Kerrie Obert is a speech language pathologist and singing voice specialist from Columbus Ohio, USA. She spent nearly 20 years of her career working in a busy voice and swallowing disorders clinic where she performed over 20,000 endoscopies and treated singers of every stripe. She holds degrees in both musical theatre performance and speech language pathology and has published research in journals and written or co-written four books on voice. Ms. Obert is well known for her research on tongue and twang quality and is excited to share what she knows about this most under appreciated structure, the tongue. Ms. Obert currently has a private studio where she treats patients who have voice or swallowing disorders and where she also trains singers.