Tess is a professionally trained actor, voice coach, voice over artist, and Speech and Language Therapist. She is a co-founder of fitvoice and an executive director. Tess is an active member of the Voice Care Network, the British Voice Association and the British Stammering Association. She is a committee member for the East of Scotland General Branch of Equity, the actors union. Tess' role within fitvoice is to lead the voice care team. She is the primary contact for our clients, creates tailor-made vocal advice and delivers it through various channels, including 1:1 sessions via video link. She also has a pivotal role in facilitating and maintaining stakeholder engagement. Tess is an effective and enthusiastic communicator who enjoys motivating and encouraging others.
Felix is a co-founder of fitvoice and an executive director. He is a speech scientist with more than 20 years of research experience on various aspects of the human voice. He has collaborated with colleagues from a wide range of backgrounds, and has worked in Germany, Sweden, and Scotland. His expert areas include digital acoustic voice analysis, prosody of speech and the interaction of linguistic and non-linguistic aspects in the generation of the human speech signal. His duties within fitvoice include strategic planning, R&D and Finance. Felix is a creative problem-solver and enthusiastic team-worker who enjoys leading a team towards common goals and visions.
Matthias is a software engineer with a background in natural language processing and music information retrieval. He is one of the co-founders and an executive director of fitvoice. He holds a number of patents and has published various articles in the field of signal processing and data modelling. Matthias is passionate about technology and enjoys working with people from diverse backgrounds. His role at fitvoice is to design and maintain the IT infrastructure as well as implementing, developing and enhancing the algorithms for acoustic analysis.