Beginning in my youth as a speech\drama\debate high school nerd, as a voracious reader, through periods as a machinist, in sales and retail, parenting, and ultimately in middle management, recruiting, and IT, I have gained insight which allows me to bring a perspective to voice work that reflects a full understanding of the text.
While a new voice as a voice actor I bring a mature, confident voice that maintains enough flexibility for most characters.
Commercial Voice Over Industrial Voice Over
Animation Voice Over
Punch In Editing
Independent Voice Actor
2018 - present
Since early 2018 I have taken some time away from my IT career to enhance my knowledge, skills and experience as a voice actor. This has included multiple professional workshops, (see below), configuration of my own home studio, and the narration plus production of my first four audiobook projects. I am currently producing my fifth book.
Supervisor, Windows Services\Sr. Windows Engineer
Farm Credit Bank of Texas
In addition to technical and management functions, FCBT responsibilities frequently included public presentations and training, primary interviewer responsibility for all Network Services openings, and as a meeting organizer.
Beginning as a help desk technician I quickly moved into a network administrator position, and ultimately became the supervisor of a group responsible for all Microsoft Windows based services, including user management, group policy, DNS, and file level security. Additionally, we managed all electronic communications, email archiving, eDiscovery, mobile device security, data loss prevention solutions, and remote access connectivity and security.
1996 - 1999
Several short term consultant positions beginning with those having Human Resource responsibilities and gradually transitioning into IT opportunities. One of these opportunities was for six months with my future employer, Farm Credit Bank of Texas.
1994 - 1996
Recruitment and placement of senior level management, primarily involving national retail outlets as my customers.
Washington Inventory Service
1983 - 1994
Supervised five reporting managers and 200+ employees in six cost centers throughout central and south Texas.
Delivered Train-the-Trainer courses to District level trainers, and interview skills training to managers. Two years as part of a special task force to update training practices nationwide. Numerous awards for sales, profits, customer service, and training.
Windows Operating Systems
Active Directory Integrated Apps
Mimecast Email Services
Websense Email Services
Sophos Email Services
Enow Monitoring and Reporting
Audiobook Production Credits
Epic Zero: Tales of a Not-So-Super 6th Grader (Learning Ally)
The Red Heir (In Progress)
The World Reborn Book 1
VoiceWorks “Build Character” Commercial Radio Voice-Over Workshop
VoiceWorks “Go the Distance” Industrial Voice-Over Workshop
VoiceWorks "Voice in My Head" Animation Voice-Over Workshop
Recording Audiobooks with Audacity for ACX - David H. Lawrence XVII
Mastering ACX - David H. Lawrence XVII
Voicing Fiction Audiobooks - David H. Lawrence XVII
Audacity Professional Vocals for Courses - Eric Larson
Microsoft training included multiple MCSE certifications beginning in 1997 and continuing through my time with Farm Credit Bank.
Additionally I also had extensive training and experience with Microsoft Exchange, assorted email archive solutions, email gateway and hygiene, and data loss prevention.