Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Meet Our Staff: Heather Costa

Once a month, Such A Voice will be highlighting a member of our staff to give you a little insight into who they are & what they do here at Such A Voice to help you get to know the people behind-the-scenes!           
Meet Heather Costa. Heather is originally from Catskill, NY. From there she attended the Hartt School of Music at the University of Hartford in CT where she received a Bachelor's Degree in Vocal Performance. After graduation, Heather relocated to northern NJ for a couple of years to establish herself as a voiceover talent. From there, she spent a few years in Albany, NY and has now settled in the Hudson Valley with her husband and two beautiful children where they are surrounded by apple orchards and vineyards. Heather is a country girl at heart. She loves being surrounded by open spaces and watching the beautiful sunsets over the rolling hills. The Hudson Valley is just a short train ride away from Manhattan, so it's a perfect mix of country and city for their family. When it comes to passion for all things voiceovers, we've yet to meet anyone that can meet Heather's level of enthusiasm for the industry! Some of her clients include: the Disney Channel, Comcast, Infiniti, Playtex, PetSmart, Finish Line, eBay, the Educational Testing Service, Barnes & Noble, the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, MVP Healthcare, Chase, Clear Channel, Prentice Hall and many more.        
Heather began her journey with Such A Voice as a student. From there she wore many hats as an instructor within the company and has always been an integral part of the Such A Voice family. She is now the Director of Operations, where she handles a myriad of responsibilities. She oversees all of the staff members at Such A Voice, works directly with the Such A Voice President, Dan Levine, in creating new programs and always making sure that we have the best opportunities for our students. She also makes sure that things run smoothly within the company and that all of our students are happy and succeeding within their programs. Heather let us know that the part that she loves the most about her job is "Getting to focus on all of the details within Such A Voice. It's great having the opportunity to be creative and constantly bettering the services and resources for our students. I also love receiving emails from our students telling me about their wonderful experiences with our coaches and producers and hearing all about the jobs that they've booked!"          
We were excited to learn more about Heather!          
What are a few of your passions? Enjoying life through my children's eyes. Watching them experience things for the first time. There is nothing more amazing! I also love filming & editing home videos and integrating photos within them to create family movies, rollerblading, photography, writing poetry and reading.          
Where is your favorite vacation spot? One of my favorite vacation spots is Boca Raton, Florida. My parents have a time share and I've been going there since I was five for an annual family trip! Now I get to share that with my kids. It's a time to relax and enjoy four generations all together!    
What/Who is on your playlist right now? Adele, Maroon 5, Javier Colon (who is a college friend and the winner of the first season of The VOICE) and Rebecca Correia (my college roommate and amazing musician).    
Do you have any advice for aspiring voiceover artists? Go after your dreams! I am a big believer that if you want something badly enough, you can make it happen. Have a plan. Push yourself to reach your goals and always, always have fun!      
Written by:  Bethany Baker      Such A Voice Marketing Director

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