One day, AudioSteps founders, Geoff Davis and Andrea Reese, took a walking tour and decided that they loved the information, but hated carrying a heavy guide book, hated having to look through it all the time for directions, and hated following someone else's schedule. So, we thought of something better. . .
Welcome to AudioSteps, digital audio walking guides for people like us who want to know about what we're seeing, but don't want to lug a heavy book or be led around in a group. By putting the information in easy-to-use MP3 format that you can play on your own familiar equipment, visitors to a city can walk around hands-free, stop and start on their schedule, and blend in with the locals as they go.
For our audio guides, we choose cities and neighborhoods that have lots of information in a compact, walkable area. Easily doable in a couple of hours, but interesting enough to spread over a couple of days.
Dana is from San Diego, California, by way of Kittery, Maine and Chicago, Illinois. Her professional stage life began singing and hoofing away in musicals. After attending UCLA (B.A. Mass Communication Studies) and Oxford University (Theatre), Dana moved to NYC where, in addition to performing, she began producing short films. She currently lives in Los Angeles where she works in film, tv, theatre, commercials & voice-overs. She is a member of IFP/LA and Women in Film. Her hobbies include painting, knitting, playing the piano & traveling (hoorah for audio walking guides!). Check out Dana's website. www.danalynbaron.com
Sally grew up in the Home Counties in the UK, and has been a voice over artist for five years, working with companies such as Unilever, Calor Gas, The Department of Health and of course AudioSteps! Her background is as a professional actress and she has appeared on TV several times in the UK- she's also a playwright, specialising in comedy. Sally has a passion for learning, and loves to learn about the lives of people in the past. Her favourite period of history is the 17th century, particularly theatres and performance of that time- she spent a year of her BA Drama ( from The University of Exeter) studying just that, and loves to hold forth about Shakespeare, Marlowe and Johnson, and the vibrant theatre of London. She also likes to learn and educate others about the two World Wars, particularly the first: the Great War, and recently wrote, produced and starred in a radio play on that subject. In the past she's worked as a drama trainer, and even trained big burly police officers to deal with difficult situations. Sally loves to talk, so is probably in the right job, but also enjoys walking, seeing films, vegetarian cuisine and laughing. Check out Sally's website.