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BOARD OF DIRECTORS

As a 501c3, TCW is governed by a Board of Directors. New Board Members must apply and are voted in by the existing Board to serve a two year term. At the completion of that term, some Board members may be requested to serve an additional term without needing to reapply.

Chris Lisle

Co-founder + 

Executive Director

Originally from Nashville, TN, Chris Lisle has over 31 years experience in the entertainment industry.  He has worked in a variety of roles including Production Designer, Lighting Designer, Production Manager, and Show Producer.  Some of Chris’ present and past clients include: Alice Cooper, Robert Plant, Brooks and Dunn, Jason Aldean, Jake Owen, Parker McCollum, Judah and the Lion, Lollapalooza, Bonnaroo, The NFL Draft, Miranda Lambert, One Republic, Dave Koz, Danny Gokey, Sugarland, Billy Currington, Peter Frampton, Nick Carter, Kenny “Babyface” Edmonds, Chris Young, Jennifer Nettles, Lee Brice, Kip Moore, Chase Rice, Nashville Convention and Visitors Bureau, IEBA, Sara Evans, Keith Urban, LeAnn Rimes, Lee Ann Womack, Phil Vassar, The Recording Academy (Grammy’s), and many others.

Chris is the co-founder and Executive Director of the Touring Career Workshop, a non-profit that serves as “Human Resources for Touring Production Professionals”. Chris is a former adjunct instructor at Belmont University, teaching classes on Production Design and Tour/Production Management.

Chris is a 2016 graduate of Leadership Music, and is a member of the CMA, ACM, and the ESA (Event Safety Alliance). Chris currently serves as a Board Member for both the CMA’s and ACM’s and also serves as Vice-Chair of the ACM Events Committee.

In his spare time, Chris enjoys spending time with his wife and children relaxing on the water at Tims Ford Lake in TN.

 

Originally from Chandler, AZ, Mark Anderson made his way to Nashville, TN to complete a B.S. degree in Audio Engineering Technology from Belmont University.

After graduating, Mark spent the next 5 years touring with several artists in a variety of roles ranging from Stage Manager, Monitor Engineer, FOH Engineer, and Road/Production Manager before joining the CLLD team in 2015 and extending his expertise to the Touring Career Workshop events.​

Mark Anderson
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Tee-Cee is a 30+ year touring veteran who has worked in the roles of audio engineer and overall production.

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Chris Bissinger

A proud lifelong Nashvillian, Chris Bissinger found the love for live events at an early age. Beginning with his 1st job at The Starwood Amphitheater, he knew his life would forever be changed by wanting to a part of “The Crew”.

Starwood led to a job at The Opryland Hotel where he cut his teeth in an era that saw an industry switch from slide projectors to video projectors.

After leaving Opryland, he spent the next 19 years working for 1 company that had 5 different names, but always having 1 goal- To turn Visions into Reality. That little hotel AV company took on a larger role in town as artists started including video in their shows.

From his 1st tour with the late Olivia Newton John, to successful runs with Brooks and Dunn, Kenny Chesney, Alabama, Sara Evans, Josh Turner and countless festivals and corporate events, Chris continued to grow in his passion and knowledge for the industry.

In 2017 he left his post as Director of Nashville operations at Media Visions, Inc to give back to this industry that gave so much to his life. Now a proud instructor of Audio Visual and Broadcasting at Stewarts Creek High School in Rutherford County School, his mission is to mentor the next generations of Live Event Professionals, and to grow the workforce in this area.

“I would not be here without the guys who took time to mentor me” Ten-A-C, Gudis, Baja, and countless colleagues who didn’t give up on him. His advice to anyone would be “Never Stop Teaching and Learning”

In his spare time, he enjoys a quieter but busier life, where he spends time with his wife Amie, and children, Ryman, and Harper.

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Chuck is a 48 year tour veteran who has worked in the roles of audio engineer and tour manager.

Chuck Hull
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Sharon Kendrew

Originally from upstate New York, Sharon Kendrew spent most of her adult life in the Boston area. In 2016 she relocated to Nashville and founded High Road Inc., a tour trucking and logistics company that focuses on artists playing mid-cap venues. Tours have included H.E.R., Switchfoot, Collective Soul, Rainbow Kitten Surprise, Gavin DeGraw, Matt Kearney, Kaleo, Daughtry, Dropkick Murphys, Camilo, Meshuggah, In Flames, Young the Giant, Gin Blossoms, and many others.
 
Sharon is mom to 4 amazing kids, 2 adults and 2 teens. She enjoys family time, traveling, and being anywhere near water.  

 

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Erik is a 20+ year veteran of the touring world who currently works as the Production Manager for Miranda Lambert and the Pistol Annies.

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With over 35 years of global touring experience, David has worked on a multitude of tours throughout North America, Europe, Australia, Asia, South America and South Africa. His roles have included Tour Director, Tour Manager and Production Manager. He’s also worked as a Promoter Rep for Live Nation.

He’s worked with such artists as Prince, Green Day, Tyler the Creator, Robert Plant & Alison Krauss, Alicia Keys, John Legend, Dream Theater, Avicci, Earth, Wind & Fire, My Morning Jacket, Fall Out Boy, Panic! at the Disco, Toni Braxton, Charlie Wilson, Trans-Siberian Orchestra, British Rock Symphony, Star Trek: The Ultimate Voyage and Brit Floyd.

5-1 has also been a featured speaker on a variety of panels at the Tour Link Conference, Pollstar Live! Conference, Launch Music Conference, the IMFCON Conference, The HUBB at CAA in Nashville, The Leadership Music Panel, Rock Lititz Career Event Day, Rock n’ Roll Fantasy Camp Master Class, and the VenuesNow Conference to name a few.

He’s led classes teaching Music Business and Touring at such universities and colleges as NYU Grammy U, Belmont University, MTSU, The University of Georgia, Cal State Fullerton, The University of Louisiana @ Lafayette, William Paterson University, The University of Central Florida, SUNY Oneonta, Ferris State University and many others.

David is also the President of the Well Dunn organization and is the Co-Founder of his touring company, Tour Forensics.

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Helena Pygrum has led a twenty-five year career in concert event production in various roles, from theatre publicist in Melbourne Australia, then Tour Road Manager of the Canadian Chippendales in Outback Australia to then moving to the US in the early 2000’s into corporate events with Gail & Rice Productions in Detroit, Festival Production for Clear Channel Entertainment, Venue Production Manager for Live Nation, National Promoter Rep for AEG Live/Messina Group where she toured for close to a decade with the Kenny Chesney Tour. In 2010 she took a career hiatus and ran a small goat farm in New Mexico before returning to Nashville in 2014 as a mother and began managing the labor departments for VER Tour Sound and then PRG Audio. Now as the Director of Labor Resources for Solotech US Live Productions she actively booked labor & touring crews putting hundreds of people back to work post covid, has built an in-house labor department to continue this work and is leading the team with a focus on career advancement, longevity and life/work balance for their crew.

Helena lives in Nashville, TN and where she raises her 10yr old son, alongside two dogs and two cats.


 

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Ryan is the Regional Manager of Artist Relations at the Shure office in Nashville, TN. In 1993,  he started at Shure Headquarters in the Customer Service Department,  joined the AR team in 1995, and moved down to Nashville in 2001. Some of the artists Ryan works with include The Who, Maroon 5, Judas Priest, Megadeth, Lawrence, Jason Mraz, Jon Pardi, Brett Young and many more. Ryan has over 30 years of performance experience, playing drums, percussion, and singing in various groups and genres.

Ryan Smith
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Brandon “Soss” Sossamon is a native Texan and grew up in the Live Event Industry working for various Production houses in the Houston area.  This led to touring with artists such as Bruce Springsteen, Vampire Weekend, Star Wars in Concert, and several Industrials.  Today, Soss works full time as the Director of Production for C3 Presents in Austin handling their Festivals and Special Events.  Annual events include ACL Festival, Lollapalooza, NFL Draft, Bonnaroo, and many more.  Soss resides in Georgetown, TX with his wife of 18 year and their 10 year old daughter.  In his free time, you’d be hard pressed to peel him away from Possum Kingdom Lake.

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Jake Tickle grew up outside of Philadelphia, PA. After moving to Florida to earn a Degree in Show Production from Full Sail University, Tickle started his professional career at Vari*Lite Production Services. Driven by his love of travel and exploring the world he did a four year float on Cruise Ships.  2006 saw Jake move to Nashville to pursue a touring career. Tickle has spent the last 17 years at Bandit Lites and is currently the Vice President of Business and Innovation. Jake resides in Mt. Juliet, TN with his wife Erin and two sons.

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Jess is a graduate of Ferris State University she has her bachelor’s degree in Music Industry Management with a minor in Special Event Planning. Originally from Upland, California Jessica moved to Nashville to pursue her goals of becoming a tour manager. Outside of the organization Jessica has toured in as a merchandise manager, a production assistant and is currently serving as VIP Coordintor with Jason Aldean.

Jessica Trindle
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A 23+ year veteran of the entertainment industry, Zito has grown his career from the solo crew guy with van and trailer bands all the way to PM for some of the largest rock and pop artists on the planet.  He embraces modern technology in touring and celebrates a “people first” mentality on the road.

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Erik Parker

Erik Parker isn’t from Nashville, but he came loving country music so he fit right in. He’s served as lighting director traveling with bands throughout the world such as OneRepublic, NeedToBreathe, Jennifer Nettles and Brooks and Dunn. Parker has also designed stages of all sizes at events such as the KAABOO festival, Midnight Music City: A Nashville New Year’s Eve, Nashville Chapter Grammy Block Party as well as designed and programed tours with Judah and the Lion, Dave Koz, Simply Three and many others.

In addition to his career and passions in live concerts, Parker has aspirations of helping people create the life they dream of. No matter what life throws your way, as he would say,

“You Got This”!

Co-Founder + Advisor

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