38 years ago, Alissa came into the world and said “Hi!” At that moment, everyone knew she was destined to be an entertainer. 2 years later, she made her stage debut singing at a Christmas show, stopping in the middle of her song to ask her mother for a tissue. The consummate performer, she blew her nose and started singing right where she left off. After conquering the music world by 5, she moved on to Voiceovers. At 19, she booked her first big job…store announcements at a local grocery store. She was on her way! Long story short, BA in Musical Theater from a so-so state school, run away to NYC, worked on famous TV shows, like “Apprentice” and “Survivor” to learn the “biz,” interned at a voiceover casting office, worked as a talent manager, got an agent, booked a job, booked a national, booked another national, got pursued by another agent, quit her waitressing job, achieved voiceover bliss! Alissa has voiced spots for Honda, Shutterfly, Hasbro, American Lung Association, Winn Dixie, James Patterson books, and much more.
Kristin is thrilled to be a part of the Sweet Spot team and excited to bring her years of coaching experience to those hungry to break into the VO scene! Kristin currently has two national commercials airing (Trojan and Dulcolax), with three more to air soon; including a series of PSA’s for JDRF (Juvenile Diabtes Research). Other past clients include: Google, MTV, Al Jazeera, Avon, Apple, USA Today, Audible.com, Gerber, and Samsung, as well numerous animation projects. Kristin is also a Producer & Creator, focusing on television and film. She’s worked with such talents as Luis Guzman (Boogie Nights), Zach McGowan (Shameless), and Hasaan Johnson (The Wire). Fun facts about Kristin: she responds to KAK, her nickname since the third grade. At any moment Kristin may take you through a Vinyasa flow (don’t worry she’s certified). And will someone please buy her the Felicity box set? Hers is too worn out to watch. For more on Kristin, check out 3psproductions.org.
Talia, a Boston gal born and bred, moved to NYC to study acting at NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts and Atlantic Acting School. From five months old, and still today, one of Talia’s favorite hobbies is talking. A lot. She’s turned her love of gab into a career in storytelling. Be it through the many things she’s voiced for the likes of (DSW, JC Penney, Sprint, Ricola, Axe Shampoo, Tide, Starwood Hotels, American Eagle and Disney… just to name a few) or through various writing mediums like copywriting and screen & television writing (currently a staff writer on CW’s iZombie, past credit Teen Wolf) crafting words is what she does best. When Talia is not recording or writing, she very much enjoys the guilt-free feeling of eating Popchips, dissecting TV commercials and doing handstands on the beach. She also has an irrational fear of chalkboards and cannot be in the same room as one. Otherwise, she is really very normal. Learn more about Talia at www.taliagonzalez.com.
Thea McCartan is a NYC-based actor and voiceover artist. She has worked on many award-winning independent films screening at international film festivals such as Sundance, Toronto and Cannes, and recently performed in the American stage debut by Trainspotting author Irvine Welsh. If you’ve seen the movie, you can imagine… it was not a tender rom-com. But the original acting bug bit while listening to old-timey radio with her dad, and the magic of creating a whole world with sound never faded. Thea has recorded national TV & radio spots for clients including: Donna Karan, Elizabeth Arden, Playtex, Artistry, Cinzano, Konami, Dulcolax, Dominion Energy, Monster.com and MTV. She can also be seen in any number of dopey TV commercials hawking yogurt for Dannon, butter for Smart Balance, and quite a few non-dairy products, too – like Best Buy, Samsung, Verizon, and more. She puts her UCB improv training to work in recurring roles in webisodes for Comedy Central Studios, Atom TV, and like Talia, has an irrational fear of her own: packing peanuts. Do not open that box from DSW in front of her, no matter how badly you want to try on your new shoes. She will shriek like a baby spider monkey.
Kelly McGee is a voiceover artist and coach, who has been working in the commercial industry for the past 14 years. She can be heard currently in spots for Motts, Optimum Online, Musselman’s Applesauce, Wonder Pets, Nickelodeon, Finesse, Cuisinart, Zest and many more. Kelly got into voiceover work when she learned she could actually be paid to talk. She had been known to talk incessantly to friends, family, herself, and complete strangers on the street. She fine-tuned her talking talents and was quickly catapulted into the glitz and glamour of recording studios across the country. Kelly is also a singer, songwriter and Emmy-Award winning director. Her most recent performances include singing out loud to her IPOD for a standing room only crowd while walking through Times Square. Kelly also enjoys long walks on the beach and romantic movies.
ADAM MICHAEL ROSE
Adam was doing British dialects at the age of ten, thanks to TV shows like Nickelodeon’s Danger Mouse. He later realized a love for other accents and dialects, and eventually became a dialect coach and accent reduction teacher. Adam studied theater, voice, and speech at NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts. While living in New York, he trained at The Lee Strasberg Theater Institute, and Playwrights Horizons Theater. He’s taught both accent reduction and dialects at schools, colleges, acting studios, and theater companies throughout the country. Adam is a certified Compton P-ESL accent reduction teacher, and also an LA-based actor. You may have seen him on TV. Adam is also somewhat of a savant when it comes to all things geography/maps/state capitals. Go ahead, test him! And though he’s not sporting stone-washed jeans and a mullet, he’s a pretty big 80’s enthusiast.