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
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.
Vice President of Operations
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.