One of my very early loves was watching wildlife documentaries, and even if I was tired, I'd fall asleep listening to them. I wanted to be a host one day, travel the world and narrate my findings with my footage. How cool would it be to tell everyone about my latest adventures?
At the same time, what kid didn't love cartoons, and grow up watching animation and kid variety shows? You could completely fall in love with a character yet never know what the human being behind the voice looked like (or even acknowledge it is indeed a human being). The magic behind these stories are what brought them to life.
I graduated with a degree in Biology and Environmental Studies and had a stint in the veterinary world, but I began doing voiceovers while dabbling in theater and indie media projects in the mid 2000s. Since then I have enjoyed every project I've been fortunate enough to do, from reading audio workbooks to hamming it up on stage. But being part of the tail end of the radio age, I remember listening to stories over the airwaves, and it was those stories where you closed your eyes that immediately took you to where you wanted go. For me, the audio world will always possess that nostalgic touch even if it has technologically evolved and stayed relevant with the times.
Jeannie lives in Los Angeles, where she enjoys spoiling her pets and racing water dragons.