Life so far...
I was very lucky to have grown in in one of the most beautiful cities in the world - Cape Town, South Africa. After a few years of interviews, I was selected for the Long Term Rotary Youth Exchange programme and following completion of high school in Cape Town, I lived and attended Moriarty High School in New Mexico, USA, and lived with three wonderful Rotarian host families. It was a life-changing cultural year.
Based in Putney, London, I've now lived over 20 years in the United Kingdom of which eight years were spent running an independent TV company producing Natural History documentaries.
Inspired by my experience whilst making TV documentaries and working with voice actors, I moved into the industry myself. Using my background in Television and "being on the other side" has given me invaluable input in working as a voice talent, bringing many hours of experience in Executive Producing the final audio dubs of documentaries, to each voice over project. I self-direct and bring expression, timing and pace to my projects, breathing them into life with great attention to detail.
After having worked as a consultant analyst and project manager in Information Technology (IT) previously, I'm very comfortable with technology and Audio Production, and I endeavour to always provide my clients with a final audio product that's clean and technically well produced.
I love to sing, dance and perform. I played prominent roles in amateur musicals and been in choirs since my school years, performing in The Cape Town Ladies Choir, City Academy Choir London and Chambelles, Chamonix. In a number of Audiobooks I've narrated, I've also sung the songs that are included in the text.
I am an avid reader and have a passion for conservation and the Natural World. Many of my holidays were spent working or spending time with my friends at The Big Game Parks of Swaziland, which greatly inspired me to appreciate and look after our Earth, as well as change career to the production of Natural History Documentaries.
I have a great love for travel and meeting new people from different cultures, and visits have been peppered with completing a number of half and full marathons in different parts of the world. I enjoy snowboarding in the mountains, hiking, climbing and swimming. My husband and I were lucky enough to spend two years exploring the beautiful mountains of Chamonix in the Haute Savoie, France, and improved our snowboarding skills.
My passions also include studying nutrition and the body-mind connection of psychoneuroimmunoendocrinology incorporating psychology, neuroscience, epigenetics and quantum physics. I also love photography and I'm writing a book on IVF and nutrition.
After having experienced the good work of Rotary International as a Rotary Exchange Student to New Mexico, USA in 1991, and the their service worldwide in promoting peace and understanding and fostering good relationships globally, I decided to get involved in Putney Rotary. We work in the borough of Wandsworth, London, creating and participating in a number of local projects to benefit local charities, schools and community organisations. As we're all volunteers, 100% of charitable donations go directly to our projects (no expenses removed).
I volunteered for the RNIB reading newspapers and magazines for the blind and partially sighted as part of their outreach programme, and love their work. If you'd like to know more, please contact www.rnib.org.