Growing up with an engineer for a father and a therapist for a mother, you could say that I got the best of both worlds.
And, that is why I say I’m a techy-feely kind of person!
After over 30 years in education, I decided to take my interest in audio to another level and I’m ready to mirror that techy side of me with the feely side of communication using my voice.
I remember playing with my father’s oscilloscope in the garage and trying to make the sine waves change by tapping on things. I became fascinated with what these instruments could tell me. During and after my college years, I was a radio disc jockey back when we actually played vinyl records and used potentiometers to adjust the volume so that scope time came in handy.
Before becoming a voiceover artist, the bulk of my career had been in higher education. I came into instructional technology as it was becoming digital and it was exciting to being able to work with digital audio and video from the beginning…it was my new oscilloscope!
I like the fact that I can introduce both technical and emotion-led communication into whatever I do. I guess that’s why it took me to a career in science education.
I rely on my background in education, primarily focused on science and technology in both formal and informal settings, to bring more technically oriented voiceover projects to life in a natural and relatable way.
I have written and produced science museum exhibits and demonstrations, created short television spots teaching science, trained college faculty on creating online classes, led an educational and multimedia technology department, and been the Vice-President of Information Services/Chief Information Officer for the largest community college in Tennessee.
My training started through Such A Voice with Glad Klassen as my coach and Tara Rao as my demo producer. In addition to on-going work with SAV, I continue my training and education with a wide variety of voice professionals such as sessions with Sara Sherman and Elley-Ray Hennessey, audiobook workshops with Sean Pratt and Scott Brick and an audiobook masterclass with Marc Cashman and Dan Musselman, and e-Learning training with Carrie Olsen. I have completed an Intensive Mini-Course in Medical Narration with Debbie Irwin and will continue work in that specialization in 2024.
I have a home studio and, thanks to my experience in creating multimedia productions for courses and performance spaces, I produce and edit my own recordings. And, if you are interested, I have a Touch Portal app I created to make my booth recording with Twisted Wave more efficient.
Please reach out and let me know more about your project or voiceover needs.You can find me on LinkedIn, Mastodon, and BlueSky.