Reader Bios - Part 1

 

MORE READER BIOGRAPHIES

 
Gene Engene

Gene Engene is an award-winning reader with an astounding catalog of audiobooks to his credit. He is best known as J.P. Beaumont in the J.A. Jance mystery series. Gene is a veteran stage actor, director, and is a retired Professor of Drama at Eastern Washington University. Gene Engene Audiobooks

Kris Faulkner

Kris Faulkner is a broadcast professional with over 20 years experience in media. She enjoys using her voice to bring books to life and has recorded a plethora of audiobooks including the Bitterbynde fantasy series. Kris Faulkner Audiobooks

 Reed McColm

Reed McColm is an actor and writer living in the Pacific Northwest. He is the author of the award-winning plays Together Again for the First Time, and the 9/11 drama Hole in the Sky. Reed McColm Audiobooks

 Heath Kizzier Heath Kizzier with two decades of acting, has appeared on Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman, Murder She Wrote, and for three years was Dr. Josh Logan on The Young and the Restless. He played the title role in They Call Me Trinity--The Next Generation, and played alongside  Kevin Costner in Wyatt Earp. Heath Kizzier Audiobooks
Rusty Nelson

  Rusty Nelson, after military service and a brief teaching stint, set out to become a sportscaster. Thirty years in radio across Georgia, Minnesota, and Washington has seen him as a news director, disc jockey and general announcer. Rusty and his wife keep a small goat herd and do social justice work in Spokane. He has recorded over 100 books for Books In Motion. Rusty Nelson Audiobooks

5 stars imageI love the voice of Rusty Nelson as he reads the most interesting books downloaded from my library. - MK Cumpston
Gregory Papst   

 Gregory Papst has been a corporate trainer, actor, motivational speaker and voice specialist for over twenty-five years. An avid fly fisher and black powder hunter, he rates Louis L'Amour among his favorite authors. Greg, his wife and three daughters live on a mountain top near Spokane, Washington. Gregory Papst Audiobooks

 

 
Juanita Parker  Juanita Parker is a veteran of stage, film, radio and TV. She can be heard on book recordings spanning the last decade. She continues to enjoy recording books on tape while pursuing a nursing career. Juanita Parker Audiobooks
Jeffrey Kafer Jeffrey Kafer is a professional audiobook narrator and producer. Having narrated dozens of books, he knows exactly how important your work is to you. Winner - 2008 Voicey Awards for Best New Voice, doing voice overs for commericals, audiobooks and corporate narration. Visit Jeffrey's website at www.audiobook-voice-over.com Jeffrey Kafer Audiobooks
Jerry Sciarrio Jerry Sciarrio has performed in seven countries on four continents during 21 years with a touring theater company. He brings his vast drama experience to over 50 audiobooks, including science fiction, westerns and mysteries. Jerry Sciarrio Audiobooks
Terry Rose Terry Rose has been an on-air talent, both radio and television, in Seattle, San Francisco, Minneapolis and Sacramento.  He is a featured actor in over 135 Imagination Theatre productions, airing regularly on XM Satellite Radio as well as hundreds of conventional radio stations, worldwide.  He plays the title role in all the `Kincaid the Strangeseeker' investigative reporter mysteries, and he has written a dozen of those mysteries, as well. Terry has his own studio and production company, and has been the spokesperson for Microsoft, Boeing, Ford Motor Company and NASA, among many others.  He counts the roles of Scrooge in `A Christmas Carol' and Selsdon Mowbray in `Noises Off' as two of his favorites in his on stage theatre repertoire, and delights in reading/acting novels for Books in Motion. Terry Rose Audiobooks
Rebecca Cook Rebecca Cook   lives and works in the Spokane area, primarily in film and theater.  She’s worked as an actress, director, costumer, make-up artist and stage manager with several companies throughout the region.  Since 2005, she has been working as the Wardrobe Supervisor and Set Costumer for Bad Apple Films and North by Northwest Productions.  And because she can’t get enough of the sound of her own voice, she has recorded commercial and documentary voice-overs, as well as recording several audiobooks.  She is currently raising two crazy cats and is thrilled to be spending her life doing so many things she loves.   Rebecca Cook Audiobooks
Jack Sondericker

Jack Sondericker is a retired Baptist minister living in Oak Harbor, Washington.  He has recorded more than 80 novels, short stories and essays for Books In Motion since 1986, and has, he says, "thoroughly enjoyed every minute of it." Jack Sondericker Audiobooks

Ron Varela Ron Varela is an accomplished actor in Spokane, Washington with credits including plays, TV ads and a sought-after commodity for voice-work. He played Harry S. Truman in the one-man show “Give ‘em Hell, Harry” at The Met. Ron Varela Audiobooks
Cameron Beierle Cameron Beierle has a career in media spanning more than 30-years, including international broadcasting.  Heard on the east and west coasts of the United States and Canada, he is best known for his multi-voiced characterizations in fantasy and science fiction novels. His Books in Motion performance of the Ralph Moody autobiography series "Little Britches" won the prestigious Excellence in Media SIlver Angel Award.. Cameron Beierle Audiobooks
Andrea Bates Andrea Bates' career has spanned three decades on the stage and behind the microphone. Beginning as a musical theater professional based in New York, she toured with Broadway companies like A Chorus Line, Phantom of the Opera, and South Pacific with Robert Goulet.  She also held coveted roles in off-Broadway productions such as Beehive, and even worked the cruise ship circuit "back when the boats were small!" After retiring from the road, she developed her voice acting skills in the studio doing countless radio and TV commercials, then became the recognizable face in many commercials for companies ranging from Comcast to the Spokane Symphony. Her recent film credits include the Art of Breaking Up, The Family Holiday and Home of the Brave.  Ms. Bates thanks her "fans" for making it possible to record more books for you! Andrea Bates Audiobooks
 Stephanie Brush Stephanie Brush, a mulit-talented professional writer, singer and actress who has appeared in numerous stage productions and television commercials, and has recorded countless audio books for Books In Motion. Stephanie Brush Audiobooks
 Kevin Foley Kevin Foley is a veteran voice actor with over 30 years in radio, television, and freelance performing. He has been recording for Books In Motion for over 15 years with over 80 titles to his credit, as well as working as a producer and editor with the company for several years. His voice has been heard on hundreds of regional and national radio and television commercials, industrial videos and training modules. Kevin Foley Audiobooks
Laurie Klein Laurie Klein’s three-decade career in theatre arts includes numerous audiobooks, radio work, one-woman shows, plays, storytelling, directing, and teaching as well as readings of her own work, in the States and abroad. A grateful recipient of AudioFile’s Earphones award, she also lends her voice to several videos and spoken word/music CDs. Laurie Klein Audiobooks
Beth Richmond Beth Richmond is a classically trained actress, who earned an MFA in Dramatic Arts with an emphasis in text analysis from The American Conservatory Theater in San Francisco.  She has performed in countless productions on stage, as well as film and commercials. She especially enjoys audiobook narration because it combines her love of acting with her passion for books. “When I read a book I get to play all the parts from innocent little children to wise old men—and everything in between! What could be better?” Beth Richmond Audiobooks
Janean Jorgensen

Janean Jorgensen is an actress, singer, and musical theater nut. She hosts and produces the "Matinee" public radio program, online at BroadwayMatinee.com. This proud member of the Professional Organization of English Majors lives in Spokane with her husband and daughter. Janean is also a photographer, web designer, and sells doll accessories at PlayscaleMinis.com. Janean Jorgensen Audiobooks

Michael Taylor

Michael Taylor has a spectacular 30-year resume in broadcasting. He worked for radio stations in Houston and Spokane along with a highly successful radio program in the Tri-Cities area of Washington called, “So You Wanna Be a Radio Star?”  With a Masters in radio, T.V. and film, he has been teaching Mass Media full time at Eastern Washington University since 1995. He has been one of the premiere voices for Books In Motion since 1993. Michael Taylor Audiobooks

John Pruden

John Pruden is a professional voice actor who performed his first voiceover in 1995. he has sung competitively at the International level as part of an a capella ensemble, currently performs on stage as a member of the comedy improv troupe, Wit & Will, and teaches introductory voice acting classes across the country. Through his own voiceover company, Voice Acting With Character in Upstate New york, John records audiobooks, corporate and online training narrations, animation and video game characters, as well as radio and TV commercials. John Pruden Audiobooks

Dave Courvoisier

Dave Courvoisier is a renaissance guy.  His interests run far and wide, and sometimes run amuck.  Above all, Dave enjoys his family.  He has 3 daughters, 21, 18, and 15…and he’s been married to their mother for 26 years. 

 

Dave enjoys writing, storytelling, and racquetball, and somewhere in the midst of all that, he anchors 3 evening newscasts at the CBS affiliated TV station in Las Vegas, NV – KLAS, Channel-8.  He’s been working as an anchor/reporter for many years, and has distinguished himself with an Emmy and many other local and national awards for his work with disadvantaged children.  He currently serves on the board of directors of Boys Town, NV, The Adoption Exchange, Court Appointed Special Advocates, and Mt. States Group. Dave Courvoisier Audiobooks

 

 

 

 

 

 

Kent Kimball

Kent Kimball was born and raised in Los Angeles, California.  He sang and played clarinet in school, church choirs and orchestras, often performing in talent shows and plays. He did not formerly study acting until many years later. Kent attended Los Angeles City College and graduated from the University of Southern California in 1973 with a B.S. in Business Administration.  His real passion was music and earned almost as many credits in music as his major. Kent is married to his wonderful wife, Norilee and they have four daughters.  Kent has performed in over 60 plays and musicals, 33 TV commercials, 18 films, 17 operas and 15 voiceovers. He has written or arranged over 30 pieces of music. He has been the Director of Music at many churches throughout the United States. He enjoys mountain climbing and has climbed all over the world. Business, climbing and vacationing have made him a seasoned traveler and taken him to 68 countries on six continents. He lives by the lake with Norilee, in one of the most beautiful spots on Earth – Coeur d’ Alene, Idaho. Kent Kimball Audiobooks.