'Working with Melissa was a breeze. She was very responsive and flexible to our direction. A real pro!'
Josh Diaz, Content Producer, Pereira & O'Dell, San Francisco
Experience & Training
Melissa has over 17 years’ experience as a voice actor, broadcaster, presenter, entrepreneur & communications consultant. Always fond of spinning a good yarn, she has an English Literature degree & studied acting at Bristol Old Vic & The American Conservatory Theatre, San Francisco.
Voice Over & Presenter
Melissa kicked off her career in 1999 as station voice at Surf 107.2, Brighton. She went on to host breakfast for the GWR Group and Sunday breakfast on Galaxy 101 for Chrysalis. Numerous gigs for major brands followed, including Heineken - where she was the main voice for their ‘Found @ Thirst’ annual Caribbean DJ competition for over 4 years. Current clients include Google, Facebook, The Economist and Late Night Tales - a series of artist curated compilation albums.
Actress & Host
Melissa has hosted many a good gig, including ‘The Bishopstock Blues Festival 2003’ - featuring Nina Simone. She cut her acting chops as the Empress of China in Aladdin (2003), & appeared in a number of radio dramas & stage performances, ranging from Shakespeare to modern plays. She is currently on the Pixar casting database.
Entrepreneur & Educator
In 2010, Melissa founded national podcasting platform, Audio Enable and it’s not-for-profit arm, Radio in Schools - in association with Global Radio, the UK’s largest commercial radio group. She has worked closely with the education sector, offering training, writing GCSE study guides and lecturing at Ravensbourne College, London, in live radio.
Melissa has a Masters in Marketing Communications and spent 3 years as Head of Comms for digital agency, e3. She went on to consult for agencies and start-ups, including SecondSync, which was acquired by Twitter in 2014.
She also voiced their corporate videos.
Having recently returned from the U.S., Melissa is now based in the UK as a full-time voice actor and presenter. She is currently represented by Stars, The Agency (San Francisco), TGMD (LA), GoVoices (Denver) and InBothEars (Portland, Oregon).