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The National Association of Voice Actors

with Tim Friedlander and Carin Gilfry

In this Bonus Episode, Anne is joined by The National Association of Voice Actors co-founders, Tim Friedlander & Carin Gilfry. NAVA is a new association that aims to advocate and promote the advancement of the voice acting industry through action, education, inclusion, and benefits. The three discuss why & how NAVA came to be, what their specific goals are, and how voice actors can join. If all goes to plan, NAVA will be the first organization to offer health benefits to voice actors. Bosses, you definitely don't want to miss this!

Anne is joined by guests Tim Friedlander & Carin Gilfry to discuss their new organization, The National Association of Voice Actors...

"We want to be a a trusted, informative resource for people who are just getting into the industry." - Tim

About Tim

Tim Friedlander is an award winning, Los Angeles based voice actor, studio owner, advocate, and educator. He is best known for his work on Hunter x Hunter, One Punch Man, and as Long Caster in Ace Combat 7. Most recently you can find Tim as the voice of the PBR (Pro Bull Riders Association) on CBS, Ares in the Netflix show Record of Ragnarok and as the English voice of Navn in the dub of Beforeigners. Located in the Hollywood area, Tim works out of soundBOX:LA, his custom-built voice over studio equipped with ISDN, ipDTL, SourceConnect and broadcast quality equipment.

About Carin

Carin Gilfry is an experienced voice actor who voiced thousands of commercials, instructional videos, IVR systems, eLearning programs, documentaries, and video games, and narrated and produced over 100 audiobooks. She works primarily from her professional home studio in Southern California ( Her past and current clients include FedEx, Volkswagen, Citibank, Duncan Hines, Aspercreme, Quaker, Clairol, CVS,, Neutrogena, Benjamin Moore, GrubHub, Jakks Pacific Toys, Little Tikes, Play Doh, Denny’s, Shutterfly,, Quell, and many more.

Top 10 Takeaways

Quick-share concepts from today’s episode:

  1. The National Association of Voice Actors (NAVA) is a non-profit association created to advocate and promote the advancement of the voice acting industry through action, education, inclusion, and benefits.

  2. NAVA offers resource-driven initiatives that show voice actors the different pathways for success in this industry.

  3. The NAVA team offers resources specific to Voice Actors. #VOBOSS

  4. NAVA offers scholarships, emergency fund payments, and other contributions to members in need. #VOBOSS

  5. You can participate in workshops, classes, + community partnerships to sharpen your skills through NAVA.

  6. NAVA has crafted an advisory board featuring many niches within the industry: from audiobooks and video games and commercials and TV narration.

  7. In 2023, NAVA will become the first voice over association to offer US health insurance options. #VOBOSS

  8. To be eligible for NAVA’s health insurance, be sure to sign up for the initial census on NAVA’s website. There is no obligation to pay or join, but if you miss the initial census, you won’t be able to join until the next open enrollment!

  9. You must be a voice actor in some capacity in order to be a member of NAVA and or qualify for this health insurance. #VOBOSS

  10. NAVA is bringing back The Voice Over Resource Guide (VORG). It was voiceover industry's oldest publication since 1988. Up until four years ago, it was the only printed publication in the industry.

"Voice actors needs plans + protection so we can pursue our creative career and grow in it." - Anne

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