513-286-8074 voice@richpalmer.com

This is Rich Palmer Now

I’m in Ohio serving the public, restarting my voice actor career, creating media & music. 

Public and Work Commitments

I am recently retired from my role as Assistant Chief at the Ohio Division of State Fire Marshal, Fire Prevention Bureau. I supervised a team of field educators. I oversaw curriculum development for fire and life safety education.

Voice Actor/Voice Over

I am rebuilding my business as a voice actor. I’m editing and producing podcasts for myself and others. Do you have a podcast? I can provide intro and outro voices; edit your interviews to save you time, provide music beds and even scene separators to help your podcast shine. I’m also working on three audiobooks and will be excited to announce when they are available.

Mental Health Advocacy

I am also working as a Mental Health First Aid coordinator and instructor. I recently took on the role to coordinate classes to offer MHFA throughout Ohio and in northern Kentucky. Mental Health America of Northern Kentucky and Southwest Ohio secured three grants to provide this instruction for free. The best part of this engagement is that one of our primary stakeholders is the public safety community. I’m working to reach as many first responders from the law enforcement and fire/EMS workforce. To schedule a class for your group or organization at no cost, or for more information, please visit:

I am participating as a member of the IFSTA validation committee for the upcoming fourth edition of their publication Fire and Life Safety Educator.

Rich Palmer on the Side

I serve as audio engineer and editor of the CRR Radio podcast. This is part of the IFE USA Branch Vision 20/20 project. I also assist with social media posting and maintenance/updates to the project web site.

Rich Palmer Performs Music

I am the bassist with the band Counting Skeletons. We play about twice a month at various clubs around southwest Ohio, including Dayton and Cincinnati. This is primarily 80s covers, with the occasional newer tune, esp. if it helps motivate people to dance or sing along. We also produce a monthly web series called Tales from the Closet.

Counting Skeletons has two original music projects, as well. We have just released an album called Emerald Opus. It features the talents of Alan Ellison on keyboards. Drummer Dr. Steve Adkins is also playing on this project..

Our first album is Super Moon. It features a great lineup of musicians who helped us with the project, including drummer Greg Goforth and the talents of late singer Nyci Lorts. Drum tracks were engineered by Matt Hueneman of Cattle Dog Productions.

I’m playing my cello more frequently these days. I play an NS Design NXT4a electric cello. I enjoy working on my technique and have been rebuilding my proficiency (slowly, but surely). This is a truly well engineered musical instrument. I highly recommend it to those that want to branch out to electric cello. I performed with this instrument on Emerald Opus, as well as on one track released by my son’s band, Dead Humor.

Podcasting by Rich

I am producing a podcast called Road to VO. This is a narrative on my journey back into the world of voiceovers. When possible, I also host and produce the podcast A Rich Perspective. In this somewhat personal journal I will be sharing my thoughts about the world as I see it, as well as music, resources for mental health, and of course updates about Counting Skeletons.

I have stopped producing the Audio Gumshoe independent music podcast. I started this in 2005 as the Miami Valley Musicast. The show was in production through 2019, with a brief hiatus in 2018. Unfortunately, my time commitments elsewhere make it difficult to continue the show.

While dealing with COVID-19

I’m listening to many audio books. I listen to far too many to even list at this point. I walk with my wife when our schedules allow; I sit on the back patio under the canopy and enjoy the critters romping along the tree line. And, I play music.

Things I’m Reading

I have just finished reading Celia Siegel’s book VO Achiever: Brand Your VO Career. Change Your Life.* I’ve started reading One Brain Cell Left: NO. 1-RANKED Rock and Roll Book – Rock Music Biographies – Rock Autobiographies in 12 Countries on 5 Continents | Inside a Classic Rock and Roll Music Journalist’s Storied Vault.* I’m about 40% through and enjoying it very much.

*Affiliate link.

Current as of 3 November 2021

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