Meet the Team

Mike   I grew up in Covington, GA and one of my favorite memories from childhood was riding with my grandad on Sunday’s to a little country restaurant to pick up fish for my grandmother. I can still hear Clarence say, “What’ll it be today, Mr. Jay? The catfish or the perch?”  I was finishing up my freshman year in college down in Birmingham. I had decided that I wasn’t going to keep playing football and I was wondering if the career path I had chosen to pursue, Pharmacy, was really the right fit for me. I found myself sitting in Sunday school one morning and a guy randomly comes up to me and asks me if I sing. That led to me singing and traveling with a college ensemble my sophomore year and during that time I became sure of 2 things. I did not want to be a Pharmacist and I loved music. Near the end of that school year I followed 2 of my friends up to Nashville to audition for the school of music at Belmont University.  I am passionate about people and songs that transform our hearts. There are so many parts of the process that I love but perhaps the pinnacle is seeing a song go from the studio to the stage and into a moment that transcends. The moment when time stands still for a second and Truth, in the form of a melody, changes a life and offers hope.  I was nearly 6’ tall sporting a killer peach fuzz stache at 12. Not much has changed since then except for the texture and color of that facial hair.  You might find me at the ballfield watching a game, doing yardwork, going to the dump and if I am lucky riding my bike. Or maybe taking a family hike or just hanging out with my family and friends. Unless of course, I am out visiting an artist at a show ☺

Mike

I grew up in Covington, GA and one of my favorite memories from childhood was riding with my grandad on Sunday’s to a little country restaurant to pick up fish for my grandmother. I can still hear Clarence say, “What’ll it be today, Mr. Jay? The catfish or the perch?”

I was finishing up my freshman year in college down in Birmingham. I had decided that I wasn’t going to keep playing football and I was wondering if the career path I had chosen to pursue, Pharmacy, was really the right fit for me. I found myself sitting in Sunday school one morning and a guy randomly comes up to me and asks me if I sing. That led to me singing and traveling with a college ensemble my sophomore year and during that time I became sure of 2 things. I did not want to be a Pharmacist and I loved music. Near the end of that school year I followed 2 of my friends up to Nashville to audition for the school of music at Belmont University.

I am passionate about people and songs that transform our hearts. There are so many parts of the process that I love but perhaps the pinnacle is seeing a song go from the studio to the stage and into a moment that transcends. The moment when time stands still for a second and Truth, in the form of a melody, changes a life and offers hope.

I was nearly 6’ tall sporting a killer peach fuzz stache at 12. Not much has changed since then except for the texture and color of that facial hair.

You might find me at the ballfield watching a game, doing yardwork, going to the dump and if I am lucky riding my bike. Or maybe taking a family hike or just hanging out with my family and friends. Unless of course, I am out visiting an artist at a show ☺

Katie   I was born in Baltimore, MD, but mostly grew up in Tennessee (Nashville, Memphis, Livingston). In 2007, I was living in Atlanta with a 3-hour roundtrip commute. I used (and needed due to the terrible traffic) that time in the car to worship and talk with God. One difficult Monday morning commute, I was praying and asking for God’s guidance on what my next career steps should be. I felt God calling me into music ministry, but wasn’t sure why or how. I’m not a musician, so it didn’t make a lot of sense to me. I was currently managing a natural stone company – I knew how to manage a business – but I was ready for a career change. I decided to go back to school for Artist Management – it was perfect for me because it combined my love for music, managing, and ministry.  I love helping others make their vision a reality. Knowing that my bands can focus on their art while I handle the other details gives me a lot of joy. Being part of their journey in sharing the love story of Jesus through music is by far my favorite part of my job! I’m also a bit of an adrenaline junkie. I would go skydiving daily if I could. I enjoy anything outdoors – I can often be found hiking, kayaking, or camping.

Katie

I was born in Baltimore, MD, but mostly grew up in Tennessee (Nashville, Memphis, Livingston). In 2007, I was living in Atlanta with a 3-hour roundtrip commute. I used (and needed due to the terrible traffic) that time in the car to worship and talk with God. One difficult Monday morning commute, I was praying and asking for God’s guidance on what my next career steps should be. I felt God calling me into music ministry, but wasn’t sure why or how. I’m not a musician, so it didn’t make a lot of sense to me. I was currently managing a natural stone company – I knew how to manage a business – but I was ready for a career change. I decided to go back to school for Artist Management – it was perfect for me because it combined my love for music, managing, and ministry.

I love helping others make their vision a reality. Knowing that my bands can focus on their art while I handle the other details gives me a lot of joy. Being part of their journey in sharing the love story of Jesus through music is by far my favorite part of my job! I’m also a bit of an adrenaline junkie. I would go skydiving daily if I could. I enjoy anything outdoors – I can often be found hiking, kayaking, or camping.

Bryan   I grew up in Baltimore, so “technically” I’m from the south, but I’ll always be a “yankee” in my heart. One of my favorite memories growing up was steaming a bushel of Maryland Crabs from the Chesapeake Bay with Old Bay Seasoning, gathering the entire family together to sit around and listen to tall tales from my grandfather and sing songs into the night. Time seemed to move so slowly then and it was glorious. Those years shaped my love for music as well as my music teacher in school who mentored me and encouraged me to pursue a life in and around music.  I was blessed to work for some amazing people and record labels for most of my life including Tooth & Nail, Integrity, Capitol CMG and Provident Label Group. The education, experience and mentoring I was fortunate to receive helped cement my love for artist development, song development and telling amazing stories about how God uses artists and their music to transform a life; including my own. The most rewarding times for me are when the combination of a song + a visual + lighting + a great artist + a profound message, etc all converge with God in a moment that touches a person’s heart and mind in the 20th row and they walk out with a new perspective, new hope and a deeper relationship with their family and God. That’s why I stay in the crazy music business…it’s hard work - really hard work, but in the end extremely rewarding.  Artist management can be a 24/7 job but during those down times you’ll usually find me cheering on one of our 5 children at a baseball game, cheerleading competition, helping study for school, talking about composing music while eating chips and queso, or learning about forensic science and DNA testing. If you’re really lucky, you’ll catch me playing at a wedding somewhere…yes, I’m that guy: the wedding player. It’s a good life.

Bryan

I grew up in Baltimore, so “technically” I’m from the south, but I’ll always be a “yankee” in my heart. One of my favorite memories growing up was steaming a bushel of Maryland Crabs from the Chesapeake Bay with Old Bay Seasoning, gathering the entire family together to sit around and listen to tall tales from my grandfather and sing songs into the night. Time seemed to move so slowly then and it was glorious. Those years shaped my love for music as well as my music teacher in school who mentored me and encouraged me to pursue a life in and around music.

I was blessed to work for some amazing people and record labels for most of my life including Tooth & Nail, Integrity, Capitol CMG and Provident Label Group. The education, experience and mentoring I was fortunate to receive helped cement my love for artist development, song development and telling amazing stories about how God uses artists and their music to transform a life; including my own. The most rewarding times for me are when the combination of a song + a visual + lighting + a great artist + a profound message, etc all converge with God in a moment that touches a person’s heart and mind in the 20th row and they walk out with a new perspective, new hope and a deeper relationship with their family and God. That’s why I stay in the crazy music business…it’s hard work - really hard work, but in the end extremely rewarding.

Artist management can be a 24/7 job but during those down times you’ll usually find me cheering on one of our 5 children at a baseball game, cheerleading competition, helping study for school, talking about composing music while eating chips and queso, or learning about forensic science and DNA testing. If you’re really lucky, you’ll catch me playing at a wedding somewhere…yes, I’m that guy: the wedding player. It’s a good life.

Sarah   There’s a saying “go big or go home”. Growing up in the big state of Nebraska with big snowy winters, my 6 brothers, 5 sisters and their families at big loud family gatherings, I’d say my family never did anything small… we were a force of nature. I have always loved music and it was rare that there wasn’t a radio blaring or someone singing at the top of their lungs in my house. We would sing everything from church choir songs, 80’s hair band anthems, Broadway soundtracks and 80’s & 90’s country songs. Music is an important thread throughout our family.  When I moved to Nashville, I knew I wanted to spend my working days in and around music and artists. While I still love to sing, I have found a great joy in managing the minutia and details for artists so they can focus on their art and ministry. They say, “the devil is in the details”, but I also think when details are handled efficiently, there’s an ‘angel’ in the details! I love my work because I learn something new each day and I get to have a role in helping great artists and their music bless people around the world.  That’s not to say that I still don’t exercise my creative-side. On any given weekend, you’ll find me crafting in many mediums like paper, yarn, wood; reading a good mystery or adventure book; singing in my church choir; painting rooms, upcycling furniture pieces, gardening or playing board games with my family & friends all while still rocking out to hair-bands and 90’s country. It’s a great life.

Sarah

There’s a saying “go big or go home”. Growing up in the big state of Nebraska with big snowy winters, my 6 brothers, 5 sisters and their families at big loud family gatherings, I’d say my family never did anything small… we were a force of nature. I have always loved music and it was rare that there wasn’t a radio blaring or someone singing at the top of their lungs in my house. We would sing everything from church choir songs, 80’s hair band anthems, Broadway soundtracks and 80’s & 90’s country songs. Music is an important thread throughout our family.

When I moved to Nashville, I knew I wanted to spend my working days in and around music and artists. While I still love to sing, I have found a great joy in managing the minutia and details for artists so they can focus on their art and ministry. They say, “the devil is in the details”, but I also think when details are handled efficiently, there’s an ‘angel’ in the details! I love my work because I learn something new each day and I get to have a role in helping great artists and their music bless people around the world.

That’s not to say that I still don’t exercise my creative-side. On any given weekend, you’ll find me crafting in many mediums like paper, yarn, wood; reading a good mystery or adventure book; singing in my church choir; painting rooms, upcycling furniture pieces, gardening or playing board games with my family & friends all while still rocking out to hair-bands and 90’s country. It’s a great life.

Nick   I grew up in South Florida – North Palm Beach/Palm Beach Gardens area to be exact. From as early I can remember, I was completely fascinated by all things related to pop culture –particularly music. I spent countless hours listening to the radio, playing records, studying liner notes, and perfecting my air guitar skills. Labeling me a “music geek” would be an understatement. Like most young people, I dreamed of changing the world someday. (I’m fully aware of how overly dramatic and grandiose that sounds, but it came from a very genuine place.) I knew the power and impact that music had on my worldview and I thought that it would be amazing to be part of the process of connecting artists with an audience looking for inspiration, truth, and meaning.  I thrive on helping an artist clarify and focus their uniqueness and then collaborating with them on the way to best connect them with their desired audience. Call me crazy, but I actually like that we’re living in such a moment of extraordinary change in music business history. The “rules” are literally changing weekly, and I like the challenge of learning how to best navigate a strategic artist development path.  My family and friends tease me frequently (and rightfully so) about the number of nerdy “obsessions” I have. I’m currently fascinated by learning various magician tricks and illusions. Two years ago, I was knee-deep in collecting music mash-ups online; before that, it was comic books and graphic novels. I probably should be embarrassed, but I enjoy stuff like that way too much. My wife is a saint for putting up with me. I’m also a big football and mixed martial arts fan – so you can probably find me watching some sort of sports event on television or hanging out with my wife and our 3 sons. I’m probably listening to music purely for my own enjoyment as well.

Nick

I grew up in South Florida – North Palm Beach/Palm Beach Gardens area to be exact. From as early I can remember, I was completely fascinated by all things related to pop culture –particularly music. I spent countless hours listening to the radio, playing records, studying liner notes, and perfecting my air guitar skills. Labeling me a “music geek” would be an understatement. Like most young people, I dreamed of changing the world someday. (I’m fully aware of how overly dramatic and grandiose that sounds, but it came from a very genuine place.) I knew the power and impact that music had on my worldview and I thought that it would be amazing to be part of the process of connecting artists with an audience looking for inspiration, truth, and meaning.

I thrive on helping an artist clarify and focus their uniqueness and then collaborating with them on the way to best connect them with their desired audience. Call me crazy, but I actually like that we’re living in such a moment of extraordinary change in music business history. The “rules” are literally changing weekly, and I like the challenge of learning how to best navigate a strategic artist development path.

My family and friends tease me frequently (and rightfully so) about the number of nerdy “obsessions” I have. I’m currently fascinated by learning various magician tricks and illusions. Two years ago, I was knee-deep in collecting music mash-ups online; before that, it was comic books and graphic novels. I probably should be embarrassed, but I enjoy stuff like that way too much. My wife is a saint for putting up with me. I’m also a big football and mixed martial arts fan – so you can probably find me watching some sort of sports event on television or hanging out with my wife and our 3 sons. I’m probably listening to music purely for my own enjoyment as well.

Kelcey   I grew up in Michigan, so I spent most of my childhood exploring the outdoors – going to the Great Lakes, camping in the woods, gardening, or exploring our big back yard. I remember the first time I listened to contemporary Christian music – it blew my mind. I didn’t know music like that existed. I was super nerdy about it and got my hands on as many CDs as I could find – reading the liner notes, following industry blogs, magazines, and Twitter accounts, and studying tour routing. What was kind of a strange hobby turned into something I could actually pursue as a career. I loved that the music industry would combine my love for people, Christian music, organization, and the church.  I am passionate about taking the gospel to new places through music, live events, and conversations. I love learning about new methods of delivery and discovery through Spotify, YouTube, and Pandora optimization. I also thrive on the details – I loving being able to handle the details so it frees artists to spend more time with their art.  You can often find me hiking, kayaking, checking out a random event I found on Facebook, or organizing an event with my worship team or small group.

Kelcey

I grew up in Michigan, so I spent most of my childhood exploring the outdoors – going to the Great Lakes, camping in the woods, gardening, or exploring our big back yard. I remember the first time I listened to contemporary Christian music – it blew my mind. I didn’t know music like that existed. I was super nerdy about it and got my hands on as many CDs as I could find – reading the liner notes, following industry blogs, magazines, and Twitter accounts, and studying tour routing. What was kind of a strange hobby turned into something I could actually pursue as a career. I loved that the music industry would combine my love for people, Christian music, organization, and the church.

I am passionate about taking the gospel to new places through music, live events, and conversations. I love learning about new methods of delivery and discovery through Spotify, YouTube, and Pandora optimization. I also thrive on the details – I loving being able to handle the details so it frees artists to spend more time with their art.

You can often find me hiking, kayaking, checking out a random event I found on Facebook, or organizing an event with my worship team or small group.