Maya Henderson

Warm, Approachable, Maternal, Sultry, Believable

Voice Description

Let me make your project sound anywhere from natural, smart, & sexy to intriguing, believable, or sarcastic.
Per my work experience, I can also deliver as if I'm live in the newsroom. My goal is to provide a voice with signature sound for your project.

I'm skilled in delivering detailed copy, foreign words and technical jargon. Clients have chosen me for my "smart" delivery ~ I refrain from just reading copy, as I want to help express your message on a personal level - a level that translates to your target demos.

For narration: My voice has been called warm, sophisticated and upscale for corporate text. Sometimes described as maternal and comforting while performing for children's books and online tutorials.

For commercials: I feature everything from smooth and sophisticated to sexy, fun and elegant. A young, bright & hip voice is at the ready as I work regularly with a CHR station.

For Documentaries: I am believable, clear and reflective for building viewer trust.

Voice Genders and "Ages" I Can Perform

• Teenage Girl
• Young Adult Female
• 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

• 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
• Others (on-camera, infomercials, live announcers, spokespersons)

Jobs I Am Willing to Take (Union-wise)

• Non-Union Jobs

Jobs for ACTRA (Canada) signatories Jobs for ACTRA (Canada) signatories

Jobs for British Equity signatories Jobs for British Equity signatories

Jobs for Union des Artistes (Canada) signatories Jobs for Union des Artistes (Canada) signatories

• 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 ISDN 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

Seattle, Washington, United States

Accents, Impersonations, Characters and Dialects

My normal dialect is in unaccented American English.

I can also give you authentic Hawai'ian Pidgin, Texas, Minnesota and New York accents.

My Voice Experience

I'm currently working as air staff in the Seattle-Tacoma market.
Our group of radio stations include Hot AC, CHR & AAA formats, where I am utilized at each as a professional voice talent for promos as well as clients.

My first voice over was at 8 years old in Los Angeles for a series of commercials at KIIS FM studios.
First full time air shift was at 16.

I've been on-air since 1992, with stints in morning, mid-day and evening shifts. A few of these larger market stops include:
KRWM 106.9FM Adult Contemporary, Seattle
KDEO 102.7FM Alternative, Radio Free Hawaii, 940AM Country, Honolulu, HI
KWOD 106.5FM Alternative, Sacramento, CA
KISA 1540AM Talk Radio, Honolulu, HI
KUOW 94.9FM News, Seattle, WA

My Training

MA Journalism/Digital Communications, UW, Seattle, WA
BA Broadcast Communications, UH, Manoa, HI

Voice over instruction courses: Vancouver BC/1998 & Honolulu, HI/ 1993

My Studio Equipment

Full access to professional studio, as well as my home studio. I also have a portable booth with Digital Mic for iPad apps if on the road.

Audio programs - Adobe Audition, Sony Vegas, SoundForge, with multi-track editing and producing capabilities

Microphones - Rode NTK & Audio Technica

Additional Skills

With years of writing experience, I can help clients improve their scripts if needed, especially with longer narration projects.
I have experience writing and producing radio spots for clients, and I would be happy to work with you on writing and production.

Most projects can be delivered within 24 hours.

I enjoy working with non-profits, and am willing to barter services or work gratis in some situations.

I'm a breast cancer survivor & regularly emcee for many events in the Puget Sound area, including for American Cancer Society, Gilda's Club, Komen Puget Sound & City of Hope. I have also worked national campaigns for General Mills & Pillsbury as a spokesperson and model.

Payment Methods Accepted

• Credit cards

Contact Information

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