Meet The Such A Voice Team!
VP of Student Experience
Master Class Instructor
Steven has been a working professional voice-over talent for the past 10 years, and received his training through Such A Voice!
Three years into his VO career he began to work with SAV as a full-time coach. That lead to his teaching the introductory classes and from there he went on to become a Live Master Class Instructor.
Today, he continues to be a working VO professional, and has recently become the VP of Client Experience with SAV, tasked with ensuring that every student receives world-class service!
Introductory Class Instructor
Master Class Instructor
Brian Thon (pronounced “Tone”) is an international voice-over artist and producer whose credits include Amazon, Fox, GE, MetLife, Clarion Inn & Suites, The Tisch School of the Arts, UCLA, Raffies Originals, and many others worldwide. He was a regular guest host on a major market live morning television show, voiced for a champion Premier Basketball League team, and created and hosted a one-of-a-kind radio show.
Thon has narrated independent films and appeared on camera in several shorts as well as written and produced in collaboration with an Emmy Award winning cinematographer and best-selling novelist.
Introductory Class Instructor
Master Class Instructor
Lisa Foster has over two 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-over!
Lisa is a member of SaVoa, the Society of Accredited Voice Over Artists.
Introductory Class Instructor
Master Class Instructor
Nicole Porche is living her dreams by helping others figure out how to live theirs. Nicole built her career as a professional film, television, theater and voice-over actor by demystifying the casting process and illuminating the business side of pursuing a creative career.
The native New Orleanian has starred in series on major networks such as Lifetime, The Food Network and Spike TV. Her years of experience in the film industry has afforded her the experience to teach others as an acting coach and earned her credits in the film industry as a Casting Director, Producer and Film Director. She has been featured in Rolling Out and Celebrity Net Worth “The Richest”.
She tours the country as a motivational speaker inspiring children and young adults to pursue the desires of their heart as it relates to the entertainment industry. She also works as a acting coach to hopefuls eager to bring a sense of empowered joy to their acting journeys. When not coaching, Nicole is creating and working alongside her business partner, two-time Academy Award winner and board member, Mr. Willie D Burton.
Nicole continues to facilitate herself as a working film industry professional and her work continues to be recognized in major film, television and broadcasting networks.
Introductory Class Instructor
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’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. English translations of Spanish telenovelas 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!
Introductory Class Instructor
Will Kamp is a talented voice-over artist, musician, comedy improv 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, and football fan. In between his voice-over work, acting jobs, and musical endeavors, Will pursues his passion of personal growth and development and loves inspiring others to pursue their personal life goals.
Introductory Class Instructor
An Emmy Award winning broadcast journalist, Rich Henkels brings his honed communications skills to Such A Voice, energized to make a difference in the lives of aspiring voice actors nationwide.
For 35 plus years, Rich’s distinctive sound and enthusiasm has become familiar in TV, radio, web-based, corporate, and industrial voice-over projects, as well as live presentations.
A sportscaster for 15 years, Rich tackled the corporate world for another 20 before returning to the entertainment industry to pursue his passions for story-telling and helping others full-time.
Rich instructs students to exploit their assets, or better put, Be the best YOU possible, breeding confidence and effective auditioning, the first step to success in the voice-over industry.
One of 12 kids, Rich learned the importance of communication early in life and revels in the success he’s seen in his student’s careers!
Introductory Class Instructor
James Seawood is a New York based voice talent who relishes in bringing messages to life. He excels in leveraging his voice to breathe life and emotion into scripts.
His audio experience dates back to the 90s where he started as a DJ and party promoter. He later transitioned to music production, songwriting, and audio mixing. His efforts earned him a gold plaque and placements with notable artists such as Swizz Beatz, Nicki Minaj, Trey Songz, and others.
In 2011, he discovered his passion for voice-over and started his career as a student with Such A Voice. Since completing training and demo production, his signature sound has been tapped for commercials and narrations for a myriad of brands and organizations including Nike, Army West Point, The City of Charlotte, Cholula Hot Sauce, and MGM Las Vegas Casino.
After gaining years of industry experience, he’s come back full circle and teaches voice-over classes introducing new students to the industry.
Introductory Class Instructor
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 onstage 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 advertising campaign for FIAT, and the audiobook for the children’s book, “Flora’s Windy Day,” by Jeanne Birdsall. 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 visit Wendy’s site here: www.wendyshapero.com.
Introductory Class Instructor
Justine Reiss is an experienced voice-over talent and casting person with over 18 years experience in the business. She has recently finished spots for Starbucks and Mitsubishi Air and Heat which have both aired nationally.
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, which aids her career in voice-over.
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 has also performed stunts such as high falls, fire burns, and leaping over small buildings with Disney and Universal theme parks? 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 VO casting for 20+ years.
Master Class Instructor
Guy Arledge is a voice-over talent whose experience has given him an unusual perspective: a professional who has worked as an on-camera actor, voice-over talent, as well as a multitude of roles on the other side of the camera and 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 on their 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 voice-over 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.
Robin Brooke is an International Voice Over Artist who fell in love with the industry over 20 years ago while doing a morning drive radio stint between theatre jobs. With a long career in professional touring and regional theatre, Robin’s forte is versatility. Whether it’s voicing the antics of 10 year old boy, Little Spirou in Mediatoon’s Little Spirou series, dubbing leading Telemundo Telenovela villains to English, voicing training modules for the Military of Singapore or Norwegian Cruise Lines, reading a steamy romance for Audible, voicing Glenda the Good Witch for Alexa’s interactive version of The Wizard of Oz, bringing life to a leading female Warrior for a PS4 game, or having her voice heard in museums and hotel lobbies throughout the world- Robin has fun with each project and loves the amazing variety the VO business can offer. For the past 5 years she has coached acting and character voices for VO, mic technique, and “out of the box” marketing. Robin is excited to be a member of the Such a Voice Team to continue spreading her passion and knowledge to others. “To earn a living with the uniqueness of your voice and talent…it’s such an amazing thing!” Robin continues to create voices, both in her state of the art home studio and on the stage, where she is the founder and executive producing director of the New River Valley Regional Theatre, a professional non-profit theatre in the mountains of Southwest Virginia.
Introductory Class Instructor
Master Class Instructor
Cathi Colas has been doing Voice Over work for years now and produces all of her own audio (VocStories). She has been highly successful in the Audio-book arena with over 45 audio-books on Audible and Itunes. Cathi has also done work on Documentaries and many Commercial projects. She also narrates and creates videos for Real Estate listings. She has 2 children (all grown up), horses and dogs. When she isn’t rocking the mic she rides horses, teaches yoga, and plays the drums!
A native of the Midwest, but a true New Yorker at heart, Victoria Prather has spent years on big-market radio and TV, honing the craft of storytelling. Victoria carries the announcer/anchor inside her, yet always connects with her listener and students one-to-one.
Her background in education and marketing communications give her a true understanding of the importance of conveying not just the words, but the emotion and meaning behind them. Victoria also has a food blog, a podcast, and is producing a comedy web series with other multi-hyphenate creatives.
You’ll most likely see her in NYC enjoying Central Park with her family and small dogs or jetting off to Los Angeles to feed her sunny California dreams.
Over her diverse voice over career of many years, Jessica is honored to have earned over 200+ credits in voice over, including a wide variety of characters on well-known video games. Several of the video games/characters have been nominated for BTVA awards, including her well-known role as Juri Han in the “Street Fighter” game series.
While honored and happy to have a very supportive fan base for her work in games, animation and anime, Jessica also has lent her voice to narration, E-learning, promos, commercials, & toys. She has worked for companies such as Lions Gate, Bethesda, NC Soft, EA, Bandai, Blizzard, Cartoon Network, Activision, Miramax Films, Sony, Square Enix, Capcom, Namco, Mattel, Atlus, THQ, Plantronics, Tamagotchi, Gateway Computers, and a NASA non-profit educational program, to name a few.
Before voice over came along, Jessica always loved to act and use her imagination, drawing cartoons and putting on plays for all her neighbors and friends to enjoy. This later led her to receiving a BFA in Theater Arts from UC Santa Barbara. She continued her acting training throughout the years, including attending A.C.T. Summer Conservatory in San Francisco and a wide array of wonderful acting & voice over classes in Los Angeles with renowned teachers. Additionally, she performed on many well-known LA stages and in front of the camera, as well. All these creative experiences led her to success in the wonderful world of voice over!
Jessica is excited to return to voice over coaching, as many years ago she taught privately from her home in Los Angeles, CA. What she really enjoys about coaching is making the lessons fun for her students, watching them grow vocally and creatively by encouraging them to trust and connect to their own voice, inner guidance, and unique view of life.
Visit her website/social media links: www.jessicastraus.com
Tay Zonday is a People’s Choice Award-Nominated, Youtube Award-Winning, Webby Award-Winning singer-songwriter, voice talent, brand spokesperson, actor, commentator, host and digital industry veteran seen in more than a billion Youtube views.
Zonday blasted into the worldwide spotlight with his viral hit “Chocolate Rain” and has appeared on Steve Harvey, Good Morning America, Jimmy Kimmel, America’s Got Talent, NPR, CNN, MTV, The BBC, Comedy Central’s Tosh.0, Rachel Ray, and TMZ Live. He’s been interviewed on the front page of Sunday’s Los Angeles Times as well as in The Chicago Tribune’s RedEye, The Toronto Star, USA Today, In Touch Weekly, Wired Magazine and dozens of independent and university publications. He has been referenced in The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, People Magazine, The Huffington Post, Mashable and by pop-culture touchstones such as “South Park,” “Saturday Night Live,” “Robot Chicken,” “It’s Always Sunny In Philadelphia,” “Girlfriends,” “Guitar Hero World Tour,” and “The Today Show” as well as by luminaries such as Kobe Bryant, John Mayer, Tre Cool, Kanye West and Stephen Colbert.
With a baritone voice that is often compared to Paul Robeson, Barry White, and Brad Roberts of the “Crash Test Dummies,” Zonday also does commercial voice and spokesperson work for a growing portfolio of clients that have included DrPepper, Intel, Intuit, Comedy Central, Cartoon Network, Firefox, Geico, Vizio, Hasbro, Hostess, Virgin America, NASA, Toyota, Discovery and Major League Baseball.
Zonday’s on-camera credits include co-starring in the AdultSwim sitcom “The Jack And Triumph Show” as well as the movies “Laid in America” and “Internet Famous.” He continues to release original music and race toward a future filled with possibility.
A Houston native, Chelsea moved to London with her family as a teenager, which enhanced her love of accents, dialects, and, well, different voices! She went on to earn a BFA in Acting from Carnegie Mellon University before moving to Los Angeles to pursue film and television.
Chelsea loved the support, creativity, and versatility she found within the voice over community, which she eventually shifted her focus to, including having a home studio built. Chelsea has worked with such clients as Sony Pictures, Honda, Facebook, the Smithsonian, Smith Optics, Google, and more.
Recently, Chelsea relocated to Austin, Texas, where she lives with her pup, Lola. Chelsea
Chris Tergliafera moved out to Los Angeles three days after graduating from the University of North Carolina and immediately found himself on a desk in TV Development at USA Network. After a few years of answering phones and being told daily he should be doing voice-over, he finally listened to everyone and returned to his true passion of performing. Working his way up from industrials and basic narration spots, Chris found himself on the radio for clients such as Jack in the Box, NBC’s “The Voice”, AM/PM, and Oberto Beef Jerky.
Chris is known for his extensive work in anime, video games, and animation. Most notably, he is the powerful fortune-teller Avdol in the fan phenomena series “Jojo’s Bizarre Adventure: Stardust Crusaders” on Adult Swim. An Anime mainstay, Chris stars as the protagonist’s father, Silva Zoldyck, in Adult Swim’s “Hunter x Hunter”, Geronimo in Netflix’s “Cyborg 009”, the bombastic Tank-Top Tiger in the acclaimed anime, “One-Punch Man”, Taizoo in “Seven Deadly Sins”, Grimms in “Sword Gai”, Yamikaze in “Sword Art Online”, Muraki in “Mob Psycho 100”, and Marcos in “Re:Zero”.
In animation, he is the recurring character, Rasticore, in the hit animated series “Star Vs. the Forces of Evil” on Disney XD. One of his more enjoyable guest star roles was as a Magic Dragon in Disney’s “Pickle and Peanut.”
In video games, he plays the main antagonist, Sigma and Ultron Sigma in “Marvel vs. Capcom: Infinity.” Chris has also been featured in other huge franchises such as God of War 4, Grand Theft Auto 5, Halo Wars 2, Mass Effect: Andromeda, Octopath Traveler, Star Wars: Uprising and the cult favorite, DanganRonpa, as Gundham Tanaka and Ryoma Hoshi.
An ADR veteran, Chris has supplied his voice to “Terminator: Genisys” and as the voice double for Vin Diesel in “Fate of the Furious”.
In 1987, Tim stepped behind the microphone at a small mid-western radio station and never looked back. Since then, Tim has provided voice over for radio commercials, television promotions, radio imaging, anime, video games, and ADR dubbing for many satisfied clients. ‘
Tim studied improvisational comedy with Los Angeles’ legendary Groundlings and Upright Citizens Brigade for years, as well as leading and training his own improv group, Box Office Poison, and teaching improv to beginners as well as coaching veterans at independent venues.
Tim’s experience in helping actors overcome their inhibitions, as well as his decades of success behind a microphone, make him an ideal coach for actors just getting started, or for veterans who just want to sharpen their VO game.
Tim’s clients have included Warner Entertainment Group, Disney, Netflix, LuckyLand Games, BangZoom Entertainment, and countless others.
You can currently hear Tim on Sunday Mornings as a DJ at HOFMRadio.com playing “The Greatest Hits of All Time.“
Alan began his journey over ten years ago when he decided to take the advice from a casting director to ‘do his homework’ and start training at a voice over conservatory in San Francisco, CA. It took Alan two years after he started studying for him to start working in the field, providing his voice to local advertisements, community shows, and independent animation projects. After graduating from UC Irvine with a BFA in Drama, Alan made his way to the greater Los Angeles area to continue working in voice over and hasn’t looked back since. His clients include Viz Media, Spike Chunsoft, Disney, Netflix, Aniplex of America, NIS of America, Moose Toys, etc.
While helping other vocalists connect to character emotions using their own lives for inspiration, Melissa also likes to teach others the technical and biological aspects of voice work in Spanish & English. You can hear Melissa in Video Game titles for companies like PBS, Big Fish, and Hasbro, with titles on Xbox, Steam, Mobile, and Oculus VR platforms. Melissa’s commercial client list includes both international and national clients such as Tik Tok, Merill Lynch, Amazon, Google, Microsoft and more. You can also hear her voice in dozens of Audio Dramas and Audible books.
George Washington III
In 2003, George began voicing with a trip to a local recording studio to do some narration bits for First Union National Bank industrial. The gig stirred his imagination, and he began the research and practice to make his first demos. Working with sources both local and national, new opportunities came over time, and he started working on projects as small as phone messaging to as large as national ad campaigns. His clients have included Sony Online Entertainment (DC Universe Online), McDonald’s, Spotify, Harris Teeter, NASCAR, Microsoft, IBM, Mountain Dew, Honda, and Intel.
Since that time, George has provided voice over services in documentaries, video games, radio and television commercials, in-store announcements, marketing on hold, websites and web ads, virtually every aspect of the voice-over industry. He hopes to help Such A Voice students begin to realize their dreams in the industry.
George is also a trained classical singer, having performed with Opera Carolina in Charlotte, NC for 10 years, and a part-time traffic host for WJZY-TV. George lives in Charlotte with his children Jordan, Grace, Naomi, and Ella in which he has resided since 1998.
Glad Klassen has spent over 30 years behind a microphone – first in radio, then in full-time voice-over. Her passion for meaningful communication shines through every script she brings to life. Storytelling comes naturally for Glad, so narration of film, audiobooks and inspirational videos has filled much of her time in the studio. She’s also been heard on many commercial and e-learning projects, with some of her more notable clients including Honda motorcycles, Roche Pharmaceuticals and Apple Inc. Complimenting her VO career comes Glad’s love of theatre and motivational speaking. She acted and directed in community theatre for 15 years and has also been invited to bring her inspirational messages to small and large groups throughout North America. When Glad isn’t at the mic in her home studio, she’s often found traveling the continent or cycling the trails and kayaking the waterways in her beloved home in Niagara Falls, Canada.
Peter Drew has been on “both sides of the glass”, as a voice talent and producer/director.
With twenty-five years in radio creative services, forty years in voice-over, and, along the way, years of teaching and coaching voice-over and radio performance in the highly-rated communications program at Emerson College and other colleges, Peter’s been part of the evolution of voice-over from niche profession to well-recognized performance art.
His TV and radio commercial credits include Sunny D, Nordic Track, Michelin, and Stimoral Senses Gum; corporate narration for many Fortune 500 companies; TV promo and radio imaging for stations in the US and abroad; even talking greeting cards. Peter brings a a broad depth of practical, teaching, and coaching experience to the Such A Voice team.
As a lifetime fan of animation, he enjoys Japanese anime and, quite possibly, special status as the world’s oldest “otaku.”.As a lifetime laugher, he loves British TV “panel games.” And as a lifetime eater, he’s always up for something tasty, particularly if it’s made with chocolate.
Specializing in Commercial, Animation and Interactive, Brock has worked with Disney, Sony, Netflix and even voiced the iconic Kool-Aid Man. Combining voice-acting knowledge with an extensive background in sketch and improv, he believes in the importance of fun and sincerity when approaching voice-over reads.
Lisa’s voice over career began in 2003 with the William Morris Agency in Los Angeles, and she’s currently a client at Atlas Talent Agency in NY and LA. She has coached throughout her career and is excited to share her acquired knowledge to inspire her students to reach their personal goals and achieve success in the industry!
Her vo work include spots for Mercedes Benz, Hanes, Benjamin Moore, Nutrigrain, Honda, Ragu, Ahold (Super Bowl), Bounty, Sharpie and Pepsi. She was the live announcer for the VH1 Do Something Awards hosted by Jane Lynch, the PSA spokesperson for “Quit Smoking” and the Dept of Homeland Security campaigns, and received rave reviews for her narration of the YA book, “The Love Curse of the Rumbaughs”.
After graduating from the University of Michigan School of Music, Theatre, and Dance, Lisa went on to make her Broadway debut in the original cast of Titanic, and Off-Broadway debut in the cult favorite, Hedwig and the Angry Inch. She was nominated for a Jeff Award in the critically acclaimed production of Violet in the title role, then returned to Broadway in the original cast of The Full Monty.
Lisa has appeared in numerous films, television shows and stage plays, most recently “Elementary” on CBS, Bones on FOX, Castle on ABC, Spongebob, Time Out of Mind (directed by Oscar nominee Oren Moverman), and as the female lead in the Pulitzer Prize nominated play, Three Days of Rain opposite Silas Weir Mitchell and Sasha Roiz. She can also be seen as fashion designer Melody Oates opposite Gabrielle Union in the feature film, The Perfect Holiday.
Lisa has taught, directed and conducted master classes at Interlochen School for the Arts, Focus on the Arts, N.Y.U. Graduate Acting Department, CAP 21, Madison Theatre Intensive, AMDA, and Professional School for the Arts and is delighted to be joining the team at Such a Voice!
Check out her website! www.lisadatz.com
Linda Joy is a bilingual voice talent (English/German). British born, she grew up in Austria and Germany. She holds a European Bachelors in Performing Arts from the conservatory Mozarteum in Salzburg, Austria.
Linda is the German voice of Baby Miss Piggy in Jim Henson’s Muppet Babies (all episodes as well as her voice in commercials), Wilma (Baby Flintstones), and Joey (Dennis the Menace).
She has voiced Radio Theater for the Bayerischer Rundfunk, recorded an array of English language courses, as well as directed the recording of productions like Bold and Beautiful into German.
She now works out of her own professional studio in Colorado. Her clients include Jaguar, Harley Davidson, Avon, and Amazon. She regularly records commercials, e-learning projects, explainer videos, telephone messaging, compliance training courses, as well as video games.
Linda voiced a small part in Ice Age IV and loves to tell the story of how she practiced and developed the role. “It’s a great example of perseverance and sticking to the strength of your natural personality,” she says.
Linda has coached both kids and adults in voice work. She has taught classes at junior and senior high school levels and guest teaches for an audio class at the local college in her town.
When Linda isn’t in the studio, you will find her playing and inventing stuff with her little granddaughters. They have been known to take electronics apart just to see what’s in there.
You can check out Linda Joy’s website here at www.LindaJoyVoiceOver.com
Michael is an award-winning voice artist who has worked extensively in virtually every part of the voice-over industry; tv/radio commercials, promos, trailers, video games, animation, narration, audiobooks, you name it! He has also been teaching and coaching for 15 years and has a wealth of experience as a director and producer as well. With a strong sense of what is happening in the industry at the highest level on a day-to-day basis, Michael shares his understanding and experience with students and has a lot of fun along the way!
Vice President of Production
As a voice-over and on-camera actor, Claudine’s clients include Verizon, Listerine, MasterCard, Betty Crocker, Disney World, Pillsbury, Kit Kat, JCPenney, Pepsi, Sony Music, Boston Market, and Secret Deodorant, among many others.
She has voiced countless promos for clients such as USA Network, ESPN, VH1, and MTV, and was the live announcer for the first-ever televised Hollywood Film Awards on CBS. She recently appeared in a tutorial for Sonnox plug-ins, highlighting her work on the technical side of life as a voice actor.
Lauren Goode is a professional voice, stage actor, and coach based in Chicago, IL. Born in Dallas, Texas, she received a BFA in Theatre Performance with a minor in Philosophy from Stephens college in 2002. One year later, while performing in a production of Stage Door at the Plano Repertory Theatre, Lauren had the pleasure of being cast as the voice of the bumbling agent, Ms. Padushka on Funimation Studio’s cartoon, Kiddy Grade. She then went on to voice Hina in Yu Yu Hakusho, several characters on Case Closed (including a kick-ass villain named Marvella), and her all time favorite role, Gracia Hughes on Full Metal Alchemist, which she reprised in the Conqueror of Shamballa movie. She also played both a villain and a saint on the Radio Drama, Paws & Tales. Both Full Metal Alchemist and Case Closed have been featured on Cartoon Network ® and Netflix ®. Lauren moved to Chicago in 2005, got an agent, and started branching out into commercial and industrial voice work which opened up a whole new world for her. Later she upgraded her home studio and began freelancing voice over projects from home. Some of her clients include: Assassin’s Creed, Animal Planet, Cigna, Staples, Walmart, Oracle, Mercedes-Benz, Air Optix Aqua, Dixie, Nestle, Samsung, Motorola, Prescient Health, EY, and RE/Max. Lauren is also a massage, fitness, meditation, personal development, and writing fanatic. One thing she loves about coaching others is watching students shift their mindsets and really gain confidence in their ability to achieve their goals!
Based in Germany, Warren comes from a background of singing, bass guitar, songwriting, radio DJing, and a six-year stint as rehearsal director for STOMP’s international tour. Warren conducted his professional voice-over training through Such A Voice.
Warren’s voice-over accomplishments include radio intro/tags for a station in Holland, a commercial for Duracell, Elvis impersonations, a priest for a TV series at WDR-5 TV station in Köln, Germany, four audiobooks through ACX, two other audiobooks (“The Infinity Ring: The Trap Door” and “Star Wars: The Force Awakens”), and is currently recording “X: The Novel” for Learning Alley. He’s also voiced 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 with his students.
Rosemary Chase is a NY-based Screen Actors Guild‐American Federation of Television and Radio Artists (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 “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.
Mike Lenz is a full-time professional voice talent, actor, audiobook narrator and podcast producer. As a voice actor for more than 12 years Mike has worked with clients such as Xerox, Hershey, Dell, Microsoft, Paychex, Sotheby’s, Clorox and many more on commercials, eLearning projects, real estate videos, corporate and web-based videos, and brand imaging. Mike has also appeared in regional and national television commercials as an on-camera talent and was the host of a local TV talk show in Saratoga Springs for a number of years. In addition, Mike is an accomplished audiobook narrator, with more than 40 audiobook titles to date in genres ranging from Fiction to Entertainment, Science, Christian, Self-Help and History. Mike is also a Voice Arts Award nominated podcast producer of a popular Voice Over podcast, and the creator of Podcast Snap (podcastsnap.com) – a podcast consulting service, helping his clients with every step of their podcast creation and production. Mike is the author of Paid to Talk – A Journey Into Voice Acting and is a frequent speaker at Learning and Voice Over conferences. He currently lives in Saratoga Springs, NY with his wife and 4 children.
Nick 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 the small college town of Middlebury, Vermont.
Two years later, he was on to Burlington’s CBS affiliate WCAX-TV as head writer/producer for advertising and promotion, working with over 60 clients to help create and establish their identity in the northern New England marketplace.
After 13 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, Vermont Public Radio, 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 Skis, and more!
In his time with SAV, Nick has had the pleasure of meeting and working with over 500 students ranging in age from 16 to 89; from 45 states, several Canadian provinces, and even South Africa!
As of late, Nick is reinvigorating his love for the violin after 45 years and has been studying Irish fiddle music. He brings this same passion to his work for SAV, connecting a commitment to practicing your chosen craft with success in that field.
A singer and actress since childhood, Bonnie began her professional voice-over career on radio stations in Washington, D.C. nearly 25 years ago. Following a one year stint as a traffic reporter on WMAL and WTOP, Bonnie moved cross country to the Palm Springs, California area. During her 13 years as a news anchor/reporter and entertainment show host on KNWZ radio, she voiced hundreds of commercial spots and narrations. A vocal music major at Towson State College, Bonnie’s training has included introductory and advanced classes with Dan Levine back in D.C., as well as intensive private acting classes and voice instruction. Bonnie has taught acting, singing, voice-over technique, and public speaking both privately and in a classroom setting.
Erika Ward identifies as many things in this life, some of which include: voiceover actor, artist, author, intuitive guide, spiritual teacher, and (self-proclaimed) traveling philosopher.
As an actor, Erika has a long list of theatre credits and has also worked on episodic TV and film. Her most favorite role was in the entirely improvised, award-winning feature film, Speak Now. She has extensive training in scene study, improvisation, and voice & movement from both the William Esper Studio in NY, as well as Warner Loughlin Studios in LA.
Several years ago, Erika began to feel unfulfilled in her on-camera career and decided to put it on hold while devoting herself to other pursuits: specifically, her spiritual practice and what was becoming a full-time voiceover career.
Since 2011, her voice has been featured in over 2000 commercials. She has worked with a variety of clients, including: Whole Foods, Starbucks, McDonald’s, Plato’s Closet, Victoria’s Secret, Chevy, Sony Pictures, Target, Nordstrom, and many more! While her “bread and butter” has definitely been in commercial work, she has enjoyed a wide range of other VO gigs, such as: video game dubbing, providing off-camera voices for short dramatic films, and narrating several different tutorials, PSA’s, and industrials.
Erika is also a professional intuitive guide, who is dedicated to helping others live the lives they long to live and do the work they long to do. She is the author of the upcoming book, Wisdoms Of The Formerly Wilted; a compilation of inspirational musings and original photographs. Whether working with students and clients one-on-one, leading group workshops, sharing through her writing, or engaging in casual discussions, Erika loves nothing more than awakening others to their personal power and reconnecting them to their own higher/inner
As an accomplished voice-over actor with nearly 20 years of diverse experience, Alan’s voice has been heard worldwide in TV and radio commercials, promos, documentaries, films, video games, cartoons, radio shows, podcasts, audiobooks, political productions, and industrials. Alan has been coaching students with Such A Voice for six years.
He is an avid runner, enjoys playing piano (poorly, so he says), and likes to slake his thirst with the occasional craft beer.
Bill began his career as a voice-over talent at the age of 15. This was back when reel-to-reel tapes were used to play commercials, and 45 rpm records were used for music! Some 50 years later, Bill is a full-time voice talent providing voice-over services to clients all over the world from his studio in Dallas/Ft.Worth, Texas.
Bill is a successful voice-over coach and demo producer. He also is an adjunct professor at Tarrant County College in Ft. Worth, where he teaches a 48-hour course in voice-overs and audio marketing.
Bill has been associated with Such A Voice for seven years, and has mentored many SAV clients as they open their business and embark upon becoming a successful voice talent.
Jessica Magers, aka The Voice Goddess, is a 25-year veteran of the voice-over industry and her warm, engaging, and powerful vocal style keeps her clients happy and her production schedule full. Jess’ voice has been heard on thousands of radio ads all across the US and Canada. She produces broadcast quality audio with a special emphasis on narration.
Jess has voiced radio and TV ads for clients including Disney Resorts, Exempla Healthcare, The Rocky Mountain News, and Volkswagen. She also provides voice-over for The US Army, Exempla Healthcare, CH2M Hill, Coors, Adobe, Playboy, Philips, Time Warner Cable, The Denver Post, The Montreal Gazette, and countless others.
Jessica lives in McCall, Idaho with her husband and two pooches. In her free time, she can be found Airstreaming, traveling, hiking, cooking, belly dancing, and volunteering with the local animal rescue.
Jessi Keenan has been in the entertainment industry for over 25 years, starting at the age of six as a singer. Credits range from Ed McMahon’s “Star Search” at age 12, to becoming a Disney World singing princess (The Little Mermaid), to singing for Presidential events, and singing the National Anthem at Major League baseball stadiums across the country. All this lead to more gigs working in television and film as an actress, vocal coach and now voice-over instructor. She is currently using her acting and singing talents in combination. Based in Los Angeles (her home away from Iowa), Jessi is deeply involved with the voice-over industry on a daily basis!
Jan 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 five 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 Developers Conference Awards at the Moscone Center in San Francisco.
In an effort to give back to her community, Jan has taught voice-over at continuation high schools in the Bay Area and works with autistic teens at Actors For Autism in North Hollywood.
Simone Stevens has used her voice in many arenas as a performer, voice actor, and singer-songwriter. She studied musical theatre at the American Musical and Dramatic Academy, and improv at Upright Citizen’s Brigade in New York City. As a musician, she has released five studio albums; her last under the name Bonsai, which was featured in the magazines Paste and Spin. New York is also the town in which she met her first voice-over coach a decade ago, which led to her landing a spot at a top talent agency and a career in voice-over. She has been heard on networks like MTV, Nickelodeon, HGTV, and radio and television commercials for household brands like Clorox, KitchenAid, DirectTV, and many more. She is currently working on an animated series with veteran animator Dominic Polcino (King of the HIll, HarmonQuest, Rick and Morty, The Simpsons).
Adam Michael Rose
Dialect & Accent Reduction Coach
Adam Michael Rose is a Los Angeles-based dialect coach. He was the production dialect coach for Season 3 of ABC’s “American Crime.” Adam has worked with actors from “Game of Thrones,” “Orange Is the New Black,” and “The Americans,” and he’s also coached productions at theater companies, colleges, and schools throughout the country (“Mary Poppins,” “The 39 Steps,” “Noises Off,” “Pride and Prejudice,” and “Guys and Dolls”). Adam’s been a guest artist at state thespian festivals in California, Texas, Georgia, and Nevada, and at the International Thespian Festival in Lincoln, Nebraska.
Adam is a graduate of NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts, where he studied with teachers from the Lee Strasberg Theater Institute and Playwrights Horizons Theater. He has also trained in voice and speech with British American Drama Academy (BADA), Baltimore Shakespeare Festival, and the Theater Lab of Washington, DC.
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
Spanish Language Producer
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.
Angela Castonguay is a successful graduate of the Such A Voice program with more than 25- years experience in both education and corporate management prior to embracing the voice-over industry.
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 VO Demo Producer.
Working with a variety of clients in the IT and engineering industries, Angela specializes in recording employee training modules, but also enjoys exploring her multiple personalities when recording commercial spots that include Sylvan Learning Center, San Diego Tourism, Patriotic Puppies, and Finding Lost Melodies. 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 voice-over 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.
Check out Angela’s website here!
Producer/Audition Mastery Coach
Nancy Wilson is a demo producer, coach and Audition Mastery coach. She got her start in voice-over in Los Angeles broadcasting, where she worked for numerous radio and television stations, most notably, 94.7 KTWV FM, The Wave. There, she started as head of commercial production, and then became a staff announcer for ten years. She became one of the signature voices for Digital Planet (now Sirius) and also created and produced one hour radio specials for DP, including, State of the Planet. Nancy went on to create and distribute two radio programs on her own: Big Blue Planet, which was written about in USA Today, and won two Silver Medals at the New York Festivals International Radio Competition, and The Larry Carlton Show, which was broadcast on Music Choice. She has done numerous on-camera projects, and hundreds of voice-overs. One of her most enjoyable gigs was being the voice of smooth jazz for Korean Airlines in- flight service. She will soon be a workshop instructor at the SAG/AFTRA Actors Conservatory. She also casts, directs and performs in the SAG/AFTRA Radio Plays, at the Gene Autry Theatre in Los Angeles. Check out Nancy’s websites: www.nancywilsonvo.com, and
Head of Post-Production
Dale 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 in between. As co-owner of the Green Room Studios in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, 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 even 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.
Oliver Gebhardt is a studio owner and professional audio engineer that has over 15 years of experience in the audio industry. He has worked on major label projects as well as with local national and international artists. Oliver has worked with Such A Voice since 2009 and has helped upcoming talent break into the voice-over industry.
Vice President of Coaching
Craig Spear is an award-winning writer and producer with over 30-years experience in the advertising, radio, and television industries. His broadcast career began in college radio where he created Kaleidoquiz, still currently the largest and longest running campus-wide radio trivia contest.
As talk show producer for ABC, he produced two of America’s top ten nationally syndicated radio shows, including “The Dr. Dean Edell Show.”. “The Golden Gate Bridge Story,” a radio documentary produced for KGO in San Francisco, was named “Best Documentary” by the National Associated Press.
Drawing on audio, writing, and production skills, Craig established himself as a leading voice-over coach and Demo producer to nationally recognized VO actors and entertainment professionals. His clients have voiced hundreds of national campaigns for scores of Fortune 500 companies, from ABC to CNN, Microsoft to McDonald’s, Western Electric to Walmart, and General Electric to Garrison Keillor’s “Prairie Home Companion.”
Craig reads, writes, bikes, swims, and enjoys all things vocal.
Kathy Welsh has more than 20 years of experience in capturing tremendous performances and improving the technical capacities of the venues where she has worked. She broke into the industry by working in live performance venues as both talent and technician. After a romance with live stage acting that took her to stages from Pennsylvania to California, she decided to focus on formal training in audio engineering and related technologies. This breadth of experience enables her to see the big picture and to be empathetic to all those involved in the creative process, knowing first-hand what it takes to make an excellent product.
She became the lead engineer at Green Room Recording Studios while continuing to learn more as an audio technician. Kathy was on the team that wired Lauryn Hill’s recording studio, and she personally wired the patch bay at Cape Sound. World class boutique audio component company Old School Audio, then tapped her skills for the development of a new line of pre-amps.
If you have heard Fuel’s “Daniel” or Marcy Playground’s unplugged version of their biggest hit, “Sex and Candy”, you have heard a sampling of this pioneer’s work. Now, as she guides her children through their own arts journey as classical ballet dancers, you can be sure that Kathy will bring her passion for excellence and her attention to detail to your voice-over experience.
Cody Stephenson is a Certified Audio Engineer with more than 10 years experience in various audio fields. Cody earned his Bachelor’s Degree in Media Production from Northern Michigan University and continued his audio education at The Conservatory of Recordings Arts & Sciences, earning over 15 certifications. Cody has worked for Brilliance Audio, a subsidiary of Amazon, as an audiobook post production engineer, as well as an assistant engineer at one of Las Vegas’ biggest studios, The Hideout Recording Studio. During his time at The Hideout Recording Studio, he worked with a handful of well-known artists, such as Olivia Newton John, Ceelo Green, and Chris Brown. Cody is now dedicated to Such A Voice and continues to work hard to create unique and meaningful demos for our clients.
Brendan 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, Anheuser Busch, HP, Western Union, Intuit, and more. His comedic work has been featured on CBS Interactive, ESPN, Funny or Die, and YouTube, though he admits that last one doesn’t really 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.
Home Studio Support Specialist
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 such as 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.
Marketing & Career Advisory Coach
Joleene Derks is a voice actor, on-camera talent, and voice-over marketing and career advisory coach.
Joleene has been telling stories for decades. As a teacher and a workshop presenter, Joleene uses her passion for storytelling and the power of words to capture her audience, hold their attention, and take them on a journey to other places and times. She uses that same passion to bring her client’s words to life and help their business project a more professional image. With her experience in teaching, Joleene is an expert with educational terminology, and primarily voices corporate training, e-learning, tutorials, explainer videos, documentaries, and commercials.
As a marketing and career advisory coach, Joleene has shared her passion for the voice-over business with hundreds of aspiring voice talent across the nation. Joleene can help you determine a strategic marketing plan, hold you accountable for hitting your goals, and be just the support you need!
Joleene also enjoys doing on-camera work in movies and local and national commercials.
Script Writer / Copywriter
Natalie is a Massachusetts born writer/producer currently writing from New York City. Her scripts have been finalists in competitions such as the Final Draft Big Break and Showtime Tony Cox screenplay contests, and she continues to produce stories that entertain, provoke, and inspire.
If she’s not writing, she’s probably playing tennis, watching movies, petting a dog, eating Italian food, or stuck on the subway.
Booth is an actor/singer/voice-over artist based out of NYC. He’s been doing voice-over for over a decade, and has worked with a variety of clients including Comcast, Citibank, United Healthcare, and Nick, Jr. He earned a BA in Theatre from Brandeis University, as well as a Masters from at Boston Conservatory.
Booth’s passion for voiceover is influenced by his theatrical and on-camera background. When coaching his students, he revels in exploring the myriad of techniques and styles that help bring a script to life. In addition, his background in client services fuels his passion for providing exceptional customer experiences – never afraid of rolling up his sleeves and working hard for the SAV community!
Working regionally and off-Broadway, some of his favorite stage credits include Mr. Mayor in Seussical, Milo Tindle in Sleuth, Rick Steadman in The Nerd, Pirelli in Sweeney Todd, Vernon in They’re Playing Our Song, Moonface in Anything Goes, and Barnaby in Hello Dolly. Booth has also worked the cabaret and comedy festival circuit for many years, as well as being a studio singer for a variety of albums.
When not talking for a living, updating boothvo.com, coaching future VO stars, or advocating for the SAV family, he can be found spending time with his wife and daughter, his fish, and his pair of high-maintenance cats.
Tara Rao is an accomplished, award-winning writer, producer, director, and voice over talent. Her career has spanned two decades in network and cable television and her voice has been heard on TBS, IFC, Oxygen, Logo, Science Channel, and more. She has also voiced various off air, narration, and corporate projects. She has written and produced show launches for original and syndicated properties, channel-wide rebrands, upfront presentations, and has played a vital part in full network launches. The experience Tara has gained promoting clients including IFC, VH1, SyFy, truTV, Nickelodeon, Food Network, and many more… is put to great use here at Such A Voice, promoting our students.
Marc Bazerman is a veteran of the NYC audio industry. An exceptional Sound Designer, Mixer, and Composer, Marc has worked on TV and radio commercials, on-air promos, television shows, and feature films. Clients have included Mandoo Pictures, Barker Advertising, Spotco, A&E, MK Advertising, Lifetime, Silvergate Media, W&K Advertising, HBO and Hogarth Worldwide. Marc’s skills have been sought out to record, mix and sound design spots for such hit Broadway shows as King Kong, Young Frankenstein and Mean Girls and for many popular animated episodic’s including Nick Jr.s Peter Rabbit and Becca’s Bunch, ABC’s Doug, Disney’s PB&J, and Nickelodeon’s Little Bill. He is a requested favorite of celebrities including Bette Midler, Kevin Spacey, Kevin Kline, Mel Brooks and Sigourney Weaver. Marc’s career has also seen him mix documentaries such as the award winning Anti-Semitism in the 21st Century: The Resurgence, Cut Poison Burn, Dream Riders, Something You Should Know: The Duran Duran Fan Documentary, Carlos The Jackal and The Empire State Building. A musician at heart, Marc has been recording and performing in the family rock band, Baze and His Silly Friends whose award winning CDs have been distributed worldwide.
Scott joined Such A Voice in 2019 and brought with him over 15 years of voice over and audio production experience. Some of the more well-known clients he’s voiced and produced radio commercials for are UPS, Wegmans, Fidelity Investments, the Philadelphia Flyers and 76ers. As an audio producer, Scott has created imaging for several sports talk radio stations across the country including KNBR in San Francisco, WKNR in Cleveland, WAUK in Milwaukee and WEFL in West Palm Beach. Originally from Buffalo, NY, Scott currently resides in Philadelphia, PA and enjoys collecting 80s football sports memorabilia and horror movies.
Meet The Administrative & Customer Service Team!
Dan 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.r
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 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.
Chief Fulfillment & Content Officer
Heather is the Chief Fulfillment & Content Officer for Such A Voice. An alumni of the program herself, Heather studied under Dan Levine when she began her voice-over career in 2004. Over the years, Heather has coached and produced hundreds of Such A Voice students around the country. Today, her own voice-over roster includes thousands of clients from around the globe. She operates from her broadcast quality recording studio in Los Angeles.
Heather has vast experience recording everything from radio and television commercials to promos, animation, video games, audiobooks, children’s toys, explainer videos, on-hold messages, documentaries, e-learning, apps, website narrations, and much more! Some of her recent clients include McDonalds, Lowe’s, Subway, Pandora Radio, Nordstrom, Coca-Cola, Today’s Parent, Educational Testing Service (ETS), and Nationwide.
Heather is also a Voxy Lady, a hand-picked member of their “selective collective of professional female voice artists representing every genre, sound, and niche in the industry”. See www.voxyladies.com.
To take a peek at some of Heather’s work, visit her website, www.heathercosta.com.
Chief Executive Officer
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 online guitar shop, www.MusicStoreLive.com, which won the “Vermont Young Entrepreneur of the Year” award in 2013 and received national accolades for “Best Emerging Dealer of the Year” and “Best Marketing & Sales Promotion” in 2014.
Ben has a huge thirst to learn and grow. Over the years, he has read hundreds of books on, and taken part in, a wide array of workshops related to business and self-development. These include the Small Business Association’s “Emerging Leaders Program,” and Tony Robbins’ Business Mastery and Leadership Academy programs, to name a few. Ben attributes Such A Voice’s ability to stay on the cutting edge of the industry to the incredibly talented personnel that work here, and his and the team’s constant desire keep the company evolving in positive ways.
Customer Service Manager
Ray 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, audiobooks, PSAs, 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.
Chief Administrative Officer
As 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 healthcare 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.
As the billing administrator here at Such A Voice, Gilbert makes sure that every ‘I’ is dotted, and every ‘T’ is crossed on the financial side of things. A Minneapolis native, Gilbert came to Burlington, Vermont to go to school and has stayed here since graduating from Champlain College. He is the owner of many nicknames around the office, most notably ‘Gilly’ and ‘Bert’.
In his free time, Gilbert loves to play video games, ride his bike, and cook.
As Administrative Support, Roth works to make sure all the parts of the Such A Voice boat are pointing toward the port of good customer experience. The means making sure coaches have all the resources they need, student support for the website and member’s area, and a plethora of other problem-solving tasks. He also built this page!
Originally from New Jersey, Roth graduated from the University of Vermont in 2016 with a degree in Political Science. In his free time, Roth loves to play around in the kitchen, enjoys running and cycling, and is a podcast enthusiast.
Originally from upstate New York, Emily studied Media Studies, Digital Arts, and Journalism at Saint Michael’s College and that planted the seed for her passion for marketing. She loves the marketing field because it brings all the things she loves together: journalism, design, social media, community outreach. She has extensive industry experience in customer service and loves getting to learn about people. In her free time, she loves to tend to her plants, run wild with her dog, and check out the craft brewery scene in Portland, ME where she now lives.
Director of Human Resources
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 at 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!
Client Services Representative
Originally from rural Pennsylvania, Mike graduated with a degree in business administration from Mansfield University. Mike will be helping with technical and administrative support for coaches and students, as well as helping to keep our intro class teacher organized.
Mike’s other passions include snowboarding, but when you can’t find him on the mountain, look for him at the nearest yoyo contest!
As Schedule & Venue Manager at Such A Voice, Tara books Intro Classes throughout the country and works with the team and schools to keep everyone informed with up to date logistics. With ten years of experience in corporate and private event planning, she knows how to juggle many balls at once! In her free time, Tara loves travelling, cooking, knitting and spending time with her husband and their trouble-making puppy, Artemis