I believe in the power of a good story.
When I was 10, I used to sit next to my portable record player on my bedroom floor, surrounded by 45 rpm singles. While I was changing the records, I would tell stories into a microphone, which was actually just the top end of my hockey stick. At 15, I interned for the summer at a rock radio station in Providence. By the next year, I was on the air and living my childhood dream of being a radio DJ.
I worked at rock stations in Eugene while I studied acting at the University of Oregon. Then I was ready for a new dream: moving to California and living in a cabin in the wilderness. I didn’t know quite how I would do it, and it did take a little while. Along the way, I sailed a small boat from San Francisco to Key West, rode a bike from San Francisco to Los Angeles, and did a stint in non-profit marketing, hosting and producing podcasts for the San Francisco AIDS Foundation (back when you had to explain what a podcast was). It all finally came together and for a while now my cabin on “the mountain,” as the neighbors call it, has been home.
A few years ago, I built out a little studio under the yurt where I record voiceovers and coach voice acting via Source Connect or Skype. I also host and produce Listen To Sleep, a free weekly podcast with slow, quiet stories to help you fall asleep or just chill.
One of my best friends and I write and produce videos for companies all over the world, and we love doing that. He also recently introduced me to Tik Tok, which has awesome dog videos. Sometimes I make videos for fun.