"I met Berthil when he was 19 years old. He is from Norway and was working at a Scandanavian dog-grooming salon for $85 a week plus room and board with other Norwegian immigrants. One of my best friends from high school, Allison Rowan, owns the antique store next to the salon where he worked and she urged me to take him on as a model. Within a year he was traveling around the world shooting for clients like Nautica and Sony and earning around $300,000 a year. You can currently find him on the website for Ford models in New York. He is now a "40+" model and is still making a good living in the industry. Berthil is currently featured in the campaign for Banana Republic."