After landing the lead role of Prince Charming in his 8th-grade play and hearing the audience’s laughter (hopefully from his well-timed comedic sense of humor), Preston knew he was onto something. SInce earning a Theatre Education degree from Appalachian State University, he has pursued a career in all things theatre/entertainment. It’s been tough for him to choose one field so he’s covered all the bases: acting, costuming, scenic construction, stage management, lighting/audio/camera operator, and much more! Preston brings his unique background to the table for anything Stonebrook throws his way!
Content Specialist/Project Manager
Not everybody gets a trophy — you’ve got to earn it. That’s what Lydia learned from the 4-H club while growing up in a small, rural North Texas town. Her competitive spirit earned her 4-H awards in cooking, sewing, gardening, animal care, speech and debate. It also gave her a burning desire to excel in a career in the performing arts. Along her winding path she has been an actress, director, costumer, props master, production manager, playwright, copywriter, speechwriter and more. Today she brings her unique skill set to Stonebrook clients.
Jason began his career in event production when he moved to Nashville to attend SAE Institute. Through a stroke of fate he bought a dog from a gentlemen who managed a production company. He went to work full time the next day, just a week after moving to Nashville! Sixteen years later he continues to love everyday he gets to work with anything audio, video, or lighting related.
Mike’s first job was for WSM Channel 4 in Nashville. He was only eight years old, but when he said he was 18 somebody told him, “Okay, go run Camera 2.” He was fired when Pat Sajak asked “who let the child in the studio” after Mike requested an autograph. He took jobs in retail and the service industry before rediscovering his passion for video, and he’s spent the last 18 years working in the industry he loves.
Ever since he ruined his first cassette player with a water hose at age four, Jon has been obsessed with anything audio-related. He attended Western Carolina University, where he studied commercial audio. Since then, he has been involved in high school plays, marching band shows, studio work, church productions, small tours and the world of corporate show production.
From DJ-ing his own “radio station” at the age of five, to starting his own production company, Progressive Studios, at 17, Devon has always been passionate about creating entertaining experiences. Today he uses design techniques and an expertise in execution to make emotional connections with each client’s audience.
Event Producer and Creative Director
Tedd is a graduate of the University of Texas at Austin with a degree in communication. He has worked in all aspects of film and video production for over 30 years, building a client list that includes industry leaders in healthcare, retail, consumer goods, publishing and education.
Tedd launched his career in Dallas, working in commercial film production. Hundreds of commercials, corporate films and television broadcasts later, he said farewell to great Tex-Mex and moved his base of operations to Tennessee, where he serves clients around the country.
Phil grew up in a family where music was appreciated. His mother taught piano and performed in community theater. He was also influenced by church, musical theater, show choir and car audio, so much so that he graduated from Belmont University in 1993 with a Bachelor of Business Administration degree with an emphasis in music business. He worked on albums for the London Symphony Orchestra, Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, Motown acts and countless country artists.
Since founding Stonebrook Media, Phil has managed events and meetings for Tenet Healthcare, Hunt Brothers Pizza, Compassus, O’Charley’s, Amsurg, YMCA and many others. He is typically the main contact for clients and serves as a “bridge” between the creative and the technical to help transform each client’s vision into reality.
“A lot of our clients view us as their traveling road crew,” says Phil. “We’re looking for ongoing partnerships – the kind where we can really get to know the organization, partner with them and build tailored solutions within their budgets.”