. I trust her to do that because she knows what kind of work I like to except and she knows the work that I do not prefer doing. She knows ME and respects me. Pj demands the utmost respect for her girls. She expects clients to treat her models how she treats them. In the years I’ve been with Pj & Co Models, I’ve done a wide variety of jobs. I’ve done commercials, been in movies, runway shows, print work, marketing work, make-up jobs, catalogs, mannequin modeling – the list goes on. Every set I’ve been on, I’ve felt completely comfortable, valued, confident and beautiful. Pj teaches us to be our best – she produces quality models and happy clients, giving all the glory to God. A wonderful woman, a wonderful company that has enhanced the lives of many people needing a little direction and guidance. I’m looking forward to the day that my 2 year old daughter will be one of “her girls”. I can not say enough good things about Pj, her agency, and school!~Ashley Jameson, Model~
 At age 34, I had given 100% of myself to being a loving mother to my three adorable young children, while working more than full-time with my husband on a start-up company. I was so thankful for my life; however, a small part of me yearned for something just for me.Around that time, I was shopping at a Spokane Macy’s store when an energetic blonde woman excitedly approached me. She explained that she was a local modeling agent; she was Pj of Pj & Co Models. That is the very moment our relationship began.While surreal, I attended Pj’s make-up application and modeling courses with blind faith. After all, I was a woman in my mid-thirties, a mommy!! Who would want me to model?! To my surprise and delight, I was quickly booked for fashion shows, television commercials, and movie extras and continue to work for Pj & Co Models nearly ten years later.Pj was an angel who came into my life just when I needed her. I learned how to walk taller and prouder in high heels, choose flattering and loving clothing,  professionaly apply make-up and look beautiful with confidence. Pj gave me tools that helped me become comfortable in my skin, and I cannot thank her enough for that!!My favorite quote by Marianne Williamson is:Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness that most frightens us. We ask ourselves, Who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, fabulous? Actually, who are you not to be? You are a child of God. Your playing small does not serve the world. There is nothing enlightened about shrinking so that other people won’t feel insecure around you. We are all meant to shine, as children do. We were born to make manifest the glory of God that is within us. It’s not just in some of us; it’s in everyone. And as we let our own light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same. As we are liberated from our own fear, our presence automatically liberates others.”I used to ask myself the very question: “Who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, and fabulous?” Thanks to Pj and Pj & Co Models … when I have this thought, I can add “Who am I not to be?” As I approach my mid-forties now, Pj continues to book work for me … it’s that little something that is just for me, and it’s a wonderful feeling!!I highly recommend Pj & Co Models to anyone! In fact, I plan on sending my 11-year old daughter through Pj’s classes soon; I want her to walk with confidence in life and learn to be comfortable in her skin as she grows into a young lady.Sincerely,

Elaine Damschen


Festival of Trees 2012 Thank you for all you do- I love to watch how you turn the newbies into beautiful confident graceful swans, the progress never ceases to delight me- it’s like you are a ring master!Chrissy Wortman
PJ,I want to express gratitude to you, for helping my daughter become the beautiful person she is. She is beautiful inside and out. She has grace and beauty.  Your training has provided her with many wonderful opportunities.  Ashley has been modeling since age 12.  We appreciate the education, professional advice and friendship you have shared.Jana Matthews, Mom
Going to Pj & Co Models was one of the highlights of my life….…it built my self-confidence, self-worth and self-esteem (hair and makeup were my favorite classes).   I moved to Spokane at 18 specifically to attend Pj & Co.   I did my research and found Pj & Co to be the best in Washington.  You and your staff were amazing and made learning fun.  What you did for me, I shall always be thankful…..THANK YOU.Heather KozlikGraduate
Thank you so much!I’m so thankful that Hannah was able to meet you & take your classes before entering High School!  You have a wonderful ministry with young girls; even if that’s not what you intended it to be.  Young girls need mentors & women older than themselves in their life – other than their moms!  Thanks for being a teacher & encourager!Susan
Pj,Thank you so much for having us!  We really enjoyed our visit with you.  You are a blessing to Hannah and I am so glad she was able to spend time with you.I appreciate you opening up your beautiful new home to us and especially for continuing to see Hannah even after classes.  I hope that she keeps in contact with you as you are a wonderful, Godly mentor!

May you have a blessed year!  We hope to see you again next spring J

Take care,

Susan Fingel

April 4, 2014