OUR TEAM

Passionate, talented people and the air that they breathe!

 

 

A few fun facts to help you get to know the amazing, creative, big-hearted people who make up the Mountainsong Photography Development/Creative Team:

 


Kris Byrd

 

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Hometown: Ridgecrest, CA (Actually, born on the China Lake Naval Weapons Station). Employed by: Quench Fine Wine. Hobbies/Interests: Spending time with my wife & daughter, working in my yard, tennis, traveling to awesome beaches, and watching the Arizona Cardinals. Title of most recently read book: “Entre-Leadership” by Dave Ramsey. Major 5 year goal: Increasingly live for God and start a not-for-profit. Coolest life experience: Being told that I’m a dad. One weird situation that you have been involved in: Valerie (wife) and I hung out with a couple of guys living in Salvation Army housing and talked to them about God well past midnight. One of the guys kept leaving to go sell drugs. The whole scene was pretty unsafe but God protected us. Your strengths/talents:  Care about people, hard worker, delegator, and leader. Largest contribution at Mountainsong Photography: Somebody has to tell the creative folks how much things cost. Social cause(s) most passionate about: Homelessness, human trafficking, and the rights of the unborn. Little known fact about you: I’m double-jointed in my right thumb

 

From Steve: Kris is awesome! He's not just analytical, focused, and wired with a mind for business, he's also raced dune buggies in Baja, talks to the television when he watches football, and loves tropical beaches. Kris’ heart breaks for the homeless & hurting and he can often be found downtown serving them. Kris is an amazing person and an amazing friend.

 


Mark Grochocki

 

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Hometown: Lake Havasu City, AZ. Employed by: Palm Valley Church, Goodyear, AZ. Hobbies/Interests: Fishing, fishing, fishing, movies, and more fishing! Title of most recently read book: “Doctrine” by Mark Driscoll. Major 5 year goal: Catch a 100lb fish. Coolest life experience: Watching the Arizona Cardinals beat the Green Bay Packers…live! One weird situation that you have been involved in: Living in Buckeye…enough said! Your strengths/talents: Connecting with people…and fishing! Largest contribution at Mountainsong Photography: Prayer! Social cause(s) most passionate about: Hunger & clean water. A little known fact about you: I have 2 wiener dogs.

 

From Steve: Mark loves spending time with people and they, in turn, love to be with him; he’s witty, thoughtful, and an exceptional leader. Mark has incredible compassion for the hurting and a gift for getting to the bottom of relational issues.  Mark is an amazing friend, too, and not just because he introduced me to the best pancakes ever.  If you see Mark, ask him about his logo.

 


Glen McKinney

 

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Hometown: Phoenix, AZ. Employed by: Artistry Labs, Dallas, TX. Hobbies/Interests: Creating, photography, graphics, video, etc. Title of most recently read book: “Instruments in the Redeemers Hands: People in Need of Change Helping People in Need of Change”. Major 5 year goal: Earn a Biblical Studies degree. Coolest life experience: Marriage & kids…best thing ever! One weird situation that you have been involved in: Nude bodysurfing in January. Your strengths/talents: Strategic, creativity, and relational. Largest contribution at Mountainsong Photography: When presented with a long list of options, Glen simply said, “yes!” Social cause(s) most passionate about: Justice! A little known fact about you: My great, great uncle coined the term “sideburns”

 

From Steve: Glen has the extraordinary gift of making everybody that he comes in contact with feel comfortable and important. Glen is an artist in every sense of the word—from singing to photography to graphic arts—but he also has a strong analytical side and seems to know a little bit about everything. Glen sometimes makes up his own words and can be seen jetting around town on his scooter. Glen is an amazing friend.

 


Josh Miles

 

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Hometown: Charlotte, NC. Employed by: Estrella Mountain Church, Goodyear, AZ. Hobbies/Interests: Music, iPhoneography, golf. Title of most recently read book: “The War of Art” by Steven Pressfield. Major 5 year goal: Record another EP or full-length album. Coolest life experience: Marriage…it includes the coolest experiences that I’ve had, for sure. One weird situation that you have been involved in: I once interviewed to be a chocolatier, having no experience or clue what it was. Your strengths/talents: Art & vision. Largest contribution at Mountainsong Photography: Creative, spiritual, networking, passion. Social cause(s) most passionate about: Extreme global poverty, justice, human trafficking. A little known fact about you: I once met Michael Jordan. It was just as you probably expected it to be…fantastic!

 

From Steve: Josh has a heart for the hurting and was the first to propose donating a portion of all Mountainsong profits to charity…as he does with the proceeds from the sale of his album, Stand[by]. Josh is a blast to be around, has an amazing singing voice, and can pick up artistic skills (like iPhoneography) and take them to new levels. Josh loves Jesus, his wife…and grits! Josh is an amazing friend.