Sheep Jam Origin
Sheep Jam Productions launched in early 2017 after a trip to Stonehenge, when Susie, our founder, was amused by a line of quirky sheep behaving much like the traffic of cars also in view. Thus, like a traffic jam, the notion of a “sheep jam” was born. (The images of sheep that you see on our website were taken on this day.)
Susie loved the metaphor between a “sheep jam” and a “traffic jam” and found the comparison also worked between her background as a nationally syndicated radio producer and host, and her current passion of podcasting and audio production.
Founded on solid principles of powerful content, diverse voices, broadcast quality production, and outstanding service, Sheep Jam produces podcasts, commercials, and powerful audio content that gets noticed and helps individuals and corporations connect their message to their audience.
Sheep Jam Philosphy
Creating average audio content is easy. Creating clean, clear, powerful audio content that connects with your target audience is not. Which kind of creator do you want to be? Someone who clutters the landscape with mediocre, bloated, unprofessional sounding content or someone who gets noticed and makes a “ding” in the universe?
At Sheep Jam Productions, our philosophy is simple:
Sheep Jam Principles
At Sheep Jam, we believe that how a message is delivered is just as important as what the message is. That’s why…
The Sheep Jam team has decades of combined experience in radio, audio, and production. We pride ourselves on providing our clients with the best possible service so that you and your content can shine!
CEO & Founder
As a former nationally syndicated radio producer & host, Susie has had a passion for audio production throughout her career. Holding degrees in both Communications and Theatre, Susie has produced, hosted and/or voiced countless radio segments, shows, commercials and sponsorships. Also a seasoned entrepreneur and marketer, Susie has spearheaded successful branding campaigns, product designs & launches, as well as PR & marketing campaigns. An award-winning speaker, Susie employs creative and humorous storytelling techniques gleaned from improv training at Improv Olympic Chicago and years of performing on stage.
Director of Operations
SarahAnn has a BBA in Marketing and an MBA in IT & Strategic Management. During her studies, she worked for the North Texas region’s premiere recording studio. As the Director of Operations at Sheep Jam, SarahAnn brings international experience and systems knowledge to the team, having worked in both Asia and Europe and in international trade for a Fortune 100 company. Bilingual in English and German, she also has considerable experience in theatrical stage production with a specialty in opera and musical theatre.
With a career of 20+ years of audio experience in multiple markets including Portland, Chicago, and Los Angeles, and in a variety of formats from spoken word to Smooth Jazz to Classic Hits, Michael brings a well rounded approach to helping you get the most out of your show. A father of three boys all under 10, he knows how valuable audio can be as a means of escape, an avenue to learn and grow, and as a source of entertainment. If he’s not listening to something, it’s because he’s playing hockey or watching hockey or thinking about what song will be played when he scores the championship clinching goal in his over 40 league.
Lead Audio Engineer
& Technical Producer
Ian graduated from Columbia College Chicago in 2020 with a degree in Audio Design and Production. Ian has planted his flag in the podcasting world and loves using his skills to elevate people’s stories to the next level. When he’s not editing, Ian enjoys camping and backpacking throughout the United States — he’s had a few close encounters with bears!
Zoe is a writer and recent graduate of Columbia College Chicago with a degree in Creative Writing. She has been writing stories since she was in second grade, creating stories for her dolls and stuffed animals. She loves animation, Western cartoons in particular, that illuminate the different people that exist in the real world. Elerby believes in representing as many voices as possible, including her own. She loves animals and kids, and loves to share knowledge with the young children in her old neighborhood.
Apprentice Audio Engineer &
Dan is a student at University of Wisconsin Parkside working
towards a degree in Communications with a minor in digital media and
production. After finding interest in the field of audio engineering he is eager to learn more and jump right into the podcasting world! When he isn’t behind the computer screen Dan loves to spend time playing with his dogs and strumming away on his guitars!
Dakota is an audio designer based out of Chicago, IL. Graduating from Columbia College with a degree in Audio Design and Production, he has worked with audio for films, concerts, podcasts, and music. Dakota spends his free time writing and recording music with his band Little Yellow Dog.
Daniel is an avid storyteller, writer, and VO artist based out of Chicago. Raised in St. Louis, Missouri in a multicultural family, he grew to cherish family-centered stories of struggle and the mythology of his various heritages. Daniel earned a Bachelor’s in Neuroscience Studies, but switched from a career in medical research due to his love of stories and the people who tell them. You can hear Daniel’s voice on Season 6 of the audio drama Immunities and on his upcoming actual play podcast Mixed Bag of Holding, so named because each player is of multi-ethnic descent.
Ron Stafford is a veteran radio broadcast news anchor, VO artist, and former podcast host. Over the past few decades, he has worked as an on-air radio personality, interviewer, and in commercial production, management, and sales for various local radio stations and national networks based in DC, Maryland, Virginia, and Delaware. Ron and his wife, Tracie, live in Maryland and have beautiful twin daughters. He has a B.S. in Mass Communication from Towson University in Baltimore and a minor in Music in Vocal Performance.
Originally a graphic designer by trade, Krystina has spent the last decade producing and hosting alongside some of the top radio teams in the country, with stints at such legendary stations as FOX Sports Radio, KOST 103.5 and KIIS FM in Los Angeles, to heritage station KRBE in Houston and the powerhouse morning radio program The Roula & Ryan Show. After launching one of KRBE’s first podcast programs – AND winning two Marconi Awards – Krystina decided it was time to pursue yet another one of her dreams, as she currently spends her evenings studying psychology en route to earning a master’s degree in Marriage & Family Therapy.