I've been an entertainer since 1983 when I began a nearly 20-year career as a professional wiseguy on rock and pop radio. After radio, my love of storytelling drew me into the world of acting and audiobook narration. It was a transition that began my exploration of connecting with an author's truth on a deeply emotional level, while bringing each of their character's reality to life with an authentic voice.
To me, narrating audiobooks is about transforming the written word into a multidimensional aural experience that makes you lose all sense of time and what is going on around you. I want to transport you to a faraway realm or perhaps across the galaxy, until the world around you is supplanted by the flickering movie screen of your own imagination.
In addition to reading books for major publishers, and indie authors and publishers, I'm a former coach of Edge Studio's Investigate Voiceover classes in Washington, D.C., and an occasional cast member with The Lake of the Woods Players. When not on stage or in the booth narrating, I'm often found cruising the lake on our pontoon boat (in Orange County, VA) while enjoying a Manhattan with my lovely wife, Joya.
I'm also an Audible Approved Producer.
What does this mean to you? Being an Audible Approved Producer is a recognition of performance excellence, which means I've established a track record of delivering dynamic performances, superior-quality audio, and completing productions in a timely, professional manner.
Simply put, it's an assurance for authors and listeners alike that they will receive and enjoy a quality audiobook.
The heart of the Nothing Rhymes with Orange Studio - where the magic is made - is a large isolation booth packed with professionally designed, broadcast quality acoustical treatment. For my fellow equipment geeks, I use a Neumann TLM-103 microphone, paired with the The Grace Design m101 mic pre.