Verbal Ink’s offices in Santa Monica are home to a wildly diverse staff that works with our cross-country network of transcriptionists, translators, and other language specialists. Our awesome team is here to make sure that your Verbal Ink experience is wonderful and worry-free.
Originally from Alicante, Spain, Ana explores and enjoys California with great enthusiasm. Since moving here, she has become an avid camper and has learned to never forget the sunblock. While her official role is graphic design, she’s also the unofficial Verbal Ink photographer, capturing pictures of our office hijinks. Ana’s promised to bring homemade paella to work, which fills the rest of the team with eager anticipation.
Jenni is an academic-turned-admin, web content wordsmith, and panda enthusiast. Among her unpredictable list of accomplishments, she (very poorly) performed part of Hamlet in London's Globe, is a highly-trained pianist, and has presented academic work on BSG, Firefly, and The X-Files. Originally from outside Chicago, she is also very picky about pizza, and would appreciate tips on good pizza joints in LA.
Nhi has been with Verbal Ink since January 2011. In her spare time she enjoys hiding vegetables in other foods. She owns a surf board, piano, and dress form but can’t surf, play piano, or sew.
Jake hails from the faraway lands of the Inland Empire, which he escaped to discover the hidden treasures of Los Angeles. Soon his pursuit of amazing music festivals and the perfect happy hour became a lifestyle. His interest in hiking and juicing might convince one that he’s a healthy, Angeleno hipster, but he’s not. He finds therapy in cooking (though he’s not very good at it), and even more so in eating.
Justin is from the sweet fields of North Carolina. He has a diverse taste in music and movies, and loves running cross-country, fencing and working out. Although he claims he’s not very good, he sometimes likes to grab a canvas and paintbrush and go to work. He tries to smile often and makes sure to laugh every day because it’s good for the heart, mind, and soul.
A Phoenix native, Geoffrey traded the Arizona desert for the California sun. He currently resides in Echo Park and claims that there is no other place in LA he’d rather be. Rather than fighting the brutal rush hour traffic on the 10, the 110, and the 101, he prefers to take the bus or ride his bike, as it’s good for the heart, mind, and soul. When not at work, Geoffrey plays in a couple of bands, checks out as many concerts and standup comedy shows as possible, enjoys the exotic sounds of BBC news radio reports, and firmly believes that space is the place.
David grew up in Texas but now calls Pasadena, CA home. When not working, he prefers riding his ever-growing stable of bicycles all around the city. He hopes one day to be about 1/10th as cool as Joe Strummer.
Although Liza considers Los Angeles her home, she was born and raised in Jerusalem, Israel. The youngest of three, she hails from a long generation of Armenian artists who immigrated to Palestine during the British rule. Her diverse background has fueled her passion for the arts so when her head isn’t stuck in the latest sci-fi novel, she likes to paint or write poetry. She is often found quoting Douglas Adams and considers making others laugh her personal mission in life.
Teresa was born right-brained and is a trained left-brained individual. She danced, sang and loved to do hair and makeup as a little girl. While she still dances and sings in her car, she also loves reading The Economist, mastering Excel shortcuts, and learning about world cultures. She aspires to become a celebrity chef one day, to speak fluent German, and to hug all the doggies in the world.
JR is a southern California transplant who grew up in Indiana listening to the Indy 500, riding three wheelers, and making movies with his friends. He originally wanted to be a stand-up comic when he grew up, and coincidentally now has a staff that laughs at all of his jokes. Some of his friends think he’s a little weird because of how much he loves the hit TV show LOST. When he’s not busy creating new things, he likes to meditate, play tennis, and travel to other cultures.
Zach, like everybody else, is a ridiculous mishmash of unresolved inconsistencies, unexplainable whims and fancies, and conflicting neurochemical reactions. An accomplished musician and total goofball, Zach’s longstanding obsessions include early 70s Afrobeat, absurdly hoppy IPAs, mid 90s Williams/Bally pinball machines, and the first six Van Halen albums. He’s certain that life is not a bowl of cherries, a box of chocolates, or a game of cards; rather, it’s a plate of shrimp.
Spencer is not only the co-founder of Verbal Ink, but also the company’s mascot. He loves LA because of his passion for food, often raiding his co-workers’ trashcans to see what they left for him. He is the survivor of at least three near death experiences and seems to only get quirkier after each one. His current hobby is pretending to be deaf to enjoy his independence in his senior years.