I'm a professional actor; own my own company, Scripture on Stage, with which I've been performing live theater (1-man, 2-act, 90-minute shows) for last 22 years, always to standing ovations for the last 15 years.
I was on the Michigan corporate public speaking circuit for 5 years doing 1-person, 60-minute personal safety and child protection seminars.
I played John the Baptist and Judas in an Off-0ff Broadway production of Godspell while still in grad school in NY; and was asked by the director to audition for his upcoming Broadway show. I only passed on that to continue what were then studies toward the Roman Catholic priesthood; work for which I spent 18 months in Bolivia and El Salvador working as a pastoral associate with some terrific, but very poor people.
I then spent the first 12 years or so of my marriage reading animated children's books to my 3 kids at bedtime, and held them spellbound with laughter. I do the same still today with a hundred kids as their Director of Religious Education in my local parish.
I started narrating audiobooks for ACX (Amazon) in August 2015 part-time, and have completed now 14: from fantasy novels and crime stories to religious nonfiction, and then a couple of children's books. I enjoy, and seem to have developed the skill for narrating works that ask for high energy, or a comedic voice, or a sensitive or more wisdom voice.
Like you, however, this is a business for me. To be sure, it's one that I thoroughly enjoy; but that means I recognize the importance of giving you high-quality work with as quick a turnaround as possible.
I'm starting VO work for the corporate market only now in June of 2016, so any testimonials I have are only from various authors for whom I've narrated books, not yet from corporate clients. Give me a minute to earn my stripes.
English (North American), English
Child, Middle Aged, Senior
Audiobooks, Business, Cartoons, Documentaries, Educational, Internet, Movie Trailers, Podcasting, Radio, Telephone, Television, Videogames
Performed second lead in Off-Off Broadway production of Godspell while in grad school in NY
Founder/Owner of "Scripture on Stage" providing 90-min theatrical performances last 22 yrs
Currently recording a variety of audiobooks for ACX (Amazon)
Am the Director of a Theater Group in my local church for nearly 10 years now.
Have written and narrated several corporate radio commercials for local Detroit market
Am Director of Religious Education for a Catholic Church, which has me voice-animating stories for kids
Certified Public Speaker with "Crimefree Seminars" 5 years
"Master Catechist" status with Archdiocese of Detroit
Computer & Software
Focusrite Scarlett Solo, Mac Pro, Audacity, Freac
Have built own 5'x7' sound-deadening room
Wav or MP3 upload
I offer high-quality audio with quick, efficient turnaround, and am always willing to adjust a narration according to your directions.
Voice Over Clients
O'Neil DeNoux - Crimewriters' Association of America "Crime Writer of the Year" author of The Naked Lady of Whispering Gulch, Backwash of the Milky Way, and General Order #28, all of whose audiobook I narrated
Toby Neighbors - author of The Avondale Series of Books, of which I've narrated two, Avondale and Draggah, and will narrate the next three
R. Barri Flowers - children's author, for whom I've narrated his The Runaway Rabbit Named Robbie, Toby the Talking Tree, and Christmas and the Lost Elf
Robert P. Wills - author of the sci-fi novel Apple Declined
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