Originally from Austria, I now make my home in picturesque Charlottesville, Virginia, with my daughter Sappho. I'm a versatile reader with a particular love for non-fiction and narrative storytelling. My normal accent is quite neutral, a mix of American and British/Continental European, due to an international upbringing. I'm fluent in German, able to pronounce words in Spanish, French, Romanian, Dutch, Hebrew, and other languages without accent, and can read in a wide range of vocal styles. A varied background lets me connect to a wide range of topics: I've been a molecular biologist and a hippie farmer, a world traveller, a teacher, a practicing Buddhist, and student of Chinese medicine. I record and produce out of my home studio.