Coaches have described my voice as a unique mix of gentleness and empathy with intelligence and an air of authority. My sense of humor is legend and I have had people ask me if they could record my laughter! I enjoy expressive reading in which I can explore various characters using accents and voice pitch changes.
There is a distinct, musical quality to my voice. The result is a mixture of versatility with artistic flair.
Voice and stage coaches have long noted the unusual, "take charge" quality of my voice, and it led to me being cast in the title role of Lysistrata as a freshman in college. I'm told that my voice lends itself to well to being the perfect spokesperson for every woman.
English (North American), English
Canadian, Irish, North American, US General American (GenAm), US Midwest (Chicago, Great Lakes), US New York (New Jersey, Bronx, Brooklyn), US South (Deep South, Dixie, Delta), US Upper Midwest (Fargo, Minnesota)
Middle Aged, Senior
Audiobooks, Business, Cartoons, Documentaries, Educational, Internet, Movie Trailers, Podcasting, Radio, Telephone, Television, Videogames
I've had voice and acting training in college, and made several stage appearances. My community theater credits include the role of Ouiser Boudreaux in a performance of Steel Magnolias and dual roles in Jabberwock by James Thurber. My professional life as a nurse-midwife and certified sex counselor has included much public speaking and information sharing.
I have had over 35 years practice in the health care field as a nurse and certified nurse-midwife. Additionally, I have completed training as a surgical assistant in obstetrics. Medical procedures and terminology are very familiar to me.
Bachelor of Science in Nursing from the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 1977
Masters of Nursing from Emory University, Atlanta, Georgia in 1981
Certification as Sex Counselor through the American Assn. of Sex Educators, Counselors & Therapists-2006
Completion of Such A Voice coaching program
Audio-Technica AT875R Line + Gradient Condenser Microphone
Computer & Software
Microsoft Surface Book with Audacity Software
Alesis CORE1 Inline USB Recording Interface
MP-3 or WAV format sent via email, drop-box or Voices.com
It is very important that clients are happy with the product received from me. I will devote the time and attention required to get the job done right. When creating a new piece, I welcome direction from the producers and welcome the opportunity to try a different approach to the work.
I am also available to travel to recording studios in the Bellingham, Seattle or Vancouver BC metro areas.
"I did get a chance to listen to your demos and I really liked them."Angela Castonguay, Such a Voice Coach and Producer
"Mary Ellen is the perfect spokesperson for every woman...she is very versatile".Nancy Wilson
"She has a unique strength mixed with gentleness and empathy".
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