Hey everybody. My name is Brad Gray Sr. I'm a middle school business teacher who loves inspiring my students to take inventory of themselves and discover the treasures, gifts and potential hidden within themselves and do something with it.
Through the same encouragement I offer my students, many people over the years helped me discover that my gift was my voice. I've worked as a voice actor for the past five or six years but have found myself unable to approach the level of work I've dreamed of doing. I dreamed of doing things like AAA video games, animated series, film narration, documentaries and other voice work as a child.
To access the level of work and opportunities I know I am capable of, I need to join the Screen Actors Guild or SAG for short. Getting my SAG card will unlock the next level of opportunities I want to pursue. But I'm an underpaid middle school teacher that's married with four incredible children. My oldest is in her first year of college, so I don't have the extra money to fund this on my own.
The importance of accomplishing this goal can't be overstated because this goes beyond personal gain for me. My children are watching, the 300+ students that attend my classes are watching, and those that believe in and have supported me along the way are watching. What a testimonial it will be when I share how I took the gift inside of me and turned it into a life-changing opportunity through hard work, dedication, and help from the people reading this story.