a bit about me
I've had my nose in a book since before I started kindergarten and have been reading stories out loud to anyone who would listen ever since. My mom has always said that from the moment I was born I never shut my mouth, so it just makes sense that I would make a living with my voice.
It was this love of reading that inspired me to major in English Lit and later to become a Young Adult Librarian and it was this career that introduced me to the wonder of audiobooks. I began dreaming of narrating them one day myself. Today that dream has become reality.
Memberships and Volunteer Work
Audiobook Publisher’s Association
Member, 2016 - present
New Member Welcome Committee 2018
APAC Volunteer 2019
BACHELOR OF ARTS, LIBERAL STUDIES -
English Literature/Social Science
Charter Oak State College, Connecticut
CERTIFICATE, MULTIMEDIA/GRAPHIC DESIGN
University of Massachusetts, Lowell
Awards & Nominations
2018 AUDIE NOMINATION for Nevertheless We Persisted
2019 SOVAS AWARD for Nevertheless We Persisted, Me Too
Independent Audiobook Awards 2019, 2020
Medium.com audio for premium members - narration of short stories and non-fiction pieces featuring issues about gender, parenting, social history, and equality
HEAR NOW FESTIVAL –
Celebrating Mark Twain 2017, 2018, 2019
OTHER RELEVANT EXPERIENCE
Young Adult Librarian, Substitute Teacher, Public Speaker/ Educator on Disability Awareness & Service Dogs, Graphic Designer, Writer
Acting, Voice & Diction, Improv, & General VO
Audiobooks - Johnny Heller, Sean Allen Pratt
Dialects - P.J. Ochlan, Gary Furlong
New England Audiobook Narrator Retreat 2017 Johnny Heller’s Spendiferous Workshop 2017 The Audiobook Narrator - Scott Brick
Preparing Your Manuscript - Scott Brick
Your Audiobook Demo - Johnny Heller & Jeffrey Kafer The 4 Voices of Non-fiction - Sean Allen Pratt IPA/Dialect Workshop- Kathleen Gonzalez
General Southern, Western/Texas, Midwestern, New England,
British RP, General Irish
I record from my professional home studio near Springfield, MO.
I am always happy to travel when requested. It gives me a good excuse to put on real clothes and talk to real people.