Always striving to learn and improve upon my skill set to become a more valuable resource!
English (North American), English
US General American (GenAm), US Midwest (Chicago, Great Lakes), US South (Deep South, Dixie, Delta), US South West (Texas)
Middle Aged, Senior, Young Adult
Business, Cartoons, Educational, Internet, Movie Trailers, Podcasting, Radio, Telephone, Television, Videogames
Ever since I could remember I was interested in playing with my voice. My interest in the craft of acting and art of voice over truly sparked through recording children's books while in college to give kids with extended stays in a regional hospital something to help pass the time while healing.
Prior to developing a direct and matter-of-fact teacher voice I stretched my vocal boundaries singing/screaming in various bands in N.E. Ohio ranging from funk to heavy metal. During this period I also gained over a decade of experience as a public speaker for both formal events and informal gatherings becoming a highly sought, award winning wedding officiant. My chops in hosting, announcing, and commentary for both combat sports and women's flat track roller derby are well seasoned. The influences in my performances range from the bigger than life voices that were heard throughout the 80's to the subtly honest and casual approach to advertising that millennials trust.
College -B.S. in Middle Childhood Mathematics and Science Education from Cleveland State University. During this time I honed an impeccable "teacher voice" and room silencing power SUSH! Since relocating to L.A. I have completed the core curriculum in long form Improvisation at the renowned Upright Citizens Brigade school. I have also been fortunate to have studied improv with Alan Arkin. Voice specific training includes Voice Over for Actors 1&2 at Kalmenson & Kalmenson, Animation Intensive at Voicecaster with Marsha Goodman, rotating weekly VO workout groups, and ongoing acting classes.
AT 2020, Sennheiser 416, Rode Procaster
Computer & Software
MacBook Pro, CuBase LE, Twisted Wave
Zoom H6, Samson Go
24 hours depending upon nature and breadth of project
My ability to interpret your script and deliver an authentic performance for your demographic is what your project needs!
Voice Over Clients
Rainbow Babies & Childrens Hospital, Real Simple, Leroy Thompson Choppers, Burning River Roller Derby, Golden Gloves Boxing
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