Well my journey to Stage 32 is an unusual one, but that happens a lot in my life! When I graduated Colorado State University with a BFA in Graphic Design I happened to take a flying lesson just for kicks! I landed with stars in my eyes and was utterly hooked!
Although there were no female airline pilots then, I knew it was just a matter of time so I hocked everything I owned and started building flying time- I even flew single-engine aircraft (the smallest a two-seat Cessna 152!) across the North Atlantic and when the airlines started hiring women, I was right there, eventually flying international 747s for Northwest (Delta) Airlines, a career I truly loved!
A national on-camera spot for Tylenol as a female pilot actually kicked off my second career! After doing a few regional spots for Northwest, I narrated some training films and videos for ALPA, the pilots union, and when I had to retire early for medical issues, I started doing voiceover fulltime! So I have been blessed to have two careers I passionately love!
As a professional SAG/AFTRA voice actor and narrator, I have been nominated for and won awards ranging from Voice Arts Awards to Audie Awards, to AudioFile Magazine's Earphones Awards, among others and my client list covers more of the world than my 747s did! From Johnson & Johnson and Microsoft, to Disney, Delta Airlines, The United Nations, US Veteran's Admin, Centers for Disease Control, American Red Cross, Jet Blue for Saint Lucia, Canadian Realtors, Zurich Insurance, Japan Times... all the way to The Hotels and Casinos of Monte Carlo!
I built and opened a professional recording studio, The Captain's Voice, featuring Neumann and Sennheiser mics, PreSonus and dbx gear, Studio 1, Adobe Audition, iZotope RX Editor software and I've branched into coaching for audiobook narration both in-studio and remotely. You can hear my work at and www. ... and when you least expect it on television, radio, phone messaging, and across the internet and the globe!
Unique traits: Low-pitched, deeply resonant voice, excellent diction and reading skills, wide range from soft and smooth, to confident and authoritative all the way to the warm and friendly girl-next-door (or grandmother-next-door!)
Voice-over by Kevin Tinto Narrator We are writing with some fabulous news! Ice has been named the Winner in the action/adventure category of the 2016 Next Generation Indie Book Awards. Congratulations!" Next Generation Indie Book Awards The debut best seller that has sold more than 400,000 Kindle and paperback versions! Ice! Archaeologist Leah Andrews stumbles upon something inexplicable in southwestern New Mexico: Inside a dark cavern lies an undiscovered, Native American cliff dwelling abandoned for 800 years. While twisting through one of the narrow underground passageways, Leah’s flashlight illuminates the remains of a violent massacre. Ancient human remains - all slaughtered in a long-ago massacre - cover the cavern floor, along with several brilliantly colored, granite crystals. The rare gems are native to only one place on earth: A frozen mountain range in central Antarctica. Could Native Americans have traveled to the frozen continent of Antarctica 800 years before the first known human exploration? If so, how? And why? There’s only one person who can get Leah to those mountains in Antarctica: Her estranged husband and climbing guide Jack Hobson. At their destination, they make a stunning discovery that will change history and science forever. But Leah’s team is far from the only interested party. As her secret makes its way to the highest levels of government, a race to seize the Russian-claimed Antarctic territory brings the world to the brink of nuclear conflict.
Nothing Bad Between Us
Voice-over by Blackstone Audio Narrator After being publicly humiliated in front of her entire close-knit Mennonite community, Marlena Fiol didn’t know how she would recover. Follow her journey from an abusive upbringing in Paraguay to escape, love, and loss in the United States and finally on to forgiveness and reconciliation. Discover a story of healing and personal transformation. Marlena’s childhood was full of contradictions. Her father was both a heroic doctor for people with leprosy and an abusive parent. Her Mennonite missionary community was both a devoted tribe and a controlling society. And Marlena longed to both be accepted in Paraguay and escape to somewhere new. In Nothing Bad Between Us, follow Marlena’s journey as she takes control of her life and learns to be her authentic self, scars and imperfections included. Uncover inner peace - and inner strength. Nothing Bad Between Us is a story of brokenness and eventual redemption that taps into our collective yearning for healing and forgiveness. As you listen to Marlena’s story, you will: Learn how to forgive yourself and others without giving up your personal growth and self-confidence Discover that transformation and redemption often exist even in the most broken parts of who you are Find out how to stand in your power, knowing that vulnerability won’t lead to your downfall, but to increasing courage, connection, and authenticity Listeners of memoirs about family, self-healing, and the strength of a woman like The Glass Castle, Love Warrior, and Leaving the Witness will be captivated by Nothing Bad Between Us.
Expert Witness: Wrongful Death
Voice-over by Judy Tarver Narrator Three Beech 1900 aircraft crash mysteriously. Josey Cantwell, aviation consultant and expert witness, and her partner, Brad Smith, former army aviator and CIA operative, are called in to help investigate the accidents. While reviewing the logbooks of an employee who died in a Cessna 172 on his way back to work, Josey stumbles into a shocking conspiracy between the vice president of Viscount Air Transport and an entrepreneur in San Salvador. The action never stops when word gets out that Josey might have discovered incriminating evidence that will blow the conspiracy wide open.
Character, by Marjorie Garber
Voice-over by Blackstone Audio Voice Actor A spirited, engaging investigation into the concept of character, an enduring human obsession in literature, psychology, politics, and everyday life. What is “character”? How can it be measured, developed, or built? Are character traits fixed or changeable? Is character innate, or can it be taught? Since Aristotle’s Poetics, philosophers, moralists, artists, and scientists have engaged with the enigma of human character. In its oldest usage, “character” derives from a word for engraving or stamping, yet over time, it has come to mean a moral idea, a type, a literary persona, and a physical or physiological manifestation, observable in works of art or in scientific experiments. It is an ingredient in drama and the focus of self-help books. As Marjorie Garber explores in Character, character seems more relevant than ever - the term is omnipresent in discussions of politics, sexuality, ethics, morality, and the psyche. But it seems to carry an unusually wide range of meanings, some disconcertingly at odds with others. Why are “character flaws” of such great interest today, whether in political campaigns, personal relationships, or the biographies (and autobiographies) of famous people, living and dead? What does “character”, in this moral or ethical sense, have to do with the concept of a character in a novel or a play? Are our notions about fictional characters in fact helping to produce our ideas about moral character? The question of “character” arises in virtually every area of modern life. And in every case, there is the same fundamental tension: between something regarded as innate or intrinsic to the individual, and something that can be taught or copied. With characteristic verve, humor, and vast erudition, Garber explores the stakes of these conflations, confusions, and heritages, from Aristotle and Shakespeare to the present preoccupation with “character issues”, “character assassination”, and the “character flaws” of public figures.
Voice Arts Award Nomination-Expert Witness: Wrongful Death by Judy Tarver
Independent Audiobook Awards Finalist- Natural Causes by Joseph Badal
Voice Arts Award Winner- The Medical Marijuana Guide by Patricia Frye, MD
AudioFile Magazine's Earphones Award: Husbands and Other Sharp Objects, by Marilyn Rothstein
Audie Awards Nominee- Come To Me Alive, by Leah Atwood
Voice Arts Award Winner- In Movement There Is Peace, by Elaine Foster
Multiple Voice Arts Awards and Nominations in Fiction and Non-Fiction