Sandy has an extensive background in the radio industry including “on air” experience, programing, news journalism, and commercial production. He has narrated national TV documentaries, and has voiced both radio/tv commercials, and audio books. His business experience includes ownership of a radio syndication company,Executive Management, Sales, and Marketing positions in audio production companies such as The Famous Radio Ranch in LA and Dick Orkin Creative Services in Chicago. Sandy is also a Mindfulness Meditation Instructor.
Haris Orkin – Executive Creative Director
Haris is an award-winning author, Once Is Never Enough and You Only Live Once, copywriter, creative director, and game writer. He has created TV and radio campaigns for hundreds of clients, including McDonald’s, Hardee’s, Disney, The Gap, Pepsi, Zippo, and BMW. He’s worked for ad agencies all over the country including Weiden & Kennedy, 72 & Sunny, Mendelsohn-Zien, Saatchi & Saatchi, and Ogilvy & Mather. As a writer, narrative designer and voice director for video games, he has helped create the characters, the worlds, the stories, and the dialogue for game developers, producers, and publishers like Ubisoft, EA, Square Enix, Techland, Relic, and Deep Silver. His credits include Command and Conquer: Red Alert 3, Dead Island, Company of Heroes 2, and The Call of Juarez franchise.
Myron Chandler – Chief Engineer, Music Producer, Score Producer
Myron is fluent in all technical aspects of audio production at The Famous Radio Ranch, even though his expertise is in music production. He has worked with Darryl Jones, Rza, Flyte Tyme, MIA, Babyface, The Underdogs, Freddie Ravel, and NeYo. Myron has worked for live sound and technical crews for Prince, Freddie Ravel, and Sinbad. A Grammy Award-winning engineer, Myron has recorded and/or mixed albums for various artists, including Michael Jackson’s final album. He has recently been credited with scoring the movie Obituary of Tunde Johnson with Darryl Jones.
Ajay Brahmandam – Engineer
Aside from being a skilled Audio engineer and sound designer, Ajay is a composer, producer, and a musician. His work is notable for integrating traditional orchestral arrangements — both western and Indian classical, with electronic, and heavy metal music. His latest work can be heard in “Family Drama”, an upcoming drama/thriller Indian feature film. In Tokyo, he has performed selling out venues as the heavy metal act, Bhaira. Ajay has gained experience in the video game audio department while working as a lead game developer and the head of R&D of a startup company called VIBE Inc.
Evan Salce – Engineer
Evan first began to study sound design at Occidental College. There, he honed his craft in voiceover recording, production, post-production and mixing by working on numerous college films and TV shows. After graduating, Evan began working as a Production Coordinator and sound mixer on various animated shows for Machinima, Inc. He has also worked as a director, writer and producer on independent films.
Kenyon Murphy – Engineer and Studio Tech.
Kenyon began his journey in in sound mixing is a small, local church. From set-up to take-down, he fell in love with the world of sound. He quickly branched out to recording audio for commercials, student films and feature films, taking him all the way to location work in New Zealand. He is continuing is education pursuing a degree in Sound Arts.
Laurel Van der Linde – Founder and director of The Famous Radio Ranch Voice-Over School.
Laurel’s career has encompassed everything from the sound booth to the sound stage. Her background includes that of a casting director, voiceover agent, producer and director. She has produced and directed audiobooks for several publishing houses. Laurel is also a writer with a host of magazine articles to her credit. Her books have been published by MacMillan, Lerner, and Simon and Schuster.
Barbara Ransom – Our resource for Hispanic audio Production.
Barbara’s voice has been heard in Spanish as Princess Leia and as Gussie in An American Tail, et.al. She is an independent writer, creative consultant, producer and director on a myriad of Spanish-language commercials for many national clients such as Amtrak, Sizzler, and Disney to name a few. Aside from serving as Spanish dialect coach for dozens of actors, she has written for the Spanish-language TV sitcoms for Telemundo Network.