Girl next door, warm and friendly
With corporate clients including Best Buy, HealthPartners, and General Mills, I am able to project a warm and caring, yet authoritative persona for young mom or healthcare professional roles, or perform more quirky and fun characters for more high-energy commercial work. For narrations, I am able to give a warm and conversational read, and with seven years of experience working at the U of M Medical School, I am very comfortable with highly technical language for patient or doctor-focused narration.
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Voice Genders and "Ages" I Can Perform
• Young Adult Female
• Middle Age Female
Language(s) of Which I Am a Native Speaker:
• English - USA and Canada
I Offer my Services for these Recording Purposes
• IVR, voicemail, phone systems, and on-hold messages
• Training, business presentations, sales, and web sites
• TV shows and movies
• Movie and game trailers
• Adult content
• Others (on-camera, infomercials, live announcers, spokespersons)
Jobs I Am Willing to Take (Union-wise)
• Non-Union Jobs
• Jobs for SAG-AFTRA (US) signatories
My Union Affiliations and Memberships
My Recording and Delivery Capabilities
• I will go to any designated studio in my area
• I can record and then deliver the audio files via Email
• I can record and then upload the audio files via FTP
• I can record and then deliver the files by regular mail
Pre-, Post- and Production Services I Offer
• I offer copywriting services
• I can deliver edited and finished voice tracks
My Home Base
Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States
Accents, Impersonations, Characters and Dialects
I can perform Standard British, Cockney/Lower Class British, Dublin (Irish), German, Southern, Kentucky-Tennessee, Minnesotan and New York.
My Voice Experience
Experience in commercial VO, IVR (political survey), narration for corporate training, educational articles for the visually impaired including technical medical language, and documentary film (narration in Spanish), e-learning modules, audiobooks and animated web series. Past clients include HealthPartners, General Mills, and Best Buy.
I hold a bachelor's degree in Theatre Arts from the University of Minnesota with a minor in Spanish. In addition, I have received further training in improv, on-camera acting, and vocal performance through classes at the Guthrie Theater, Brave New Workshop, Chanhassen Dinner Theatres, and Shakespeare and Company of Lennox, MA. I have studied the art of voice over with Tina Zaremba (www.tinazaremba.com) and Beth Chaplin (www.bethchaplin.com).
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In addition to speaking, I am also a singer, mezzo-soprano range, with a good belt. Having worked in marketing for nonprofits, I have experience writing and editing copy as well. I have published several articles about the business of acting, in Minnesota Playlist and Paid Actor.
Payment Methods Accepted
• Credit cards
Online Payments Via PayPal
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