Our Story

Who we are and our Core Values provide a compass for everything we do.

We typically work with indie authors and small publishers who are challenged in reaching their widest audience and are passionate about increasing their impact in the world.

Our Purpose

At Pro Audio Voices we have a deep passion for inspiring the world through the stories we bring to life! We are dedicated to providing a completely personalized experience, honoring each author and their story, and going beyond expectations. Our Team understands the complexities of producing, distributing and marketing audiobooks, and we are continually developing ways to support our authors in that process. We are invested in each client’s journey, going the extra mile to be as helpful, available, and responsive as we can possibly be.

We envision a world in which, through the stories we share, we can see ourselves in each other. Equity, Inclusion, and Diversity matter to us and we will turn away content that promotes or condones attitudes that seem to us to be in opposition to these values.

What difference does a story make in the world? Every time a great story comes alive, doors open – in the heart, in the mind, in the spirit. With each story we bring to life and each door we open, positive change becomes possible. We are changing the world one story at a time.

A.A.C.E – Our Core Values

Authenticity: We are a human-centric organization, from the way we each show up to our work to how we support our clients. In an age that is becoming increasingly reliant on AI, we stand by each other as fellow humans and artists, and endeavor to show up as authentically as we can every day.

Artistry: We’re not a cookie-cutter company. Engaging our passion for great storytelling in every genre, we feel honored to work with a team of incredible artists around the world. Our goal is to create the highest quality audiobook for each unique project—from your big picture down to the smallest details.

Collaboration: Our team is your team! Together we work to create something that is greater than what any one of us could achieve solo. As the saying goes, “If you want to go fast, go alone. If you want to go far, go together.”

Empowerment: Power to the people! We understand the challenges facing authors and small publishers. Our dream is to see writers thriving! We provide a support network and tools that give authors agency, helping them increase their impact and make a difference in the world.

Our Roots

Pro Audio Voices started out with one woman doing everything; from narrating to submitting to distributors and marketing, not to mention all the behind-the-scenes work of running a business! Becky Parker had a long history in theatre and narrating audiobooks for Talking Books for the Blind. She started a theatre company in 1997 and raised three daughters in the midst of it all.

In 2013, Becky established PAV as a way to come back to what she loved, and also to better serve her clients. With a strong love for people and stories, and a knack for turning ideas into reality, Becky put all her passion and energy into starting what has turned into something much more than she could have imagined then. If you’ve ever tried to start a company, you will know it’s no small feat, and it takes a powerhouse like her to keep it going. Those first years, Pro Audio Voices was barely keeping its head above water, but we think it was love that kept it afloat – that was, until she met Steve Napolitan, a business coach and mentor, who helped to properly put it on its feet.

In 2017, Becky’s daughter, Jerrilee, who had also studied in theatre in the UK, returned to California and started narrating audiobooks for PAV. Moving quickly from narrating and editing to casting, she eagerly stepped into management in January 2019, and has been playing a major role in growing the company ever since. And then in January 2020, the amazing Emily Power completed our core trio. Emily came in from a history of management with wicked organizational and systems-building skills and has been completely indispensable, stepping this company up to a whole other level in the short time she has been with us.

We have now seen the company grow from a team of 1 to a team of over 15 and growing, plus an international talent pool that now contains well over 500 narrators! We have produced audiobooks in 12 languages and have been actively pushing the boundaries of what audiobooks can be. Over the years, Pro Audio Voices has been gaining a reputation for being wonderful to work with on all levels; friendly, helpful, and real! We love our team and feel honored to be working in support of people who have transformative words from the heart to share with the world.