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!

“Voice Over World, Bring it!” – My Blog Post on Stage32.com

I was asked recently to do a blog post about my journey as a voice over artist for Stage 32, “the world’s largest social network and educational site for film, television, and theater creatives.”  It was such fun walking down that road again, reliving that journey…I can’t wait to see what’s next!

You can read the post here: https://www.stage32.com/blog/Voice-Over-World-Bring-It

Voicing the role of Stripper-Dominatrix on FX’s “Chozen”

To say that I had a blast voicing the character of a stripper/dominatrix on FX’s animated show “Chozen” is a complete understatement. I usually am hired to play the nice girl, the mom, the friend, the wife or girlfriend, and I love playing those roles!  But there are different sides to all of us, and I was given the opportunity to step out of the box and take on a sexy, demanding, dominating persona. And it was just awesome.

For the episode “Boy’s Night”, which aired in March of this year, I was directed by the extremely talented creator, writer and producer Grant DeKernion, whom I’ve had the pleasure of knowing for years. Needless to say, I was honored to be a part of his show, but more than that, I thoroughly enjoyed bringing a character to life that was so strong and domineering.

I gave it my all, and it was a thrill seeing the animated character I voiced come to life.

While I’m unable to post the entire episode, you can find a clip of “Boy’s Night” here:

http://www.imdb.com/video/hulu/vi3954748697?ref_=nm_rvd_vi_1

And then, to see my name in the credits alongside such incredible talent?  I am humbled…And looking forward to more character voice over work! It’s more rewarding than you can imagine. I’m one hard working and lucky girl. 🙂

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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: