Geoffrey works for CareFirst as a Learning Tech Specialist, using his specialty in digital media to create instructional videosand eLearningwith customized narration and sound design. His software skills include Adobe Premiere, Audition, Captivate, After Effects, Camtasia, Lectora, Storyline.
Geoffrey's Poison Dart Studio is equipped with Rode/Shure microphones, SE Reflexion Filter, and Logic Pro software with Apogee digital interface. (Hear hisvoice-acting reel.)
Geoffrey has a solid grounding in voice acting and presentation (Speech and Voice training at NYU's Tisch School of the Arts). He has narrated web-based training and tutorials for the US Army Environmental Command (AEC), and for Ciena, the telecommunications technology company. He has also recorded IDs for Umbrella Radio.
Mixing blues with pop/rock and folk styles, GW's influences include the Beatles, Sly and the Family Stone, Martin Carthy, Big Bill Broonzy, among others. He has performed at venues including CBGB's, the Bitter End, the Village Gate, and Baltimore's Inner Harbor.
He recorded his first album of original songs, Comfort Noise, in a single 3-hour session in 2001. It garnered great reviews, and led to 2 summers performing at Baltimore's Inner Harbor. On his second album, One Band Man (2007) he went for a "band sound", playing guitar, bass, drums, and keyboards, and singing multi-tracked harmonies.
His song "Children in Any Garden" appeared on the Fast FolkLive at the Hoot album (1987). He also created instrumental music for the King World television show Instant Recall in 1991, with long-time friend and collaborator Charles Brush, becoming a member of BMI.
Geoffrey handles production, scripting, and voice duties forTheReigning Lunatic, a Parsec Awards Finalist for Comedy/Parody Podcast. He developed the show with Betty Welchman in late 2014.
A comedic miniseries set in the Middle Ages, it debuted in November, 2015, and features his signature rich sound design, effervescent silliness, and voice-work from top podcasters and voice actors.
Geoffrey created The InverseDelirium Podcastin April 2010, and hosted over eighty short webisodes. A scripted spoof of public radio, it was praised by podcasters and fans alike for its sharp sketch-comedy and its sound design.
The show featured guest appearances by Kevin Pollak, Lewis Black, Grammar Girl, Wendy Liebman, Paula Poundstone, Christian Finnegan, Graham Elwood, Nelly's Echo, MosNo, Aaron Henkin, and many more, and shut down in April 2014.It was downloaded over 42,000 times.
Geoffrey has appeared on podcasts such as Seven Days a Geek, Podcasting 101, Don't Quit Your DayCast, and Succotash. He appeared as a guest voice on 4AM Cab, and also narrated short stories forFar-Fetched FablesandDrabbleCastpodcasts.
Geoffrey has over 10 years of experience as a technical editor in corporate training, and over 7 years of experience creating web-based training, user guides, and more. He has also copyedited two Complete Idiot's guides.
In addition, he wrote album reviews and profiles for magazine such as: Rolling Stone,the New Yorker, Might, Interview, People, Musician, the original (CD-ROM) Blender, Mother Jones, the SF Chronicle, and Hits. Notable pieces include interviews with cartoonist Art Spiegelman and performance artist Laurie Anderson, and a RS lead review of the Rollins Band album Weight.
GW's short play "Survey Pro" was produced by the Fells Point Corner Theatre for their 10x10 Festival in 2012. He has also contributed to the Smile, Hon, You're in Baltimore zine.
He lives in Baltimore with his wife and comedy consultant, Betty Welchman.