I was the class clown; the kid who was always joking with his crew in the back of the classroom. And then adolescence hit. My voice cracked before dropping a few octaves and settling into a distinct rumbling baritone. That's when I lost my ability to whisper.
My high school Speech and Drama teacher told me I should make a living with my voice. So I pursued it with a passion and got my first radio gig the summer after my freshman year of college. I was fortunate enough to work for 25 years, in eight DMAs, as both an on-air radio talent and TV reporter. But there were periods of unemployment. And that’s when I began pursuing voiceover with the same passion.
I got my first booking in 2002, portraying Frederick Douglas in an Oregon Public Broadcasting documentary. Since then, I have performed in numerous commercials, e-learning modules and other narration projects.