Photo Credit 2020
Anna Bakken

(Written by the first author to entrust her audiobook to Theresa)

When Theresa was five years old, her parents let her play with a reel to reel recorder and a budding journalist was born. She loved recording her version of the news, emulating Walter Cronkite’s “That’s the Way It Is”. Theresa’s family moved a lot. They eventually settled in south central TX, where she earned college scholarships in music and theater and completed a degree in Mass Communications. Theresa landed a job as a reporter and weekend anchor at KMAC Channel 28 in Lubbock, TX, and loved it. When she moved up in markets to WSMV Channel 4 in Nashville, TN, she thought she had found the perfect job with the most amazing people. Her work with talented photojournalists in the WSMV newsroom earned her an Emmy Award in series reporting.

Then Theresa and her husband started a family, and she traded reporting the nightly news for reading bedtime stories, and found a new level of happiness. As her children grew, they settled on a small hobby farm in Colorado and started hiking with llamas and keeping honeybees. Their family honey confection business earned National attention when the Honey Salted Caramels made from honey she and her sons harvested won the 2019 Good Food Award for confections.

But Theresa never forgot the thrill of being in front of a microphone and connecting people through the spoken word. When her oldest son surprised her with a home recording studio, and encouraged her to use her voice, she dove into audiobook narration as a profession. Since 2020, Theresa has been growing, honing her skills, and partnering with inspiring storytellers. She brings their stories to life with the same dedication she brings to all her endeavors, the same excellence that earned her an Emmy, and with the same enthusiasm as the five-year-old girl with her reel to reel recorder. – Ann Parker, author of Follow Me To Alaska

Audio Industry Ambassador

Leading sessions and moderating panels at national and international virtual conventions for the Romance Slam Jam and International Pulpwood Queens and Timber Guys, Theresa created opportunities for learning, networking, and project collaboration with other narrators, indie authors, book publishers, audio production companies, and audiobook distribution entities.

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