Kathy Poelker

classy, clear, smooth, warm, sincere, sexy, fun

Voice Description

My voice has been described by clients and vocal coaches as: elegant, versatile, classy, smooth, warm, caring, corporate, clear as a bell, clean, strong, cuts right through, girl-next-door, sophisticated, professional, bright, genuine, caring, motherly, friendly, trustworthy, optimistic, pretty vocal quality, understandable, upbeat

Additional descriptions of my voice include:
articulate, eloquent, precise, sophisticated
interesting, attractive, captivating
stylish, chic
sexy, fun, teasing, perky, vibrant
genuine, believable, authentic, soothing
conversational, engaging, natural
exciting, commanding, confident
expressive, reassuring, relaxing, peaceful
intelligent, intellectual, instructional
resonant, rich, deep
loving, calming, inviting
quirky, unique

Voice Genders and "Ages" I Can Perform

• Middle Age Female
• Senior Female

Language(s) of Which I Am a Native Speaker:

• English - USA and Canada
• Polish

I Offer my Services for these Recording Purposes

• Commercials
• Promos
• IVR, voicemail, phone systems, and on-hold messages
• Training, business presentations, sales, and web sites
• Audiobooks
• Videogames
• Documentaries
• TV shows and movies
• Movie and game trailers
• Podcasts
• Songs
• 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 have Phone Patch in my studio
• 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 offer translation services
• I can deliver edited and finished voice tracks
• I offer radio ad production services
• I have a music library and can add music to any project
• I can add special effects to any project

My Home Base

, Illinois, United States

Accents, Impersonations, Characters and Dialects

The accents I can perform include:
English North American

Characterizations I can perform include:
Young child
Ditsy blonde
Animal character voices (several)
Sexy, silly older woman
Russian Countess
Italian Mamma

My Voice Experience

Kathy Poelker is one of the founders of Windy City Voice Talents located in Chicago IL, where she is also currently a Vocal Technique Coach. Kathy is represented by DeSanti Talents, Inc. in Chicago IL,ASE Management in Atlanta GA, and Lori Lins Ltd. in Milwaukee, Chicago, and Madison WI.

Kathy Poelker is a voiceover artist, copywriter, and jingle writer. Kathy's warm, crystal clear voice brings a special touch of class and elegance to her voice over work. Clients and voiceover coaches have described Kathy's voice as "versatile, sophisticated, smooth, genuine, trustworthy, articulate, caring, and strong" which makes her voice appropriate for a wide variety of genre and voice over projects. This includes commercials, radio, TV, eLearning, narrations, industrials, children's books, IVR, websites, and audiobooks. Kathy is also experienced in broadcast marketing and robocall advertising.

A lifelong vocalist and musician, Kathy also uses her musical talents at Windy City Voice Talents to write and record jingles. She has directed and created projects in both English and Spanish for notable corporations including Sylvania and American Drug Stores.

In addition to voiceovers for radio and TV, Kathy's voice has been enjoyed by young and old alike through her years of singing, writing, and recording work for young children. In the early career years following her studies at Northwestern University, Kathy Poelker founded Look At Me Productions, Inc. where she writes, records, and publishes children's educational music CDs and books used by teachers and programs throughout the United States and internationally. Kathy is a popular, motivational Keynote speaker who addresses early childhood teachers and professionals at conferences and programs throughout the country. Her music has won an ASCAP Popular Award every year for 24 consecutive years from 1988 through 2012. She has written and recorded over 150 songs for children in three languages, and her voice over work includes narrations for two complete series of children's sing-along/read-along books.

When you're ready to hire your next female voiceover talent, call Kathy at 847-404-8567. She will be happy to discuss your project details and suggest the kind of vocal sound you're looking for! Let Kathy be YOUR next voice!

Recent Clients Include:

Movie Trailer for "The Conjuring"

Radio Ad - "Titus Sardines"

Citibank - Polish IVR

Grand Teton Association -"A Pika's Tail" Audiobook for iPad

College Finance Center - Radio Ad

Google Play- "A Is For App" Android Intro

Sawaya Law Firm - Mirena IUD Radio Ad

Travel Iowa.Com - Iowa Travel Guide

Marshfield Clinics "Bariatric Radio Ad" - Creative Communication & Design

Laureate Education - Educational Online Training Course

Alliance Affiliated Equities Corporation - Investment Training/Information/Marketing Promotional

Sawaya Law Firm - Radio Ad

Roomlinx - Web Marketing/Training Video

Nexus Programs - "Free Rudy Dean" Political Radio Spot

Nexus Programs - IVR

FarFaria - Children's Story Narrations

Filipp's Music Team - Videogame Main Characters


Day Street Productions - Corporate Video Intro.

UNI (University of Northern Iowa) - 4 Radio Spots

Bernard Levine - Audiobook "Best of Bernard Levine"

Continuity Products - National TV Commercial -Diet Pill

Hellman Group - Cedar Falls utility Radio Commercial

Prime Media/3 Dimension Films - TV narrations

Rahi TV - TV Commercials

Walden University - "Audio Therapist" Project

Jefferson City - Political Ads -High 5 Comuncations

Marshfield Clinics - Creative Communication & Design

ISMIE Mutual Insurance - E-Learning narration

Laureate Education - E-learning narration

Argosy University - E-learning narration for web animation

Hawthorn Publishers - Children's Educational Audiobooks

Willow Creek Church - Video narration

Tommy's Red Hots - Commercial, Telephony On- Hold & IVR

Look At Me Productions - Telemarketing/IVR

Rush Hour Media - Telemarketing/IVR/Commercial

My Training

** Northwestern University, Evanston IL -B.Mus. Ed (voice major, piano/organ minor) & Post Graduate Studies

** Chicago Musical College of Roosevelt University - Vocal coaching/performance

** Julie Williams - Voice Over Coaching, Demo,& Master Class

** Such A Voice - VO Coaching, Demos & Master Class with Lisa Foster, Brian Thon, Jody Peterson

** Edge Studio - Audiobooks VO Coaching with Carol Monda

** Such A Voice - VO Coaching with Anne Ganguzza

** Melody Jones - VO Coaching, NYC

** Talon Beeson - VO Coaching, CA

** David Banks - ProTools/sound Engineer Coaching, Energy Command Studios

Special Vocal Skills:
Vocal solo and background vocals and/or ensemble
Public speaking
Musical jingles (write, perform, record)

My Studio Equipment

I have a digital studio with the following state-of-the art equipment:
* Microphones: Rode NT1A Condenser, Shure
* Computers: MAC, PC
* Special Equipment: Avid's ProTools Software; Avid/Digidesign's M-box series of digital audio interfaces,Yamaha Studio Headphones,J K Audio's Digital Hybrid phone patch products, HP Servers and digital data connections from AT&T

Your files can be delvered to you by Email, Mail, or FTP in the following formats:
* MP3
* CD

My turnaround time from the time I receive your project details and final script is typically 24-48 hours.

Additional Skills

My work in my business has included the following in my office and the recording studio: a combination of many things, including writing, recording, performing, voice acting, publicizing, marketing, public speaking and consulting to agencies, schools, programs, and groups throughout the US and internationally, directing, and selling.

I have recorded my original children's music and the complementary voice overs for two series of children's read-along/sing-along books, "Rhythms to Reading! Musical Big Book Series" and the "Look At Me Sing and Read! Musical Big Book Series. These products were produced and published over a period of years as their different translations were created. Both series of books were published in English and Spanish versions. The "Rhythms to Reading" series was also published in Hmong.

My educational products are well respected in the educational field and have been selected by major corporations to promote early literacy, health, and wellness.

I'm honest, have a strong work ethic, and take direction extremely well. My goal is to provide my clients with the best possible voice over product and to develop a long-lasting client relationship. I'm always willing to go the extra mile to turn out the best project ever! Let's discuss your next voice over project!

Payment Methods Accepted

• Credit cards
• Personal checks, cashier's checks, or money orders in my local currency
• Personal checks, cashier's checks, or money orders in any currency
• Wire transfers

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Additional Information

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• Kathy Poelker was last active on Voice123 19 days ago

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Videogame - SciFi

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Audiobook - Children