Hello there and welcome to my site. I live in Nashville, Tennessee, US — a city brimming with extraordinary performers and artists — with my amazing boyfriend and three awesome cats. Every day, I feel grateful for the privilege of being involved in voice over / voiceover / voice-over. Rehearsing copy, editing recordings, taking courses & seminars, devouring podcasts, reading, and staying connected with contemporaries in my field keeps my fires stoked. In addition, coaching is a critical part of the process and I’m blessed to have studied in-person with Joe Loesch (who also produces and directs my demos) and Everett Oliver. Looking forward to the 2021 VIRTUAL Voice Over Atlanta conference (VOAtlanta). I have been an Associate member of the World-Voices Organization (WoVO) since 2019. We have a kick-arse VO fellowship in Nashville through the Tennessee Voice Over Exchange (T‑VOE). I’m happy to say that I’ve found my tribe.
Originally, I hailed from Los Angeles (Pico Rivera) and spent my early childhood there and in Colorado, Arizona, and Nevada. I eventually landed in Kentucky, but my dialect never became full-bore Southern. From about nine years of age, I was raised in foster care and have an incomplete family history; however, I do know that my mother (from Kentucky) was likely of Scots-Irish descent and that my father (from Montana) was Sisseton-Wahpeton Sioux (Fort Peck rez) and (by his reckoning) Irish. Despite a dozen-or-so semesters of Spanish in high school and college, I have some basic Spanish language capabilities — which tend to be more textbook than conversational.
Gaining Depth Through Experience
Speaking of education, I earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Studio Art from Murray State University. My primary areas of focus were black and white film photography and drawing with both wet and dry media. Spent time in sculpture (loved welding but made some awful welds!), metalsmithing, and woodworking, too. College gave me the opportunity and experience to learn the characteristics and handling of numerous materials, both natural and man-made. Overall, I’m great with my hands and love to build and fix things. Aside from Spanish, I also minored in cultural anthropology for a while and held an office internship at Wickliffe Mounds Archaeological Research Center.
As far as my working career goes, I trod an array of paths. For example: Serving food in restaurants, assembling circuit boards, providing 411 Directory Assistance, touching up and printing large format images, toiling as a legal secretary, supporting mental health services, delivering substance abuse education courses, and shooting still and moving images for a feature-length film.
When I’m not doing VO stuff or taking care of the necessary house puttering, I might be tinkering with WordPress, taking Udemy or Skillshare courses, making digital art, conducting experiments in home improvement, posting memes, and bewildering cats.
A Matter of Life and Depth in Voice Over
In conclusion, I detail these facets of my life because they dimensionalize some of what makes me who I am. Above all, through these experiences I use my voice to judiciously apply texture, nuance, credibility, expertise, and imagination behind your written words to deliver a memorable message that will not only be heard, but also felt by your audience.