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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.

Ashley Huyge, Voice Coach/Instructor/Producer, born in Grand Rapids, Michigan, she enjoyed living in the mitten state until she and her family moved to Seoul South Korea where she, at four, began her voiceover career. Somewhere, possibly right now, someone is singing along to her rendition of “The Itsy Bitsy Spider,” on a cassette tape as a way to learn English. Today her voiceover clients include projects for Garnier, Essie Nails, MedExpress Urgent Care, Walgreens, Bounty, Secret Deodorant and the pilot for the animated kid's show The Pixel Pals.

After graduating from the State University of New York at New Paltz, she moved to Los Angeles where she continues to work in VoiceOver and began performing stand-up comedy, performing in both the Eagle Rock Comedy Festival and the Burbank Comedy Festival. In addition to performances at Flappers, the Ice House and the Comedy Store, you can hear her narrate audiobooks on Audible.com.

Learn more about Ashley at www.ashleyhuyge.com.

René Morales, Voice Coach/Instructor, teaches introduction classes in the central Midwest region. René graduated from the VFA Master Class years ago and started her own voiceover business. Having the inside scoop on all things related to Voices For All, René is an excellent resource to ask about the Master Class training and technical support programs that VFA has to offer. René's easy-going, laid-back demeanor is a ruse which can be instantly shredded just by mentioning pugs; World Series champions from the state of Missouri; Harry Potter, or anything having to do with presidential elections. 

Having fulfilled her single bucket list item of seeing the band Rush get inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame in 2013, she's now looking for new bucket list items to pursue.

Check out René's voiceover company at www.showmevoices.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 videogame!

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

Kendy Slade, Enrollment Specialist, hails from Australia. If you're lucky to have Kendy call you with your evaluation you'll be charmed by her smooth, sweet, upbeat & easy-to-listen-to voice. Kendy is here to inspire and motivate potential students and answer any questions one might have about taking a Master Class with Voices for All.

As a recent Master Class graduate, Kendy shares her enthusiam for voiceover by sharing her own experience about her path to pursuing her dreams.  Her wish is to be an inspiration to others to have the courage to follow their hearts, just as she did.

Warning: Kendy's happiness is contagious.

Chad Mayette, Home Studio Assesment Engineer, became involved in music at a very young age studying and playing various instruments. In 1997 he began an apprenticeship at a commercial recording studio and started to build his skills as an audio engineer. Building a small recording studio at his home, Chad worked with many talented artists recording demos and full length albums. After the birth of his daughter, recording at his home studio became difficult and in October 2011 the opportunity presented itself to join Voices For All as a studio engineer.  Chad strongly supports VFA's mission and takes great satisfaction in helping to facilitate the quest of a great home studio for all of our Master Class students.

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 calender 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 indispensible 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.

Donna Formica, School & Student Administrator, serves as a liaison between Voices For All and 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. Donna strives to welcome each new student personally and answer any questions they may have as they begin their journey into the world of voiceovers. Her dynamic and lively personality shine through in her enthusiasm about VFA and her place in it. If you've had the opportunity to talk to Donna, then you have experienced first hand how infectious her laughter and how truly contagious her upbeat personality can be! She truly brightens our spirit at Voices For All.

Casey Rose, School Administrator, 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 always ready to offer administrative support wherever it is needed within VFA. 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.