Following a long professional career that included years in information technology, management, retail, executive recruiting, sales, and even machine shops, I now work as a narrator, also editing, mastering, and producing audio books. My varied background combined with being a voracious reader, and wealth of public speaking, allows me to bring a perspective to voice work that reflects a full understanding of the text.
I bring a mature, confident voice that maintains enough flexibility to voice most characters. Please take the time to listen to some of my voice samples.
Production, editing, mastering
Commercial Voice Over Industrial Voice Over
Animation Voice Over
Punch In Editing
Independent Voice Actor
2018 - present
Since early 2018 I have worked exclusively toward a career as a voice actor. Using professional workshops, online training, and a lot of practice I have enhanced my knowledge, skills and experience. Having completed my own in-home studio I now have several published audio books, and continue my work through several current projects.
2019 - 2020
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
Don Baarns Jumpstart course for iZotope RX
Don Baarns Jumpstart course for Studio One
Mastering ACX - David H. Lawrence XVII
Voicing Fiction Audiobooks - David H. Lawrence XVII
Audacity Professional Vocals for Courses - Eric Larson
Prior Work Experience
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.
Presonus Studio One
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)
Microsoft Excel 2019 User Guide: Quick and Easy Way to Master Excel Like a Pro
The Red Heir (In Progress)
The World Reborn Book 1
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.