Corporate, Spokeswoman, Energetic, Warm
My voice has been described as intelligent, authoritative, smooth and professional for promos and presentations. Intimate, sexy and conversational, naturally warm and energetic for commercials I have a wide vocal range and many varieties of textures and timbres for audiobooks. I've gotten excellent responses and lots of bookings with humorous material! Adjectives used to describe my voice: Smart, witty, Warm authority, Sultry, Hip, Energetic, Feisty, Playful, Soothing, Refreshing, Charming, and my favorite - Scintillating! (defined as: sparkling, twinkling, wry, witty and brilliant!)
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
I Offer my Services for these Recording Purposes
• Training, business presentations, sales, and web sites
Jobs I Am Willing to Take (Union-wise)
• Non-Union Jobs
My Union Affiliations and Memberships
My Recording and Delivery Capabilities
• 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 can deliver edited and finished voice tracks
My Home Base
, Maine, United States
Accents, Impersonations, Characters and Dialects
OK - Here are some accents I can do: Standard British, Cockney, Irish, American Southern belles, Carolinian blue collar housewives, Texan trailer trash Barbies,New York cab drivers, New Jersey debutants, Classic "Mainers". Good range of male voices as well. In fact, I once had to record an audiobook ("High on a Hill" BBC, 2002) where I had to come up with 23 distinct southern male voices - I think Slim Pickens may have been one of them! I've also done breathy starlets and elderly sea captains, sexy flirtatious barmaids, brittle bossy socialites, smooth and salty villians. Lately I've been having lots of fun with dotty old ladies and grumpy old men - voices that is!
My Voice Experience
I have done National voiceovers selling Kraft cheese to Fresh Start Detergent. I had an ongoing 10 year voiceover regional exclusive doing car and GMC truck ads! (But I really liked that sexy VW copy I got to do the best!) Oh and a variety of Subway ads...I have their sandwich offerings memorized now!
Audiobooks: I won the 2006 "Audie Award" (Kind of like the Oscars for Audiobooks!) for BBC's "Runaway" by Alice Munro
Other BBC/Chivers recordings I've done: "Grand Avenue", "Life's a Beach",
"High on a Hill", "Hateship, Friendship, Courtship, Loveship, Marriage"
Brilliance Audio recordings:(available in early 2009) "Seeking Peace, and "Still Life"
And...for a knitting group near you...
Knitting Out Loud - Producers of "Knitting Memories" and "No Idle Hands - The Social History of Knitting in America"
E-Learning Web Trainings for Kelsey+Co; CIEE International Student Exchange, Maine Dept. of Health and Human Services, and Home Buyers Partnership
Lead ongoing character of "Split" in Educational Cartoon series: Math Monsters Produced by Slim Goodbody Corp.
Sang the evil Iglora the Ice Witch's songs in both Wompkees videos
Produced by Sony Wonder/Deos Inc.
Promotional infomercials: Advest, Maine Center for Creativity
BA in Theatre from University of Denver
12 years acting experience in a variety of venues in New York City
Intensive voice artist instruction with William Dufris of Mind's Eye productions
(the voice of Bob the Builder)
10 years running a training company Short Fuse Interactive Inc. using theatre performance as a training tool in a variety of business applications: Human Resources, Sales, Customer Service
Founding member: Portland Playback Theatre Co. using improvisational storytelling as a community building tool
20 years teaching experience: Bowdoin College, Acorn School, University of Southern Maine Continuing Education
Master's degree in Adult Education
My Studio Equipment
Mac OSX 10.6.6 , Software: Pro Tools LE, Logic Express 9
Microphones: KSM 32
Access to ISDN, SourceConnect, Phone Patch, through 3 area studios all within 10 miles
12 years as NYC actress: TV, radio, Broadway, Off-Broadway & Regional credits
3 Years as Radio Deejay
Singing, play piano and djembe drums
Directing, Project Management, Writing, Published writer
Highly organized, efficient, and thorough
Highly creative, good with people, excellent collaborator
2006 National award winner: Audie for "Runaway" BBC 2006
Climbed Mt Katahdin (including Knife's Edge!) in 2006 (it was a VERY good year!)
Master Gardener (gardening is a passion!)
Payment Methods Accepted
• Personal checks, cashier's checks, or money orders in my local currency
Online Payments Via PayPal
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