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The Voices in My Head …

It’s a strange revelation discovering that your greatest skill that will turn into an amazing career is creating characters out of the voices in your head.  I began giving voices to animals and babies as early as I can remember.  The expression on their faces spoke to me somehow, and I felt compelled to lend them my voice, never guessing it was laying a foundation for my future aspirations.  I adored Saturday morning cartoons, “The Muppet Show” and the “Wonderful World of Disney” as a kid.  Essentially, they were my early training.

When one of my college instructors made the miraculous and astute suggestion that I pursue a career in voice over, it was an epiphany!

I moved to LA where I picked people’s brains, asked questions of anyone remotely involved in VO, put together a demo, took classes, pestered casting directors and agents until I had the right one and auditioned until I finally booked my first job as Skipper on a “Reporter Barbie” book.  My first animated series was shortly after – Polly on “The Kids from Room 402” on Fox Family.  She remains a character near and dear to my heart.  From there I branched into anime, commercials, animated features and video games.

It’s been a whirlwind adventure.  I feel so fortunate to be able to make a living doing what I love. I am grateful for every job I book and the wonderful and ridiculously talented people I work with.  I still strive to create new and lovable characters.  Every audition is an opportunity to discover something about my voice and stretch and grow.  I welcome the challenge.  And so, the journey continues…