Mid-Atlantic Voiceover, LLC strives to offer unique, hands-on, educational & networking opportunities to voice actors in the Mid-Atlantic region and beyond. These events are offered online and in person depending on the situation.
There are many voice-over conferences that exist around the United States - but ours will always have a unique twist that sets it apart from the rest. MAVO is unique in that we keep the size of our conference on the smaller side on purpose. We want each attendee to have an experience where they get to work in a more hands-on setting with each guest speaker during the break-out sessions. Due to the smaller size of the event, we are able to control the size of our sessions so that they don't get overwhelming! There is usually very little or no line after a session to talk with a guest speaker and there are numerous occasions during the event where attendees can ask questions to the guest speakers. It's very much a family type atmosphere!
The main objective of our events is to help you to GET INSPIRED!! The performers and speakers for each event will be chosen due to their outstanding talents and capabilities to INSPIRE their audience! We hope that you will walk away from each event with new contacts/friends that share your love of voice-over; with new knowledge about this competitive field, and with strategies to help you towards continued success in this rapidly changing industry.
Grant Kenny, Executive Assistant, Mini MAVO2020
Born in Georgia, raised in Virginia, Grant Kenny has always had a passion for animation. He spent a lot of time watching cartoons as a kid and always wanted to be the person behind the voice. Once Grant graduated college with a business degree in Marketing (to learn how to market his voice), Grant learned the tricks of the trade and how to have different voices for characters through great teachers such as Jay Schneider, Sunday Muse, and Everett Oliver.
Grant assisted Val with the planning & production of both MAVO2015, MAVO2016 and MAVO2018!!
Val Kelly is the Owner/Founder, President/CEO/Executive Producer of Mid-Atlantic Voiceover,LLC.
Val is a Professional, bilingual-English/French voice
actress who specializes in talking toys, cartoons, children's
iPhone apps, videogames, radio/tv commercials etc.
Val was introduced to VO in 1999 and has been actively booking work since 2011. She has trained with excellent coaches such as Sunday Muse, Bob Bergen, Roy Yokelson, Everett Oliver; as well as Noelle Romano, Danielle Quisenberry, Sara Sherman, Kari Wahlgren, Andrea Romano, Sandi Small (British accent coaching), and David Goldberg from "Edge" studio.
Some of her clients include "Hasbro toys", "Roam & Wander", "Hungry Howie's Pizza Place", "Mymoonah", "Theory Films", "Essence Cartoon". Val's voice is unique, engaging, child-like, high energy, friendly, versatile, fun! She puts 100% effort into all of her work!
Val is also the host of the "Live with Squacky" podcast. It's a unique, interview style show that dives into the worlds of voice acting and entertainment. Available on all platforms! Go check it out here!!
Questions? E-mail Val at email@example.com
Lillian Warkentin, Assistant, Mini MAVO2020
Born in the United Kingdom, Lillian grew up in East Anglia and moved north to Durham before marrying her US military man and Atlantic hopping between Europe and North America, with many side trips to far flung countries, picking up accents along the way. She’s now settled in the Washington D.C. area.
After homeschooling with thousands of hours of literature-based lessons, and leading a range of adult education classes, her passion for storytelling and training continues. Lillian now performs behind the mic in projects as diverse as audiobooks to eLearning. There's not much she loves more than telling your story in the most engaging way. She brings her heart along with a mix of proper British class or east coast attitude to every project.