PBS Nerd, That’s Me!

One of my first projects in the broadcasting world was on-camera hosting for WTBU, the Butler University TV station, while I was in college. It was a public broadcasting channel at the time, and from the first moment I started helping out there, trapping shows for master control suuuuper early in the morning, working audio for one of their game shows, doing research for my show, learning AVID, entering my intros and outros into the teleprompter ‘software’ and then jumping in front of the camera to host…overall, I learned what an honor it was to be a part of the whole process, truly…and felt so at home doing so.

To this day, I feel the same way, and if there’s an opportunity to help out a public television or radio station, I jump at the chance.

Currently, you can hear me voicing promos for WGBH (Boston’s PBS) and on-camera and radio hosting pledge drives for KPBS, out of San Diego.

With Dave Mason, co-host extraordinaire at KPBS!

Here are a couple of my WGBH promos (WGBH Kids & Antiques Roadshow):

You can see a bit of my KPBS on-camera hosting on my reel & some more PBS promos and narration are on the way…can’t share just yet!!!

Supporting public broadcasting in any way you can is incredibly important. From the educational programs to overall public service, it’s here for YOU.

Give back if you can to YOUR local PBS station, and in the meantime, I look forward to continuing to work on behalf of and help out public broadcasting in the years to come. PBS Nerd right here…and proud of it!

Workin’ the mic for a KPBS Pledge Drive

What a year! So grateful and ready for an even more incredible 2016!

What a beautiful difference a year makes! I started the year with a new voiceover site, and I’m ending the year having added an array of voiceover clients from narration to commercials and ADR/voice matching that I couldn’t be more proud of:

Band-Aid, Kimpton Hotels, Lucky Buddah Beer, Proactive, ESPN, Cricket Wireless, Miller/Coors, Beezid.com & Harvard University, to name just a few. 😉

In the on-camera world, I was honored to be cast in commercials for Mattel (Barbie) & California Psychics, and I had an absolute blast hosting a couple of spots for AOL and Bank of America’s “Savings Experiment“. It’s never a bad thing to learn how to save $$$!

And as a proud mom, I must also share that my daughter has decided on her own, in her 6 year old dramatic soul, to also pursue on-camera work and has just recently booked a few Disney modeling jobs. 12274510_10153258896700959_1866383698770130266_nWith my Disney commercial from a couple of years ago, I think it’s such fun that she is also representing the magical world of Disney!

My agents, manager, family, friends…all help make it possible for me to perform, continue to work and help out clients as needed, and I couldn’t be more grateful for the opportunities that have presented themselves this year.

There is much to come in 2016, most of which I can’t share quite yet…But it’s all most exciting!

I’m over-the-moon thankful and wish all of you a happy, safe holiday season and the happiest of New Years!!! Bring it, 2016!

Voicing Eleanor Roosevelt for “The Quiet Philanthropist: The Edith Gaylord Story”

Voicing impressions and characters is one of my favorite things to do, as it requires truly stepping outside of the norm and making another person or character come to life. And when it’s asked of me…AND the producers are thrilled with the performance, what a rush!

That’s exactly what happened in the case of “The Quiet Philanthropist: The Edith Gaylord Story”, a historical documentary, directed by the talented Bryan Beasley, and premiering at the deadCenter Film Festival in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma on June 13th, 2014.

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The documentary is “A personal portrait about journalist and philanthropist Edith Gaylord.  Edith was a ground-breaking journalist in the 1940’s helping to break through the glass ceiling of the male dominated newspaper business.  Later in life, Edith devoted herself to philanthropy, anonymously giving millions away to the arts and the downtrodden.”

You can hear my narration of Eleanor Roosevelt reading one of her letters to Edith here:

If you happen to be in Oklahoma City on June 13th, you should check it out!  You won’t be disappointed!

Winter Olympics Ice Dancers a ‘la TANGO’S EDGE

Did someone say WINTER OLYMPICS? Yes, please!

What better way to celebrate the Winter Olympics than to sit back, relax and let me read you a romance novel about Russian and American Olympic ice dancers?!?

TANGO’S EDGE, available for purchase on Amazon.com & Audible.com (FREE with a 30-day Trial Membership)!!!

“Will you help me to defect?” It’s the desperate question from Russian ice dancer, Mikhail Kozlof, to his American counterpart, Kerry Niles. This single question ignites a treacherous cross-country trip, political intrigue – and an attraction that neither can deny. After a night of passion in a picture postcard winter resort, lust turns to love – and a return to reality. The American government is closing in and soon, Mikhail will be whisked away from Kerry. Once sequestered in a safe house outside Washington DC, Mikhail is faced with an impossible situation – he must deny his love for Kerry to protect her from harm.

Here’s a little sample: