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Narration and eLearning

Each year, we’re asked to bring more resources to VO Atlanta for those interested in Narration and eLearning, so we’re happy to deliver on our promise to do so.  The experience and knowledge available through our presenters on narration and eLearning is amazing and we can’t wait to have you move ahead and discover what it takes to step forward and break through to your next level.

Go ahead and click on their images below to read their bios and discover more about what they’ve been doing to get to where they are today.

Narration and eLearning Presenters

Alfonso Lugo

Alfonso Lugo

ALFONSO LUGO (Presentador: “Grabaciones Optimas: Mitos y Secretos Técnicos)Locutor, productor musical, compositor, guitarrista, cantante y jinglista, Alfonso comenzó su carrera a los 17 años como locutor produciendo programas de radio en su ciudad natal, Morelia, Michoacán, y durante sus estudios universitarios. Estudió Propaganda y Marketing en Sao Paulo, Brasil, y Producción Musical en México y Estados Unidos. Fue locutor de cabina en Televisa Radio bajo la dirección de Charo Fernández, a quien produciría después en la famosa “Hora Nacional”, junto a Susana Moscatel, programa cultural del Gobierno Mexicano que se transmite en todo el país.

Sus vastos conocimientos para desarrollar una campaña integral de radio, le han permitido destacarse en el plano creativo, sonoro, musical y técnico para cualquier proyecto. Asimismo, se ha destacado en la producción musical para comerciales de cine, radio y televisión, y como voz institucional para Banamex, Burger King, Mercedes Benz, Cloralex, Cinemex, Tecnológico de Monterrey, Cruz Roja Mexicana, Harmon Hall, Bacardí, Spring Air y el Estado de California, entre otras. Fue jurado y ganador de premios internacionales, como el Ojo de Iberoamérica, Wave, El Círculo Creativo y el prestigioso Cannes, con un León de Bronce por su locución y producción de la música para la campaña Paralife, entre otros. Socio de Pulpo Escafandra (casa productora de animación y audiovisual), Pulp Music Co (casa productora de música) y World Artists United (sello disquero).

Amy Rubinate Copy

Publisher and Producer

Amy Rubinate Copy

Publisher and Producer

Amy Rubinate is the founder of audiobook publishing company Ideal Audiobooks and owns Mosaic Audio, an award-winning Los Angeles recording studio that has produced hundreds of audiobooks for major publishers. Amy has narrated over 250 audiobooks, has received multiple AudioFile Earphones Awards, and is listed in Booklist Editor’s Choice Media and Top 10 Historical Fiction, and YALSA Amazing Audiobooks for Young Adults. Her work has been featured in The New York Times, The San Francisco Chronicle, AudioFile Magazine, Publishers Weekly, Booklist and Library Journal.

Andi Arndt

Audiobook Narrator

Andi Arndt

Audiobook Narrator

With over 150 titles in her portfolio, narrator-producer Andi Arndt has voiced dozens of titles in the romance genre, but also enjoys portraying strong women in nonfiction and psychological suspense. AudioFile Magazine named her to the 2015 Best Voices of the Year list, she is an AudioFile Earphones Award winner and an Audie and Voice Arts Awards nominee. Andi has taught narration workshops in Nashville and Washington DC, and this will be her third VOAtlanta conference.

Andrea Toyias

Casting & Voice Director

Andrea Toyias

Casting & Voice Director

Andrea Toyias is the Senior Casting & Voice Director at Blizzard Entertainment where she enjoys bringing a wide-range of characters to life in World of WarCraft, Diablo, StarCraft and most recently, Blizzard's newest exciting titles, Hearthstone and Overwatch.

Andrea has been working in the video game industry for over 15 years. Her early years were spent at Vivendi Games where she first developed her love and passion for voice acting; first as a Dialogue Editor and later as the in-house Recording Engineer. She worked with hundreds of actors on innumerable games of every genre, ranging from the fun and entertaining Spyro to the dark and ominous Chronicles of Riddick. In 2008, Andrea transitioned to Blizzard Entertainment and began building the voice department from the ground up. She currently spends most of her time in the recording studio where casting and directing ghouls, goblins, demons, space aliens and super heroes are her specialty.

Andrea’s latest work on the award-winning game, Overwatch, has led her all over the globe as she searches for characters of every background, ethnicity and sound in order to make Blizzard's newest undertaking come to life in new, more vibrant ways.

Andrea's goal, no matter the role and no matter the project, is to find a truth and believability in every line, in every character and in every performance.

Antonio Fornaris

Spanish Program Presenter

Antonio Fornaris

Spanish Program Presenter

La trayectoria de Antonio Fornaris es una llena de diversas experiencias multidisciplinarias que se funden en su carrera como talento de voz. Natural de San Juan de Puerto Rico, Antonio prácticamente se crió trabajando en las tarimas y teatros de su país. Esto dio paso a un amor por esa magia que ocurre tras bastidores y una fascinación por la música. Junto a su padre, dueño de una las compañías de audio más exitosas en los 80s y 90s tuvo el privilegio de trabajar con increíbles músicos y artistas como Tito Puente y Rubén Blades hasta algunas de las más exitosas bandas exponentes del Pop Rock Latino como Los Fabulosos Cadillacs, Aterciopelados, Café Tacuba, Los Pericos y Jarabe de Palo, entre muchas otras.

Antonio es un poeta innato. Ganador de varios certámenes literarios en sus años universitarios. Ha finales de la década de los 90 incursionó por varios años como artista de Hip Hop en la escena puertorriqueña, pero tuvo mayor éxito como declamador. Participó activamente por largo tiempo brindando talleres de escritura creativa en comunidades, escuelas, colegios y universidades. Esto lo llevó a recibir uno de los máximos galardones que ofrece la Universidad del Sagrado Corazón, la Medalla de Civismo por su labor comunitaria. Su poesía ha sido discutida y formó parte del currículo de una clase de géneros literarios a nivel universitario.

En la década del 2000, trabajó como ingeniero de audio y asistente de tráfico para una de las casas de posproducción más importantes de Puerto Rico, Digitec San Juan (ahora Astra Studios). También en esta época trabajó como ingeniero de grabación y mezcla para muchas producciones musicales, entre estas Black Guayaba "No Hay Espacio", producción ganadora del Grammy en la categoría de "Best Latin Rock or Alternative Album" en el 2007.

Su carrera como locutor comercial se dio en paralelo mientras trabajaba como ingeniero de audio. Trabajar en el estudio y tener el privilegio de grabar a grandes locutores junto a magníficos directores y productores fue vital para su formación como talento de voz. Su pasión por la declamación, su bagaje artístico, su educación multidisciplinaria y su imprescindible linaje técnico se fusionan en Antonio Fornaris, uno de los locutores comerciales puertorriqueños más reconocidos y de mayor éxito a nivel mundial hoy día.

Desde su estudio en San Juan, Puerto Rico, Antonio presta su voz para marcas reconocidas a nivel mundial como T-Mobile, Coors Light, Volvo, KFC, Walgreens, McDonalds, Coca Cola, PayPal, Pandora Media, Hyatt, Hard Rock Cafe, entre otras. Es el narrador de múltiples módulos de formación y capacitación para entidades y compañías multinacionales como Amgen, Bayer, Red Cross y USDA. Adicional a esto trabaja como traductor y locutor para sobre una decena de concesionarios automotrices y productoras de entretenimiento a través de todo Estados Unidos. Ha tenido el honor de ser parte de campañas ganadoras en los Festivales Cannes, FIAP y Cúspide. Antonio es un amante de la naturaleza, aficionado del Bonsai, y Boricua de pura cepa.

Armando Plata

Armando Plata

ARMANDO PLATA (Presentador: “Construyendo tu Carrera Internacional de Locutor”)

Armando Plata, nacido en Colombia, es de los locutores más reconocidos a nivel global. Su vida laboral se inició como locutor del Reporte Esso, pero obtuvo sus más importantes logros como director de Radio Tequendama, director general de Caracol Radio y creador de Radioactiva y de Caracol Miami. También conquistó la televisión, y dejó su sello con Pasaporte al Mundo, un programa con el que les mostró más de 60 países a los colombianos. Fue comentarista de películas y música en programas de radio y televisión durante 20 años. La publicidad también fue su fuerte. Produjo, escribió y grabó más de 900 comerciales de radio y televisión antes de que decidiera radicarse en Estados Unidos, en 1990. Allá trabajó para la cadena TNT, fue la voz hispana en The American Music Awards, Golden Globe Awards y director de CNN Radio Noticias. Lidera la compañía de grabaciones Armando Plata Productions Inc. En 2002, Harris-Orban Corp. Utiliza la imagen de Armando para promover su novedoso sistema de grabacion de audio digital Audacity en toda América Latina. En 2005 es declarado Hijo Ilustre de Chocontá, su ciudad natal, y en Abril de 2006 lanza su libro autobiográfico “Ser Alguien”. En la actualidad, Armando presenta y conduce Global Hits, programa semanal que se transmite por 150 estaciones de radio en Canadá, Estados Unidos, Latinoamérica y España. Armando Plata reside en Atlanta, GA, y es una de las tres voces hispanas más conocidas a nivel mundial.

Bill Farmer

Bill Farmer

Conference Keynote

Bill Farmer

Bill Farmer

Conference Keynote

For decades, audiences of all ages have enjoyed Bill Farmer’s standout work in vehicles and venues as diverse as his talents – from clubs to conventions, broadcasts to podcasts, and TV screens to movie screens.
What began in the standup comedy clubs of America’s heartland has become one of the most colorful careers in Hollywood, with a seemingly endless list of live and recorded performances engaging fans of every demographic.

Bill Ratner

Bill Ratner

Marketing Expert

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Bill Ratner

Bill Ratner

Marketing Expert

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Carol Monda

Audiobook Narrator

Carol Monda

Audiobook Narrator

Carol is a veteran actor, VO artist and coach. A double Audie Award-winner & recipient of Audiofile’s Earphones Awards, Carol has narrated over 400 audiobooks in15 genres. She’s read for Recorded Books, Harper Audio, Audible.Com, Hachette Book Group, Books On Tape, Brilliance Audio, listentogenius.com, Clipper Audio, Academic Merit, Edge Studio, HighBridge Audio, METABOOK, Redwood Audio and Blackstone Audio.

She’s been featured in Abbreviated Audio, VoiceOverxtra, TeenReads and AudioFile Magazine. Her narration of Claire DeWitt and the Bohemian Highway by Sara Gran was named among the top10 Audiobooks of 2013 by salon.com.

She is also a documentary narrator and promo & commercial voice-over artist for such clients as TCM, TNT, Discovery ID, CitiCorp, McDonald’s, Tena, HSBC and WNET.

Carol has taught classes in audiobook narration, voiceover, voice and speech, acting, scene study, audition techniques, text analysis and accent reduction. She has served as an adjunct professor in commercial voiceover and narration at NYU’s Digital Design and Film School and has taught Voice and Speech III at NYU’s Tisch School for the Arts. She’s directed and taught acting at New York City’s Professional Performing Arts School and at Belvoir Terrace in the Berkshires. Carol has also taught extensively in and around Washington, DC. Currently, she coaches voiceover and directs demos at Edge Studio in NYC and offers private coaching (carolmondacoaching@gmail.com).

Member: AEA and SAG-AFTRA (National Audiobook Steering Committee) carolmondanyc.com

Celia Siegel

Marketing Specialist

Celia Siegel

Marketing Specialist

Celia Siegel Management is known for creating effective success strategies and strong personal brands for voice talent - and then marketing those brands to the max - in a way that’s authentic to each voice actor.

Before founding & building CSM, Celia Siegel was a top West Coast talent agent. The fact that she is also a certified business and life coach comes in handy in many ways for her clients’ emotional and financial well-being. Celia’s multi-leveled expertise and extensive knowledge of the ever-changing voiceover industry helps voice actors, across the globe, grow their VO business and take their careers to the next level.

Christi Bowen

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Christi Bowen

Christi Bowen has over 20 years experience in voice over and video production.  She is a full-time voice talent recording for clients all over the world and on many types of projects...from commercials and corporate narrations to eLearning modules and phone systems.  Her clients include L’Oreal, Walmart, General Mills, AAA Auto Club, Quaker Oats, IKEA, Philips and many more!  Christi is the co-founder of the voiceover meetup group in Nashville called the Tennessee Voice Over Exchange.  She’s also a Founding 500 member of World Voices Organization, an active member of the American Marketing Association-Nashville and Life Member of the University of Florida Alumni Association.  Christi uses her decades of experience as a producer to create videos and coordinate voiceover projects for her clients.  She is a Regional Emmy and 9-time Telly Award winner for projects she’s produced.  Christi has spoken at several conferences over the last 5 years and is proud to be the Team Lead for the eLearning/Narration Track at VO Atlanta 2018.

Cissy Jones

Professional Voice Actor

Cissy Jones

Professional Voice Actor

Cissy Jones likes to talk. She can be heard in Firewatch (as Delilah), The Walking Dead (Katjaa, Norma, Shel), ADR1FT (Alex & Elizabeth), and numerous other games as well as commercials, movie trailers, documentaries and other talkies.

Cliff Zellman

Cliff Zellman

Professional Voice Actor

Cliff Zellman

Cliff Zellman

Professional Voice Actor

Having been in the production industry for over 40+ years, I have pretty much recorded, produced, directed and edited just about anything & everything audio. My firm foundation in music has been instrumental (pun intended) in my success on the "other side of the glass"

Dan Friedman

Dan Friedman

Professional Voice Actor

Dan Friedman

Dan Friedman

Professional Voice Actor

Dan lives in the beautiful mountains of Asheville, NC and is a husband and father of 2 boys. He attended five universities and had three majors before being introduced to audio engineering in 1994. Realizing his career dream, he ended his educational journey at The Recording Workshop in Chillicothe, Ohio finishing among the top 5 in his class. With over a decade in the voiceover industry, he has produced, directed or provided his voice to thousands of audio productions.

David Rosenthal

David Rosenthal

Professional Voice Actor

David Rosenthal

David Rosenthal

Professional Voice Actor

David is one of the top voice over coaches in the business today. He works with clients worldwide, and has helped many people get their starts or further their careers in the industry. In his 25 years of teaching and coaching, David has been a private coach to a number of celebrities (John Morris: Toy Story 1, 2, & 3; Brigit Mendler: Good Luck Charlie, Muppets Most Wanted, Undateable) as well as some up and coming voice over actors who are definitely on their way (Adam McArthur: Final Fantasy Type-O, Star Wars: Clone Wars, Star vs. The Forces of Evil; Philip Garcia: Scandal, Hot & Bothered).

He is also a casting director for games and game apps.

David Tyler

David Tyler

Marketing Expert

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David Tyler

David Tyler

Marketing Expert

Tyler actually began his voice over career before his professional radio career. His career was born while studying at John Abbott College in the Creative Arts department and volunteering at the campus radio station Q-SKY (named after the famed radio station in the film FM), when he was approached by the McGill Dental School to play the animated "Mr. Mouth" in an educational video for children. To this day he continues to lend his voice to animated characters on TV in Arthur, Caillou, Mona the Vampire and others.

As a radio imaging voice, he can be heard worldwide in Japan (FM KENTO, FM KAGAWA, FM 76.8, FM KASHIMA, NBC Radio SAGA) in Thailand (PEAK FM), in France (HIT WEST), in Greece (RADIO ONE, GROOVY-FM), in the Caribbean (TRACE FM, NEXT-FM), in the U.S. (KKIQ, KOOL 102 Las Vegas, 104-9 The Surf, many others) and in Canada on (B100, The River, CHED, The Beach, KOOL-FM, MAGIC-FM others).

As a commercial voice-over artist, he has helped to sell everything from toilet paper to military hardware.

And as a narrator, he has worked on documentary films, corporate videos, and online training (or elearning) courses.

Doug Turkel

Professional Voice Actor

Doug Turkel

Professional Voice Actor

Branding himself as the “UNnouncer,” Doug has become the voice behind more than 15,000 projects and a couple of TV networks, earning Addy Awards and Air Awards along the way.

His strong roster of clients includes MasterCard, NBC/Telemundo, McDonald’s, The Travel Channel and The Discovery Channel. He is currently the promo voice of the Home Shopping Network.

During his Breakout Session, you'll learn to create Breakthrough Branding & Marketing to boost your VO career.

Elaine Clark

Elaine Clark

Professional Voice Actor

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Elaine Clark

Elaine Clark

Professional Voice Actor

Elaine Clark is an award winning actor, director, producer, certified teacher, playwright and the author of the quintessential voice-over book, There's Money Where Your Mouth Is, in addition to being the owner/founder of Voice One. As an actor, she is a member of SAG and AFTRA, having performed in hundreds of voice-over and on-camera commercials, industrial narrations, video games, cartoons, film and made for television movies. She also serves as an audio engineer, casting director, and multimedia & anime director.

Emma Rodero

Emma Rodero

EMMA RODERO (Presentadora: “La Magia de la Entonación”)

Doctora en Comunicación con matrícula de honor (Pontificia Universidad de Salamanca, España), Master en Patología de la voz (Universidad de Alcalá, España) y Master en Psicología de la Cognición y de la Comunicación (Universidad Autónoma de Barcelona España), Emma Rodero se desempeña como profesora titular de la Universidad Pompeu Fabra de Barcelona, donde imparte Publicidad Sonora y Oratoria. Asimismo, fue becada durante dos años en EEUU para realizar una investigación en la UCLA y en la Universidad de Indiana acerca del procesamiento cognitivo y emocional de los mensajes sonoros y formas de comunicación no verbal, en especial, voz y prosodia. Su investigación ha sido publicada en revistas internacionales de prestigio como Communication Research y Media Psychology Sex Roles. Además es autora de más de diz libros y de unos cuarenta artículos científicos o colaboración sobre voz, prosodia, comunicación y radio. Por diez años trabajó en radio como directora, guionista y presentadora de noticias. Por su notable carrera y aportes a nivel científico, literario, formativo y académico, Emma es un gran referente en la materia en España y en el mundo.

Everett Oliver

Everett Oliver

Marketing Specialist

Everett Oliver

Everett Oliver

Marketing Specialist

Everett Arthur Oliver is a 22-year veteran of the voice-over industry. His experience includes animation production for The Simpsons and King of the Hill. He has worked in casting for several other award-winning animated shows, direct-to-video/DVD programs, and animated specials for Columbia TriStar and Disney, distributed by the WB, ABC, and Syfy channel.

 Everett has also worked as a Booth Director at AVO Talent Agency, where he has directed voice-over actors in countless auditions for animation, commercials, interactive, promos, trailers, sound-alikes, and narration projects. While not a talent agent, Everett works closely with talent on a daily basis.

 He is highly respected in the industry and prides himself on his in-depth approach with his clients to ensure he knows his actors inside and out. This process allows him to pull out of his clients their best possible performances – and book jobs!.

Everett graduated from Clark Atlanta University with a B.A.
in Mass Media Arts with a concentration in radio, TV, and film.

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Gerald Griffith

Executive Producer, VO Atlanta

Gerald Griffith Headshot

Gerald Griffith

Executive Producer, VO Atlanta

Gerald Griffith serves as the Founder and Executive Producer of VO Atlanta.  He started VO Atlanta in 2013 with the idea of helping bring together members of the voice acting community.  Initially, his interest focused on the southeast United States, but as time passed, it became evident VO Atlanta had a reach far beyond that.

As the last of eleven children, Gerald grew up as part of a large family.  As a result, he is used to being a part of groups and he loves having a positive impact on the lives of those around him.

Be sure to say hi to him during the conference.

Gonzalo Rojas

Spanish Program Presenter

Gonzalo Rojas

Spanish Program Presenter

Gonzalo Rojas
Locutor profesional colombiano con más de 20 años de experiencia. Cerca de 35 mil horas de grabación en el campo de la locución narrativa de documentales, comercial y doblaje al español latino. Su voz se escucha activamente en cadenas como Discovery Channel, History, A&E, Animal Planet, HBO, Nat geo, entre otras. Es uno de los locutores más respetados en el país por su trayectoria, versatilidad y gran manejo de la voz en la narración documental.

Iael Brener

Iael Brener

IAEL BRENER (Presentadora: “Branding Personal para Locutores”)

Iael Brener es una diseñadora gráfica e industrial, música y artista digital uruguaya, nacida en 1984. Su interés por el diseño comienza en su temprana adolescencia, cuando toma su primer curso de diseño y comienza a trabajar como diseñadora freelance mientras cursaba la secundaria. En 2003, obtiene una beca Fullbright para estudiar Bellas Artes en la Valdosta State University, de Georgia, EEUU. Tras su regreso, obtiene su Licenciatura en Diseño Industrial. Tras cinco años en el medio publicitario, se concentra en el proceso de Branding, lo cual la lleva a trabajar con una importante consultora uruguaya y para una empresa de trade marketing. Se muda a Buenos Aires, Argentina, donde trabaja para uno de los estudios de Branding más importantes de ese país. Ello le inspira a formar su propia empresa, “Suiza de América”, en Montevideo. En el primer año del estudio, ayuda a varias empresas tanto en la creación de plan de negocios y en el desarrollo de identidad visual para nuevas marcas, y en la re-inserción al mercado para marcas más viejas. Actualmente, sus servicios se focalizan en todo el

espectro de branding: desde el desarrollo conceptual de marcas hasta la identidad visual, naming, desarrollo de periféricos, cartelería y wayfinding, diseño editorial y diseño web. A su vez, asesora empresas y emprendimientos personales mediante consultoría, incluyendo la elaboración de plan de negocios y la estrategia de marketing.

Isabel Junca

Spanish Program Presenter

Isabel Junca

Spanish Program Presenter

Isabel Junca
De profesión periodista; de pasión, oficio y arte, locutora, actriz y pedagoga. Isabel es una joven emprendedora, directora de la Primera Academia de doblaje y voz de Colombia, A VOZ, en cuya naciente labor ya ha graduado a un importante número de nuevos profesionales de Colombia y países aledaños. Se erige como un referente en latinoamerica en materia de doblaje, pues su voz identifica protagónicos de la talla de Nicole Kidman, jennifer Lawrence, Julia Roberts, Kate Winslet, Scarlet Johanson, entre otras.

J. Michael Collins

Professional Voice Actor

J. Michael Collins

Professional Voice Actor

With over twenty years as a professional voiceover artist, J Michael Collins has worked with some of the biggest companies, brands, sports leagues, and organizations on the planet. In addition to his work in the classic, agency-based world of VO, J. Michael has established himself as the leading authority and top-grossing talent in the online marketplace, and has become recognized as an industry leading talent coach and demo producer as well. J. Michael was the winner of the 2016 VoiceArts Awards for Outstanding Radio Commercial-Best Voiceover, Outstanding Political Announcement-Best Voiceover, and was the producer of 2016's Outstanding Narration Demo.

Jacquie Shriver

Jacquie Shriver

Casting Director

Jacquie Shriver

Jacquie Shriver

Casting Director

Jacquie Shriver is a 13-year video game VO veteran with a few dozen titles under her belt. From note-taking in the booth to managing Casting for Sony PlayStation, and now managing SIDE’s new Los Angeles location, she has had her hands in all aspects of game VO for projects large and small. Her most recent credits include: Sony Santa Monica Studio’s upcoming God of War, Sony Bend Studio’s Days Gone, Insomniac Games’ Spider-man PS4, Ready at Dawn’s The Order: 1886 and the Tangentlemen’s Virtual Reality title Here They Lie. She teaches game-centered VO workshops and classes throughout California, where she enjoys hiking and craft brews in her down-time.

Jeffrey Kafer

Audiobook Narrator

Jeffrey Kafer

Audiobook Narrator

Jeffrey Kafer is an audiobook narrator and voice-over professional with over 350 books to his credit. He has worked for most of the major publishers and has narrated titles from such NYT best-selling authors as Clive Barker, Bob Mayer, Maya Banks, and more, in all genres from science-fiction to romance.

Jeremy Hall

Jeremy Hall

JJ Jurgens

JJ Jurgens

CBS Creative Director/Voiceover Talent

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JJ Jurgens

JJ Jurgens

CBS Creative Director/Voiceover Talent

J.J. Jurgens first got her start in the voice-over world as a post-production supervisor for CBS promo, where she had the honor of directing amazing talents such as Don LaFontaine, Joe Cipriano and Tony Rodgers. J.J. moved up the ranks at CBS becoming a writer/producer and edited spots for numerous primetime and daytime shows. She now works as a Creative Director for the network, overseeing daytime promos for the shows Let’s Make a Deal, The Price is Right, The Young and The Restless and The Bold and The Beautiful. She teaches workshops in the Los Angeles area and also does private promo coaching.

As an actor herself, she fell in love with the world of voice-over and jumped over to the other side of the mic.  Her work includes being the announcer for E! News Now, Dr. Drew’s “Sex With Mom and Dad” on MTV, KTCK The Ticket Dallas sports radio imaging, McDonald’s, Blender Bottle, Dunkin’ Donuts and many other commercial campaigns.

She is an actor, entertainment journalist, sports guru, television host and producer. She’s also a diehard Husker, having played college basketball for Nebraska and receiving her Masters in Journalism/Sports Broadcasting from the university.Go Big Red!

Joe Cipriano

Joe Cipriano

Professional Voice Actor

Joe Cipriano

Joe Cipriano

Professional Voice Actor

Joe Cipriano began his career as a broadcaster in Waterbury,  Connecticut, while still in high school. Since then Joe has worked on  the air for the Fox, NBC, ABC and CBS TV and Radio networks,  achieving success on and off camera.

For  the last 16 years Joe has held a similar position as one of the  Signature Voices at CBS.

He also spent two years as the voice of NBC  Dramas from 2005 to 2007. Wow, this guy gets around!

In the past several years Joe Cipriano has also been the “live”  announcer for many of television’s biggest events such as the  prestigious Grammy Awards which is broadcast live from Los Angeles to  195 countries reaching an estimated 1.7 Billion viewers.

Johnny Heller

Audiobook Narrator

Johnny Heller

Audiobook Narrator

Johnny Heller is an award winning actor and teacher with over 25 years of experience in the industry in voice over, stage, television and stand up comedy. He has narrated nearly 600 titles for adults, young adults and children - working in almost every genre. Heller is a 2005 and 2009 Audie Award Winner, a double nominee in 2015, a 2014 Nominee for Best Male Narrator, a double nominee in 2012 and was named a Best Voice of 2008 - 2011, 2014, 2015 and a Publishers Weekly Listen Up Award Winner 2008-2013. A winner of over 25 Earphone Awards, Audiofile Magazine named Heller one of the top 50 voices of the 20th Century. Johnny coaches actors in audiobook narration and commercial VO through Edge Studio in New York.

Jonathan Tilley

Branding Specialist

Jonathan Tilley

Branding Specialist

Jonathan Tilley is a personal brand strategist who helps creative people shine online and share their talent with the world at JonathanTilley.com. Jonathan sees it like this: You’re like a bottle of wine. You’re the only one who can’t see yourself from the outside. It’s his job to package your talent and personality into just the right bottle that makes your dream clients drool for a sip.

He’s been featured in Freelancers Union, New Media Europe,The Husqvarna Group, Leuphana University, and Maastricht Entrepreneurship Week. Jonathan’s viral TEDx Talk “What Creativity Is Trying to Tell You” continues to inspire hundreds of thousands of actors, singers, dancers, photographers, and artists to create their masterpieces.

Jonathan is also the creator of the super-fun What’s Your Font Personality? Quiz. Whatever your personality is, there’s a font that fits you to a tee.

To learn more please visit JonathanTilley.com.

Juana Plata

Spanish Program Presenter

Juana Plata

Spanish Program Presenter

Con más de 20 años de experiencia frente y detrás de las cámaras, Juana Plata es uno de los talentos de voz Femeninos más buscados en en la industria de locución en Español en Estados Unidos debido a su acento neutro, tono de voz y clara interpretación.

Solo en 3 años trabajando como locutora profesional a tiempo completo, Juana ha logrado la representación de importantes agencias de talento en los Estados Unidos y Europa, y ha grabado campañas de publicidad en radio y televisión al nivel nacional en los Estados Unidos. Utilizando su conocimiento del Mercadeo Digital, Juana incrementó sus negocios en un 500% en su segundo año , al mismo tiempo en el que posicionó su marca personal con agencias y clientes.

Actualmente Juana trabaja como una de las voces en Español/Inglés para PANDORA RADIO en internet y presta su voz para cienes de marcas reconocidas y establecidas a nivel mundial, entre las cuales se encuentran más recientemente McDonald's, Boston Market y PPG en EEUU, y Tiffany & Co. para Centro y Sur América.

Su experiencia profesional en medios de comunicación empezó con su trabajo como productora y presentadora para la estación Univision 34 en Atlanta, en donde recibió una nominación en el 2014 para los premios EMMY por Excelencia en Producción la cual fue la primera nominación para una estación en español local en el estado de Georgia. Luego de Univision Atlanta, Juana trabajó brevemente con la estación WUVM-TV Azteca America Atlanta, en donde fungió como Directora de Mercadeo y Asuntos Comunitarios y en donde exitosamente lanzó y posicionó la estación al nivel local.

Nacida en Bogotá, Colombia, Juana emigró a los Estados Unidos en 1995 y decidió instalarse en Atlanta, Georgia.

Juana cuenta con estudios en Comunicación Social y Periodismo en la Pontificia Universidad Javeriana en Bogotá y un grado en Administración de Empresas con especializaciones en Mercadeo para la industria del Entretenimiento y Alta Gerencia de Kennesaw State University en Kennesaw, Georgia.

En la actualidad continúa radicada en Atlanta, GA acompañada por su esposo, su hija, y sus queridas mascotas Lola y Mika.

Katie Liegh

Professional Voice Actor

Katie Liegh

Professional Voice Actor

Since 1981, the talented Katie Leigh has been a part of the Los Angeles voice over community, staring in such Emmy-award-winning and fan favorites hits as "Muppet Babies,” (Baby Rowlf) "Darkwing Duck,"(Honker Muddlefoot) "Richie Rich,"(Richie) "Disney's Adventures of the Gummi Bears,"(Sunni Gummi) “Totally Spies,”(Alex) and many more. In 1987, she took on the role of Connie Kendall in the world-wide radio show "Adventures in Odyssey," a role she has lovingly continued ever since. More recently, she supplied her voice over talents to such high profile projects as “LEGO Star Wars: The Padawan Menace,”(Han Solo) “The Extraordinary Adventures of Poppycat”(Zuzu) “Zou,”(Zac, Zinnia) and “Get Blake”(Skye, Isabelle, Sunshine). In 2015, Katie took on her first voice directing job with the award winning radio play “Rex Tanner and the Sword of Damocles.”

Kim Handysides

Kim Handysides

Kim Handysides’ involvement in eLearning kickstarted in the 80’s with a Communications thesis on multimedia in the video disc days and grew in the mid 90’s as a writer and narrator for fledging corporate eLearning. Over twenty years of weekly eLearning voice work for major corporations translated into close to 4000 projects and garnered almost three dozen Communicator Awards for eLearning excellence and ten Brandon Hall eLearning awards. Kim is a founder of elearningnarrators.com, has participated conferences targeting eLearning providers, coaches and blogs relentlessly about the genre.

Lori Alan

Lori Alan

Professional Voice Actor

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Lori Alan

Lori Alan

Professional Voice Actor

Lori Alan started talking as soon as she fell out of the womb, and hasn't stopped since. A native of the Washington, DC area, her passion for entertaining led the five-year-old actress to make her television debut as the star of a Shakey's Pizza commercial. She went on to graduate with honors from NYU's Tisch School of the Arts and set off cutting her teeth on the comedy circuit, as a longtime member of New York's Gotham City Improv (Groundlings East).

Lori is perhaps best known for her award-winning voice-over work. She starred as Diane Simmons on Family Guy, Pearl the Whale on SpongeBob Squarepants, The Boss from the Metal Gear Solid franchise among many other fantastic animated roles (Monster's University, Toy Story 3/4, Despicable Me 2, Animaniacs, Futurama, Minions, and Pixar’s juggernaut Academy Award winning, Inside Out). Lori has firm roots in theatre, where she appeared alongside Paul Reubens in The LIVE Pee-Wee Herman Show. A true character actress in every sense of the word, when Lori speaks, the world listens. She delves deeply into her material, emerging with the power to make the audience laugh and cry in the same moment. Her television career has flourished with appearances on Bones, Southland, CSI, 90210, Law and Order, and every other show imaginable. You’ve seen and heard her on hundreds of Voice Over and On Camera Commercials. She was recently honored by her peers at the First Annual Voice Arts Awards (the Academy Awards for Voice-Overs) taking the first-place prizes for Outstanding Body of Work and Outstanding National Television Commercial.

Manuel Herrera

Manuel Herrera

MANUEL HERRERA (Presentador: “Taller de Doblaje”)

Manuel Herrera es un experto productor/director y un motivador de la Locución con más de 40 años de experiencia. Productor de audiolibros de gran demanda y una persona de creciente influencia en el ámbito de las artes escénicas y de las editoriales hispanas en EEUU, es uno de los formadores de locutores más prestigiosos de Norteamérica. Su excelente reputación le ha valido numerosas invitaciones a congresos internacionales, además de ser contratado por importantes medios para el perfeccionamiento vocal de sus comunicadores. En 2001, Herrera se convirtió en el primer Director de Adquisiciones de Derechos en Idioma Español para Recorded Books (RB), LLC. Fue el responsable de la producción de más de 300 libros para la compañía. Herrera trabaja actualmente en DuArt Film and Video, produciendo audiolibros para clientes a nivel global. Manuel es, además, director, actor y locutor Especiales para Proyectos Especiales de HOLA (Hispanic Organization for Latin Actors), cuyo cometido es expandir las posibilidades laborales para los actores y locutores hispanos, impartiendo sostenidamente cursos y talleres para el perfeccionamiento de su formación y técnica.

Mary Lynn Wissner

Mary Lynn Wissner

Casting Director

Mary Lynn Wissner

Mary Lynn Wissner

Casting Director

As a former voiceover agent and casting director/owner of Voices Voicecasting for over 25 years, I know what the seekers of voices want. From beginners to working pros, I have nurtured and guided hundreds of talent into the voiceover world.

Melissa Exelberth

Professional Voice Actor

Melissa Exelberth

Professional Voice Actor

A voice talent since the late 80’s and member of the American Federation of Television and Radio Artists (AFTRA) since 1998, Melissa has served on the AFTRA National Broadcast Steering Committee and the NY Local Board. She became a member of The Screen Actors Guild (SAG) in 2011 through her principal work on the feature film “Oz, The Great and Powerful.”

She works across multiple genres from film, TV & radio to corporate anthem, brand film & documentary for clients ranging from large multinationals to small non-profits. ADR, sizzle reels, scientific and medical, PSA’s, storyboard animatics and more all figure into her daily sessions. Oh, and horror. Let’s not forget horror.

Memo Sauceda

Memo Sauceda

MEMO SAUCEDA (Presentador: “¡Auxilio, no sé que tarifa cobrar!”)

Memo Sauceda comenzó haciendo teatro durante sus años universitarios hace más de 3 décadas en Monterrey, México. Se graduó como Licenciado en Sistemas de Computación Administrativa, pero decidió seguir la carrera de actuación. Estudió en el Drama Studio London en Londres, y luego regresó a México a trabajar en teatro, doblaje de películas, como locutor, en telenovelas, en videos corporativos y como presentador en programas de televisión. En 1997, la cadena Telemundo lo trajo a Miami para ser el presentador de Edición Especial, Mira que TVO, y Ay Caramba; durante ese tiempo ganó 3 premios Emmys. Hoy en día, Memo es uno de los talentos más respetados en el mercado Hispano, además de ser un gran colaborador de la Comunidad Profesional a la que pertenece. Sólo en 2014 grabó más de 500 comerciales para Radio y TV.  Fue seleccionado como la voz hispana de Mel Gibson en diversas películas, como ser Arma Mortal 1, 2 y 3, así como para Hamlet, Corazón Valiente y Por Siempre Joven.  También le prestó sus cuerdas vocales latinas a John Travolta en Mira Quién Habla 1, 2 y 3, a Kevin Costner en Robin Hood, y a Mr Mackey de South Park, entre otros.  

Michele Cobb

Publisher, MMB Media LLC

Michele Cobb

Publisher, MMB Media LLC

Michele Cobb, a frequent speaker at conferences, workshops, events, and panels, is a recognized expert in the audio publishing industry. She began her audiobook career as Assistant Managing Director for L.A. Theatre Works (where she is currently Director of Audio Publishing). She went on to become Vice President of Sales & Marketing for the British Broadcasting Corporation audiobooks division and has served on the Audio Publishers Association (APA) board since 2001, as a director and officer, and Executive Director. A well-known provider of PR, Sales, Marketing and Business Development services through her company Fortè Business Consulting, she is also Publisher of both AudioFile Magazine and MMB Media LLC.

Learn more at: http://www.mmbmediallc.com/

Nydia Monarrez

Spanish Program Presenter

Nydia Monarrez

Spanish Program Presenter

Nydia Monárrez  es actriz y artista de voz.  Ella ayuda a sus clientes a ser el puente de comunicación con la comunidad latina  a través de la grabación de comerciales para la radio y la televisión, narraciones médicas y corporativas, módulos de aprendizaje y entrenamiento (e-learning), videos explicativos  para páginas de Internet, y Sistemas interactivos de voz ó de telefonía (IVR’s). Nydia es representada por Agentes de la industria en las principales ciudades de Estados Unidos, como Los Ángeles, Chicago y Atlanta, así como Florida, Texas y Colorado. Entre sus clientes destacados están Disney, McDonalds, Toyota, Blue Cross Blue Shield, y Oxy Clean. También trabaja frente a las cámaras con proyectos de Cine y Televisión así como modelo de estilo de vida.  Nydia nació y creció en Monterrey, N.L. México y vive en Chicago, IL.  Ella tiene una licenciatura en Comunicación y Relaciones Públicas, además de estudios de Mercadotecnia. Por más de diez años trabajó en ING, más recientemente como Gerente de Soporte de Ventas Multiculturales. Allí ayudó a cerrar contratos millonarios para la división de Servicios de retiro. En 1997, Nydia trabajó en una filial de Citibank México y dirigió un equipo de 90 personas como Gerente de ventas corporativas. Entre sus próximas metas Nydia desea ser la voz del personaje principal de una película de Disney o Pixar, actuar en una película y conducir un programa de televisión promocionando destinos turísticos y restaurantes. Ella está casada con Roldan y es madre de dos niños, Mauricio (13) y Renata (11).

Paul Strikwerda

Paul Strikwerda

Paul began his career behind the microphone at age seventeen, producing and presenting youth programs for Dutch public radio and television. This was the start of a 25-year media career that took him to the BBC and Radio Netherlands International.

Backed by years of broadcasting experience, Paul founded his own training company, providing media coaching to opinion leaders, and non-profit organizations.

After moving to the United States, he discovered a need for voice-overs with a distinctly European sound. His company Nethervoice now serves major clients on all continents, offering narration in neutral English and in Dutch.

His weekly blog has close to 40K subscribers and is considered to be one of the most influential in the voice-over community. Paul is also the author of “Making Money in your PJs, freelancing for voice-overs and other solopreneurs.”

Randy Randall

Randall Ryan

Casting Director

Randy Randall

Randall Ryan

Casting Director

Randall’s journey into voice casting and directing was an unusual one.  A musician from the age of five and a touring songwriter with various acts for 15 years, he stopped touring to co-found InternetSound in 1995.  Voice-over was an afterthought until the company started doing work for video games (and subsequently changed the name to HamsterBall Studios).  Quite by accident, Randall found he had a knack for directing talent, and soon voice-over became a bigger and bigger part of HamsterBall’s mix.

Randall’s casting and directing video game credits include Lord of the Rings Online, World of Warcraft, Dungeons & Dragons Online, Transformers: Optimus Prime,, the Deer Hunter series, World Series of Poker, mobile gaming, children’s games, sports titles, and shooters.  Randall and HamsterBall also continue to do advertising and interactive projects, and are currently voicing the national broadcast and social media campaigns for LendingTree.

Reynaldo Infante

Reynaldo Infante

REYNALDO INFANTE (Presentador: “Uso y Mejores Prácticas del Español Neutro”)

Comunicador dominicano con más de 20 años de experiencia en los medios de comunicación. CEO de World Voices SRL, productora de audio en múltiples idiomas, productor general y conductor del programa radial matutino Camino al Sol a través de Estación 97.7 FM. Es formador de talentos y coach de voz ejecutivo. Ganador de los Premios Casandra como Locutor del Año 2008 y al Micrófono de Oro 2010 en la categoría Locutor de Noticias en TV, y Nominado al Premio Soberano 2013 y 2014 como

Locutor del Año. Es graduado de la Universidad APEC como Lic. En Administración de Empresas con un Post-grado en la Universidad Católica Santo Domingo en Relaciones Públicas, y con formación en Programación Neurolingüística. Locutor Comercial para importantes marcas a nivel mundial. Sus experiencias en el mercado internacional incluyen cientos de infomerciales corporativos y materiales E-learning en Español para marcas como Sony, Dell, Gucci Group, EMC, Merrill Lynch, Microsoft y Honda, entre otros. Además, voz para presentaciones corporativas y eventos especiales, audiolibros y audioguías.

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Robert Sciglimpaglia

Robert Sciglimpaglia

VO Legal Expert

Robert Sciglimpaglia

Robert Sciglimpaglia

VO Legal Expert

Robert has appeared on national television numerous times on the likes of the History Channel, Discovery Channel, Discovery ID channel, A&E, Nat Geo, The Travel Channel, PBS, and others. He has worked on shows such as "Rescue Me", “Maury Povich” and “30 Rock”, and has made multiple appearances on “Mysteries at the Museum”, “Watching the Detectives” and “Most Evil”. He is best known as the DAD on the 2012 Chevy Super Bowl Commercial HAPPY GRAD. He appeared as a lead playing Detective Eddie Ravaine in season 2 of “The Perfect Murder” on Discovery ID.

Besides television, he has done many film projects in leading or supporting roles, including his most recent, “ONE and “BEING” starring Lance Henriksen, which he also produced. He also produced the multiple award winning short films “FRAGILE STORM” starring Lance Henriksen, and “HER NAME WAS SAMANTHA” which he starred in and was Executive Producer. He has also appeared in countless commercials and industrial films as a voice over artist, or on camera talent, and is or was the voice of several companies.

He is also a theater actor and has appeared in the Off-Broadway productions of “Death of a Salesman”, “Broken Foot Prints”, “Tables”, “Downsized” and others in leading or supporting roles.

Robert is also an attorney practicing in Norwalk, CT. He was named as a Super Lawyer by Connecticut magazine since 2009, and was named a top 100 trial lawyer for Connecticut by the National Trial Lawyers Association. His book, “Voice Over Legal” hit the number 1 spot on the Amazon Best Seller list.

Santiago Duarte

Spanish Program Presenter

Santiago Duarte

Spanish Program Presenter

Comunicador Social, Locutor, Animador, Presentador y Voice Over. Santiago Duarte comenzó su trayectoria profesional como locutor con tan solo 18 años en uno de los Circuitos Radiales más famosos de Venezuela, convirtiendo desde entonces su pasión por la locución en más de 25 años de carrera artística en el mundo de la radio, la televisión y la publicidad.

Gracias a su amplia experiencia, versatilidad y energía, Santiago es la voz que identifica a más de 100 prestigiosas marcas a nivel internacional y ha sido el encargado desde hace más de 20 años, de transmitir las emociones del canal Warner Channel para toda Latinoamérica, e identifica un sin número de Estaciones de Radio en toda la región. Además, la pasión por su vocación le ha permitido compartir sus conocimientos a través de conferencias, cursos y talleres.

Actualmente Santiago Duarte es una de las voces más conocidas y prestigiosas de Venezuela y el mundo, reflejando con sus logros y dedicación, la confianza y el compromiso que han depositado en él sus clientes y audiencia.

Sean Caldwell

Professional Voice Actor

Sean Caldwell

Professional Voice Actor

Sean Caldwell is an award-winning voice over talent recording in Tampa, Florida and Atlanta, Georgia. Sean serves over 100 clients each month in diverse industries around the world. His work has won awards from NAB, Promax / BDA, The Marconi award, and two Telly awards. He can regularly be heard on commercials around the world as well as promos for TV networks, radio and tv stations, professional sports teams, e-learning, and corporate work. May nights, he can also be heard reading a book to his youngest of four kids.

He attended The University of Michigan, has a degree from The Wharton School of Business at the University of Pennsylvania and a master’s degree from Dallas Theological Seminary.

Sean has been a full-time professional talent since the mid 90’s, has recorded over 50,000 projects, and is regularly named one of the Top 50 Imaging voices in the world.

Sergio Carlo

Spanish Program Presenter

Sergio Carlo

Spanish Program Presenter

Si existe una figura que se destaca en el firmamento de la nueva generación de comunicadores dominicanos, ése es Sergio Carlo. Reconocido por su participación activa en distintos medios de comunicación, así como importantes campañas publicitarias y causas sociales.

Su nombre completo es Sergio de Jesús Carlo Pichardo, oriundo de la ciudad de Santiago, República Dominicana, donde nació el 19 de marzo del 1977, del matrimonio de Octavio Carlo y Laura Pichardo. Precisamente sus primeros pasos en la comunicación los dio en su ciudad natal con participaciones esporádicas en distintos espacios a inicios de los 90.

En 1993 se va a Estados Unidos a realizar estudios de radio y televisión, así como para perfeccionar su inglés, su buen manejo de esta lengua también le ha caracterizado en los medios, pero para 1996 mientras estuvo en Boston, participó en varios infocomerciales de Geovision, también trabajó como voz de ESPN en Connecticut.

Luego de su llegada a la República Dominicana, su voz forma parte de varios comerciales para radio y televisión. En el 2000 se une a un grupo de locutores, integrados por Silvia Callado, Panky y Tony Rojas para formar el espacio radial juvenil Cuál es tu versión?, así  para el 2001 forma parte del espacio “Sin la Muela” en vivo, un programa de televisión, en los cuales inicia de manera formal a proyectos mediáticos locales.

En 2002 participa en la serie española Paraíso. Y ese mismo año forma parte del elenco de actores en el musical Saturday Night Fever en Santo Domingo.

Sergio Carlo se integra al elenco del programa Chevere Nights en el año 2003, en el cual funge como presentador de exteriores, allí consiguió la mayor proyección de su carrera. Tres años después paso de ser presentador de exteriores a co-conductor junto a Milagros Germán conductora del proyecto. Cabe destacar que en ese mismo año, antes de iniciar en Chevere Night formó parte del programa Estudio Élite por el canal RNN.

Asumió en enero de 2008 la presidencia de la empresa especializada en la transmisión de sonidos vía inalámbrica Multicast Dominicana. En ese mismo año formó parte del programa radial 12y2, el cual conduce junto a Karina Larrauri por la emisora La91.

En abril de 2009  se convirtió en la voz del canal internacional HTV para ser la voz oficial. En 2011 fue co-presetador del concurso Stella Artois World Draught Masters de la marca de cerveza Stella Artois celebrado en Buenos Aires, Argentina.

Sergio Carlo es figura oficial de la empresa telefónica dominicana Tricom, la marca multinacional de cervezas Brahma y ha aparecido en comerciales del Banco Popular de la República Dominicana. En mayo de 2009 se unió a la campaña “Yo soy Dewarista” de la marca de whisky Dewars.

El comunicador Sergio Carlo, se casó recientemente, el 23 de enero de 2016, con la joven venezolana Gabriela Arriaza, reside en Atlanta, Estados Unidos.  Desde allí conduce “Acceso Total Atlanta” para la cadena Telemundo.

Sharon Feingold

Professional Voice Actor

Sharon Feingold

Professional Voice Actor

Sharon Feingold is a proud Atlanta native who specializes in voice imaging for stations and networks - both in radio and tv.

She is the main brand voice for HGTV's on-air promos. and can be heard on the network daily promoting shows like Property Brothers & Fixer Upper. Outside of the US, she is the voice of Food Network Asia. Other past/present promo clients include: Nickelodeon, MTV, VH1, Starz, TBS, ABC, ESPN, Fox Sports, Animal Planet, Oxygen and National Geographic.

When she isn't guiding people to an appointment time with their favorite show, she's shuttling them to their gates at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International airport, where she is the voice of the “Plane Train” and the ATL SkyTrain.

She appeared as herself on an episode of Celebrity Apprentice long before she had an inkling that she was performing for the future 45th President of the United States.

She also writes & produces comedy film shorts and performs with an improv comedy troupe in Asheville, NC .

Simone Fojgiel

Director, Spanish Program

Simone Fojgiel

Director, Spanish Program

SIMONE FOJGIEL (Organizadora del Programa Hispano en VO Atlanta – Presentadora: “Técnicas Infalibles para Narraciones Impecables”)

Una real apasionada de la Locución, la Música, la Radio y la Comunicación, Simone Fojgiel se inició en esta profesión en 1990 en Montevideo, Uruguay. Recibida como Técnica en Comunicación Social en la Universidad Católica del Uruguay, y especializada en Radio y Publicidad, trabajó por 13 años en Océano 93.9 -- “la FM que cambió la FM”. Allí se desempeñó como Locutora Institucional y Comercial, Conductora, Programadora, Productora y Redactora Creativa, hasta que decidió en 2004 enfocar su carrera de cara al mercado global utilizando como plataforma única el universo de internet. De hecho fue la primera Locutora uruguaya en trabajar bajo esta modalidad, y de las primeras voces hispanas que brilló en la fase inicial de los sitios P2P (Pay 2 Play) a nivel mundial.

Simone le puso voz de campañas de Radio y TV que fueron premiadas en prestigiosos eventos internacionales como los Clio Awards, Cannes, The New York Festival, el FIAP y la Campana de Oro. Asimismo fue galardonada como “Mujer del Año” en la Categoría Radio en su país.

Entre los clientes más preciados en la carrera de Simone, se destacan: American Airlines, Expedia, Pandora Radio, American Express, Ballantine’s, IBM, Bayer, Cirque Du Soleil, P&G, Levi’s, Target, Nintendo, Siemens, Kimberly Clark, Walmart, Sony, y cientos más.

Su trayectoria en los EEUU, donde reside desde 2006 ha crecido sostenidamente, no sólo en su rol de Locutora, sino convirtiéndose en una de las figuras más activas en el universo Hispano de la Industria. Es Coach en Locución Profesional independiente y para GVAA (Global Voice Acting Academy); Directora en Locución; Organizadora y Directora del Programa Hispano en VO Atlanta –la conferencia más importante de la Locución en EEUU; Directora de E-Spano, la primera Agencia de Voces especializada en Locutores Hispanos para la Industria del E-Learning; y Fundadora y Directora de Demondemos, la primera Consultora y Productora de Demos de Voz de Locutores Hispanos para Locutores Hispanos. Además, en estos últimos meses se desempeña como Manager para Locutores latinoamericanos que deseen aterrizar en el mercado estadounidense.

Dedicada plenamente a su profesión, Simone admite que su gran pasión es la Música, la Radio, y luego la Locución. En más de una ocasión ha declarado su amor al Rock Británico, por el cual guarda singular respeto.  Artistas de la talla de Pink Floyd, Alan Parsons Project, Queen, Bryan Ferry, The Rolling Stones y The Clash, entre otros, figuran en su lista de los más predilectos, aunque también es una apasionada del Funk, R&B y del Soul estadounidense de los 60s y 70s.

Sophia Cruz

Sophia Cruz

Tavia Gilbert

Publisher and Narrator

Tavia Gilbert

Publisher and Narrator

Winner of the 2017 Best Female Narrator Audie Award, Tavia Gilbert is a producer, writer, and acclaimed narrator of nearly 500 full-cast and multi-voice audiobooks for virtually every publisher in the industry. She is a nine-time Audie nominee, three-time nominee and one-time winner of Voice Arts Awards, and the recipient of seventeen Earphones Awards and a ListenUp Award. She is a trusted and sought-after actress for work across every genre, from children’s and YA to literary fiction, non-fiction, and genre fiction.

Audible named her a Genre-Defining Narrator: Master of Memoir and Library Journal has written of this highly-acclaimed actress that she is "as close as you can get to a full cast narration with a solo voice." Tavia is a writer, the co-founder, and publisher of Animal Mineral Press, a fine-art photographer, earned an MFA in Creative Non-fiction from Vermont College of Fine Arts, and teaches at the college level.

Learn more at: http://taviagilbert.com/

Townsend Coleman

Townsend Coleman

As a veteran Hollywood voice-actor for the past 40 years, Townsend Coleman is perhaps one of the most recognizable voices on TV, active in commercials, animation, and network TV promos. For 16 years he was the voice of NBC's "Must See TV” primetime comedy promos, including hits from Seinfeld and Frasier to 30 Rock and The Office, as well as promos for "The Tonight Show" starring Jay Leno, "Late Night with Conan O'Brien", and "Saturday Night Live". He now voices primetime promos for ABC and FOX, as well as the daily on-air promos for the top-rated "Live with Kelly and Ryan".

But the character behind the voice really came to life in 1985, when Coleman, having just moved to Los Angeles from Cleveland, Ohio, won a chance audition for the animated hit, "Inspector Gadget". As the voice of Corporal Capeman, Gadget's bumbling assistant, he embarked on an entirely new career, providing the voices for some of the most memorable characters in cartoons and commercials. In addition to thwarting evil as the voice of "The Tick", Fox Kids' hit animated series, he has provided the voices for many popular cartoon characters, including Michaelangelo on the original, long-running cartoon series, "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles". He also played Waldo on "Where's Waldo?", Gobo on NBC's animated "Fraggle Rock", Scott on "Teenwolf", Scratch on "Spacecats", the voice of Wayne Gretzky on "Prostars", Riot on "Jem", Dragonflyer on "Glofriends", Rewind on the 80’s "Transformers", and 20 years later, Sentinel Prime on “Transformers: Animated” for Cartoon Network. His current animation work continues as the voice of Neddy the Mallet on Cartoon Network’s hit, “Mighty MagiSwords”. And since 1994, Townsend has been the voice of Jason Whittaker on Focus on the Family’s popular radio drama, “Adventures in Odyssey”.

In addition to his active animation career, Coleman has also been the voice behind numerous national TV ad campaigns for clients such as Home Depot, Kellogg's Frosted Flakes, Mattel Hot Wheels, Sunny Delight, Colgate, Jenny Craig, Blockbuster Video, Greyhound, AT&T, Eggo Waffles, Taco Bell and "Spot", the precocious red 7-Up dot... even a few "Keebler elves" and "Raid bugs”.

Born in New York City in 1954, Coleman spent his childhood in Denver, Colorado and Cleveland, Ohio. After studying architecture and theater at the University of Colorado in Boulder, he returned home to Ohio to pursue a radio career. Ten years as a disc jockey at various Cleveland radio stations led to numerous commercial and voiceover jobs. He appeared

as host of the nationally syndicated TV series "The Dance Show" prior to moving his family to LA in 1984 to take advantage of career opportunities on the west coast.

Yeni Alvarez

Yeni Alvarez

Yeni Alvarez is a Cuban American actress, voiceover artist, and writer. She is best known for her role as Anita in the Spanish sitcom "Los Beltran". She is also one of the "divas" behind the blog TravelingDiva.com and a self-described "bon vivant".

Awards and Recognition Los Beltran received the 2001 Imagen Foundation Award for Best Comedy Series and the 2001 ALMA Award from the National Council of La Raza for Best Spanish Language Comedy Series. It was nominated for two GLAAD Media Awards, the first Spanish-language program so honored by the Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation.

Jeff Howell

Jeff Howell

Jeff Howell

Jeff Howell

Jeff Howell (Freelance Producer)-- started as an agent, then as a casting director/radio producer, then as a VP of Production. He has produced radio/television commercials and promos for hundreds of national accounts and networks. He has directed narration, audio books, IVR, and animation. Teaches in San Francisco, New York and Los Angeles.

Ned Lott

Ned Lott

Ned Lott is a freelance producer, voice director, and casting director. He has worked on feature related projects for Walt Disney Company, Pixar, Nickelodeon, Warner Brothers, and Universal, including Cars, Finding Nemo, Lord of the Rings, Coraline, Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man’s Chest, At World’s End, three animated
features out of South Africa and France, and seven Studio Ghibli titles, including Hayao Miyazaki’s Oscar™-nominated theatrical release Howl’s Moving Castle.

He's worked with many of the industry’s top talent, including Christian Bale, Lauren Bacall, Shia LaBeouf, Billy Crystal, Whoopi Goldberg, Dakota Fanning, Anne Hathaway, Angela Lansbury, Geoffrey Rush, and Uma Thurman.

Hugh Edwards

Hugh Edwards

Hugh is a first-call voice director and casting director for the film, television and gaming industries. He has directed over 190 projects (including Harry Potter, Iron Man 2, Captain America) and actively works in the industry daily.

Hugh is a BAFTA judge and the CEO of High Score Production Ltd, as well as being the CEO and founder of Gravy For The Brain.

Through High Score, Hugh has been nominated for Best Audio Outsourcer award no less than 6 times and is the winner of Best Sound award at the RDC Awards for his work on WarThunder.

Jennifer Trujillo

Jennifer Trujillo

Jennifer Trujillo joined Walt Disney Television Animation in 2010 as a casting coordinator, cutting her teeth on series like “Kick Buttowski: Suburban Daredevil,” “Motorcity,” and “Tron: Uprising.” She has since risen through the ranks to her current role as manager of casting, where she currently handles the creative casting and talent booking for multiple series on Disney Channel, Disney XD, and Disney Junior, including “Elena of Avalor,” “Mickey Mouse Shorts,” and “Vampirina.” Her other credits include “Wander Over Yonder,” “Pickle & Peanut,” “The 7D,” “Muppet Babies,” “Randy Cunningham: 9th Grade Ninja,” and “Penn Zero: Part-Time Hero.”

A graduate of the University of Southern California, Jennifer is a Los Angeles native who currently resides in Glendale with her husband, Travis, and their two rescue dogs, Rory and Freckles.

Liz Atherton

Liz Atherton

Liz Atherton, the owner of The Atherton Group (TAG) Talent Agency, was a financial analyst and project manager for large companies before purchasing a fledgling talent agency in the suburbs of Austin, Texas, 20+ years ago. Since then, TAG Talent Agency operates in California, Texas, and Louisiana, and has grown into one of the best boutique agencies in the U.S., consistently appearing in the top 1% list of IMDB’s “power” talent agencies. TAG represents professional, award-winning actors & VO artists, as well as the most impressive rising stars in the business. TAG actors can be seen and/or heard in many of the major TV/FILM and VO projects currently on a screen near you.

Mami Okada

Mami Okada

Mami Okada is the Casting Director and Director of Operations at Bang Zoom! Entertainment, where she has worked on numerous animated series and films, video games, and anime for nearly 15 years. Okada has cast such hits as ONE PUNCH MAN (Cartoon Network), HUNTER X HUNTER (Cartoon Network), SWORD ART ONLINE (Cartoon Network), LEGO FRIENDS, SHOPKINS, RESIDENT EVIL: VENDETTA (Sony Pictures), ACE COMBAT 7 (Namco Bandai Games) and one of the biggest franchises from Japan, DORAEMON (Disney XD), to name only a few. Okada and Bang Zoom! Entertainment are passionate about cultivating new talent. They are well known for seeking out and discovering talented actors who now lead the industry in the field of voice acting.

Rachael Naylor

Rachael Naylor

Professional Voice Actor (UK)

Rachael Naylor

Rachael Naylor

Professional Voice Actor (UK)

As well as running The VoiceOver Network, Rachael is a busy voiceover artist, actress, writer, award-winning entrepreneur, and mother to a 6-year-old and 1-year-old!

Rachael is passionate about sharing her knowledge and experience with others in the industry and in 2014, officially established The VoiceOver Network, which aims to bring the industry together. She won the Entrepreneurs Circle’s, ‘Entrepreneur of the Year for London and the South 2014’ award, not only for her work on her voiceover business but also with The VoiceOver Network. Rachael was also a finalist at the 2014 National Entrepreneur Awards for ‘Best Business Enabler’ for her work with The VoiceOver Network. She finds business and marketing fascinating and enjoys the challenges of running her businesses.

In her spare time, Rachael loves sport, is a keen snowboarder and scuba diver and likes to run to keep fit.

Tim Walsh

Tim Walsh

Tim is the Vice President of Commercials at Atlas Talent Agency, where he has been an agent for 10 years. He graduated from Adelphi University in 2004 with a Bachelor of Fine Arts. Tim is a bicoastal agent — he works out of Atlas Talent's New York office as well as its Los Angeles office, which he helped establish in 2010. His favorite part of the job is discovering and working with new talent, and helping them develop a fulfilling career in voiceover. Atlas is a union agency, and Tim primarily focuses on commercial voiceover and video games.

John Kissinger

Italian

John Kissinger

“John Kissinger is a Professional. Smart. Mouth. (TM) — relentlessly dedicated to narrating and educating. He’s a voice talent and learning professional who has engaged, entertained, and educated learners from all over the world. At last count, he’d personally taught or trained over 50,000 learners from more than 70 countries…and that’s not counting his voiceover work!

John is an American Business Award-winning instructional designer and facilitator, an ATD-certified Master Trainer, a two-time graduate student in adult instruction and learning design, a former Adjunct Professor of Global Learning, and a learning strategist supporting global brands with their eLearning, training, employee and customer engagement, and culture change efforts.”

Laurel Thomas

Laurel Thomas

Professional Voice Actor

Italian
Laurel Thomas

Laurel Thomas

Professional Voice Actor

Laurel Thomas is a versatile and talented voice talent most known as a “go-to” expert for e-learning narration. Her background as an award-winning corporate training developer and e-learning designer gives her a unique insight into this expanding field. She also excels in commercials, corporate and explainer videos, promos, phone systems and characters. Laurel has voiced for Pandora Radio, Intel Education, Ford, Colgate-Palmolive and the NYU School of Nursing.

Paul Boucher

Paul Boucher

Professional Voice Actor

Italian
Paul Boucher

Paul Boucher

Professional Voice Actor

Paul Boucher has been a full time voice actor since 1999. Before that he ran a parallel voice acting and broadcasting career going back to - gasp! - the 70’s. His primary VO career focus has been on eLearning with things really lifting off with courseware designed for Microsoft’s Office 97 in …1997. 
 
Since then, Microsoft has been a return client as have MetLife, Harley Davidson, most of the world’s oil companies (geographic accident), the Governments of Canada and the US, GE, Alcatel Lucent, Disney, NASA, Mercedes Benz, and many more.
 
Along the way there’s also been documentary work for National Geographic, and Discovery Channel, national and regional commercial work for Toyota, BMW, Ford, national food brands and more. Most of the work has been in English, but Canadian French localization for everything from ATV’s to vaccines has also been a big part of the work.
 
Paul’s looking forward to sharing his eLearning experience at VO Atlanta, and in particular relating how as a US based VO talent, YOU’RE the foreign talent that the rest of the world can use to localize for the American market. Paul has mentored in his market and beyond since the 90’s and enjoys facilitating “liftoff” to successful voice careers whenever possible.
 
You can see and hear more at paul boucher.com.
Anne Ganguzza

Anne Ganguzza

Anne Ganguzza

Anne Ganguzza

A full-time professional voice talent, coach, and producer, Anne records for her voiceover clients on a daily basis, as well as working with her students to develop and grow their voiceover and business skills, developing concepts for continuing growth. She specializes in Strategic Target Market Voiceover Coaching and Commercial and Narration Demo Production to help align each student’s individual brand to meet the demands of the current business marketplace. She brings years of experience in public speaking and corporate & educational training to her clients, making her an in-demand speaker on digital marketing and emerging online technologies and is Founder and Owner of VO Peeps Global Voiceover group as well as Founder and co-host of the VO B.O.S.S. Podcast.

Cody Irizarry

Cody Irizarry

David Salazar

David Salazar

David Salazar heads the foreign talent department at DPN Talent in Beverly Hills, one of the top voiceover agencies in the country. Along with a team of elite agents, David represents a roster of highly sought-after clients within the industry.

David began his career working for Universal Music Group as a member of the Retail and Brand Marking team. Knowing his passions lied with talent, he transitioned into representation. After assisting several managers and agents, he landed at DPN as executive assistant to the president of the company, Jeff Danis. From there, David was quickly promoted to a talent agent, specializing in commercial voice-over talent. Since then, he has expanded the Spanish voice-over department at DPN to a full roster of top foreign talent from all around the world.

David holds a Bachelor of Arts in Entertainment and Tourism Management from the California State University of Fullerton.

Heather Vergo

Heather Vergo

Heather is currently the VP, Director of Development of Atlas LA. She was tasked by Atlas to move out to Los Angeles 7 1/2 years ago to help develop and start up the new West Coast branch of the company. This included building the foundation of a positive public brand for the company by developing new relationships and engaging clients and buyers in the company philosophy, building new buyer relationships, growing and pitching new areas of business and carefully crafting a successful talent roster to invest in.
Heather built Atlas' Animation department from the ground up, as well as had a close hand and partnership with other agents in developing the Los Angeles commercial, video game, and promo/narration/trailer departments. Seven years later and four office expansions later, Atlas LA has 7 full-time employees and competes with the top LA Voice-over agencies.
Heather heads up the animation department and also works as an agent in the areas of promos, trailers, narrations and video games. She is passionate about developing talent and creating new business equally and enjoys the creative parts of agent-ing just as much as the problem solving and negotiating side. She believes in conducting business openly and honestly.

Jason Bermingham

Jason Bermingham

Jason Bermingham is an American journalist and VO talent who has lived and worked in São Paulo, Brazil, for more than 15 years. Alongside his wife (Simone Kliass, one of Brazil’s leading voices), he records for clients around the world from a purpose-built home studio. Jason has written extensively about voice-over for Sound on Sound magazine and he presents talks on the global voice-over market at industry fairs and conferences in the USA and Brazil.

PJ Ochlan

Publisher, Producer, and Narrator

PJ Ochlan

Publisher, Producer, and Narrator

P.J. Ochlan is an Audie Award-winning, multiple Earphones Award-winning, and Voice Arts Award-nominated narrator of hundreds of audiobooks. His acting career spans more than 30 years and has also included Broadway, the NY Shakespeare Festival under Joseph Papp, critically acclaimed feature films and television series regular roles. Along the way, he’s worked with countless icons including Jodie Foster, Clint Eastwood, Robin Williams, Al Pacino and Garry Marshall.

As an instructor, P.J. is the founder of www.DrDialect.com and works as a dialect and performance coach for film, television, stage, and VO; for audiobooks and voiceover coaching, he is the co-founder of the Deyan Institute in Los Angeles and has taught from coast to coast at conferences and universities.

Learn more at http://www.pjochlan.com/voice.html

Ramesh Mahtani

Ramesh Mahtani


The son of Indian parents, Ramesh grew up in the Canary Islands, Spain, the UK, and the USA. His career as a voice-over artist spans over 20 years, a large component of which is public speaking. Thanks to his multi-cultural diversity and work experience in fields ranging from investment banking at Goldman Sachs to improvisation in theatre work, Ramesh can nail the voice you want. He is able to create the right persona sounding convincing and real, working from a professional home studio in Spain with state-of-the-art equipment. His warm and friendly personality combined with efficiency and attention to detail has helped him consolidate his global VO career in Europe and beyond.

Scott Brick

Scott Brick

Audiobook Narrator

Scott Brick

Scott Brick

Audiobook Narrator

Actor, screenwriter and audiobook narrator, Scott Brick definitely gives new meaning to a hyphenate career with credits in film, television, stage and radio.Born on January 30, 1966 in Santa Barbara, California, Brick studied both acting and writing at UCLA, and joined the ranks of working professionals upon leaving school in 1989. He then spent ten years with the LA-based Will and Company, a traveling Shakespearean company which performed for schools throughout California, in addition to acting in such roles as Cyrano, Hamlet and Macbeth at various playhouses around the country.Brick went on to become a freelance writer and published articles in magazines such as WIZARD, CREATIVE SCREENWRITING and TOYFARE.In 2000, he was hired by Morgan Freeman and Revelations Entertainment to adapt Arthur C. Clarke's classic science-fiction RENDEZVOUS WITH RAMA for the big screen.Also in 2000, Brick ventured into narrating audiobooks and quickly found himself embraced by the audio world. To date he's won over 50 Earphones Awards for his narrating skills, as well as two Audie Awards for his work on the DUNE saga. After recording 250 titles in his first five years, AUDIOFILE MAGAZINE named Brick “one of the fastest-rising stars in the audiobook galaxy,” and proclaimed him a Golden Voice, but it was the WALL STREET JOURNAL that sealed the moniker with a front-page article in November, 2004. Having now recorded almost 700 titles, including such classics as MYSTIC RIVER, FAHRENHEIT 451, IN COLD BLOOD and HELTER SKELTER, Brick has no intention of slowing down. He obviously won't be happy until he's recorded every book ever published.Most recently, he collaborated with famed sci-fi writer Orson Scott Card to adapt a collection of Card's short stories for the stage, which resulted in the play POSING AS PEOPLE. Brick also completed the production draft of RAMA, set to be directed by David Fincher (SEVEN, ZODIAC).Brick just completed his first novel, a modern-day supernatural thriller based on an 18th-century murder in New England.

Simone Kliass

Simone Kliass

Brazilian actress and VO talent Simone Kliass has worked in the entertainment industry since appearing in her first TV commercial at just nine years of age. Currently one of Brazil's most recognized voices, Simone lends credibility to the brands she represents with a friendly and natural style. She is the voice of the São Paulo International Airport, LATAM Airlines, Walmart call centers, SKY Pay TV, Avast antivirus software, and hundreds of TV and radio campaigns that have aired in recent years. Simone coaches voiceover for Portuguese-speaking talent at Edge Studio and hosts videos featuring audio-production companies for Sound on Sound magazine in Brazil. To learn more, visit www.abrazilianvoice.com.

Carrie Olsen

Carrie Olsen

Carrie Olsen is a voice actor, business coach, wife, and mother of two who has lent her voice to brands like Tiffany's, Taco Bell, Bank of America, REI and many others. During her time as an e-learning developer, she created and facilitated hundreds of online courses, tutorials, and webinars. She now enjoys using her knowledge of the industry to provide the voiceover component for her e-learning and commercial clients. She shares her voiceover passion and expertise in her online courses, blog, and podcast. When she's not in her voiceover booth, you can find her hiding out in a coffee shop in Kansas City with her husband and daughters.

Dave Fennoy

Dave Fennoy

Dave Fennoy is an award winning voice actor and one of the most recognized voices in the world. His 25+ year career includes major credits in a variety of genres, Network TV Promos, National Commercials, Narrations for Nat Geo, Discovery Channel, and Science Channel, Cartoons, and Video Games.

He is also a much sought out and trusted voice acting teacher who has done VO Workshops across the US and London.

Elley-Ray Hennessy

Elley-Ray Hennessy

An award-winning, international dynamo of theatre, film, tv and radio! A friend to all things creative, Elley just finished shooting the new tv series,The Carter Files, playing author Charlotte Khyber; was recently nominated for the 2017 Dora Mavor Moore Awards for Best Actress for her performance of Margaret Thatcher in The Death of Mrs Gandhi; shot an 8- part mini series in Russia (which went to the 2017 Cannes Film Festival) called Insomnia; shot a feature film called Blood Honey which opened as part of The 2017 Toronto Film Festival; as well as recording the voice of Bubbles Beiderbaum for the upcoming Cat in the Hat Halloween Special with Martin Short; she also voiced the new animated feature film called Tabaluga playing Mythia the dragon; is the narrator of a new television series called Guilty Rich and currently voices a new National Subaru campaign.

Elley juried the 2017 Daytime Emmy's for Best Voice( and has juried the Emmy’s for over 10 years) and currently teaches voice at the University of Windsor (where she received an Honorary Doctorate of Laws for her contribution to Humanities and the Arts), Voiceworx, Theatre Ontario, Livingston Studios and MCS Studios, as well as teaching and speaking internationally ( most recently in Texas signing autographs, panel discussions and charity events at the Nightmare Nights Convention for her work as character-Mistmane in MLP). She will be doing conventions in Germany, the Netherlands, and China in 2018. Elley has a new exciting Netflix series coming up, in which she plays a nun who runs a girls Academy (NDA). Elley currently voices characters on My Little Pony, The Bagel and Becky Show, The Wide World of Wandering Wenda, Little Charmers, Camp Lake Bottom and Cyber Chase to name but a few.

She is publishing her second book of inspirations called Fly With Eagles after the first in the triptych called Butterfly Kisses, with Salt River Publishing. Elley believes in Magic and is an alchemist with words!

Kay Bess

Kay Bess

Kay is an American voice actor who studied Meisner Technique at The Ruskin School, and is a member of The Actor’s Co-Op Theater Company in Hollywood. She trained in the BFA acting program at The University of Southern California and studied Philosophy at UCLA.

She’s been heard on a myriad of national and regional tv and radio campaigns, and has done promos for every major TV network as well as major cable stations. She's narrated shows on Discovery, WE, and The Learning Channel, and can be heard as the voice of the Property Brothers on HGTV (seasons 1-4.) She is the voice of Persephone Brimstone in Agents of Mayhem, Ana in Lara Croft: Rise of the Tomb Raider; Queen Cumulus in Skylanders: SuperChargers, and a multitude of voices in Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare. Listen to her podcast The B-Hive: Women in Voiceover, available on iTunes.

Mike Cooper

Mike Cooper

Mike Cooper is a British voice talent who uprooted his successful voiceover business from London and transplanted it to the Blue Ridge Mountains of North Carolina in late 2014.

His 25 years of UK broadcast experience (across both TV and radio, and on both sides of the control room glass) include ten years with the world’s largest radio station – the BBC World Service, along with a seven-year run as a network voice for HISTORY. With countless corporate, commercial and documentary credits under his belt, he’s a familiar voice to millions.

Now based in America, Mike enjoys the 17-yard commute from his log cabin to his studio (complete with mountain views and pet goats) and works extensively on e-Learning and training projects, explainer and corporate videos, TV and radio commercials and promos. Somehow, he also finds time to host for his local NPR station, whose listeners seem to have fallen in love with his British accent…

Scott Parkin

Professional Voice Actor

Italian

Scott Parkin

Professional Voice Actor

Scott Parkin is a master at the "Conversational, real read". He has developed his techniques and how to teach it over his 25 years in commercial TV & Radio VO. It all starts with finding your natural voice through improvisation and adapting incorporating read to the copy at hand.
In today's incredibly competitive market the key to success is what sets you apart and how to bring that to EVERY audition.

As an improv specialist having improvised on stage, in film, Television and the radio for over 25 years Scott's classes are highly entertaining, energetic and focus on "Practical Application" You will use what you learn in his class immediately when you leave the room. Scott's goal is to broaden your skill set so when the specs say "Non-announcer" "A Conversational tone" "Like a friend giving advice" "Strong improv skills " & "Like a regular, real read" you are confident and  % of booking goes way up.

Tom Pinto

Tom Pinto

Italian
Tom Pinto

Tom Pinto

Thom Pinto, one of the leading documentary and reality series narrators brings his decades of experience to VO Atlanta 2017.

Heard in 2016 on Discovery’s Arctic Rescue, TLC’s Outrageous 911, The Weather Channel’s American Supernatural and Smithsonian Channel’s Crazy Monsters, his range as a talent is perhaps only exceeded by his ability to direct actors in the ever-growing genre of “in-show” narration.

His recent commercial television voice-over credits include AT&T U-Verse, Cesar Dog Food, Fuze Tea and Kaiser Permanente Medicare.

And since 2007, has been part of the CBS News family, voicing for CBS This Morning, 48 Hours, and the CBS Evening News.

Besides directing an X-session for broadcast narration at VO Atlanta in March, Thom will also be a presenter, sharing his Colors of Your Voice technique, which he has taught to hundreds of talent in Los Angeles, San Francisco, and across the country.

Zach Hanks

Zach Hanks

Roy Yokelson

Roy Yokelson

Tanya Eby

Publisher and Narrator

Tanya Eby

Publisher and Narrator

Tanya Eby is the owner of Blunder Woman Productions, an indie audiobook publishing company. Her first production THE BRINK: STORIES by Austin Bunn won the 2017 Best Short Story Collection Audie. She has narrated over 550 titles and has received an Audie, Earphones Awards, SOVAS nominations and has been named Best Of Romance and Mystery by AudioFile Magazine.

Tanya narrates across genres and thinks there’s a perfect story for every mood. She is also a writer and taught writing at an art college for ten years before devoting her career to narration. Her ninth novel will be published in 2018.

Learn more at: http://www.tanyaeby.com/

Tim Keenan

Tim Keenan

For over three decades Tim Keenan has owned and operated Creative Media Recording, a professional media recording studio serving independent producers, corporations and ad agencies throughout Southern California. Tim and his wife Linda manage the professional two studio facility in Orange County, California.

The bulk of their work is non-broadcast, corporate production and post-production including marketing, training, e-Learning, and foreign language conversions. The company specializes in recording the spoken word.

In addition, Creative Media Recording also services several key commercial accounts and agencies by producing radio spots and audio for TV spots.

Tim Tippets

Tim Tippets

Vikas Adam

Audiobook Narrator

Vikas Adam

Audiobook Narrator

Vikas Adam is a classically trained actor with numerous credits in stage, film, commercials, and television, in addition to his over one hundred recorded audiobooks. An Audie Award winner and multiple nominee, Vikas has garnered several Earphones Awards and appeared on various Best of the Year lists for his narration.

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