Evan Jae Smith
President | Producer | Director | Narrator | Editor | Author | Editor
Evan has been in theater since her childhood. Working on stage with the local theater group all the way through her 20's. She started her Audiobook journey in her 30's and fell in love with it. She has produced several books to ACX has trained under Dmitri Michas, Steve Blum, had the honor of working with Jami Martin Brown on Center of Attention: A True Crime memoir, which is now a Taormina nominated film "American Murderer" staring Idina Menzel, Ryan Phillippe, and Tom Pelphrey. Producing an audiobook can be a very scary task and trying to produce a book as an indie or new author can be very convoluted and daunting. Evan got a crazy idea in January 2023... Why not help those people and provide them with a high-quality production service that walks you through the ACX process hand in hand. She rallied her rag tag group of professionals in the business and the birth of Magpie Audio Den came about.
In her "Spare time" Evan loves to spend time with her circus playing video games, board games and ttrpgs. She has an amazing supportive husband, 3 fantastic kiddos, 3 rescue dogs, 2 rescue cats, a guinea pig, and a bearded dragon. She Cosplays on TikTok, listens to nothing but audiobooks when she is driving, and has a severe addiction to caffeine in the form of Peppermint Lattes or Diet Pepsi.
Director of Marketing | Producer | Booth Director | Narrator | Author
Mike Denman is an award winning filmmaker based out of Colorado, who has worked in Marketing and Advertising for Video Games (since 2011) and Real Estate (since 2015). He’s been at the forefront of technological advancements in connecting people to content through the internet via apps like Instagram, Facebook, Pinterest, YouTube, and too many others to mention. He launched STRadvertising.com in 2022 in order to help educate Real Estate Investors on the power of advertising
Director of Audio Engineering | Producer
Bio Coming Soon!
Chris Riley - Not in charge of anything
Definitely Not the Director of Sound Production | Director of Delegation | Booth Director | Narrator | Author
In 2012, Chris wrote, and self-published the first book in a 5-part Urban Fantasy Series called "Shards of Fate". The First book, which he published in the Summer of 2012, was called "The Rising", which he wrote under the Nom de Plume, Charles Anthony. While life circumstances have put the rest of the series on hold... for the moment... Chris’ writing experience has proven to be invaluable when the Magpies are working with their Public Domain Books. Christopher has worked with both video, and audio engineering software for the better part of 5 years. Chris was an interictal part of Unexpectedly Serious Turn on Twitch. During his time at UST, Chris was dedicated to making the show amazing and worked long hours to give a high-quality production. He made sure the music and voiceover audio for each episode was perfect for every scene. Each week his improv skills shined on the show where he played one of the main characters and a few of the NPC’s along the way. While new to voice over by comparison to his colleagues, Chris gives every scene his all, dedicated to giving the audience the best story experience he can. His experience in sound editing and production bring a high level of quality to each project he works on creating a spot on experience for every listener.
Wrangler of Evan | Vision Supporter | Silent Producer | Designer of Member Magpies
John has been a professional Evan Wrangler for over 20 years. He knows when and how to direct her hyper-focuses like no other. He knows what ones are fleeting and what ones will stick. He has been a professional Chef since he was in his 20's and this helps Evan remember to eat on a regular basis instead of surviving off of coffee and diet Pepsi. He loves spending time with their family playing video games, watching Star Wars, Super Hero Movies, anime, or playing board games and ttrpgs with them.
CAST AND CREW
Evan Jae Smith
VOICE ACTOR | AUTHOR | SOUND EDITOR | BOOTH DIRECTOR | AUDIO ENGINEER
I have worked on several Audiobooks including educational, devotional, and Memoirs. I can portray a wide vocal range, I naturally have a friendly, honest and youthful voice. I have been told that I come across as bold but thoughtful in my everyday voice. My work in audiobook narration has taught me the ability to hold strong dictation while keeping a casual tone, as well as, how to edit and engineer my own narrations to meet ACX specs. I know the ins and outs of working with ACX and the best way to navigate that confusing world.
I have had the honor of training under Justin Walvrood, Dmitri Michas, Patrick Elkins-Zeglarksi, and Steve Blum. I am a firm beliver that voice over is 20% voice and 80% acting and you can never stop improving on either skill so I am constantly searching for new classes, workshops and trainings in both acting and voice over.
I am constantly striving for more range, but have a penchant for the strange little voices that fit well with gremlins, goblins and smoll creatures. I am also skilled with animal and creature sounds, using not only my voice but everyday items like cups and even paper-towel tubes to enhance the sounds of the creatures. With my training I am able to provide a very young innocent sound to a friendly elderly woman and a grizzled woman who smokes to much. I also have the capabilities of a preteen male of female. As for accents I can provide Southern, Jersey, north-shore, Essex, and Coloradan Midwest. I am constantly striving to work on new accents and ranges that are not in my repertoire yet.
VOICE ACTOR | SOUND ENGINEER | BOOTH DIRECTOR | AUTHOR
In 2012, Chris wrote, and self published the first book in a 5 part Urban Fantasy Series called "Shards of Fate". The First book, which he published in the Summer of 2012, was called "The Rising", which he wrote under the Nom de Plume, Charles Anthony. While life circumstances have put the rest of the series on hold...for the moment... Chris’ writing experience has proven to be invaluable when the Magpies are working with their Public Domain Books. Christopher has worked with both video, and audio engineering software for the better part of 5 years. Chris was an intrical part of Unexpectedly Serious Turn on Twitch. During his time at UST, Chris was dedicated to making the show amazing and worked long hours to give a high quality production. He made sure the music and voiceover audio for each episode was perfect for every scene. Each week his improv skills shined on the show where he played one of the main characters and a few of the NPC’s along the way. While new to voice over by comparison to his colleagues, Chris gives every scene his all, dedicated to giving the audience the best story experience he can. His experience in sound editing and production bring a high level of quality to each project he works on creating a spot on experience for every listener.
Kenn "Moose" Harlow
Is he the disgruntled bouncer or the crazy loon out in the streets? Truth is probably both. Moose has a deep rich vocal range that can mesmerize most anyone no matter if he is playing the villain, the hero, or the prophet. His natural tone is trusting, caring, and fatherly. He has created a library of characters ranging from deep sultry villains to the small and ever curious gnome. Moose has spent years playing TTRPGs which has given him an opportunity to play with and showcase his voice. He is featured on Shows like the Bad Ideas and The Dungeon Pack with ever changing voices and dialects at the table. Moose can produce a range of dialect to include Brutish Scottish, Upbeat Irish, British Standard, Southern US, Midwest US, Westcoast US, and Texan.
As a loving husband, father of 2 crazy boys and 3 huge lap dogs who happen to love falling asleep to bedtime stories, he has become somewhat of a professional at Storytelling. While Moose may be newer to the Voice Over community than some of his other peers, don’t let that fool you. He is a professional through and through and can weave a tale like no other with a voice that will entice you to keep on listening.
Amanda has a love of all things artistic; photography, music, ballet, painting, writing, baking (yes this is an art) and design. She discovered her love for theater during school providing her thespians group with help in all aspects including choreography, set design, lighting, and of course acting. She attended a summer program at CalArts working with the animation department and went on to get her Associates in Arts. Moving around in her adult life she has discovered that Voice Over work provides her the flexibility and enjoyment she needs in a work life balance.
VOICE ACTOR | AUTHOR | SOUND EDITOR
N. K. Schlaudecker (she/they) is the author of the Greenman series, including Sons of Tara and Fyreborn, with the third installment, Sacred River, slated for release in 2023. She also authored the Mayhawk Series (Rising/Sojourner) about Sir Gawain’s early life, and The Last Kingsoul: Emergence, a modern YA fantasy, and is co-author for The Olde Code (an illustrated Arthurian collection) and Beyond the Myst.
They are a 20 year member of the Commedia del Arte Traveling Players out of Mobile, Alabama, and have played a variety of roles, their favorites including Dr. Watson (Sherlock Holmes and the Haunted Theatre), Sir Miles Hendon (Prince and the Pauper), Athos (The Musketeers), Claudius (Hamlet), and Jack Worthing (The Importance of Being Earnest), as well as a host of other characters.
N. K. is also the writer, director, and producer of the Greenman: Sons of Tara dramatic podcast, a full-cast adaptation of the book series. She also appears as a member of The Dungeon Pack and is a cast member for the English version Asmundr comic dub. Since 2020, they have become passionate about TTRPGs and bringing new characters to life, using the platform to stretch their voice and storytelling skills.
Regardless of platform, she is an adaptive, dedicated performer, always immersed in the role, whether it be a live production, voice acting, or a TTRPG character. They have a calming, flavorful voice that carries an audible tension in a soft tone, with just a hint of “southern seriousness” in a low/medium range. This can turn on a dime to a variety of accents and character voices, androgynous to ultra feminine and a full spectrum between.
Ryan Hawkins is from the South East of England and has been involved in drama and theatre since the age of ten. Starting drama studies in secondary school at BBPAC he continued onto higher education, studying at the University of Kent for both undergraduate and postgraduate master’s degrees in Drama & Theatre and Theatre Making. Being able to learn various effects revolving around theatre has allowed Ryan to undertake diverse methods of drama and stage acting. His passion and expertise are rooted in creating and performing characters that bring entertainment to others, putting them on stage, and crafting their spoken voice. Ryan treasures doing character voices, to bring worlds and stories to life, with his own personal vocal flare. His strengths lie in character voices, of many different kinds, typically within the fantasy genre. Ryan Hawkins' normal speaking voice is with a clear South-East Kent deep tone, with a good variable accent range and pitch.
Ryan is the author of the upcoming fantasy novella/ novel series The Tales of Old Icilion. A dark fantasy setting, riddled with deep mystery and horror. The world of Icilion is wrapped in tragedy, conflict and bitterness. Nations, kingdoms, beliefs all at conflict with one another, in a season of unending worry, passion and hatred. Zealotry of a singular God runs deep in the minds of mankind, a god truly devoid of nothing but conquest and the need for worship. Where those who do not follow this being, The Divine that shall feel the wrath of his zealous followers. It is a time of war, slaughter and hatred.
Ethan has lived his entire life in Missouri, thanks to his desire to see more of the world around him that's not always where you'll find him. His love of travel has taken him all over, this world and possibly beyond, providing inspiration for backdrops to his upcoming novel. A huge fan of writers like Rick Riordan, Ethan was inspired to start writing at a young age. While currently working towards a Batchlors degree in Creative Writing and Literature, he is still diligently working towards releasing his first book. It is a Sci-fi/Fantasy currently titled "Master of Flame" and is entering its final draft.
When he's not writing, he enjoys spending time outside with his horse, Runestone, making costumes, cosplaying, or gaming, usually with the support of one of his two cats, Thor and Mocha. You can follow Ethan on his TikTok account and see his amazing original characters come to life.
Aiden was given a violin at 3 years old. He has since continued his musical growth for over 26 years, and boasts one of the most diverse background and careers amongst his peers. Aiden’s distinct privilege to hone expertise across multiple fields outside of music, including: marketing, hospitality, culinary arts, and home improvement among others, is coupled with his international upbringing in Hong Kong to inform his mastery over mood in his works. He has gone on to attain a Bachelor’s Degree in Violin Performance at the University of North Texas, and a Fellowship/Master’s in Violin Recital at the Trinity College of London at the age of 16. His work has been featured by such channels and IPs as Cyberpunk RED (w/ R. Talsorian Games), Critical Role, Syrinscape, OBP Musical, Questline D&D, The Night & Its Moon, Realm Narrative Gaming, The Hero Zone, Gays of the Round Network, MattyMorgs, Exploding Dice, Nerdsmith, and Cantata Pansophical. Aiden evokes a pure emotion in his music that has been lauded as [sic] “having all the tears” (Ashley Johnson; VO artist) and “chilling” (Cypher of Tyr). His total command of motifs and texture has been praised as “excellent” (Liam O’Brien) and “phenomenal” (Laura Bailey), bringing an iconifying quality to every project he has composed for, breathing life into every story, moment, and character.
You can find more of Aiden's work or get a commissioned piece composed and performed by him by clicking the link below and following him on his social media platforms.
Nikolai Wisekal’s love for storytelling began with his wonderful aunt, whose stories made him laugh, think, and just want to read everything he could get his hands on. His mother also had wonderful editions of the original Grimm fairy tales that he enjoyed as a child. Eventually he began to read series like the Dragonriders of Pern, Lord of the Rings, Foundation Trilogy, and the Dresden Files, which set him on the path to being a fantasy and sci-fi fan for life.