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Commercials

Narrations

Characters

Event Emcee

And I like to sing

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I’d rather talk than eat...

    I started in Cambria Little Theatre immediately upon arrival on the Central Coast of California in 1981 doing 6 productions over as many years. Further down the road, I hooked into radio station K.O.T.R. and wound up being a free-form disc jockey there for thirteen years.

    While on the air, I ad-libbed all commentary and wrote, read and produced commercials regularly. I also contracted out to voice commercials for other entities. I emceed at dozens of K-Otter-sponsored concerts such as Joan Baez, David Crosby, Barenaked Ladies, and Bob Dylan as well as at community festivals.

    I have done narrations for plays and for a short documentary film.

    When my teenaged son was asked to describe my voice he told me, "Well, it depends on the mood she’s in!" True, true... HOWEVER, I have been advised that my voice is warm and inviting- suitable for readings, light documentary narrations, commercials, greetings, instructional materials, large group presentations; animated- good for various character projects, emceeing; friendly- needed for youth projects; smooth- commercials, character parts. I pride myself on being articulate and am very conscientious of my diction. 

 

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    Not only do I do professional voice work but I also write professionally and for fun.

    As a columnist since 1999 for the award winning  “Cambrian” newspaper, I have gained regular experience writing on everything from teen drug use to personal observations about life in a small town.

    In my four years as Executive Director of the Community Center of Cambria, it was my responsibility to generate a creative catalogue of our offerings four times a year. While there, I wrote full scripts for three haunted houses, a play for the Young Actor’s Studio class, and children’s poetry for public recital.

    Before that I wrote and produced radio commercials for nearly thirteen years at K.O.T.R. fm. I have also been journalling and writing poetry since high school (a very long time ago- let’s just leave it at that!).

    I am most interested in writing short essays, travel pieces, event write-ups but will look at any project you may need help with.

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