Meet Our Team

We’d like to get to know you! Voice Actor Websites, is the crossroads where design and development come together. The collaborative skills of our team bring voiceover brands to life in a fast-paced digital world, and we do it with the style & functionality you’re looking for.

Our Design and Development Leadership Team

Joe Davis

Founder / CEO (Web Development / Internet Marketing)

Joe Davis has over 18 years of experience working in digital marketing and web development and has spent the last 8 years focused on the world of voice over thanks to his good friend (The Home Studio Master) Dan Lenard. During that time, he has developed numerous websites, internet platforms and marketing plans for voice actors, agents, voice over businesses, and other VO professionals.

He loves helping entrepreneurs shape and develop their ideas into viable businesses. This includes the entire process, from conceptualization all the way through to implementation. His areas of expertise include Web Design, Search Engine Optimization, Pay-Per-Click Advertising, Voice Over, Business Strategy and Dance Instruction (yes really – Salsa, Swing, Merengue and more…).

Karin B.

Director of Operations / Project Manager

Karin speaks several languages and has been managing major projects across a variety of platforms and in different countries for years and years. Her perspective is global and she has traveled extensively both for work and pleasure. She loves helping voice talent create websites that reflect their brands and give talent seekers exactly what they are looking for.

She’s passionate about making sure everything is working optimally and is involved from the initial inquiry, talking to you about your vision and brand, through the design, implementation and launch of the site to its regular upkeep, code tweaking and any upgrades or additions you want to make to it.

Brian F.

Creative Director

Brian has a passion for art and has made it a personal mission to study it and understand the form, flow and psychology behind it. He has a degree in Computer Science with a concentration in Computer Animation from Full Sail University.

His hobbies include travel, technology and gaming. Brian’s love for gaming, makes working in the voice over industry even more rewarding. Now he gets to speak with the voice actors that have voiced characters for the various games he has played over the years.

Bringing together art and technology is where Brian is happiest, and designing for voice actors gives him that opportunity on a daily basis!

Jay M.

Design & Branding

Jay is a professional graphic designer with an easygoing style. His goal is to get you excited about the design process and thrilled with the result. He creates graphics, layouts and animations based on your unique ideas and style.

Your brand is important to you, and that’s why Jay makes sure your aesthetics reflect who you are and what you do. It’s important to set yourself apart in the crowded world of voice over, and that is exactly what Jay’s voice over designs do.

Jay has a B.A. in Computer Animation and has been animating for over 15 years, starting with animated gifs and flipbooks mainly consisting of stick figures and progressively getting more and more advanced. He has experience in film, print, web, and video games and is always interested in new formats and ideas to try.

Lo-An S.

Project Manager / Designer

Lo-An is a natural nurturer and has a knack for walking clients through uncharted waters emerging confident, assured and proud of their journey. Before joining Voice Actor Websites she worked as a Real Estate Agent helping clients navigate the process of buying and selling their homes. In a real estate transaction, there are many moving parts that need to be executed efficiently and managed with care. She brings that same care to managing projects for Voice Actors while also tying in her first love of design. While still in school she started doing freelance design for local businesses and taking design courses at Valencia College. She believes that there is beauty in everything and design can scream or whisper at the change of a pixel.

She is originally from Johannesburg, South Africa and speaks fluent Afrikaans. While she doesn’t have the accent, she does stay true to her roots by cooking up South African dishes like Bobotie, koeksisters and Malva Pudding which are some S.A. staples and a couple of her favs! If you’d like one of the recipes she’d be happy to share.

Shelley Avellino

Project Manager / Pro Voice Talent

Shelley is a full-time Voice Actor, Director and VO Performance and Business Coach. She’s not only been in the VO business for nearly a decade, but has also been a coach/trainer for over 20yrs in various disciplines, from HR, IT, English and Music through to Web Design and Veterinary skills!

Shelley is originally from Wales and has lived all over the world, which gives her a great international view of branding and marketing. She’s very passionate about helping the voiceover community at every level and absolutely loves communicating with people. Having a B.A in 3D design also gives her that artistic eye to help voice actors realise their vision and branding, whilst also staying true to the trends of the voiceover business.

Shelley plays several instruments in her spare time and most recently has taken up the drums! Needless to say her husband and cats are not amused!

Humberto Franco

Project Manager / Pro Voice Talent

Born and raised in Portugal, Humberto is a full-time multilingual voice actor that speaks European Portuguese, Spanish, and English.

Besides being a professional voice over actor, Humberto is also an audio editor, a video editor, a podcast producer, and loves creating video content for fellow voice talent.

Humberto worked in radio for 15 years, worked as a journalist and as a broadcaster, and he was a technical support engineer for IBM, Lenovo and Apple for 12 years.

Football (as they call it in Europe), computers, judo, series and music are some of Humberto’s passions… His latest one is playing PS5 with his daughter Maria.

Cameron Thomas

Project Manager / Pro Voice Talent

A veteran voiceover guy since 2007, Cameron entered the voiceover world after the military and working as a radio meteorologist. 

Air Force core values – integrity first, service before self, and excellence in all we do – transition well to his role as project manager at Voice Actor Websites. Cameron enjoys talking shop to help folks craft their websites to reflect their heart and soul, personality, and talent.

Outside of the studio and office, Cameron can be found behind a drumkit playing for a few local NH bands or on his mower to satisfy his compulsive lawn mowing disorder.

Andrew J.

Technical Coordinator

Andrew is a former educator, he joined the team at Voice Actor Websites to coordinate the technical aspects of website projects. Born and raised in Orlando, Florida, Andrew has since lived and worked all over the East coast, getting his Bachelors at the University of Florida, and afterwards teaching in Harlem, Hollywood (FL), and Fort Lauderdale.

Outside of work, Andrew is constantly travelling around the country performing and training in Latin Dance. This passion has taken Andrew all over the country, and even to South America on occasion.

Andy A.

Chief Coder

Andy is an expert programmer with a background in HTML, CSS, PHP, MySQL, JavaScript and more. He loves exploring code and solving new challenges.

He heads our coding team and enjoys researching new technology to solve complex web challenges.

Sara W.

Design Consultant

Sara is a designer who loves working with people. She creates graphics, layouts and concepts based on your needs and wishes, and listens when you talk. Her skills are your skills, so put them to use (that’s the purpose of hiring a designer, isn’t it?).

A Facebook ad (yes, they work!) led Sara to voice over, and since then she’s specialized in voiceover branding, graphics and website creation. She has designed sites, brands and graphics for voice talents, groups and associations throughout the VO world.

Sara has a B.A. in English and a Master’s in Instructional Design. She lives in the Pacific Northwest, where she writes, reads, studies and spends her time working with the people she loves.

Aaron S.

Designer

Aaron is a designer who loves bringing people’s dreams to life. An alumnus of UCF, he has been designing since 2013. He is always looking to create lasting, impactful solutions through innovative problem solving. While he has a history of creating for both digital and printed medium, there is nothing he likes more than creating something tangible that enthralls and delights his clients.

Design aside, Aaron wears many (stylish) hats. He is heavily involved with the Central Florida swing dance scene, travels on weekends for dance events, teaches dance locally, runs a business and works with Mickey Mouse.

Andrew L.

Graphic Designer

Andrew is an experienced designer with years of expertise helping voice actors with their website designs.

Danielle M.

Editor/Writer

Danielle is a passionate researcher, teacher and academic. She has a PhD in Neuroscience and has a focus on neurodegenerative diseases. She is an experienced writer and enjoys helping voice actors craft their website content with scientific precision.

Voice Over Business Services

Dan Lenard

Home Voice Over Studio / Pro Voice Talent

Dan Lenard is a voice actor, specializing in E-learning, corporate, and documentary narration.

He also has become a recognized industry expert and consultant in home studio set–up and problem solving, specifically for voice over artists new to the industry, or experienced, but with little or no self-recording experience.

Dan is also Co-Host of the popular weekly live webcast of Voice Over Audio Body Shop with George Whittham, which talks about home voice over studios, presents guests from the voice over industry and other industry news.

He is also a Founding Board Member and Vice President of Technical Standards for World-Voices Organization, an industry association representing voice actors with home studios around the world.

Eliot Stenzel

Entertainment Industry CPA

Eliot Stenzel is a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) and a Certified Internal Auditor (CIA). He holds an MBA in Accounting from the State University of New York at Buffalo. He has an independent practice and provides accounting, consulting, teaching, and tax services to the entertainment industry.

Eliot works as a film and TV production accountant, has prepared and submitted claims to state authorities for incentive rebates, and recovered $1.7 million for clients in the last three years. He has also been to over 28 countries, and has been a teacher of accounting and audit related subjects worldwide.

Eliot is also a member of SAG-AFTRA and has acted in 17 plays in the last 5 years and appeared in 8 films. He can assist in choice of entity decisions for clients. Eliot can show you how to adapt Quickbooks to film/TV budget and accounting.

Luke T.

Audio Production/Music Composition

Luke began studying computer technology alongside of music composition and audio production studies. He understood early on that computer technology was going to be necessary to learn and would play an important role in everyone’s lives; especially with music.

Today, in addition to working as a voice-over talent, Luke has composed music for various genres some of which included SyFy, Drama, and Suspense thrillers. Additionally, Luke works with up and coming artists, producers and directors in Atlanta and across GA and enjoys working with others who have a passion for film, TV, games, voice-over, technology and media.

Even with all of the technology available, it is very important to compose and produce music that brings the listener into the music experience. Part of music composition today, is writing and producing music in a way that transports the listener into the scene of the film, TV show or game. In other words, if you close your eyes, you should feel like you are “there,” in the middle of the scene!

Debby D.

Content Writer

Debby graduated magna com laude with a Masters of Humanities (English) from the University of Buffalo. She has experience across a variety of fields, such as writing for the technology world, creativity conferences, online marketing and editing grants and contracts for an inventor in speech and pattern recognition.

Her passions include creativity, helping people find their voice and what they truly want to say, and taking something that someone has written and helping them making it ready to be read.

Creativity and collaboration are the two words that embody Debby’s writing process. She crafts content that is easy to read, keyword rich and convincing to talent seekers and search engine algorithms. Let Debby help you with everything from bios to blog posts!

Melissa Exelberth

Union/Non-Union Voiceover Consultant

Melissa comes from a television and motion picture production and distribution background, working in NYC, Madrid, Cannes, Milan and Mexico City – which is where she did her first VO, around 30 years ago. Back home in NYC while working at a commercial production house she started doing more VO work – and that continued to grow as she took a side trip into radio reporting and anchoring traffic and news – for a while from a single engine 2 seater plane 500 feet above the NY metropolitan area, with doors held together with duct tape. Hey, who needs doors, anyway?

She’s been a member of the union for more than 20 years – is now in her 11th year as a full-time VO – and much of the credit for that is due to her ability to marry the union and non-union VO worlds without downgrading to non-member (financial core) or working off the card. She’s helped union members learn how to access certain non-union work, without being in violation of union rules – and she’s helped non-union talent who hope to one day join the union, envision a path that will allow them to keep much of their current work when they do join.

Melissa joined AFTRA in 1998, served on the AFTRA NY Local Board and the Broadcast Steering Committee, and was Taft Hartleyed into SAG before the merger. She now serves on the SAG-AFTRA National Voiceover Performers Committee. But all opinions and advice are her own.

Dani S.

Voice Over Business Consulting

With over 15 years of corporate marketing experience before dipping her toes into the VO waters, Dani brings both business smarts and marketing expertise to every audition, job and client interaction.

After being laid off from her position as Director of Marketing for Seattle-based tech company, Dani dove head first into voice acting. She started on January 1, 2014 with a middle of the road microphone, a padded closet, a clear voice and story-telling ability…AND NO EARTHLY IDEA WHAT SHE WAS DOING.

With the help of her two mentors, and the contacts they introduced her to, she was able to quickly grow her business. In 2014, she concentrated on training, used each audition as practice and built her client list from zero to 54 and booking 100 jobs in that first year.

In 2015 and 2016, she continued training and expanding her reach. She cultivated and grew her business primarily through online casting sites, referrals and recurring clients – booking an additional 279 jobs, signing with agents from all areas of the country, adding new clients and nearly replacing her marketing salary.

In addition to voice acting, Dani has a passion for helping new talent navigate the tricky ins and outs of the industry. She’s also developing a new app designed to help voice actors and other creatives track and manage their business.