Experience

Our team has been helping public officials, businesses, and non-profit organizations communicate key messages to critical audiences for more than 30 years.

Expertise

Our experts have unparalleled training in audio engineering and production, which is why our clients’ podcasts have been downloaded more than three million times since 2019.

Efficiency

Our production processes have been honed over nearly a decade in this business, ensuring we produce high-quality, cost-effective, audience-engaging podcast content every time.

Team

Richard Fawal

President

Richard is a 30-year veteran of policy, business, and non-profit communications. He’s worked with clients including the US Chamber of Commerce, Mayo Clinic, Kellogg’s, and the American Medical Association to expand consumer communication in support of government affairs and marketing missions.

Richard developed and launched the Brookings Podcast Network at The Brookings Institution in 2015, and he’s been helping organizations make great podcasts ever since.

Ismael Balderas Wong

Chief Engineer

Born in Mexico City, Ish and his family moved to the Washington, DC area when he was five. From an early age he had a passion for music, which led him to playing the trumpet in the D.C. Youth Orchestra and then the Berklee College of Music in Boston, where he received his degree in Electronic Production and Sound design.

Ish has worked in studios from LA to NYC, as well as two years overseas, producing podcasts and music that create stories and experiences to delight audiences.

Laura Krebs

Production Leader

Laura loves podcasts, and she’s passionate about developing innovative, efficient production processes that are the backbone of the high-quality, cost-effective podcasts Voxtopica produces.

When she isn’t helping clients navigate all aspects of recording, editing, distributing, and promoting their shows, you can find her taking care of her two children, playing Bingo, or watching football.

Lauren Thurman

Marketing Director

Lauren has more than a decade of experience marketing across a wide range of channels — traditional and digital — so she understands the unique marketing challenges and opportunities of podcasting. 

Her strategic, creative, results-focused approach to driving downloads ensures clients use the right channels, in the right way, to bring their podcasts to audiences everywhere.

Damion Rowe

Audio Engineer

Damion is a Maryland native who studied music technology at the University of Saint Francis in Fort Wayne Indiana. While in school he gained a particular interest in sound design and audio post-production for animations, video games, and podcasts.

Throughout his time in school, he worked on a plethora of projects from arranging compositions and recording voice-overs to mixing animations in surround sound. He is glad to be a part of Voxtopica and working to help bring clarity and character to your podcasts.

Andrew Lihn

Production Assistant

Andrew is an eager individual from the heart of Silicon Valley. Having lived his entire life in the age of the internet, Andrew is quick to scour the web for any information required for his research. 

In his free time, he likes to find new things to learn, play video games, and go out for runs.

Work with the most experienced, expert public affairs podcast team in the business!