Braintracks Team

Zeke Hardman

Zeke is a full-time voice actor and only the second person ever chosen to be mentored by Nancy to teach here. Growing up the son of two professors, Zeke was raised to be a lifelong student. He double-majored in Political Science and Spanish, earning his BA from Ohio University. He went from coaching youth soccer to teaching English in China to acting to teaching VoiceOver for Nancy at Braintracksaudio.com.

  • Education:

Zeke learned Spanish, German, and Russian in college and mastered the language of Advertising from Nancy. Studying with Nancy was the first big step Zeke took in his voice acting journey. This allowed him to leave behind the world of sustainable Black Soldier Fly farming to focus on Voice Over.

He is now guiding other Braintracksaudio students through Nancy’s coursework to realize their own Voice Over dreams.

  • Some of Zeke’s recent voiceover bookings include:

US Bank, Wisconsin EDC, and national campaigns for UBER.

Linda Brennan, PhD

Dialect Coach

  • About Linda

Linda Brennan, PhD, is on the faculty of The American Academy of Dramatic Arts Los Angeles, (Voice and Speech Department Chair), South Coast Repertory, and Theatricum Botanicum, where she teaches voice, speech and dialects, script analysis, and directs.

At the Academy, she has coached for over 250 productions, including Anna K, Arcadia, Dancing at Lughnasa, Kentucky Cycle,Major Barbara, A Midsum…mer Night’s Dream, The Three Sisters, and Top Girls.

Film and TV credits include American PieThe Scorpion King(Universal), SonnyThat’s Life (CBS), The Hughleys (UPN), For the People (Lifetime).

Besides extensive individual coaching, Linda has coached extensively in the theatre including Streetcar Named Desire (South Coast Rep)The Crimson Thread (Pasadena Playhouse)Arms and the Man (A Noise Within)Old Times (El Portal Center for the Arts) and The Nibroc Trilogy (Actor’s Co-Op).

Linda has an MFA in Acting from Brandeis University, an MA in Clinical Psychology from Antioch University, and a PhD from Pacifica Graduate Institute. Her doctoral research addressed her combined passions for the performing arts and the healing arts and resulted in “Demon in the Wings: Stage Fright in the Actor,” one of the first pieces of research to address stage fright in this population.

She has presented at ATHE (The American Theatre in Higher Education) on various topics, including Take the Valley Out of the Girl! and is a voice and speech consultant for several voice over groups in Los Angeles. She has presented at The Performing Arts Medical AssociationHealthy Approaches for Performing Artists, and the Central School of Speech and Drama in London. Linda is a member of VASTA (Voice and Speech Trainer’s Association)PAMA (Performing Arts Medical Association), and SAG-AFTRA. Her article, “T’s and Sympathy: Adventures in the Hollywood Dialect’s Trade” appears in the VASTA Journal, “Essays on Voice and Speech.”

Contact Linda Brennan

Contact Dialect Coach Linda Brennan

Donna Grillo

VO Casting Director

  • About Donna

As a freelance casting director, Donna has cast hundreds of shows at all of the major animation houses. Nickelodeon: Spongebob Squarepants, The Fairly Oddparents, Invader Zim. Cartoon Network: Dexters Laboratory, Johnny Bravo, Cow and Chicken. Disney Jr.: Miles From Tomorrowland (original pilot). Industrial projects include the U.S. Immigration Service, for whom she cast and directed an animated film in five different languages. She is currently directing Barbie: Dreamtopia for Mattel.

Contact Donna Grillo

Contact Casting Director Donna Grillo

Rick Santizo

Nancy’s 20+ year partner in demo production, Warner Bros. Engineer, Rick Santizo.

  • About Rick

Re-recording Mixer, Dialogue Editor, ADR Mixer, Sound Editor, Recordist with over 25 years of experience in the audio industry.

 His studio facility experience includes Technicolor, Deluxe, Warner Bros, Sony, Roundabout/South Lake Audio, Post Haste, Capitol Records, Oceanway Recording, and Santi Studios. Re-recording Mixer, Dialogue Editor, Sound Editor, Recordist, ADR Mixer, Language Dubbing.

Lawrence T. Lewis

Producer

  • About Lawrence

When partnering with someone to produce your video voiceover demo, Nancy will connect you with an ACTUAL, current, Madison Avenue commercial/film/social media Producer.

Meet LAWRENCE LEWIS.
He is the real Producer you’ve been trying to reach behind the professional agency wall over on LinkedIn.

Hire HIM to produce your visuals and customize it for social media, including 1:1 Square video options for Facebook and Instagram, as well as :06 second cut downs.

“Just like we do in commercials all the time now.”

Lawrence is a Commercial Producer in New York and Hollywood, he is keenly aware of the importance of video in advertising. Any freelance creative (Director, DP, Photographer, Voiceover Talent) who is marketing themselves needs to be including video in their online presence for a panoply of reasons, a primary one being the ability to buy advertising in video-only media like YouTube. VIDEO is the only way to get noticed in today’s visually-based marketplace, even if what’s being marketed is a performance ability in audio.

Lawrence is currently working exclusively with Top Los Angeles Voice Over Coach, Nancy Wolfson, to create VOICEunder VIDEO DEMOS for her students. They use existing clips of produced commercials and content along with top of the line motion graphics that line up with the copy in your existing demos. They lay your audio demo UNDER this montage of visual elements to create a professional looking and sounding video advertisement for your Voice Over services.

Lawrence will put his 20 years of film production expertise to work for you. He will collaborate with only the best Motion Graphics, Designers and FX folks in the business.

Lawrence is a busy Commercial Producer, his time is at a premium and is often booked out working with the top Advertising Agencies and Commercial Directors of the world. He absolutely loves doing this creative for the Voiceover Industry, but due to time constraints, this service is offered by referral only.

Contact Lawrence Lewis

Contact Producer Lawrence Lewis

Jason Sikes

Web & Digital Designer

  • About Jason

Jason Sikes is the owner of Village Green Studios. VGS has been the premier web designer for the Voice Over acting community, and providing web services for clients of Braintracks Audio since 2001.

Contact Jason Sikes

Contact Web Designer Jason Sikes

Bridget Brady

Social Media Marketing Expert

  • About Bridget

As a leader in the world of online marketing, Bridget Brady, and her team at Amp Up My Biz, is a full-service, soup-to-nuts, online and social media marketing solution.

Contact Bridget Brady

Contact Social Media Expert Bridget Brady

Matt Cowlrick

CRM programs

  • About Matt

Since relocating to the Northern Hemisphere in 2011, Matt Cowlrick has become a “go-to guy” for Australian voiceovers in North America. With thousands of projects under his belt, you can be sure that he has the experience and professionalism to make your project stand out.