Our Staff and Producers

Our Staff and Producers

Founder - Dan Levine

Dan LevineDan Levine, founder and president of Such A Voice, has earned the respect of the industry and has helped launch the careers of countless successful voice-over actors throughout the United States.

Dan is a 1992 Tony Award nominee for the score of the Broadway musical “Anna Karenina.” He has won many awards for his commercial productions as well, including a national Clio Award and several local advertising ADDY Awards and nominations. As a successful record producer and music arranger/orchestrator, his arranging and/or production credits include CDs for singers such as Leslie Uggams, several original cast recordings and numerous television shows and commercials. For 17 years, Dan produced commercials for hundreds of clients around the country.

Dan’s voice-over seminars, entitled “You’re On the Air,” have motivated countless future voice-over artists. He continues to deliver these seminars to packed houses throughout the country. Dan’s unique marketing technique has opened doors for talented individuals who might never have made it using conventional marketing methods. His philosophy of being who you are and turning your natural personality into a marketable commodity is giving new talented voice-over artists the opportunity to find their inner strengths and to use them in a fun, lucrative and productive way.

Director of Operations - Heather Costa

Heather CostaHeather is the Director of Operations for Such A Voice. An alumni of the program herself, Heather studied under Dan Levine when she began her voiceover career in 2004. Over the years Heather has coached & produced hundreds of Such A Voice students around the country. Today, her own voiceover roster includes thousands of clients from around the globe. She operates from her ISDN broadcast quality recording studio in New York.

Heather has vast experience recording everything from radio & television commercials to explainer videos, on-hold messages, documentaries, e-learning, computer apps, website narrations and much more! Her recent bookings include: Pandora Internet Radio, Lowes, Garmin, Barnes & Noble, Playtex, Finish Line, PetSmart, the Educational Testing Service, Walmart, Comcast, Clear Channel, eBay, Subway, Skittles, Chase, Carrier, and Beados Beads.

Her voice has often be described as your quintessential hipster mom – sweet & spicy like a chai latte, with all the boldness of a French Roast. From skinny jeans and sippy cups to top quality recordings, this classically-trained opera singer turned professional voiceover artist is equal parts actor and entrepreneur.

Heather is also a Voxy Lady. A hand picked member of this “selective collective of professional female voice artists representing every genre, sound & niche in the industry”. In addition, Heather serves on the Membership Committee for WoVO (World Voices.)

To take a peak at some of Heather’s work, visit her website.

Live Class Instructor - Brian Thon

brian-001Brian Thon equals ‘The WOW factor'” according to Grammy nominated Program Director, Bob Pierce of the Light Radio Network. “Brian’s voice projects authenticity and charm. He is versatile, imaginative and energetic.”

Brian Thon (pronounced ‘TONE’) is an international voice artist and national producer. He has worked behind the mic and behind the board in studios throughout the US, with up and coming voice talent to published authors and Rock and Roll Hall of Fame musicians.

Brian is yet another successful graduate of Such A Voice training and demo production. His own ever expanding voice credits span 25 years and include independent film, live television, radio and events. He voices work from professional sports teams to Fortune 500 companies, from GE Healthcare to Fox News. Through his own multimedia company, True Tone Studios, LLC, www.truetonestudios.com Brian writes, produces and hosts the groundbreaking new weekly radio show, Track Jumping, www.trackjumping.com which is designed for national syndication. Near and far, Brian offers “tone that rings true.”

Live Class Instructor - Lisa Foster

Lisa Foster has over 2 decades of broadcasting and voice over experience, and has one of the most versatile voices in the industry.

She has written and voiced live and recorded commercials for dozens of businesses and corporations including Crest Toothpaste, Olay, Café Appassionato, LA Weight Loss, Advanced Laser Clinics and Sleep Train. Foster has done numerous local and national spots, from website narratives and computer games to commercials and even comedy bits! She is a well-known on-air radio personality in the Seattle broadcast market, and with her state-of-the-art home recording studio, she is now being heard all over the world!  Lisa loves to talk, especially about voice-overs!  Won’t you join her?

Lisa is a member of SaVoa, the Society of Accredited Voice Over Artists.

Live Class Instructor - Wendy Shapero

IMG_7208 (2)Wendy Shapero is a successful voice artist, actor, dancer, and comedian. Starting out as a young actress-dancer-choreographer in the Detroit scene, Wendy garnered critical acclaim for her performances on-stage in “Antigone”, “A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum”, and “Godspell” among others. After touring internationally with a stage production of Disney’s “Pocahontas”, Wendy decided to move out West to Los Angeles to pursue film-acting. Wendy acted in such indie features as “Free Samples” with Jesse Eisenberg (The Social Network) and “Expect Delays”. Wendy’s voice-over performances have been featured on Cartoon Network, an advertisement campaign for FIAT, and the audiobook for Jeanne Birdsall’s children’s book, “Flora’s Windy Day.” Wendy has since joined the Such A Voice team to travel throughout the Western states and conduct introductory seminars on breaking into the professional voice-over industry. You can also visit Wendy’s site here: www.wendyshapero.com

Live Class Instructor - Bridget Renshaw

Bridget Renshaw is a voice-over artist, comedy writer and comedian. With eight years of experience in the voice-over industry, you’ve heard Bridget Renshaw’s voice in commercials, animations, voice dubbing, corporate videos, eLearning and video games. She has voiced many commercials for companies including Samsung, Audible, Transitions Lenses, Scholastic, Simple Skincare, and Classic Mazda. Spanish Telenovela English translations and character work on various video games, eLearning projects and animated videos are also common occurrences in Bridget’s day-to-day voice-over routine.

Bridget loves to teach others and talk to people about following their passions in life, especially voice-over!

Live Class Instructor - Guy Arledge

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Guy Arledge is a voiceover talent whose experience has given him an unusual perspective – that of a professional who has worked as an on-camera actor and voiceover talent, as well as in a multitude of roles on the other side of the camera or microphone. His broad background allows him to readily relate to what a producer or client wants and to successfully deliver a compelling product.

His introduction to broadcasting came about when a fraternity brother passed along a tip that the local NBC affiliate in Atlanta had an opening for a disc jockey for the FM station. Despite having no broadcasting experience, he outperformed his competitors at the audition, was hired, and was immediately put to work. After earning a degree, Arledge spent over a decade in public relations and advertising management, producing advertising with some of America’s top talent, including Academy Award and Emmy winning actors. During this time he continued to record radio and industrial voiceover work, and was also hired for on-camera television commercial roles.

Now focusing on talent work, Arledge works with producers across the United States, and from Canada to Japan to Bahrain. His client list includes CIGNA Healthcare, AT&T, Cancer Treatment Centers of America, General Electric, Prudential, Torrence Medical Center, the Hartford, and BNY Mellon, among others.

Live Class Instructor - Steven Wahlberg

Steven-WahlbergSteven Wahlberg attended Dan Levine’s Voice-Over Master class in November of ‘07 and has rapidly developed a highly successful voice-over career.
Just a few years after studying with us, he has developed a massive client list. Companies like IBM, Vanguard, Honeywell, Southwest Airlines, Weatherford International, The Hartford and Save The Children, as well as hundreds of banks across the US, all use Steve’s voice as part of their employee training and e-learning programs. In addition, Steve has done numerous voice-overs for TV and Radio commercials.
What is truly amazing about Steve, is how quickly he was able to take his voice-over success to such a high level. Having owned his own sales agency since 1987, he is able to relate to all types of people and has a keen understanding of how to communicate with his voice to inspire, motivate and educate. He also has a strong grasp of the business skills necessary to becoming a successful voice-over artist.
Steve is very excited to share his knowledge of the voice-over industry with you. He has had great success with many avenues of voice-over work. His experience, composure, and positive “never quit” attitude have helped many aspiring voice-over talent. Let Steve show you how it’s done in today’s ever expanding and challenging voice-over industry!

Voice-over Career Advisor - Will Kamp

Will Kamp is a talented voice-over artist, musician, improv comedy performer, and actor. Born and raised in San Diego, CA, Will’s journey has taken him on many exciting routes. He has been an on-air and on-camera talent for nationally recognized radio and TV stations. He has voiced live and recorded commercials for various businesses and corporations. He was nominated “Best Comedic Actor” for the 2015 San Diego Aubrey Awards, and he’s also an accomplished singer/songwriter.

Will has over a decade of experience in the broadcast and voice-over industry, and enjoys sharing all that he has learned with aspiring talent.

He currently resides in Chicago and is an avid baseball/basketball/football fan. In between his voice-over, acting, and musical endeavors, Will pursues his passion of personal growth and development and loves inspiring others to pursue their personal life goals.

Personal Coach - Lisa Cordileone

Lisa Cordileone (2)Lisa Cordileone recently moved from Chicago to LA  and signed with William Morris Endeavor for Voice  Over. She has worked in the Commercial VO industry  for 9 years with such clients as eBay, Pinnacle Vodka,  CVS/Hallmark, Panera Bread, Famous Footwear and  more. Her focus over the past several years in the Audiobook industry continues to grow as both narrator and coach. Lisa’s narration list of Audiobooks is available on Amazon, Audible, and iTunes.

Previous work includes (Abby) and Co-Producing the Comedy Web Series, Easy Abby. The first 14-Episode Season has received over 30 Million views online.

The Feature Film version of Easy Abby has screened at multiple Film Festivals Internationally including: FRAMELINE in San Francisco, Seattle, Chicago and the North Carolina GLFF for which it WON BEST WOMEN’S FEATURE! The film enjoyed a Theatrical Release in Berlin (2014) as well as distribution in Spain & Germany.

Personal Coach - Nancy Wilson

Nancy-Wilson Nancy Wilson got her start in voiceover in Los Angeles    broadcasting, where she was a staff announcer at the  Wave 94.7 FM for ten years. While there, she produced  thousands of commercials and music promos. She  became a signature voice for Digital Planet (the precursor  to Sirius Satellite Network) and the voice of smooth jazz  for Korean Airlines. During this time she fell in love with multi-track radio production and created two programs which were heard nation-wide: Big Blue Planet (hosted by actor Ed Begley, Jr) heard on public and commercial stations throughout the country; and The Larry Carlton show, which was broadcast on Music Choice.

Big Blue Planet was written about in USA Today, and won two Silver Medals at the New York Festivals International Radio Competition. Big Blue Planet is now Our Blue World, and in addition to writing and producing the series, Nancy is voicing it as well. Check out the Our Blue World website here: www.nancywilson.podomatic.com. Please go to iTunes podcasts, search for Our Blue World and subscribe for free!
Nancy taught voice skills, specifically for radio DJ’s and commercial VO, as well as commercial production at the American School of Broadcasting in Spokane, Washington. Now back in LA she has continued successfully as a VO and on-camera actor.
You can check out Nancy’s website here: www.nancywilsonvo.com
Personal Coach - Alan Schwartz

Alan-SchwartzAlan J Schwartz has many years of diversified experience as a voice-over artist. His versatile voice has been heard worldwide in TV and radio commercials, promos, documentaries, animated films, video games, animated films, radio imaging, audio books, political campaigns and educational and industrials productions.

He’s done national commercial campaigns for Sprite, Verizon, Yahoo!, Smirnoff Ice and TGI Friday’s; and narrated numerous documentaries for Discovery, TLC and A&E. He is also “Alex,” the voice of the Mac Operating System, iTunes and the iPod Shuffle.

Alan’s demos and additional information can be accessed on his website at www.ajsvoiceover.com.

 

Personal Coach - Dave Tolar

IMG_1842With a performance background spanning more than four decades, David Tolar has achieved a diverse career  that has taken him from being an on-air talent working  in the radio industry and being a professional touring  musician and recording artist to being a voiceover artist  and engineer, and most recently here at Such A Voice as  a voiceover coach and producer.

Based in the Northeastern United States, David has a great capacity for even the most subtle of dialects for all types of voices. His voice is both genial and commanding, gentle and yet powerful, and he delivers his voiceover work in a professional, timely, and cost-effective manner. His coaching style is warm, friendly, and fun, and he absolutely loves to help to nurture his students’ talents and capabilities.

David has an impressive corporate client base, including McGraw/Hill, Hasbro, the W Hotels, and the WNBA, and has worked with educational, public and private companies, and a host of other clients for many years providing the very best in customer service and quality voiceovers.

Personal Coach - Tom Force

Tom_BioshotTom Force has a warm and inviting demeanor that makes working with him a wonderful experience. Students feel comfortable learning from his decades of experience in the radio industry, and his comprehensive acting technique knowledge translates brilliantly to voice-over technique training.

Tom has been a radio personality for more than 40 years. For the last 33 years, Tom has been an actor and voice talent in the Detroit area. As a successful union voice-over talent, the Detroit office of the Screen Actors Guild recently invited Tom to teach a Voice Acting Master Class at Wayne State University in 2009.

Tom has been teaching and working with aspiring voice actors for over five years now, and his comforting yet direct approach has helped many reach their professional goals.

Tom really enjoys sharing his love of the voice-over industry with people who have a passion for performing. If that sounds like you, you may have just found the perfect voice-over coach!

Personal Coach - Jessica Magers

Jessica MagersJessica Magers is an established  voice talent with more than 20 years experience. Her solid business skills and strong, clear  and warm vocal style keep her s  schedule full which allows her to  continually grow, learn and  mature as a talent.

Jessica started her successful  voice-over career in the early 90’s working with her former broadcast instructor in Denver. She proceeded to voice thousands of radio ads in cities all across the US and Canada. Jessica credits her success to the invaluable guidance she has received from accomplished industry veterans, and she’s thrilled to have the opportunity to bring that full circle in guiding Such A Voice talent to achieve the results they deserve.

Jessica has voiced radio and TV ads for clients including Disney Resorts, Exempla Healthcare, The Rocky Mountain News and Volkswagen. She’s also provided voice over for The US Army; Exempla Healthcare; Coors; Adobe; Playboy; Philips; Time Warner Cable; The Denver Post; The Montreal Gazette and many, many others.

Jessica lives in Boise, Idaho with her husband and 2 pooches. In her free time, she can be found Airstreaming, traveling, hiking, cooking, belly dancing and volunteering with local animal rescues.

Personal Coach - Justine Reiss

justine_reiss_headshotJustine Reiss is an experienced voiceover talent and casting person with over 18 years experience in the business. She has recently finished spots for STARBUCKS and Mitzubishi Air and Heat which will be airing nationally soon.

With a strong background in Theatre and a degree from Brandeis University Justine began her professional career doing regional theatre and Shakespeare which has given her a great ear for dialects and strong sense of performance only aiding her career in voiceover. Additionally Reiss has operated her own Marketing business in LA helping numerous businesses launch and increase their bottom line. Oh and did we mention that Reiss also performed stunts, high falls and leaping over small buildings with Disney and Universal Theme parks, high falls, fire burns etc….no big deal…

She has voiced numerous campaigns for Toshiba, Sonicare, Lexus, CA Oranges, Florida Tourism, Starbucks, and is a recognizable voice for Genie Bra and Cami Shaper. Reiss also has worked in Voice Casting for 20+ years .

Justine has done looping (post production voices) on numerous Film TV projects: Leverage, Private Practice, NCIS New Orleans and many more. Reiss has voiced many narrations for documentaries, Video Games and CD Roms and is thrilled to be part of the SUCH A VOICE family sharing her love for the art of ‘voice acting’ and bringing the practical world of Voiceover to the masses on a global level.

Personal Coach - Jan Haley-Soule

SAV Headshot - JanHaleySouleJan has an extensive background in the entertainment field as an actor, voice-over artist, model, and dancer.  She started acting and dancing in her hometown of Berkeley, CA. While attending an acting school in San Francisco she found a flyer announcing a voice over workshop taught by the legendary Lucille Bliss of Hollywood. Lucille helped Jan record her very first demo reel (on an audio cassette,) and Jan immediately began booking jobs. She went on to study acting and dance at The Guildford School of Acting in Guildford, England, and upon graduation relocated to Los Angeles.

Over the years Jan has had a recurring role on a soap opera, acted in two Sundance award- winning films, had one film go to Cannes in 2015, and has modeled for many national and international print campaigns. She danced with a Bay Area based dance team for 5 years that performed in many parades and theme parks including the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade, Disneyland, and The Hollywood Holiday Parade.

Her voice over work includes numerous national and international commercials, video games, apps, narrations, audio tours, tutorials and cartoons.  She has made announcements for advertisers during events at Madison Square Garden, and she has an annual recurring gig as the announcer of the video game nominees for the Game Developer’s Conference Awards at the Moscone Center in San Francisco. In an effort to give back to her community Jan has taught voiceover at continuation high schools in the Bay Area, and has worked with autistic teens at Actors For Autism in North Hollywood.

Personal Coach - Nick Kaiser

staff-nickNick Kaiser merges a prodigious musical ear with sound recording skills and over two decades in broadcasting to create a variety of soundscapes in audio communication.

Trained as a Suzuki violinist, Nick encountered a wide range of interesting experiences before embarking on a 25-year career in broadcasting and communications.
The call to expand a fledgling network of radio stations on behalf of the New England ski industry brought Nick to Woodstock, Vermont to write, produce and market ski information for broadcast on 110 stations in nine states along the East Coast. One of those stations later hired Nick to direct their programming, public affairs and staff in small college-town Middlebury, Vermont.
Two years later, it was on to Burlington’s CBS affiliate WCAX-TV as head writer/producer for advertising and promotion working with over sixty clients to help create and establish their identity in the northern New England marketplace. After thirteen years and multiple awards for creative excellence, Nick took his audio production skills on the road, working as a freelance sound engineer.
Nick then returned to radio, serving as full-function utility player for the programming, news and production departments at the National Public Radio affiliate VPR, heard in Vermont and portions of adjoining states and provinces.
Nick’s voice has been heard as an announcer and on commercials for such clients as: Pella Windows, Dakin Farms, American Lung Association, Rossignol Ski Corp. and more!
Personal Coach - Bonnie Gilgallon

bonnie_gilgallon_headshotBonnie Gilgallon is a successful graduate of Such a Voice’s program. She first studied with, and then later taught for, Dan Levine in Washington, D.C. back in 1997. After relocating to Palm Springs, California, she spent 13 years as a news anchor/reporter and show host on KNWZ radio. Along the way, she has recorded hundreds of voice-over pieces for clients including Animal Samaritans, The Gardens on El Paseo, Sandals Resort, Desert Medical Advances, Desert Oasis Health Care, Life Stream Blood Bank and Richard’s Country Kitchen, for which she won an Addy Award.

An award-winning actress and singer, Bonnie also writes theater reviews for a local newspaper. A dynamic and caring teacher, she has taught acting, singing, and voice-over technique to many students both in a classroom setting and one-on- one.

Personal Coach: Warren Richardson

Warren’s comes from a background of singing, bass guitar, songwriting, radio DJing, and a six-year stint as rehearsal director for STOMP’s  worldwide tour. Warren conducted his professional voice-over training through Such-A-Voice.

Warren’s voice-over accomplishments include radio intro/tag for a radio station in Holland, Elvis impersonation as a Priest for a TV series at WDR-5 TV station in Köln, Germany, four audiobooks through ACX, completed two audiobooks (The Infinity Ring: The Trap Door and Star Wars: The Force Awakens, and is currently recording X: The Novel) for Learning Alley, a documentary (as the voice of Darius McCollum) for an independent film company in LA, and, most recently, a documentary for the ARTE Channel Germany (A & E or Discovery Channel equivalent).

Warren is elated to be a part of the Such-A-Voice team as a coach, and looks forward to sharing his upbeat and empowering style to his students.

Personal Coach: Mike Hanko

Mike Hanko is a voice talent and coach from Cleveland, Ohio whose interest in voice-over started at an early age. While earning his BA in Communication, he enjoyed a fun two-year role as a DJ for one of the campus radio stations.

Fast forward to the present, Mike has spent the past three years in the voice industry, narrating and producing 49 audiobooks in that time. A gifted speaker, Mike has built up his presentation and audience engagement skills as a corporate trainer for almost a decade.

In addition to training, Mike has voiced over one hundred corporate-oriented projects, including relocation videos, instructional programs, simulations, and healthcare presentations.

Mike enjoys teaching and coaching and the satisfaction he gets from seeing those he works with succeeding.

Personal Coach: Rosemary Chase

Rosemary Chase is a NY-based SAG-AFTRA union actor and voice-over artist. She has been featured on numerous television and feature film projects, including such hit shows as “Elementary”, “Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt”, and has appeared in several episodes of “Saturday Night Live”. She has voiced projects for GE Capital, Fidelity, a variety of dubbing projects, and a short film (playing an on-air radio personality). She landed her first feature animation film playing a loveable cow, Theodora, in “Pup 2 No Good”. Rosemary’s long list of diverse acting training from local studios around her NYC neighborhood include stand-up comedy at The Comedy Cellar, improv at Upright Citizen’s Brigade, and Meisner Training, at MN Studio.

To learn more about Rosemary’s journey, visit www.rosemarychase.com

Personal Coach: Tia Rider Sorensen

Tia Rider Sorensen is a voice actor and writer in the Salt Lake City area. She got her start with Such A Voice in their VIP program and has since completed over 50 audiobooks, several corporate and explainer videos, as well as some commercial and animation work. A few of her favorite jobs include explainer videos for Siemens Technology, playing newscaster Ayesha Taylor in the short web series USAi, starring and directed by Joseph Gordon-Levitt, and the audiobook, Rules for Revolutionaries, written by two senior advisors of the Bernie Sanders Presidential campaign about their experiences with grassroots organizing. You can see more of her work at www.tiasorensen.com.

Tia loves teaching and has done so in several capacities. Her goal is to help her students find their own unique voice and gain confidence to trust their abilities. She believes strongly in focusing more on your strengths and what works for you instead of worrying about what you’re “supposed” to do.

Tia is also a fitness instructor and classically-trained pianist. Her hobbies include singing, people-watching at Starbucks, eating chips and salsa, following Lin-Manuel Miranda on Twitter, and seeing how many times she can watch the TV series Veep all the way through. She aspires to be Julia Louis-Dreyfus when she grows up. Tia has a passion for politics, social justice issues, and organizing resources for LGBTQ+ youth in her area. She lives with her partner, Jake, and their chihuahuas Minnie and Dory, who are definitely not spoiled.

Personal Coach: Animation / Audiobooks - Michael Yurchak

YurchakMichael Yurchak is an award winning actor, voice over artist and educator from Los Angeles, CA. As a voice artist, Michael currently holds recurring roles on the hit animated shows Avatar: The Legend of Korra (Nickelodeon) and Naruto (Disney Channel). He has also voiced roles on Pokemon (Cartoon Network), Stitch! (Disney), Spang, Ho! (Cartoon Network), and many others. He has voiced dozens of video games (including the Saints Row Series, The Darkness, Spyro, Spec Ops, Ratchet & Clank, Sonic the Hedgehog, Dino-Crisis, Grand Theft Auto, etc.); commercials (including Coors Light, Coke, Taco Bell, McDonald’s, Bud Light, Ford, Levi’s, Toys R’ Us, Volkswagen, etc.); and promos (including Nickelodeon, Cartoon Network, PBS, ESPN 2, Spike, A&E, and NY1, for which he was nominated for a New York News Emmy Award and given the Silver Promax Award for best news promo two years in a row). Michael has also recorded over fifty audiobooks, including The Iron Duke & Where Angels Dare (Audiofile Magazine’s Golden Earphone Award Winners) and Orders is Orders (Audiofile’s top 10 audiobooks of 2010).

On-camera, Michael appears in multiple films (including You Are Here, The Babymakers, I Heart Shakey, Beerfest, Watching the Detectives, The Lather Effect, Club Dread, The Slammin’ Salmon, etc.); and television programs (including Modern Family, Mad Men, It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia, The Farrelly Brothers’ Unhitched, etc.) Michael also has extensive stage credits in both LA and New York, (including Death of A Salesman, The Country Girl, Hamlet, King Lear, Macbeth, Romeo & Juliet, Julius Caesar Twelfth Night, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, etc.).

Michael has taught voice over and acting seminars and workshops around the country to all levels of students. Having received a BA in theater from Colgate University and an MA in Educational Theater from NYU, Michael serves as a Lead Teaching Artist and Project Faculty Member for The Center Theater Group and Will Geer’s Theatricum Botanicum in LA and worked with the Roundabout Theater Company and The New Victory Theater in New York. Michael is also a certified Associate Teacher of Fitzmaurice Voicework®.  Michael is also a certified Associate Teacher of Fitzmaurice Voicework® and is currently a doctoral candidate in Applied Theater at NYU’s Steinhard School of Culture, Education and Human Development.

Dialect & Accent Reduction Coach - Adam Michael Rose

adam-michael-roseAdam Michael Rose is a Los Angeles-based dialect coach and accent reduction coach who specializes in working with actors who are beginning their careers, as well as seasoned veterans who appear on shows such as Game of Thrones, Orange is the New Black, and The Americans. In addition to his work in film and television, Adam coaches productions at theater companies, colleges, and schools throughout the country. Adam is a graduate of NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts, where he studied with teachers from the Lee Strassberg Theater Institute, and Playwrights Horizons Theater. He has an additional training from the British American Drama Academy (BADA), Baltimore Shakespeare Festival, and the Theater Lab of Washington, DC. Adam is a member of The Voice and Speech Trainers Association (VASTA), Actors Equity (AEA) and SAG-AFTRA. Adam is always on a quest to make voice and speech work practical, engaging, and FUN for his clients. His goal is for you to be excited about learning new ways to speak; almost as excited as he is!

Spanish Language Coach - Valeria Oddone

Valeria’s professional career as voice talent began in 1997 as a radio host in the commercial radio broadcasting circuit in her home country, Uruguay. Soon she started recording commercial and promotional pieces for local advertising agencies and TV channels. In 2011 she started recording for international agencies and media companies. Today her experience is focused on TV, radio and internet commercials, as well as documentaries, different voice characterizations, audiobooks, institutional voice, and welcome and on-hold messages. Apart from that, she is a professor in Public Speaking and Sound Design at Universidad Católica del Uruguay.

 

Head of Post-Production - Dale Epperson

Dale-HeadshotDale Epperson has a long history in the audio industry as a musician, engineer, producer, electronics technician, designer, manufacturer, and proprietor.

As a musician, he has contributed to many albums and projects, playing guitar, bass, keyboards, trumpet, flute, accordion, percussion, and vocals. As an engineer and producer, he has worked with bands and artists from New York to Los Angeles, Toronto to Miami, and all points between. As co-owner of the Green Room Studios in Harrisburg, PA, he engineered and produced dozens of local, regional, and national groups and artists, including Jeffrey Gaines, Fuel, Cold, Brother Cain, Marcy Playground, Sonny Landreth, Webb Wilder and Jimmie’s Chicken Shack.

As a technician, designer, and owner of Old School Audio, he has worked for many renowned artists and studios, including Les Paul, Sheryl Crow, Don Henley, Bernie Leadon, Andy Johns, Glyn Johns, Tragically Hip, Cinderella, Rob Schnapf, Daniel Lanois, Willis Allen Ramsey, Lyle Lovett, the Blue Man Group, Shelley Yakus, and Blind Melon, among others. He has provided gear, consulting services, and complete console rebuilds to some of the top studios in New York, LA, Nashville, Phoenix, Atlanta and as far as Seoul, South Korea.

Dale has worked for such diverse companies as Sperry-Univac, Martin Marietta, Northwestern Bell Dial Centers and the Conservatory of Recording Arts and Sciences.

Producer / Personal Coach - Angela Castonguay

Angela-CastonguayAngela Castonguay is a successful graduate of Such A  Voice’s program with more than twenty-five years  experience in both education and corporate management.  Angela’s nurturing personality consistently garners rave  reviews from our clients, as well as great results in their recordings.  As such,  we are honored to have Angela as our Head Voiceover Demo Producer.When she is not behind a microphone, coaching or in production, Angela snags her favorite pen and puts words to paper.  Her first book related to the voiceover industry, Feeding Your Voice, is an essential guide to voice care, from diet to lifestyle to useful remedies.  Entertaining as well as informative, it’s a concise guide for keeping your vocal instrument healthy.

Angela excels at putting the most anxious clients at ease, enabling budding voice talents to reach their greatest voiceover potential.

You can Visit Angela at  www.angelacastonguay.com

Producer / Personal Coach - Claudine Ohayon

claudine headshotAs an actor and voice artist, Claudine’s commercial clients include Verizon, Listerine, MasterCard, Betty Crocker, Disney World, Pillsbury, Kit Kat, JC Penney, Pepsi, Sony Music, Boston Market, and Secret Deodorant, among many others. She has voiced countless promos for clients that include USA Network, ESPN, VH1, and MTV, and was the live announcer for the first ever televised Hollywood Film Awards on CBS. Claudine recently appeared on camera in a tutorial for Sonnox plug-ins, highlighting her work on the technical side of life as a voice actor.

Claudine is also an Emmy Award-winning director/producer, native Brooklynite, fluent French speaker, published photographer, kick-ass Mom, excellent salad maker and is frequently the first one on the dance floor. She is currently represented by William Morris Endeavor.

Find out more at www.claudineohayon.com

Marketing and Career Advisory Coach - Joleene Derks

Joleene Derks“Joleene’s voice has been described as enthusiastic, upbeat and expressive for commercials…. intelligent, credible and informational for e-learning and corporate narrations and…. versatile, rich, and full for audiobook narrations.”

Joleene has been telling stories professionally for over three decades. As a language arts teacher, as a workshop presenter and as a mentor, Joleene uses her passion for storytelling and the power of words to capture the attention of her audience. As a language arts teacher, Joleene has recorded hundreds of textbooks and novels for public schools’ struggling readers and visually impaired students. She has produced and recorded many college textbooks and novels for Learning Ally. As a workshop presenter, Joleene uses the power of storytelling to help attendees more easily connect with the content of the workshop. And as a mentor, Joleene has worked with first year teachers to provide the individual support and direction they need to move forward with their career goals and success.

Now, as an advisory coach, Joleene uses that same passion to help her Such A Voice students move forward to get the results they want in their career. She brings her students real world experience in voice-over. Since graduating from Such A Voice’s one-on-one coaching program, Joleene’s voice can be heard in TV & radio commercials, corporate narrations, website narrations, explanitory videos, audiobooks, and e-learning. She also enjoys doing on-camera work in movies, local and national commercials.

Group Marketing Coach - Jillian Nielsen

Jillian-NielsenJillian Nielsen is an expressive voice talent with over 15 years of experience in radio and television commercial and promotional voice-overs…she has recently finished work for two websites, a short promotional video, a church capital campaign video, on-hold phone messages, and is currently working on multiple e-learning narration courses. Jillian also uses her soothing and reassuring voice to teach yoga and lead guided meditation.

After graduating with a Marketing degree from the University of Colorado, Boulder, she began working for a radio station in Denver where she gained knowledge and experience with voice-overs. Her continued career at radio and television stations gave her a vast knowledge of the commercial and promotional voice over industry.

A graduate of the Such A Voice Masterclass in 2009, she has developed a thriving business that includes over 30 local, national, and international clients. She is delighted to be a part of Such A Voice and loves that she gets to introduce people to the wonderful career of a Voice Over Artist!

Home Studio Advisory Coach - Ben Marney

Ben Marney literally grew up in a recording studio, and learned how to record his voice at the highest quality from an early age. His early exposure to the studio environment carried into an impressive career as a professional singer and musician, during which time he toured across the globe while performing aboard most major cruise lines: Disney Cruise Line, Royal Cruise Line, and Royal Caribbean Cruise Line to name a few.

In 2008, Ben graduated from Such A Voice’s Master Class, and has since been able to develop an extensive client list while providing voice-over for literally hundreds of radio and television commercials, as well as political spots and numerous corporate videos. For the last four years, Ben has been the narrator for three television shows: Hillbilly Blood (Discovery Channel and Destination America Channel), Travelin’ Hunter (Sportsman Channel), and Guidefitter TV (Sportsman Channel).

Voice-over was a natural transition for Ben. As a singer, he understood how to use the pitch and range of his voice to create emotion in his reads. He shared his passion for voice-over from 2010-2012 as a coach for Such A Voice, and has returned to provide support to our students as they learn to use and produce quality home-studio recordings.

 

Personal Coach - Bill Brooks

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At the age of 15, while recording a radio commercial for one of his concerts, Bill Brooks realized an interest in broadcasting. Soon after a local radio station offered him a job as an announcer. From there he moved into management, marketing and sales at radio and television stations.

During his broadcasting career he also served as Chief News Anchor and investigative reporter for a CBS television affiliate in Chattanooga, Tennessee and was a leading radio personality at the legendary KXOL Radio in Ft. Worth, Texas.

By the age of 16 Bill had also become interested in theatre. A sample of musical and theatrical productions in which he has played principle roles are Bye Bye Birdie, Annie Get Your Gun, Man of La Mancha, The Music Man, South Pacific and Fiddler on the Roof and the award winning musical The Promise.

Bill’s first love has always been performing with his brother Randy in the musical group known as The Brooks Brothers. Bill and Randy have received international exposure through television and live concerts, and became the official production group for American Airlines. The Brooks Brothers produced over 700 shows/events for the airline worldwide. The Brooks Brothers have had three top 40 hits in gospel and country music and recorded 28 albums/cd’s.Visit Bill at brooksmusic.com

Customer Service Manager - Raymond Friend

RayFriendRay Friend, affectionately dubbed “The Smoothenator” has been told all his life that he has a great voice. The kind of smooth, romantic and charismatic sound that people notice and are drawn to. Ray started developing that natural voice as a child lead soloist in school plays, choirs and gospel groups. Later he continued to refine his silky, melodious style and while touring the country singing professionally with several popular groups. Ray first became interested in doing voice overs when he was asked by his Pastor to narrate the introductions for the ministry’s first television program. It was a great experience and sparked the desire to pursue voice over professionally, but Ray’s real estate career took precedence. Several years ago Ray was selected to narrate monthly broadcasts to the employees of the nationally recognized real estate firm he worked for and was reminded again that he really should be putting this naturally gifted talent to work. A short time later he studied with Such A Voice in our one-on-one coaching program. This has enabled Ray to truly hone his natural sound and transform into a working professional voice over actor capable of interpreting a script and delivering the style necessary to “nail the read”. Ray now works full time as a voice actor and is available to record: Radio and TV spots and tags, Audio Books, PSA’s, Documentaries, Technical/Medical Narrations, IVR and On-Hold Messages and much more. Additionally he has joined the Such A Voice staff serving as Customer Service Specialist.

Copywriter - Brendan Carty

BrendanProfilePicBrendan Carty is the head writer and creative lead at Thinkmojo, a marketing agency. He has spearheaded campaigns for hundreds of startups and multinational brands, including eBay, Slack, Enheuser Busch, HP, Western Union, Intuit, and more. His comedic work has been featured on CBS interactive, ESPN, Funny or Die, and YouTube, although admittedly, that last one doesn’t count.

At times dramatic, silly, serious, lighthearted, authentic, and absurd, Brendan’s work has been compared to copywriters he had never heard of and whose names he has forgotten since. But from what he could tell, they were good.

Brendan lives with his wife and daughter in the greater New York City area. For more of his work, visit brendancarty.com

Copywriter - Bekka Burton

When Bekka Burton isn’t writing copy for Such A Voice, she’s busy teaching English as a foreign language to students in Barcelona, Spain. A native to the North East from Rochester, New York, she received a degree in Professional Writing from Champlain College in Burlington, Vermont. She has written for the American Animal Hospital Association, created silly travel articles for wanderlust websites, translated Spanish to English for outdoor adventure websites, and kept her own personal blog about living in various Spanish-speaking countries.

Bekka has a passion for language, grammar, books, and nature. If she’s not writing or teaching, she can usually be found hiking one of Spain’s beautiful mountains.

 

Chief Executive Officer - Ben Werlin

 

 

Ben Werlin joined Such a Voice as the company’s sole employee back in 2003. Today, he is a partner in the company alongside Dan Levine and Jeff Santoro. During his 10+ years here, he has helped raise the bar in terms of customer service, customer experience, and company reach. When Ben started with Such A Voice, it was a regional endeavor in the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic. In just a few years, along with the help of Jeff and Dan, Ben helped the company grow nationwide.

As an entrepreneur by nature, Ben takes great pride in the work that he does with Such A Voice. He deeply values the freedom that comes with being an entrepreneur and loves being able to give that kind of opportunity to others through Such A Voice’s esteemed voice-over training programs.

Ben graduated from the University of Miami with a degree in music business & entertainment industries. He has worked in the studio as a recording engineer, and as a guitarist. Ben is also the co-founder of the guitar shop, MusicStoreLive.com.

Chief Administrative Officer - Alex Goss

Alex GossAs Chief Administrative Officer for SAV, Alex keeps his hands in every element of the business to ensure that things are consistently moving forward. He ensures that our students receive what they need in order to achieve their dreams.

Alex graduated from Green Mountain College in 2013 with dual degrees in Education and Writing. He worked in home health care administration for a period of time, but realized that he needed to return to the arts, and joined Such A Voice soon after.

Outside of work, Alex enjoys spending time with his family, and writing.

Director of Human Resources & Travel - Skye Moffett

A well-traveled military veteran with a deep-seated love for people, Skye is an ideal fit for the Human Resources and Travel Coordinator roles within Such A Voice. She spends her days ensuring our traveling teachers are well taken care of.

In her role as Director of Human Resources, she is constantly thinking of ways to move the company forward via TLC for its members and efficiency in development.

You may also see her on our social media platforms, feel free to say hello!

 

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