A Born Voice Over Artist
I am an audiobook narrator with a resonant, intellectual mid-western US sound. Able to perform a Southern American, and South African accent. Strengths in narrating in pre-/post slavery black vernacular, and non-fiction. I started working as a Voice Over Artist in audiobook narration out of my pure love for reading. I am a self-proclaimed bibliophile!
I have trained with some of the leading industry audiobook narrators, and I trained with the Michigan Actors Studio.
I am the creator of Voices of Color in Audiobooks (VOCA), which started out as a Clubhouse room, and quickly evolved into a advocacy, and service initiative with a mission to increase audiobook listenership among BIPOC communities, by working with BIPOC authors and audiobook industry professionals.
My undergraduate degree is in Women's Studies and International Development and therefore I have a very keen understanding and affinity for women's and feminist studies and issues. I hold a Master of Public Health from the University of Pittsburgh, and am very comfortable narrating work with medical and scientific terminology, these two degrees intersect for me in my love for Women's and Maternal Child Health advocacy. I was a study abroad student in India for three months in undergrad, and I was a Peace Corps Volunteer in Botswana, where I lived for two years working on issues around HIV/AIDS and development. I can narrate very comfortably in a generalized South African accent, and am very fluid in narrating work with Yoruba, Hausa, Xhosa, Setswana and kiSwahili. I live in Michigan and enjoy hanging out on any of the Great Lakes during the summer as well as RVing. When I'm not working or narrating you will find me trying to get in some leisurely reading!
Contact me to find out more information and how we can start working together.