Cast and Crew


Josh Rubino as Liam Alden
Josh Rubino (he/him) is a Brooklyn-based voice and character actor who loves talking but hates writing about himself. He’s been playing the characters you love to hate and is featured as the Demon Lord Baal in The Whisperforge’s Caravan as well as the nefarious Captain Root in Rogue Dialogue’s Windfall. He is beyond thrilled to dip his toe into the pool of protagonism by playing Liam Alden in Hug House’s VALENCE – surely the most anticipated show of the season.
Find him at @ProfCoppermane on Twitter.

John Westover as Nico Salvai
John Westover (he/him) is a newcomer to voice acting who is perhaps more goblin than man. During the day he can be found straining against various IT jobs, but at night he comes alive: Tik Tok compilations, Minecraft, binge watching TV… the world is his oyster. He also loves D&D, meta nonsense, and unapologetically loves the things he loves.
If you feel so inclined, you can find John on Twitter @JHWestover.

Jake Del Rio as Flynn Velasco
Jake Del Rio (he/him) is a native Floridian who tripped and fell his way into podcasting as a fledgling voice actor for Jim Robbie and the Wanderers recording lines in a hot, cramped closet. Since then, he’s co-written multiple episodes of JRatW, graduated to a larger, better ventilated closet, and taken on roles for a variety of audio dramas, Greater Boston, What’s the Frequency, Tides, and Otherverse.
Jake is on Twitter @JakeDel_Rio.

Jordan Cobb as Sarah Harris
Jordan Cobb (she/her) is the creator of No Such Thing Productions, where she is currently producing and performing in the high seas adventure-thriller audio drama Primordial Deep (as Dr. Marella Morgan), and the science fiction horror series Janus Descending (as Chel). She has been featured on over a dozen audio dramas, and when she isn’t comfortably settled behind the mic, she’s buried up to her ears in paper and ink, dreaming up new worlds of the wild, weird, andwonderful. You can find her wandering through the streets of New York City, or more reliably at
You can check out Jordan on Twitter at @inkphemeral.

Katie Chin as Grace Chen
A friend has appeared! Newcomer approaching! Katie Chin (she/her) works towards her P.Eng by day, but at night, you name it. Magic, mystery, superheroes, dungeon crawling, hyperdrive travel… Katie loves Tabletop RPGs and isn’t afraid to shout it to the world.
Katie can be found on Twitter at @KatiePeak.

Elena Fernández Collins as Soledad Marquez
Elena Fernández Collins (they/she) is a podcast critic and forensic sociolinguist living in Portland, OR with one cat and one ongoing Master’s thesis, in an apartment that ain’t big enough for all three of them. They write about podcasts for their own website, outlets like The A.V. Club’s Podmass, The Bello Collective, and Discover Pods, and curate their own newsletter about fiction podcasts, Audio Dramatic. In a distant past, she performed in college theatrical productions; more recently, you can hear her as the voice of Marisol, the intergalactic pizza delivery girl on Ostium’s special episodes for International Podcast Month.
Ely’s Twitter is @ShoMarq.

Giancarlo Herrera as Luis Acebo
Giancarlo Herrera (he/him) is an actor you may have seen, heard, or otherwise experienced in some capacity. Presently, you can hear him on Caravan (Argeaux), see him live in Pirate’s Voyage (Calico Jack), or on screen in the upcoming film The Cannibal Killer (Jeffrey Dahmer).
To stay up to date with what he’s working on, or just to chat, follow him at @Gianster98 or check out

Ishani Kanetkar as Mahira Varma
Ishani Kanetkar (she/her) stumbled into voice acting as a perpetually exhausted grad student in 2016. She’s since acquired a PhD, credits on The Strange Case of Starship Iris, The Godshead Incidental, and The Far Meridian, and, incredibly, a regular bedtime. When she’s not surviving capitalism, she spends her days basking in the sun, playing music, and galloping through the desert on horseback.
You can also find her on both Twitter @IshaniKanetkar and Tumblr, where she’s allergic to any uppercase letters that aren’t for Dramatic Effect.

Naomi McMillan as Morgan Reilley
With a decade of voice acting in her rear view, Naomi McMillan (she/her) is cautiously optimistic about launching head first into the audio drama realm. Although her perspective derives from the molecular level, her malleable morals enable her to fly in the face of fact, all for the greater good. She’s been called Lt. Colonel, Mom and Cat Guardian, and is eager to hone in on shaping Morgan Reilley into a believable humanitarian dedicated to the VALENCE cause.
Find more of Naomi’s work on her website!

Alex Welch as Noel Alden
Alex Welch (she/her) is a New York City-based actor and writer. She is the creator and voice of Abby in the upcoming Lock-Ups, the voice of Sam in The 12:37, the voice of The Mayor in The Influx Podcast, and has appeared in several other podcasts such as The Viridian WildSupernatural Sexuality with Doctor Seabrooke, and Greater Boston. When not in front of the mic, Alex is probably petting dogs, dreaming about being bicoastal, or passionately defending theme park opinions on the internet. 
Alex’s Twitter is @AlexWelch81.

David S. Dear as Richard Alden
David S. Dear (he/him) is the producer, writer, and voice of the protagonist Januae in the audio drama A Ninth World Journal. His voice can also be heard on several other shows such as Vampires of White ChapelTENDRIL: The Banshee Chronicles, Witchever Path, and Moonbase Theta, Out and has narrated over 30 audiobooks. When he’s not talking in front of a mic he geeks out on Numenera and talks incessantly about his wife and furbabies.
You can find David on his website or on Twitter at @DavidSDear.


Wil Williams: Lead Writer
Wil Williams (they/them; she/her) is a podcast critic and journalist based in the barren nightmare wastelands of Phoenix. Wil Williams writes review for Polygon, The AV Club’s Podmass, her own publication, and more.

Katie Youmans: Writer
Katie Youmans (she/her) is tired all the time, but has not let that stop her yet. She is currently based in Maryland, where she spends her days writing for engineers and her nights listening to podcasts, moving her cat off of the keyboard, and writing things that are meant to make others cry, but end up making her cry too.

Anne Baird: Production Manager and Creative Consultant
Anne Baird (she/her; they/them) is a certified mathematics nerd and business enthusiast, spending her days managing operations for a real estate investment company at her home on the Jersey Shore and most of her evenings in sessions for any one of several tabletop RPG campaigns.

Julia Schifini: Producer and Sound Designer
Julia Schifini (she/her) has worked as a podcast producer and co-host for over three years. As researcher and co-host of Spirits, she leads listeners through the boozy world of mythology, folklore, and urban legends. Comfortable on mic, Julia knows the ins and outs of podcast production.
Julia produced Janus Descending for No Such Things Productions. She also produces Honey Roast, a nonfiction podcast. Julia also works behind the scenes with independent podcast collectives Multitude and The Whisperforge.
You can find out more about Julia on Twitter at @JuliaSchifini or on her website,

Raul Vega: Composer
Raul Vega (he/him) is an L.A. based composer and the creator of the audio drama podcast Rose Drive. He has worked in the entertainment industry for over seven years as a digital instrument builder for film composer Hans Zimmer. Needless to say – music is his language
You can find him on Instagram and Twitter @RowdyVega.