Official, serious bio:
I began my career in Chicago, where I studied theater at Columbia College and improv at Second City. After my first few voice over jobs, I knew I’d found my creative home. Several years as a voice over artist later, it still never gets old.
I always strive to convey the message of every project with authenticity, connect with the audience, be truthful, and simply help tell the story.
A few of my favorite jobs include a series of heart-wrenching PSAs for the Michigan Humane Society, playing dozens of characters, from a tiny astronaut to a persnickety old lady, as well as a bullying millennial and a worried Mrs. Claus on YouTube’s popular Cartoon Hooligans channel, and voicing a holiday national TV spot for Sharper Image.
I’ve also voiced projects for Staples, PayPal, Intel, Farmers Insurance, USAA, Lockheed Martin, Ross Dress for Less, and the award-winning science education for kids publisher, Thames & Kosmos, among others, and told the citizens of Chicago about numerous businesses and events as the former promotions coordinator at Chicago’s WJMK.
On each project, I aim to make my clients feel well taken care of and to deliver a performance that exceeds expectations.
As the daughter of Croatian immigrants, I have a strong facility with Eastern European accents, which I can’t wait to use to play a Cold War assassin in an audiobook or video game.
When I’m not in the booth, I’m likely volunteering with the local food bank, feeding my addictions to true crime shows and vegan cupcakes, or debating with my honey which Netflix documentary to watch next.
Unofficial, silly bio:
Young Suzy was always naturally drawn to the performing arts, whether writing and staging plays with the neighborhood kids, producing her own “radio” show at nine years old, or disrupting the entire tri-state area with her extremely high decibel near-renditions of Top Forty 80’s hits from the likes of Rick Springfield, The Pointer Sisters, Kenny Rogers, Juice Newton, Deniece Williams, Shalamar, Sergio Mendes, Kajagoogoo, and whoever it was who recorded The Three Stooges homage, which reached #15 on the Billboard charts, “The Curly Shuffle”.
She would also type up screen adaptations of her favorite books and painstakingly transcribe and then reenact episodes of The Facts of Life with the help of friends she would intimidate and threaten…er…recruit.
This insufferable behavior eventually reached the point where she became much like Yoko Ono during the White Album sessions – preferred not to be seen or heard. Consequently, she spent most of her adolescence alone in her room doing much of the same.
In the midst of all this she also considered becoming a paleontologist. And a nun. Because children are fickle and inconsistent.