I've been acting and doing voice-work most of my life whenever the opportunity afforded itself (mainly in school).  The earliest example of this was in first grade being chosen to play the part of Santa Claus in a class production of "Twas the Night Before Christmas" because I was very dramatic and could do the voice so well. A few years later, I entered Rio Rancho Parks & Rec's "Make-Believe Theatre" where I was cast as Gruesome Gus in Aaron Shepard's The Legend of Lightning Larry and as the kid who can't count in Louis Sachar's Three Sideways Stories From Wayside School.

Dramatic performances continued, proving to be a constant throughout my experience in public schooling.  In 5th Grade, I performed "Arabian Nights" from "Aladdin" in front of all the 5th Graders.  In 8th Grade, I participated in a statewide contest for storytelling performing a piece called "Cemetery Path" and I played Matthew Harrison Brady and others in the class production of "Inherit the Wind".  In 9th Grade, I was finally able to enroll in an acting class and promptly did so.  In 10th Grade, I was part of the high school musical production of "Anything Goes".  In 11th Grade, I took another acting elective course and performed the part of Aegeon in William Shakespeare's "Comedy of Errors".

After high school graduation, I enrolled in as many acting courses as I could at a local community college (currently named CNM, formerly TVI) and at Brigham Young University.  Some of those classes were Introduction to Introduction to Theatre, Public Speaking, Acting, and Fundamentals of Acting, all of which garnered me straight-A's.

And in 2007-2008, I signed up for the one Voice-Over Acting Class (2 semesters) that the school had and was proffered my first real opportunity  to receive an actual education in the art of voice-over.  This included class recording sessions at the school and more typical academic methods.  I soon became close friends with the teacher, Christopher Robin Miller, and was able to continue to  grow under his personal tutelage.  Soon he had helped me produce my first voice-over demo ... 3 of them, actually: Narrative, Commercial, and Animation.

As far as audiobooks (or narrative) is concerned, I have a very high vocabulary and read extremely well with good diction and easy pronunciation and have been complimented for my good reading (aloud) as early as elementary school.  Most importantly, I have been reading books to my family for many years, usually while in the car traveling on vacations, but also at home.

It has also become somewhat of a tradition in church activities to do a reading of "The Tell-Tale Heart" at Halloweens and stuff like "Twas the Night Before Christmas" in the yuletide season.  It has become a similar tradition for me to perform a stand-up comedy routine every summer at the Church Talent Show.

In addition to acting, I have also been singing for years, though actual, choral performances were limited to high school and church choir.  This has helped to build a solid vocal range and great projection.  And much of the time I ended up being the brunt of the performance due to my (context-appropriate) expressiveness and exuberance.  Additionally, during this high school period I found myself to be the genesis of another school-wide tradition of singing during part of the televised morning announcements.  I sung "You're a Mean One, Mr. Grinch" during the holiday academic season and pretty soon every morning someone was singing on the announcements, though no one ever sung that particular song again.  It was a performance that I would be complimented on for for years.