Agent & Founder
Tabia Yapp is the founder and director of BEOTIS, a boutique agency that represents a leading roster of contemporary speakers, poets, writers, and multidisciplinary artists of color.
Based in Los Angeles, CA & originally from Omaha, NE - Tabia began her career working for Creative Artists Agency (CAA) & later Fred Segal. While with CAA, Tabia worked under the wing of a veteran licensing agent & oversaw product collaborations, capsule collections, & global franchise deals for brands & talent such as: Hewlett-Packard, Mr. Chow, Marchesa, CB2, Bloomingdales, Missoni, Alexander Wang, & Halle Berry.
During her tenure with Fred Segal as Brand Operations Manager, Tabia managed build out budgets for the launch of a 20,000 square foot LA flagship retail store, packaging, hardware & tech, e-commerce operations, and developed a custom point-of-sale system tailored to fit Fred Segal's unique multibrand business model. She onboarded 60+ brand tenants and executed experiential events & pop up programming working with top brands including: Nike x Lebron James, CFDA, Levi's, Kith, Domino Magazine & CB2.
Having identified a gap in resources & representation for emerging talent of color, Tabia founded BEOTIS in 2015, a boutique agency that exclusively reps a roster of multidisciplinary artists of color. BEOTIS functions as a speakers' bureau, as well as, a creative agency to represent artists in brand partnerships & lifestyle collaborations. The work of the BEOTIS roster lives on screen, in print, & online via platforms including: Marvel, NPR, Under Armour, The Paris Review, The New Yorker, The New York Times, MTV, & The Late Show.
Originally from Houston, TX, Royal Scales attended Vassar College in New York where she concentrated on Sociology, Poetry, and Africana Studies. During her time at Vassar, she served on the executive board of Wordsmiths, a campus poetry organization. Seeing the need for a more centralized community for artists of color, she founded a sister organization — Verse — an affinity space for non-white poets.
After graduation, Royal completed a year of service, tutoring in Newark, NJ through Americorps. Here, she combined her reverence of the arts with her passion for working with youth and helped to create an after school arts enrichment program. She believes firmly in the power of art as a tool of healing, expression, and self-documentation; she currently works at BEOTIS as their team coordinator. Her work centers around systems management, brand communication, and supporting the artists.
Morgan is originally from Hammond Louisiana, but grew up in Atlanta Georgia. She graduated from Georgia Perimeter College in 2012 with an Associates Degree in Business Administration.
She has over 8 years of accounting experience focused in bookkeeping, payroll and tax preparation. As a certified Quickbooks ProAdvisor, she is also the Founder of Totally Booked, a full service bookkeeping and payroll company based out of Atlanta Georgia.