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We are proud to present to you our passionate and talented team of voice acting professionals. Nowhere else will you find a team of voice acting veterans who are so committed to the voiceover industry, and to the education and continued support of our extended family of graduates.

Paul Benedetti, Founder, began his career in the music and voiceover industry almost 30 years ago. Paul has since been very fortunate to work with some incredible artists, such as the Legendary Tony and Emmy Award Winning Star Leslie Uggams, engineering her CD, On My Way To You. Paul has engineered cast albums for the Tony Nominated Broadway Musical, Anna Karenina and the Off Broadway Musical, Thunder Knocking On The Door, also with Leslie Uggams, and music by Grammy Award winning artist Keb' Mo'.

In addition to working with hundreds of musicians Paul has also worked on independent films. He edited, mixed, and mastered the sound for the full length feature film, The Last Round, featuring X-Files star William B. Davis and more recently Hobo Heyseus starring Raymond Turturro and Kenneth John McGregor. Paul opened Max Trax Recording Studios located in Albany, NY, in June of 1994, and has since engineered and mixed projects for hundreds of up-and-coming musicians, numerous TV and Radio commercials, as well as mixing and mastering hundreds of voiceover recordings with many talented voice actors.

He is a well respected veteran of the music and voiceover industry, and is known for getting the best sound out of the people he produces, records, and mixes. His experience and talent are essential to the quality of the productions here at VFA, and to the support of the home studio component for our graduates.  Being in business for many years Paul understands the way businesses work, and that both the staff and clients, as well as the products and services, are all equally important to obtaining a common goal. His main objective in conceiving Voices For All was to provide unparalleled value, education, and ongoing support for its members.

Mike Elmore, Voice Coach/Instructor/Producer, has been a professional Voice Actor since 1983. He has performed Voiceovers for clients such as Stridex, McDonalds, Dodge, T-Mobile, Motrin, Hasbro, TGI Fridays, and All My Children (trailer, ABC). Mike worked in radio all the way from the wheat fields of Kansas, to the major market of Los Angeles, Ca. Mike has also performed as an Actor in a Prime Time TV Series, and toured the U.S. as a musician. He brings with him an incredible collection of experiences and stories, that are invaluable in giving a needed insight to his students. Besides working as a Professional Voice Actor, Mike's passion is teaching Aspiring Voice Actors. He has a great ability to encourage and empower his students to put their best foot forward, and has many tricks up his sleeve to get the most out of everyone.

Check out Mike's VO site at www.mikeelmoretalks.com.

Leah Frederick, Voice Coach/Instructor/Producer, is a testament to the success of VFA training. An alumnae of VFA's Introduction to Voice Acting and Master Class, Leah has provided voiceovers for radio and TV commercials, educational narrations, apps, auto-attendants, and even a Nintendo video game! She's also a featured singer on a solfegge training module and several music CDs for children. However, her real passion is Audiobook Narration. A seasoned narrator, she has recorded over forty audiobooks in a variety of genres including romance, sci-fi, self-help, and children's. As one of VFA's many success stories, Leah's training and experience provide her students with a unique and invaluable perspective into the world of voiceovers. With enthusiasm, energy, and a lot of laughter, Leah's goal is to make each of her classes informative and FUN!

Check out Leah's VO site at www.leahfrederick.com.

Aaron Fischer, Voice Coach/Instructor/Producer has a near obsession with voices. Heavily influenced in his childhood by the popular cartoons of the day, he was mesmerized by the subtle differences between the characters’ sounds and deliveries. Even as a youth, he grasped the fact that tension, joy, fear, excitement, or love could all be conveyed through the manner in which a single word was enunciated. This intrigued him, and from those early beginnings, he was hooked.

Years later, with a family of his own, he found that he could keep his four young girls engaged—really engaged—while reading to them. He gave life to the words on the page and his children were able to see the stories played out in their minds.

In college, Aaron studied computer animation and art, and has a passion for all things that inspire him creatively. He has a love for movies and in his spare time began writing reviews.

As time went on, colleagues and friends encouraged him to look into doing voiceovers as a career. All agreed it was the “obvious” choice for him. Over the last three years alone he has been involved in over 450 different projects ranging from short and feature films, video games, e-learning, cartoons, documentaries and much more. Notable companies such as Amazon and Chevrolet have benefitted from his talents.

Aaron is a graduate of VFA's Master Class and loves to talk about his experiences. He is enthusiastic about the voiceover industry and loves to pass that energy on to his students, with the goal of showing each and every one of them that the field has a great deal to offer. His upbeat and direct manner of instruction fosters an atmosphere of enjoyment and openness.

Aaron's family has been with him every step of the way. He has been blessed with a fantastic wife and is a proud father. In fact, his kids were the inspiration behind his company’s name.

Aaron's VO site can be found at www.neverendingvoices.com.

Scott Wallace, Voice Coach/Instructor, is a Connecticut native who now makes his home in Seattle, WA. With a successful decade working in professional and major collegiate athletics under his belt, his career path seemed clear. Still, he had a passion for creativity and a curiosity about the voice over industry. People would often remark on the clear and versatile sound of his voice.

After signing up for and attending one of our Introduction to Voice Overs classes, Scott decided to dip his toe in the voiceover ocean. Scott worked closely with his Voices For All coaches, Eric Hunt and Mike Elmore, learning how to market himself, manage his time, and produce high quality work.

Scott now finds himself a full-time voiceover pro! He has produced projects for clients such as Liberty Mutual Insurance, the United States Army, Cisco Systems and many more... Scott just might be a voice in your favorite video-game!

Check out Scott's voiceover website at www.scottwallacespeaks.com.

Lori Hauser, Voice Coach/Instructor/Producer, has been a Professional Voice Actor since 2010, and is a graduate of VFA’s Masters Class.  Lori has been teaching and educating for over 10 years, is a college instructor teaching Criminal Justice and Law in Southern California and also does workshops on Public Speaking. A Success story of her own, she started her Voiceover Career in Cincinnati, Ohio, where she attended the VFA training and three years ago made the move to Los Angeles (Hollywood), where she is taking her own VO career up a notch! 

Lori, a member of SAG/AFTRA, has provided voiceovers for Radio and TV Commercials, Corporate Video Training, apps, animation, and has recorded a radio drama that has been submitted to some of the most elite Independent Film Festivals.  She has voiced commercials for many companies such as Kay Jewelers, Uber and Starbucks. Lori has done narrations for VIEO Corporate Training, National Drug Court Professionals, and AIDS Awareness, as well as radio imaging for 93.1 FM Monster Radio and 95.1 Hooked on Country, just to name a few.

Lori belongs to a group of women called The Voxy Ladies, a handpicked, selective collective group of professional female voice artists representing every genre, sound & niche in the industry.

Lori brings her enthusiasm for Voiceovers and Teaching together in the classroom to provide an exciting and entertaining class each and every time. She passes on that knowledge and enthusiasm to her students, and is eager to show each student there is a place in the VO World for their voice too!

Check out Lori's voiceovers at www.loriannhauser.com

Larry Oliver, Voice Coach/Instructor, based in the heart of America,  St Louis, MO, is “that guy next door”.  Oliver began his Voiceover journey several years ago.  His training spans the country, from LA, to NY, with stops in between; and continues!  He has narrated more than 25 audiobooks, several corporate training and industrial projects, commercial projects for the likes of Samsung, SPCA, F1st Nutritional, and others.  Larry has narrated documentary films for The Republic of Kazakhstan, projects for the National Museum, trailers for video games and is an active public speaker.  He has volunteered for AIRSLA as a reader for the sight and reading impaired.  You can also hear some of his narration on past episodes of Far Fetched Fables podcasts.

Larry brings his front of the room coaching, training and presentation to the class room, in his unique, engaging and humorous style.  His passion for the VO industry will help the students see how they can carve out their place in this growing industry and community.

Learn more about Larry at www.LarryOliver.net

Joe Bianco, Voice Coach/Instructor, began his career in the theater with the occasional TV and Commercial gig popping up on the side. Realizing Voiceover was something he was meant to do, Joe jumped in head first. After training with a few folks in Chicago (where he resides most of the time) he became a full-time professional Voiceover Artist in only a couple of years out of college. The client list is quite long at this point, but when he’s trying to impress people he will often rattle off McDonalds, Discovery Channel, Big 10 Network, Lays, Tostitos, Porsche, Ducati, Gerber, Chuck Taylor and The Onion. Joe is especially fond of being the voice of Dollywood’s roller coaster “Lightning Rod” in every capacity. When not in the booth, he is coaching voiceover, speaking on the industry or rehearsing.  Maybe you’ve heard him - or seen him on TV!

Find out more about Joe at www.actorjoebianco.com

Sherril Stewart, Director of Admissions, is a Voiceover industry veteran who has consulted with and guided thousands of aspiring voice actors.  Sherril, a voice actor in her own right, has first hand knowledge of the many ins-and-outs of the voice acting business. She is very knowledgeable regarding the VO industry, and if you are lucky enough to speak with her, you will see why everyone loves her. If you have questions, Sherril has answers. She really wants to see everyone realize their dream of being a voice actor, and she goes well out of her way to do whatever she can to make it happen. Known for being caring and compassionate, Sherril is a favorite of many of our Master Class Grads.

Kristie Lambright, School & Student Representative, may not be a voice actor, but she helps people learn more about the world of voiceover by planning dates for our Introduction to Voiceovers classes at schools across the country. She also enrolls students into our One on One classes, keeps our calendar straight, and takes care of the small details that keep VFA running smoothly. Mother of two, aunt of many and friend to all, Kris is one of the kindest people you'll ever meet even if she is just a little bit shy.  She is an indispensable asset to the team. 

Paul often refers to Kris as "my right arm", a position Kris hasn't quite figured out how to include on her resumé, but one that she highly enjoys.

Alicia Midgley, School & Student Representative, comes to Voices For All after recently having a beautiful baby girl! She hales from the corporate world offering innovative ideas to build and expand our relationships with a variety of educational Institutions. Alicia strives to welcome each new student personally and answer any questions they may have as they begin their journey into the world of voiceovers. She is ready to assist students and offer administrative support to schools in any way needed to achieve top notch service. Alicia has a positive and inviting nature encompassed with stellar organizational skills. She is a great asset to the VFA team.

Andrea Aubin, School Representative, works with all the Colleges, Universities, High Schools, and various other community education facilities in which we teach our "Introduction to Voice Acting" class nationwide. She is also always ready to offer administrative support wherever it is needed within VFA.  As the former Director of Operations here from 2005 to 2011 she is a valuable asset to the Voices For All team.  Andrea brings a nice balance of fun, focused energy and professionalism to the team. We are thrilled to have her back working with us after having twin boys!

Casey Rose, School Representative, keeps everything flowing smoothly with our long list of Colleges, Universities, and High Schools around the US. Casey serves as a liaison between Voices For All and our education institutions in which we teach our "Introduction to Voice Acting" class nationwide. She is known by the VFA team as being very easy to talk to, and very down to earth. If you speak with Casey, you will see why she has so many fans. Upbeat and pleasant are two words that immediately come to mind when describing her personality.

Marilu Benedetti, Financial Administrator, handles all of the financial related tasks for VFA. Marilu is the wife of VFA Founder, Paul Benedetti, and has many years experience running a multi-million dollar company. Retired from her full time management position to raise her children, she then came to VFA to oversee and assist with all of our financial needs. Marilu is fastidious in all that she does, and is very conscientious of not only our team members and VFA as a whole, but also of each and every vendor we work with.  It is so great to have her as a part of the VFA family.