A Motown native, Alicia Kaye studied Radio, TV and Film at the University of Texas at Austin where she started her almost 30 year radio career. Her quick wit and ability to do character voices highlights her voice acting skills, which she has a passion for, and now enjoys that career full time. She is the voice of countless radio and TV commercials around the globe and can be heard anywhere from the instructional CD-ROM for your new Jaguar XJ, to the Trolley at the St. Petersburg Pier. Alicia lives in Tampa with her 22 year old son Cory, a student, two Boston Terriers, Rosie and Daisy, and their English Bulldog, Hercules.
Alistair Davis is a professional voice artist and actor living in Cape Town, South Africa with his partner and young son. He studied acting in Ireland and South Africa and is a passionate communicator and "accenteur" who loves languages and picking up new accents as he travels! He lived in Ireland and England for nearly 10 years and has also travelled extensively around South America and Europe learning a few languages along the way. He has also set up a voice training consultancy teaching corporations the nuances of vocal tonality in selling. Alistair is also a keen guitar player and singer and still dreams of being a rock god one day!
Alyson can be heard on hundreds of national, regional and local commercial campaigns for TV and radio including Pajamagram, Vermont Teddy Bear, Walmart, Volvo, and Spotify and hundreds of others. You can also hear her at top radio stations across the country, including The US Open Radio, The Alfonso Ribero Show, Rick Dee's Syndicated Countdown show, FlashBack with Matt Pinfield, The New Dougall Fraser Podcast, AJ Barerra Podcast and David Tutera's podcast among others. She has done promos for “E”, FOX, ABC ,Hallmark Channel, TVG Network, Universal Sports Network, Outside TV, ID Discovery Network, KDKA and more.
Amy Landon is a seasoned audiobook narrator and bi-coastal actress who regularly graces the stage and works in TV and film. Some of her recent titles are Sparrow Hill Road, The Spellsong Cycle, Texts from Jane Eyre and the MoonBound Clan Vampires series. When not acting or reading, Amy can be found behind the keyboards playing in her rock band, Cylvia. She rabidly attacks her dream of taking over the universe, circling the globe on two wheels, and trying to bake the perfect biscuit.
Andy White is a retired educator with over twenty years experience telling stories of math and science in Salt Lake City area schools. Along with an education education, his academic background includes degrees in broadcasting, ecology, and business. He is an active outdoorsman; trail running, hiking, backpacking, canoeing, telemark skiing, and keeping his eyes open for what nature will please him with next. With his retirement from teaching, he re-engaged his interest in broadcasting in hopes of sharing stories with a wider audience. He and his wife have raised two boys, four dogs, and are currently working on cats number five and six.
Aoibhéann McCann is an Irish actor, based in Dublin, Ireland, working between the Emerald Isle and London. She has voiced many advertising campaigns in Ireland, the UK and the US and is a part-time radio presenter in Dublin. She performs regularly in theatre, television and film, alongside her works as a voice coach to actors, lawyers and teachers. Aoibhéann trained at The Oxford School of Drama and graduated in 2011. She has a burning ambition to sing as part of her acting work, as she does not normally work in musical theatre. Maybe next year?
Auddie Phillips started using her gift as a voice talent by reading newspapers to the blind for a charitable organization in the St. Louis metro area back in the 80’s. She pursued her interest in the broadcast industry through her education and started working for an NBC affiliate in Tulsa, Oklahoma. After taking a long break from the broadcast world, Auddie took a job at a Tulsa top rated radio station as a News Director/Audio Production Manager and renewed her love for voiceover work. She found herself back in the corporate world after 3 years in radio. In addition to her current job, Auddie has a fulfilling career in voiceovers and looks forward to permanently trading the corporate grind completely for her passion—voiceover work. She resides in Broken Arrow, Oklahoma and works from her home studio.
Ben Hauck is an American actor, improviser, host, and voiceover artist. As stand-in for John Oliver over five seasons of HBO's Emmy-winning series Last Week Tonight, Ben has been honored by the Television Academy in 2016, 2017, and 2018 for his contributions to the variety talk series. A dynamic comic and dramatic performer, Ben won the Emerging Artist Award for his trademark "improvised sermons" at the 2013 Unscripted New York Improvised Theatre & Film Festival. Author of the book Long-Form Improv (Allworth Press, 2012), Ben is internationally known as a teacher of long-form improvisation, having taught and directed long-form improv in New York City, Toronto, and London. He is host of The Acting Income Podcast with Ben Hauck, covering practical and controversial topics related to earning an income as an actor. Ben holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Acting from Otterbein.
An actor since the age of five, Bettye Zoller Seitz signed with and trained at MGM Hollywood in the old studio system. Traditional schooling followed, culminating in graduate degrees in both theatre and music. Her performance credits include roles in musicals, film, studio singing, radio and TV promotions, and her favorite performance venue—audio book narration. Bettye is also a voice coach and drama teacher who has launched hundreds of careers. A professional audio engineer, Bettye works out of her own studio in Dallas, Texas.
Bill Murray has been a voice actor for over thirty years. If you live in the United States, you’re very likely to have heard at least one of Bill’s many television promo spots, such as the Presidential election debates, political conventions, and the Olympics. He and his wife travel extensively and have been to over a hundred countries and territories from Albania to Zimbabwe, including three round-the-world trips. When not traveling, you can find Bill behind his mic in his log cabin studio on a horse farm in the Appalachian mountains of north Georgia.
Bobbin Beam has worked professionally behind the microphone since she was eighteen. One of Wisconsin's first female radio broadcasters, Bobbin established her own successful ad agency, where she honed her production skills and creative voiceover talents. Over time Bobbin’s career evolved into full-time voice acting, which remains her passion, her craft, and her art. Her work has been heard around the world in commercials, narrations, audiobooks, documentaries, and TV promos for Fortune 500 companies such as ABC and the Disney Channel.
Bob’s 50-year entertainment career covers Motion Pictures, Television, Theater, audio book narrations and a host of other voice-over venues. As an actor Bob’s first film was the original CAPE FEAR with Gregory Peck and Robert Mitchem. His latest movies include GONE FISHIN’ with Joe Pesci and Danny Glover, and HELD FOR RANSOM starring Dennis Hopper. Bob is now retired and lives in Orlando, Florida where he still records from his own in-home studio. He also recently launched a one-man comedy show WOWdatsFUNNY which he performs at retirement communities, nursing homes and churches.
Brian Hutchison is a stage, screen, and voice actor based in New York City. He has appeared in several Broadway and off Broadway plays, as well as on television and in film. He has narrated dozens of audiobooks in all genres and is also an avid photographer. Brian received a BA in English from Lafayette College and earned his Master of Fine Arts at the University of San Diego.
Caz Adams is an actress and voice over artist who has voiced thousands of TV and Radio commercials as well as corporate videos and animated movies. She also teaches acting for the camera at Screenwise (alumni include Chris Hemsworth and Stef Dawson) and voice overs at NIDA (alumni include Cate Blanchett, Mel Gibson and Guy Pearce). Caz also has extensive experience behind the camera as a writer, director, producer and video editor.
Cheryl May is a professional vocalist, narrator and voice over artist. She currently resides in Northern California where in her free time she creates art and music. She has been performing live and recording in studios for thirty years and has received several international awards for best female vocalist. Cheryl now dedicates herself full-time to audiobook narration.
Chris Fetherolf is an award winning filmmaker and alumnus of the UCLA School of Theatre Film & Television. He has produced, directed, and written numerous film projects — from documentaries, to features, live shows and events. His credits include: F-Stops, Desert Sin’s Musee Des Femmes, and a feature length documentary entitled A Reason for Living. Working both in front of and behind the camera, Chris’ production company developed a documentary feature about the Big Bopper, and worked with the Kickstarter campaign to finish the lost songs of the Big Bopper. Chris has voiced numerous audiobooks in addition to the A New World series including Rick Gualtieri’s Bill The Vampire Series.
Working out of Los Angeles, Dave Fennoy is one of the most sought after voice artists in the industry, providing voices for clients such as ABC, The WB, Fox, CBS, Showtime, Starz, ESPN, The Disney Channel and TV One. To over thirty million Hulu viewers he is known as "The Hulu Guy", the omnipresent voice of HULU.COM. Due to the demand for Dave’s voice in the commercial promo market, he has steered away from book-length narration projects — that is until now. The Crossroads Series could be read by no one else.
Dave Margalotti is a veteran radio broadcaster whose voice has been heard in New York City, Boston, New Jersey, Long Island, and Florida as well as on Slacker Radio, eBay Radio and other radio shows and internet broadcasts over the last thirty years. In addition to his on-air work, Dave is a highly successful programmer and operations manager. Currently, he is the Director of Radio Operations for a Christian radio network with seventy broadcast signals in New York and Pennsylvania. Dave and his wife, Patty reside in northern New Jersey and they are the proud parents of six children, Lexi, Chelsea, Max, Sam, Johnna, and Harry.
David Cross is a successful British voiceover artist who lives with his family on their small, organic farm in the Oregon mountains. David has lived or worked in twenty-one countries and enjoyed experiences as diverse as vegetarian chef in a meditation ashram, earthquake relief volunteer, television presenter and CEO of an Internet startup, all while running a successful marketing consulting business. David brings this rich diversity of life's experiences to his storytelling.
David DeBoy is a professional actor, playwright, and award-winning producer/ director. He has appeared in over forty stage productions, and his commercial credits number in the hundreds, including Pepsi One, State Farm, and The Baltimore Orioles. He has voiced documentaries and promotions for National Geographic, The Discovery Channel and appeared in training videos for the Pentagon, NBC-TV, Xerox and hundreds of other clients. David has performed in on-camera roles in HBO’s VEEP and The Wire, and the feature films Head of State, A Dirty Shame, Tin Men and Homicide.
David McAlister is an eclectic British television, stage, and radio actor and well-known voice of the BBC. Trained by the BBC Radio Drama Company as a voice actor, David’s ability to create characters and bring scripts to life is second to none. His resume includes many popular BBC radio dramatizations including Lord of the Rings and Cold Comfort Farm. His expansive list of audiobook narration credits includes titles such as The Wreck of the Titan and H.G. Wells’ Ghost Stories.
David Winograd has driven taxis in New York City, purchased auto parts in China, acted Off-Broadway and created and run a number of mutual funds, earned a doctorate and taught Instructional Design and e-Learning at the University Level. He was at the beginning of the computer revolution starting the first themed Bulletin Board System in Northern NJ in 1978, and running Compuserve along with writing for a number of Apple publications both online and in print. Currently he is a voice talent having recorded dozens of audiobooks. The thread running through it all is storytelling, and to David there is nothing better than that.
We didn’t hear Denny Delk ask “Got Milk?” for the California Milk Processor Board until 1993, but Denny has made his living as a voice actor since before the turn of the century. His legacy includes work in film, television, animation, interactive games and audio books. Denny is also a founding member of the San Francisco improv comedy troupe and the National Theatre of the Deranged where he is often referred to as the Finest Swordsman in all of France.
One of—if not the—most recognizable voice in Hollywood, seven-time Emmy award winner Ed Asner is indelibly etched on our hearts as Lou Grant of the Mary Tyler Moore Show and its spin-off series, Lou Grant. Ed’s voice acting credits are no less impressive than his TV and film résumé, including most recently the starring role as the voice of Carl Fredricksen in Pixar's 2009 box office hit UP!, which won Best Animated Feature Film and Best Original Score— Motion Picture at the 67th Annual Golden Globe® Awards as well as receiving The Outstanding Animated Film Award at the 82nd Oscars.
Erik Reynolds has been using his voice to communicate on stage and on air for over eighteen years. A veteran of broadcast and multimedia production, Erik has worked with a varied list of clients and projects from instructional videos for major corporations to audiobooks on many topics and commercials for local attorneys. Described as a voiceover artist with a young and confident, yet reliable and commanding voice, Erik finds his joy and purpose exclusively in serving others.
Eric Brandenburg was born in Medford Oregon and attended Yale College where he studied English Literature and Theatre. He continued his studies at The Royal Central School of Speech and Drama in London for three years before settling in New York City. He has been active in the theater in New York and the Northeast and, as a playwright, has had a number of his short plays performed by companies in New York and Los Angeles. He also works as a senior IT professional. Eric currently writes, produces and performs a Sci-Fi Comedy podcast called Tales from the Moon which is available on Apple podcasts, Google podcasts and other platforms.
Glenn Mckenzie started his career as a printer and later, after certification as a Microsoft Certified Professional, began working in the fast-paced world of IT, which ultimately led him to the BBC and exposed him to the exciting world of performance entertainment. Glenn left the United Kingdom, his home country, for a new life with his wife and two children in Turkey where he recorded the first book of Nancy S. Thompson's The Mistaken series. Recently returned to the UK, Glenn continues the series with Leverage, and as you will see, he is still putting his heart and soul into it.
The enchanting voice of Helen Brindle Lisanti can be heard worldwide in numerous business, educational, and entertainment productions. An honors graduate of London’s Guildhall School of Music and Drama, Helen has performed on stage in numerous Repertory Theater and West End plays. As a voice artist, Helen’s eclectic resume includes corporate productions as well as TV, Radio, and Internet commercials. Her award winning audiobook performances include timeless classics, and now heart pounding thrillers.
Ian Lynch has recorded voice overs for a wide variety of projects including audiobooks, globally-televised extreme sports programs, television promos, multiple national commercials and interactive toys. His expansive list of corporate voice over clients include start-up businesses as well as Fortune 500 companies. When not recording, he is probably thanking his beautiful wife and daughter for letting him spend so much time in the studio.
James Conlan has worked continuously as a voice-over artist since the nineteen-seventies. He has served as an announcer, narrator, and voice actor for projects all over the United States. He is also a writer and producer of award-winning radio commercials and is a popular director who has worked with some of Hollywood’s best voice talent. As a principal of Houston's Radio Works, his campaigns have helped hundreds of advertisers achieve prominence in their fields and have won nearly every major creative award for radio advertising. James lives in Houston, Texas with his wife, Kate.
Jane Oppenheimer is a professional actress and audiobook narrator and can be heard on numerous Audible books. She holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Theater from Carnegie-Mellon University and has worked on stage in New York, Chicago, Los Angeles and at the famed Williamstown Theater Festival. On screen, her work includes independent films, guest-star, co-star and commercial work. She has trained with the best in auidobooks including Scott Brick, Paul Alan Ruben and Pat Fraley. Her voice-over work can be heard on commercials as well as corporate campaigns and theme park rides. Jane lives in Los Angeles and also narrates under the name of Kathryn Clark.
Jason Keller is an actor, screenwriter, and producer with an eclectic resume that includes major roles in the theater, television, films, and now audiobooks. He earned a Certificate in Musical Theater at Northwestern University, then went on to receive a Masters in Fine Arts degree from the Bristol Old Vic Theater School. Jason met his wife Alexandra in Chicago, and the two were married in October of 2017. When not performing, Jason is an avid woodworker and keeps his boxing skills sharp. He also writes and produces indie films, and teaches Theater and Filmmaking in low-income schools.
Jean Brassard is an actor, singer, dancer and writer with an impressive list of tv and film credits in addition to his involvement in many stage productions. He is a recipient of a 2012 Bistro Award for his singing tribute to Yves Montand, “The Kid From Paris.” Jean has also been the voice of the World Wrestling Federation for their International French market. As might be expected from such a highly in-demand voice professional, Wishbone is Jean’s thirty-first audiobook narration performance. Originally from Quebec City, Jean now lives in New York City with his partner.
Jeff Leach is a true Renaissance man. An award-winning actor, comedian, writer and host he has enjoyed global success on stage, film, television and within the gaming community. A multi-faceted performer with an ‘no holds barred’ mentality, his television shows have broken boundaries whilst his live performance questions the very fabric of modern society and all of humanity’s foibles.
Jennifer Jill Araya has been listening to audiobooks since she was a young child, and the fact that she now gets to narrate audiobooks for a living is a dream come true. Jennifer’s training as an opera singer and orchestral cellist lend a musicality and depth of understanding to her narration that help bring her authors’ stories to life. She loves nothing more than giving life and breath to the printed word. When she’s not narrating, Jennifer can be found hiking, biking, running, or generally exploring her home city of Cincinnati with her husband Arturo (aka “Partner in Crime”) and their two children.
John Sackville began work as an actor after studying at St. Andrews University and the Webber Douglas Academy of Dramatic Art. Leading roles in regional theatre and the West End were followed by a period with the Royal Shakespeare Company. While there, John voiced an award-winning series of excerpts from plays and poetry—Lifespan—for the BBC World Service. His experience has since extended to TV documentaries, audio books, language learning, computer games narration as well as numerous TV, radio and internet commercials.
Judi Pennington is an English voice over artist who works from her own studio on the Gallery of her historic cottage in the Yorkshire Dales, where she lives with her husband, Ian. After a successful career in training and public speaking, her great love of literature and the spoken word led her to voice over work. Judi divides her time between Yorkshire and the Republic of Malawi in southeast Africa, where she teaches basic business skills to villagers.
Cherry Hill Publishing is thrilled to introduce Kelly Brennan to our lineup of narrators this year. Kelly has an eclectic mix of credits on her resume including commercials, training and educational videos, medical narration, audio tours, museum guides, phone messages, corporate presentations, videogames, and of course, audiobooks. Her client list includes the likes of Nickelodeon, Scholastic, Under Armour, Sony, Crayola, Microsoft, Intel and more.
Originally from Kalamazoo, Michigan, Larry Herron championed local and regional theaters as well as numerous TV shows including Modern Family and NCIS. His audio books can be found on all major platforms. Larry resides in Los Angeles with his wife and son. Find Larry behind the mic of the entire Business is Business series.
Kate Marcin is a Los Angeles based audiobook narrator and voice-over artist who grew up in Boston. Don’t worry, she doesn’t have that crazy accent, but she can do one for you if you’re into that kind of thing! She has a Bachelor of Arts degree in Spanish and Theatre from the University of Vermont and has trained with some awesome coaches in LA. As an avid reader, stumbling into the world of audiobook narration has been a dream come true. Who knew you could read for a living? Kate spends her free time developing an audio guide to Big Sur, California with her amazing husband, Jonathan. Look for Kate in future installments of the Rise of the Relams series.
Coming from a stage background, Kristin Watson Heintz studied voiceover in San Francisco with Samantha Paris. After landing her first audiobook, she was lucky enough to be the voice for Lexi Carmichael in the popular series by Julie Moffett. Since then she has had the pleasure to work on numerous works of fiction and nonfiction of all genres. Aside from narration, she can be heard on the radio in commercials around Indianapolis. Her greatest love is telling stories in all formats.
Laura Jennings works full-time as a professional audiobook narrator in her home studio. With a passion for literature and a Master of Fine Arts degree in creative writing, she brings to the table an intrinsic appreciation of the mechanisms and techniques that comprise the art of the tale. Laura enjoys a quiet lifestyle in the Pacific Northwest with her loving husband and aged beagle, Dottie. Hear more of Laura in the Cherry Hill Publishing audiobook production of Dana Mason's Precious Embrace.
Lisa Larsen is an audiobook narrator and voice artist whose voice can be heard around the world and across the Web in audiobooks, commercials, e-learning projects and corporate narrations. Her audiobook titles span many genres, including mysteries, young adult, inspirational stories and nonfiction. She loves bringing life to the written word and is thrilled that she gets to spend her time telling good stories. Look for Lisa behind the mic in other Cherry Hill Publishing audiobooks including Letters Never Sent by Sandra Moran.
Marion Castle is a British voice over artist with a special passion for talking books. Her work also includes voicing for radio, TV, video documentaries, and her many recorded jingles are heard on radio stations around the world. Marion is featured on her own radio program in Spain and is the Liaison Director of an English/Bavarian radio station in Germany. Marion recorded Sense and Sensibility from her home studio in the beautiful mountains of Bavaria where she also teaches Business English to German companies.
Mark Gagliardi is best known as a narrator on Comedy Central's Drunk History and as a regular in the hit podcast The Thrilling Adventure Hour. He is a graduate of The Theatre School at DePaul University and The Second City Conservatory and improvises at iO West in Hollywood regularly. He has acted in over two-hundred plays and toured as a member of the original revival cast of National Lampoon Lemmings. On TV he appeared as Savage on Disney XD's I'm In The Band and other shows including How I Met Your Mother and The League. He currently plays the Genie in Aladdin: A Musical Spectacular at Disney's California Adventure and works at Universal Studios as an actor and improv coach.
Mark Taylor’s broad background includes musical composition, arranging, and performing in addition to his voiceover work in commercials and audiobooks. He has composed music for film, theater, chamber ensembles, symphony orchestras and commercial music libraries. He placed two songs in the Dollface Productions independent feature film The Girl and recent projects include a multi-movement orchestral work commissioned by Anthony Braxton’s Tri-Centric Foundation. A native of Chattanooga, Tennessee, Mark works from his own recording studio in New York City.
Mary Hildebrandt is an American voice actress. She first realized the power of words to create worlds as a young girl, listening to her father read the Sunday morning cartoons to her family each week. After graduating college, Mary had the good fortune to land a job through an acting friend, at a radio station in her hometown. That opportunity to talk into a mic, paired with her years of acting and voracious reading appetite, opened the door to the wonderful world of narration and the rest, as they say, is history.
Maureen Jones knew she loved reading stories aloud ever since grade school. With two degrees in German literature and language, she immersed herself in novels and plays throughout university. As an actor and voice talent she's brought hundreds of characters to life and had a blast doing it. Audiobooks provide Jones with the opportunity to read books and act every single day. After all, her dad said that if she could get a job where she was paid to talk, she'd be golden. Find Maureen behind the mic of other outstanding Cherry Hill Publishing audiobook titles including Barbara Wood’s The Divining, the sequel to Soul Flame.
Melanie Haynes is an award winning veteran of film, television, radio and theater who brings acting talent, versatility, intelligence, and a great voice to every project. She has voiced thousands of radio and television commercials, corporate narrations and training modules along with documentaries, promos, imaging, and on hold messages. Her work has been seen and heard on ABC, CBS, HBO, USA Network, The History Channel, Disney, and FOX among others.
Michael Neeb has always loved great stories. Movies, television, books, video games; whatever the medium, it seems that he is always searching for his next favorite story. As a full-time voiceover artist, his greatest thrill is bringing a terrific story to life in an audiobook. From compelling characters to fantastical adventures, there's nothing more challenging and thrilling than an excellent story with an excellent narrator. Michael's versatility, personality and wide range brings The Forever Man to life—the just as Craig intended!
Melissa Zartman is a creative force of nature. Like a Hummingbird. Moving at high vibrating speeds to accomplish her goals. Acting, singing, anything where she can create beauty with her voice—sign her up! Narrating audiobooks allows her to connect with her imagination and escape into someone’s adventure for a time. Like singing, writing, and creating art, the magic happens when you let go and dive into a project. Yoga, golf, skiing and buckeye root keeps her grounded. Melissa cannot get enough of tiny homes, treehouses and restored Land Rovers and Airstreams.
Monroe McBride’s first recorded book was read for a blind student at his high school in Modesto, California, where he also played disc jockey on the school’s ten-watt radio station. As a young adult, Monroe volunteered his voice for an organization that recorded textbooks and other documents for blind students in the local schools. In later years, he has been the voice for television commercials, trade show videos, and a series of leadership training modules published online. Monroe is the proud father to five and grandfather to eight.
Nikki Delgado is a professional actress and voiceover artist who works from her professional studio in the United Kingdom. With a professional certification in Performing Arts and Acting from Stella Mann College in London, Nikki has over ten years of experience working on stage. Her voiceover resume boasts over a hundred clients, including major corporations such as Suzuki, Red Bull, and Princess Cruises, and includes voice performances in tutorials, audiobooks, documentary narration, radio and TV commercials, children's stories, and even voice mails. She also has experience in singing and video production services.
Norman Gilligan has been the voice behind many audiobooks over the years. He is a professional actor, voice talent and literary editor working out of his studio near Manchester, in the United Kingdom. Before he became an actor and voice talent, he had spent most of his career as an IT specialist in the marine insurance industry. Norman says that his complete change of direction, away from the daily grind, was one of the scariest but most satisfying things he has ever done and wishes that he had done it sooner. He now looks forward to every day being different and challenging.
Patricia is an actor and narrator living in Astoria, Queens. Her love for literature led her to pursue an undergraduate degree in English at The University of Connecticut, and then go on to study acting in New York. She has worked in regional theatres around the country including The Shakespeare Theatre Company in DC, The Oldcastle Theatre Company, The New Harmony Theatre, and The Colonial Theatre. When she’s not onstage, she’s narrating books in her small, efficient, and quintessentially New York studio that her husband built in their bedroom closet.
Paul Janes-Brown is a professional actor, writer, director, and reviewer who resides in Makawao, Maui, Hawaii. He appears weekly on MAUITVNEWS.COM in Curtain Call, an arts review program, and on KAOI radio in a Friday morning drive time program titled The Weekly Dish with Trish “the Dish” Smith. His segment is called Let’s Talk…More. He is preparing a tour for 2014-15 of his one-person show John Brown’s Body by Will Hausman which tells the true story of the only American to be executed for treason in U.S. History, who also happens to be his ancestor.
After a career in finance, Rebecca Roberts was inspired to pursue her childhood dream of becoming an actress. Her ingenuity and ardent desire brought her to voice-acting which has rapidly grown into her thriving audiobook narration and production company, Atlantis Audio Productions. She has narrated and produced over seventy audiobooks for indie authors and major publishing houses. Rebecca delivers her stories with a mature and intelligent style characterized by a believable tone, and versatility in creating memorable and individual characters with her various accents and vocal qualities. In short, she narrates with her whole heart. Rebecca is a native Floridian, proud mother to three sparkling children, and wife to the man of her dreams.
Rita Sharma started her career with the Royal Court Young People’s Theatre. Her voice work includes narration for several audiobooks, tv documentaries, dubbing work for the BBC and National Geographic, as well as tv and radio commercials. She also voices in both Hindi and Punjabi.
Robert J. Sciglimpaglia Jr. is an accomplished actor, voice over artist and practicing attorney. As an actor, he has appeared in off-Broadway productions, and on national television in programs on the History Channel, the Discovery Channel, PBS and the Bio Channel, among others. He has also appeared in several films in various roles. As a voice actor, Robert has appeared in and voiced commercials and industrials for countless large companies, as well as the narrator of several audio books.
Robert Thaler is an award winning actor having worked on Broadway with the Royal Shakespear Company and in many theaters across the country. He was a principal star for three years on the daily soap Santa Barbara before his love interest on the show, Robin Wright, rolled his character's lifeless body off a cliff and into the Pacific. On nightime television he starred in a somewhat forgettable series, The Renegades. On stage In L.A. he played the title roles in both Hamlet and Macbeth directed by Patrick Stewart and the late Charles Marowitz, respectively. Bob traded on Wall Street for ten years at a Commodities desk and one day while commuting to work a friend loaned him a copy of the audio book 1984. This recording got him back into storytelling.
After a distinguished and productive career as a Grammy nominated record producer, R.D. Watson decided to take his turn behind the mic. He has excelled at this too, and British listeners will recognize his voice from the UK launch of many major brands both on radio, TV, and the Internet. In London, Roger provided the promo voice for Jethro Tull, Leo Sayer, and Ten Years After. In Hollywood, he heralded the arrival of the Spandau Ballet, Robin Trower & the Specials, Billy Idol and the iconic Blondie. Find R.D. Watson behind the mic of many other Cherry Hill Publishing audiobook titles.
Sands Hall brings her extensive theater experience as actor, director, and playwright to her audio work, having enjoyed seasons with such theaters as the Colorado and Oregon Shakespeare Festivals, as well as extensive work in television. Her own work as an author includes stories and essays and a novel, Catching Heaven, as well as her recent memoir, Reclaiming My Decade Lost in Scientology, for which she also read the audio. She teaches creative writing for the Community of Writers, Squaw Valley, and the Iowa Summer Writing Festival, among others. Sands is also a singer/ songwriter and performs widely.
Sara was born and raised in Makaha, Hawaii where she's fondly referred to as a "mixed plate" of Asian, Caucasian, and Native American decent. Born a creative spirit, Sara has excelled in many creative opportunities on life's journey — all possessed an opportunity for creative expression, but none as magical as acting. As an actress, her greatest joy comes from finding the humanity in her characters, the stories they tell, and simply sharing it. When she's not 'living truthfully in an imaginary circumstance', you might find her behind her Nikon D600 capturing life's adventure or jogging. She can also be found in the kitchen using her creativity and passion to dispense happiness to family and friends. Get on her nice list at Christmas and you just may find yourself enjoying a 4th Generation family recipe of Russian Tea Cookies.
Sara Morsey is an eclectic performance artist with a Master of Fine Arts in Acting from the University of Louisville. She has worked in regional theatres across the country as a long-time associate artist with the Hippodrome Theatre in Gainesville, Florida, and has enjoyed many successful runs of various plays at the Florida Repertory Theatre where she is a member of the acting ensemble. Sara also lays claim to several independent film credits and audiobook narrations.
Sharon is a co-owner and General Manager at Cherry Hill Publishing and the only voice you will hear in each and every CHP audiobook. Sharon tries her hand behind the primary mic in The Wizard of Oz, an ironic choice since it is her wizardry that keeps Cherry Hill Publishihg at the top of the audiobook publishing game. Sharon lives and works out of Ramona California with her husband and fellow Cherry Hill Publishing manager, Rick Roane.
Sharyn Doolan loves to create magic behind the microphone where she worked for eighteen years as a radio announcer before venturing out on her own. Sharyn was born in the fabulous cosmopolitan city of Melbourne, Australia, but has since ventured north to the warmer Brisbane, or God’s Country as the locals say. As a teen Sharyn performed with a local amateur theatre company where she first acquired the performance bug. After the theatre, she moved into commercial radio where she emceed everything from Old Time Rock n' Roll to Talkback and pretty much everything in between. Now a fulltime voice actor, Sharyn can be heard on everything from radio and TV ads, to videos, E-Learning projects, and lucky for us—audiobook narrations. If you want to see what it looks like when someone truly loves what they do, then meet Sharyn Doolan.
Stephanye Dussud has lent her voice to many film, TV, theatre, and commercial productions including feature films Marie Antoinette, Jim Jarmusch’s The Limits of Control, and the French language animated films Felix and Felix 2. Stephanye voices the Reboldeaux Soldier in the popular video game The Sword of the New World and has narrated videos for international artists Nicolas Rieben and Sylvie Rodriguez, as well as Soundwalk’s “NYC: Meatpacking District” segment.
Suzie Althens narrates from her studio in Alaska. She tears herself away from stunning mountain views and enters her quiet booth to tell stories full of unique characters, places and times in both fiction and nonfiction. She might emulate some of her colorful neighbors when telling a story. When she isn't absorbed in storytelling, Suzie is an artist and gardener, battling mosquitoes and moose during the short Alaska summer.
Tamzin Denny is a British female voice over artist with a quintessential English voice. She has come to Cherry Hill Publishing with a background in the entertainment industry and we couldn't be happier to have her. Tamzin is armed with a broad range of voice over skills and is naturally youthful, upbeat, and playfully smart. Her character differentiation, while comfortably subtle, nevertheless leaves one wondering how many narrators are actually involved in the production.
Timothy McKean is an audiobook narrator, voice talent, and educator living and working in Hesperia, California. Tim works full time narrating audiobooks, elearning courses, and corporate training and tutorial videos. He is also an adjunct faculty member at Azusa Pacific University where he teaches courses in video production, web design, digital imaging, teaching with the web, and podcasting for teachers learning to use digital media to enhance their students’ classroom experience.
Tracy Thibodeaux was hit by the broadcasting bug a year before he completed his undergraduate degree in Education. He went on to enjoy a twenty-year career in radio, accomplishing on-air success as a DJ and host in several morning and afternoon drive time slots and "behind the scenes" as a Program Director, Music Director and News Director. Tracy has voiced many commercial, instructional, educational, narrative, and public address projects. When he isn't in his studio voicing a gig, he hosts a podcast, Pods o' Pop, which features some of the world's greatest and most accomplished singers and singer-songwriters.
Trevor Jones is a Southern California native with over a dozen years of experience in many facets of the entertainment industry. His love of storytelling and extensive training in the field of narration have shaped his naturally warm voice into one that flexibly and expertly brings diverse characters to life. Trevor's voice work spans several mediums, from television and radio, to advertising for major motion pictures. As an adrenaline junkie and father to a family of eight, Trevor is never in short supply of color, characters and enthusiasm to inspire his work.
Hailing from Montreal, Canada, Vanessa Labrie is a bilingual actress and voice over artist. She is a graduate of the Bristol Old Vic Theatre School in England with a Master of Arts in Professional Acting, and graduate of the Concordia University in Montreal with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Theatre Performance. Vanessa’s love for classical text and and physical theatre has prompted her to move to England. She has been consistently working with studios in London as well as the United States. She has also established her own theatre company, Trip & Guts Theatre, which aims to showcase Québec new writing in the United Kingdom.
As an accomplished screen actor Xavier Paul Cadeau can be seen in the highly anticipated HBO series "Crime" starring John Tuturro. He has also been an on-air host for the SyFy Channel, Fox Family Channel and Jet Blue TV. Xavier's voiceover credits span 25 years of national network projects and signature promo voice work for the NBA, HGTV, CBS, as weel as narrator for History Channel's UFO Files. He can be heard on network tv spots for Merck, Gatorade, Burger King, Reese’s Peanut Butter Puffs Cereal, Colt 45 Malt Liquor and Foot Locker. Xavier is also known for several roles in the highly popular video games Grand Theft Auto V (2013), Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas (2004) and Conflict: Vietnam (2004).