Team is one of our Core Values. We are committed to building a collaborative team that is diverse, talented, and equitably compensated.
Becky Parker Geist
Founder & CEO
Becky Parker Geist is the founder and CEO of Pro Audio Voices Inc.
After receiving her M.F.A. in Acting in 1981, Becky began narrating Talking Books for the Blind through the Library of Congress, narrating over 70 titles in two years. She quickly became one of their most popular narrators.
As a professional stage actress, she has toured internationally, as well as on the east and west U.S. coasts. Becky brings her broad range of theatre skills – acting, directing, producing, marketing – to bear in all her production work.
The mother of three wonderful daughters who are also her best friends and colleagues, Becky lives in Portland, OR. Becky also enjoys biking, hiking, playing and inventing games, and all things creative.
Fun Fact: Becky’s first audiobook experience was listening to a 45rpm record of Yogi Bear and endlessly imitating all the voices.
Emily joined Pro Audio Voices in January 2020, and has developed systems and provided support that helped PAV continue to grow over the past 3 years.
As a young graduate seeking new horizons, Emily was accepted into Global Citizen Year and spent 7 months in Ecuador, learning Spanish and volunteering at a rural health clinic. During this time, she lived with an indigenous Kichwa family in the Amazon rainforest and drank in the sights and sounds of nature.
Upon returning to the States, she moved to the frenetic city of Berkeley, CA and met the love of her life while working in a local coffee shop. After managing a 120 unit apartment for nearly five years by UC Berkeley, they were ready for a change of pace and scenery.
After living in Idaho for 3 years, she’s now enjoying the best of both worlds in Texas with her husband, Jazz, and their adorable rescue puppies, Pickles and Piper.
Fun Fact: Emily likes to make friends by saying, “Hey, I think we should be friends!”
Director of Production
Jerrilee Geist has had the honor of filling a variety of roles with Pro Audio Voices since 2015, as a Narrator, Editor, Casting Director, and now Director of Production. With a background of 18 years and a degree in theatre, she continues to enjoy working with an amazing team of artists to make great audiobooks.
She believes deeply in the power of words, having been changed and driven to action many, many times by the visions of others.
“It has been truly astounding to see the company grow from its humble roots to what it is today, a thriving community, and I have learned so much in the process. One of the best things about working with PAV is the team of people I get to collaborate with on a daily basis.”
Fun Fact: Jerrilee’s greatest joy is foraging and wildcrafting in the forest, followed very closely by a good book by the fire.
Monica FranzProject Manager, Audio Engineer
Monica has a background in engineering. She has an eagle eye for editing, especially technical documents, and is a skilled audio editor. She is very detail oriented and is great at keeping track of timelines and budgets as a project manager.
Fun Fact: Her hobbies include playing trumpet and tap dancing (not at the same time)
Jarryd ChambersAuthor Assistant, Project Manager
A man of few words . . . bio coming soon!
Elias KhalilPublishing Account Associate; Operations Assistant; Submissions & Marketing Associate
Elias narrates and produces audiobooks and various voice-over projects. He previously spent over 10 years working within the healthcare and insurance brokerage industries in the GCC in marketing and business development positions. Before that, he worked on malaria vaccine research at Emory University. He loves playing guitar, collecting vinyl, board games, and books- his favorites are Kurt Vonnegut, Yaa Gyasi, NK Jemisin, Orhan Pamuk.
Fun fact: Elias co-hosts two podcasts- Storysmiths, a writer’s room podcast; and Tabletop Sessions, a podcast about fun things that happen at game night.
Samantha CooperCasting Team Associate
Based in NYC, Sam is a working voice talent, actor, casting director, teacher, and avid traveler (when it’s safe to do so). She earned her B.A. in Theatre from the University of California, San Diego and has studied at A.C.T., Circle In the Square, and the Lorenzo d’Medici School in Florence. Hear her on: Pokémon (Disney), BoyGirlDogCatMouseCheese (BBC), Earth Defense Force: Iron Rain (PlayStation), and in commercials, elearning, explainer videos & audiobooks. Sam believes in the powers of collaboration, the ocean, and storytelling.
Fun Fact: If she had to smell only one thing for the rest of her life, it would be a fresh ocean breeze.
Sarah KilloughPre-Production Associate
Sarah Killough grew up in Northern Minnesota. After studying acting in Michigan and Connecticut she has been a working actor in New York City for over a decade. Over the past year, with all theaters and productions shut down, Sarah has developed some new skills. She taught herself how to play the violin and is pretty proud of her fiddling.
Carlos BolivarPublisher Account Associate; Podcast Manager
Tristan has been an actor, voiceover artist and audiobook narrator for over twenty years. He has narrated over 300 audiobooks and has appeared in numerous productions on stage and screen. He has worked on hundreds more audiobook productions as a director, editor and engineer. Tristan is delighted to be working with Pro Audio Voices as a narrator as well as on the post production team. He recently moved from Los Angeles to Raleigh, North Carolina where he lives with his wife, son and twin daughters. Oh, and their irish wolfhound, Winston. Tristan is an avid soccer player and is an accomplished flutist and piano player. FUN FACT: He has also been known to dive off of a cliff or two when the opportunity presents itself.
Michael ReavesMastering Team, Audio Engineer
For over 25 years, Mike was an A-list mix engineer in NYC, working in acclaimed recording studios including Electric Lady, Sony Studios, Hit Factory, Unique Recording Studios, Quad, Power Station/Avatar, and others. He produced hit records for artists including Mary J. Blige, Jessica Simpson, Boys II Men, Wu-Tang Clan, Brian McKnight, The Temptations, Metallica, Bon Jovi, Tariq & Gunz, Kansas, 702, Brandy, NeedToBreathe, Big Daddy Kane, KRS-One, Marilyn Manson, Alicia Keys, Queen Latifah and scores of others. He’s garnered two Grammy™ awards and 23 platinum albums and remains a voting Grammys™ member. Mike also designed and taught advanced engineering courses at the world’s largest media college, Full Sail University. He now focuses on producing audio books for Pro Audio Voices as well as Audible, Findaway Voices and more.
Tim BaderAudio Engineer
Tim Bader has 14 years of experience in every facet of audio book production and post-production. He studied Music Production and Engineering at Berklee College of Music and honed his craft at one of the largest audio book production studios in New York. He has personally delivered thousands of audio books and educational audio programs to clients large and small.
Julian BlackmoreAudio Engineer
Julian is a British composer and sound designer based in New York City, where he creates music and audio for a whole host of projects around the globe, including theatre, film, television, and digital media. His music has been used in theatre and media productions around the globe, including India, Hong Kong, South Africa, Australia and Dubai. If you watch enough unscripted telly, you’ve probably inadvertently heard his work. Before relocating to New York to study musical theatre writing, Julian toured internationally with top UK tribute band Abba Forever, and with 70s crooners Smokie.
Fun Fact: His hobbies include walking his rescue dog Parsley, who tends to supervise a lot of his work, and jumping out of planes for no good reason
Cathi ColasHome Studio Consultant
As a professional voice actor, I offer high-quality polished voiceover work. I have completed 50 audiobooks for ACX and Findaway Voices, currently available on Audible, Kobo, iTunes and anywhere else you find audiobooks. Additionally, I do voiceover for Television, Radio, Podcasts, Documentaries, Political Ads, PSAs, IVR, and so much more! I provide additional services as a Home Studio Consultant, Audio Editor, and QC Proofer. I would love to help set up your professional home studio so you can start narrating your own audiobooks and come out with broadcast-quality audio you can be proud of!
Fun Fact: She was a spy in the United States Air Force back in the ’80s (not the 1880s).
G. Ben FredAudio Engineer
G. Ben Fred is a multilingual performing artist with a BFA in theater arts (Boston University, Summa Cum Laude) and a masters in physical theater (Accademia Teatro Dimitri, Graduated with Distinction). His background as an actor, storyteller, and director has given him an ear for rhythm and language. A fluent speaker of German and Italian, he has provided coaching to narrators at ProAudioVoices for stories set in foreign locations. As an editor and project manager, he enjoys communicating with the whole team to make the client’s project come to life.
Fun Fact: Becky coached G. Ben on his theatre audition for colleges.
Miloš BroćetaAudio Engineer
Milos is an audio producer from Belgrade, Serbia. He specializes in editing spoken-word audio recordings. He’s worked at a national radio station as an audio producer and for a small production studio recording and editing voices for animated TV series. He has also recorded for independent internet video production portals, worked as a boom operator, field production sound mixer, and dialog editor. Milos has a bachelor’s degree in Sound Recording and Sound Design from the Faculty of Dramatic Arts in Belgrade.
Milos’s hobby is playing guitar, also worked as a professional musician. That hobby led him into audio production.
Fun Fact: “When I was a kid I thought the night sky was the ceiling and that stars were holes from gunshots that sunlight was coming through.”
Ryan PaigeAudio Engineer
Ryan Paige lives in the mountains of Vermont with his wife, 4 kids, and a bunch of small animals. He and his wife Aura are professional voice actors and run a small herbal wellness company called Aura’s Apothecary. He is also a local Community Organizer with Vermont Interfaith Action. FUN FACT: He regularly holds the lives of his family and friends in his hands and puts them through torturous, life-threatening encounters while playing D&D.
Johnny Robinson AMP Concierge; Host of The Audio Book Club; Audio Engineer
Johnny has been both producing and working on audiobooks professionally for almost half a decade. His experience includes managing the many stages of production from prepping, researching, and producing to editing, mixing, and mastering as well as narrating over 180 titles as of the end of 2020. He is also a writer and web show host as well as overenthusiastic when it comes to biscuits and tea. He is located in England, United Kingdom.
Fun Fact: Back in 2017, Johnny was the main anchor on the City of Culture TV chat show filmed in Hull, U.K.
Todd WalkerMarketing Strategist
Todd Walker started working with information design as a draftsman for architectural and engineering firms for 9 years. In 1999 he founded Entropic Studio as a digital marketing agency while enrolled in Art School. For the last 22 years Todd and his team has been collaborating with clients ranging from non-profits to small businesses to big brands with a conscience, who need personalized, high-touch Inbound marketing support. Currently Todd is working as a Marketing Strategist and Consultant helping business owners and their teams navigate the complicated world of digital marketing, specializing in User Experience and getting the most out of their websites.
Fun Fact – Todd is currently planting a food forest with his family in his urban backyard and lives with chickens, pigeons, ducks, quail, rabbits, dogs, cats, and bees….
Steve NapolitanConsulting Marketing Strategist
Steve Napolitan is a #1 international bestselling author and an award winning marketer. He has made millions for his clients and has worked with companies such as Apple, Intel, Charles Schwab and Nestle. Steve is a dynamic speaker who leaves audiences with “an impact on their life and actionable items to run with”.Steve has shared the stage with top speakers including John Assaraf (star from the movie The Secret), Leigh Steinberg (the real Jerry Maguire – billion dollar sports agent), John Maxwell (Author & Leadership Coach), Jeffrey Slayter (International Speakers & Human Potential Coach), Kane Minkus (Founders of the Industry Rockstar), Loral Langemeier (Renowned Author/Speaker and Money Expert) and many more.
Dave FarrowPublic Relations
Dave is the Guinness Record Holder for Greatest Memory and the CEO of Farrow Communications. Dave’s media insight comes from personal experience as he has been a featured guest on over 2000 media interviews (including many giant national shows) and has sold an estimated 10 million dollars of his memory books and programs.
Ryan PerryYouTube Marketing Strategist
Since 2009, Ryan has been empowering business owners to harness the power of video in a simple structure, generating an ongoing source of referrals and new business.
Ongoing source of referrals and new business through AMP and his business Simple Biz Support.