We’re WINNERS, Baby!

PLATINUM DIVISION NOMINEE 2018

SILVER DIVISION WINNER 2018

PLATINUM DIVISION NOMINEE 2019

GOLD DIVISION WINNER 2019

Let Us Introduce Ourselves

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Ralph Scott
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Ralph Scott

An award-winning producer with a get-it-done (with a smile) attitude, Ralph Scott produces audiobooks, audio theatre, scripted entertainment, commercial spots, or pretty much anything within the live or recorded audio arena.

The characters Ralph creates on the spot (we lost count just north of 83) are only bested by the number of children’s verses he has written since he was handed a cocktail napkin on a dare back in 1993. (That would be just north of 1,700.) Give him three words and he’ll compose a witty poem for you in under five minutes.

Give him a studio and your manuscript and he’ll vibrantly breathe life into any character you craft.

Together with his roster of expert thespians, Ralph turns the studio into a theatre for the ear. Be sure to grab a chair the next time you download one of his audiobook productions. Dim the lights. And don’t forget the popcorn.

You’ll swear you’re in a movie.

Todd Waites
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Todd Waites

Todd is a versatile voice actor with 20 years of experience in Commercial, Audiobooks, Explainer Videos, Video Games, Audio Dramas, Narration, and Live Events. His range extends from casual and conversational, to gruff and serious, to loud announcer.

Hannah Vandeven
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Hannah Vandeven

Hannah Vandeven is a lifelong performer with a passion for bringing stories to life. She enjoys serving clients with great communication and engaging performances from her personal pro studio in the GTA. Hannah received formal acting training from Humber College School for Creative & Performing Arts. She brings youthful authenticity to genres such as cozy romance and children/young adult fiction. She has worked with brands such as Dell, Nike, Bumble and many more in the commercial realm.

Mordecai Newman
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Mordecai Newman

Mordecai (Mordy) Newman holds both a law degree and a prior MFA from the Yale School of Drama. Until his retirement, his public performances consisted mostly of arguing in front of panels of appellate judges. Since then, voice-over characterizations have scratched his itch to perform. Character gigs have included an inept Russian spy, a Southern plantation owner, a Vietnam vet suffering from agent orange exposure, and more. You can currently hear his Karloff-like narrations in a series of animated Youtube videos drawn from Joe Hill’s best selling horror novel “NOS4A2.” (See on Youtube “Christmasland is Waiting,” “The Graveyard of What Might Be,” and “Who’s Charlie?”.) He has also been the voice of Retter & Co., a subsidiary of Sotheby’s International Realty, in TV commercials that ran in the northwest. Most recently, he was featured in the audio-drama “The Fate of Hyde Keys.” Mordy is thrilled to now be part of “The Missing Peace.” mordyforvoice@gmail.com

Matthew Weisgerber
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Matthew Weisgerber

From a young age, Matt Weisgerber had a passion for using his voice to create characters and entertain those around him. He built on these skills, obtaining his Bachelor’s degree with a double major in psychology and music from the University of Lethbridge.

Now, he has transformed his passion for performance into a career in audiobook narration. Matt has narrated audiobooks in various genres. His vocal style is playful, dynamic and confident, and falls naturally within the YA and children’s genres.

When he’s not narrating, Matt can be found volunteering on a crisis line, and spending way too much on retro video game collectibles.

Dori O'Dea
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Dori O'Dea

Dori O’Dea is a member of Actor’s Equity Association having performed professionally on stage for 20 years. She has performed in NYC, Chicago, Seattle, Philadelphia and most recently in Petaluma. Visit www.mypeculiarlife.com for more stage, tv, radio, audiobooks and film credits and tune in to her video podcast at My Peculiar Life on YouTube.

Jenna Carrozza
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Jenna Carrozza

I’ve been an actress and singer my whole life, working in theater, television, film, and voice overs in several states throughout the U.S. and in France. I’m fluent in French and have done several plays in the language. I did opera vocal training in college and love musical theater. I was inspired to sing opera after seeing Phantom of the Opera! I also love science fiction/fantasy, so I love doing voice over work for video games and comic-based cartoons, audio books. In my free time, I love reading with my cat, traveling, doing yoga, going hiking, and spending time at the beach or river. 

Barbara Rich
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Barbara Rich

Barbara Rich, owner of Richcraft Studios, is a voice actor and sound designer hailing from the high desert of Oregon in Bend where her solar-powered recording booth has been cradled in the cooling depths of her below grade (cough…basement) studio since 2016. She has had her finger in just about every voiceover genre there is with favorite projects being a 7-part animated series with the violinist Midori and just about any audiobook that she can make her way into. She is also an avid sound designer for theater and audio projects. Her theater projects include: Steel Magnolias, Here on the Flight Path, Stephanie Hero, the world premiere of Craig Fox Had a Wife, A Christmas Story, A Wrinkle in Time, Peter Pan (stage play), The Neverending Story, A Child Shall Lead, and Shakespeare in Hollywood. In her spare time, she performs on-stage either in whatever theatrical production she can win an audition for, sings with the Cascade Chorale or Jazz Central, and takes frequent walks, plays on the river or goes traveling with her dog and her family…not necessarily in that order.

Melinda Daugherty
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Melinda Daugherty

A recent recruit to the Audiobook industry, Melina brings her decades of experience in family dynamics as a licensed officer of the court working with some very tough cases involving children and parents. As such, she has a particularly unique perspective on how to invest emotion into character narration.

Jason Lasky
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Jason Lasky

Described as a modern-day Magellan & Renaissance Man, Jason is a published playwright, international stage & screen actor, award-winning director, voiceover artist, in-demand workshop leader, guitarist, 16-year teaching veteran, and lasagna master. He holds an M.Ed. in IB Education, an MFA in Writing for Stage and Screen, a black belt in karate, and he trained at the Actors Studio Drama School. His short film, “rise- butoh artsakh-“ was included in The First Georgian Movement Theatre Festival. Currently, based in Armenia, he is collaborating with international artists under the HOVQ Foundation as part of Dilijan’s artistic rebirth and is producing multiple audio projects under Honey to Your Ears. With his wife Svetlana he is the co-founder of the Lasky Wellbeing Approach.

www.jasonlasky.com
www.honeytoyourears.com

Dave Jackson
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Dave Jackson

Dave started his entertainment career as the lead singer and guitarist for the rock band Foxx. The band received accolades from fans all across America, and from other countries as well, for the original songs recorded by the band that were heard on rock n roll radio stations around the world. Dave toured extensively with Foxx, and recorded three cd’s, countless demos, and also composed songs for various small-budget movies and projects. Dave still writes and records new music, and along with fellow musicians in the band “October Rising,” have just released the title track for the soon to be released horror movie, “Side Effects May Vary.” When the musical touring came to a close, Dave realized that he had developed a strong voice which he could change in pitch and tone, and since he had been imitating cartoons and voices since he was a little boy, decided to give voice acting a try. Seemingly right off the bat, he was selected to record the voice of Lego Batman for some European markets, voiced commercials for The NFL and Yahoo Sports, and was picked up as the “voice” for the commercial producing company, “Eppic Films” based in Winchester, Kentucky. Since then, Dave has done hundreds of audio, and television commercials, voiced numerous video game characters, and is now the main audiobook narrator, for the popular sci-fi author, M.R.Forbes.

Jennifer March
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Jennifer March

I have been an audiobook narrator since 2019. Before that, my passion for literature was expressed through Petaluma Readers Theatre and my local radio show, Not Your Mother’s Storytime. The radio show became a podcast with thousands of listeners who appreciate classic short stories. Finding my way into audiobook narrating was a natural next step.

I studied Theatre Arts at San Francisco State University, but my passion lies in reading stories aloud. I view storytelling as an essential and ancient part of society and civilization. Every culture has its stories and the tellers. I am honored to be one of them and to carry on this tradition.

When not in the booth, I enjoy being lakeside in the mountains, traveling to new places with my husband, caring for my chickens and my special needs adult son, or hanging out with my “coven.” I also enjoy puzzles, knitting, and old movies. I live in Sonoma County, California Wine Country, and yes, I’m a wine snob.

Ben Kaplan
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Ben Kaplan

• Petaluma Radio Players; 2016-2018, Several Radio Play performances, recordings, and advertising bits for local radio station
• Spring 2014; Santa Rosa Junior College Theatre Arts; “The Cherry Orchard”, by Anton Chekhov, The Stationmaster, Directed by Leslie McCauley
• Spring 2013; Santa Rosa Junior College Theatre Arts; “A Few Good Men”,
Judge Randolph, Directed by Laura Downing-Lee
• Spring 2011; Santa Rosa Junior College Theatre Arts;
“The Importance of Being Earnest” by Oscar Wilde, Merriman
Directed by Wendy Wisely

Roberta Jackson
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Roberta Jackson

Roberta is an audio book narrator with titles on Audible, The National Library Service for the Blind and Learning Ally. She is also a character voice actor, whose roles include audio dramas, podcasts, web comics and video games. She comes to free-lance voice work after a long career in radio, including narrating history programs such as “The LBJ Tapes”. Her acting roles range from children’s theater to Shakespeare.

John Eleby
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John Eleby

Born in Huntsville, Alabama, John was raised in Germany in several cities and military bases along with two older brothers. Growing up in Germany and then in upstate New York, he had the opportunity to speak both languages at home and remains fluent in German. His career in voice over started when, having a favorite book that he wanted to share with his mother, he recorded and edited the first 18 chapters (9 hours!) because there was no audiobook available at the time. That was 14 years ago.. Over the last three years, John has taken his career in Voice Over more seriously, taking classes at VoiceTrax in Sausalito and booking regularly in Video Games, Narration, Advertising and now, Audiobooks! He currently lives in sunny Marin County, California and his mother has still never read the book.

Raymond Pental
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Raymond Pental

Ray Pental is an experienced voice actor who has narrated for Disney, The Elgin and WinterGarden Theatres in Ontario, Canada and voiced numerous commercials, instructional videos, YU-Gi-OH Arc Five character Chojiro Tokumatsu, and multiple video game characters. He primarily records from his home in Myrtle Beach South Carolina.
 
Past clients include Disney, Honda, Life Alert, Charlies Soap, Marks Outing Restaurant, Outfox Solutions, Tradeskool Interactive eLearning, 4K Media. Along with International, Regional and Local clients.
Aisling Gray
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Aisling Gray

Aisling Gray started doing voice work in 2005 with commercial narration and e-learning, but a love of fiction lead her to audiobook narration and dubbing. She is an award winning narrator and has done books for NY Times and USA Today best selling authors.

She grew up moving all over the world and has lived in the U.K., Costa Rica, Ghana, Sudan, Jamaica, Peru, the U.S., India, Poland, Azerbaijan, and Mexico — all the while learning languages, so she has a knack for accents. Listeners have praised her clear, engaging, and versatile narrating as well as comedic delivery. She loves to bring great writing to life.

The Studio

NOTHING CHEESY ABOUT IT!

We employ the following really cool equipment to ensure beautiful results:

MICROPHONES:

Bluebird BLUE condenser microphones

Manley, Neumann, Sennheiser, AKG, Shure, MXL, Countryman, B&O

PRE-AMPS

Scarlett Focusrite 2i2 Pre-amps

AUDIO RECORDING SOFTWARE

We mix in AUDACITY, REAPER, STUDIO ONE, and ProTools

And the people who make us sound and look so good…

Gene

Mastering Engineer

Gene Williams is a mastering engineer for music, audiobooks and podcasts. Multi award nominated, voting member of the Recording Academy and Audio Engineering Society (AES). In addition to his work as mastering engineer, Gene also produces music and sound design across a diverse range of projects that range from roots music to film scores. He writes and performs as a solo artist and collaborates with artists in ambient, roots, and hiphop music regularly. Gene has also provided scores and audio post-production for videos, commercials, documentaries, games and independent films including credits as Music Director, Music Editor, and Sound Designer.

Bob

Audio Engineer

Bob has been fixated on the squiggly lines
of audio waveforms for his entire life (so far). He’s discovered to his delight that working in the editing studio is pretty much the same during a pandemic as in regular times — and at no time do his fingers leave his hands.

Nacho

Mixing Engineer

Nacho Molino, a 3-time Grammy and 5-time Latin Grammy-winning mixing engineer, boasts over 20 years in the music industry. Starting piano at age 4 and guitar at 15, he contributed to renowned Panamanian bands. Notable achievements include PanamaRock Awards and collaborations with Ruben Blades, Carlos Vives, and CJ Ramone. Relocating to Brooklyn in 2019 and later to Farmington, NY, Nacho continues to excel, earning accolades like Latin Grammy’s Album of the Year for “Salswing” and Best Tropical Album.

Gavin

Audio Engineer/Sound Recording

Talk about hands-on. If you’re a musician, a movie producer, or a corporate event coordinator, and you work in the Bay Area (and sometimes outside the Bay Area), you’ve probably heard of Gavin. He makes sure all those on-location Foley SFX, from wagon wheels to chirping birds, are so real, you’ll conclude the horses and canaries are union

Regina

Web Designer

Regina is an Award-Winning Opera and Cabaret Singer. She has recorded three albums including one on the Naxos American Classics Label. In addition to singing whenever and wherever she can (and getting paid!), she is also a voice teacher and owns and operates Singer Savvy Academy, an online academy specifically for singers who want to beef up their musicianship skills. Oh, and she designs websites! Like squeakycheeseproductions.com!