Meet Your Founders!


Sheridan Gates


Sheridan is a multi-faceted songwriter and performer. Her most recent performances include a National tour as part of The Nashville Trio, an opening spot for an ACM/CMA Award winning artist, and performing at venues all around Nashville from the Exit/In to downtown on Broadway. She has logged 100+ hours in the studio with Grammy-winning producer Matt Leigh creating her self-titled EP plus 2 additional singles and has multiple collaborations with artists from background vocals to songwriting. She spent three years working with and learning from multi #1 hit songwriters Clay Mills & Marty Dodson as well as helping launch their publishing company, VibeCity Music. Sheridan’s most recent venture resulted in the creation of the Renegade Masterclass & Mentoring Program--a successful resource for developing female artists.


Mark Thress


Mark Thress, MM, MA, is an accomplished classical and commercial musician, with a wide range of experiences that have shaped his development as a well-rounded artist, performer, and scholar. Mark’s clients have had noteworthy success both nationally and internationally, with 10+ million digital streams, collaborations w/ Grammy-winning producers, opened for acts such as Lady A and Amy Grant, received sync deals for Amazon Prime Originals, and performed nationally and internationally on National Tours, Broadway, Television, and Cruise Ships. As a professional vocalist, session singer, and music director, with 10+ years of experience on stage and in the studio, Mark routinely collaborates in numerous crossover genres. His producing credits include a CARA award for “Best Collegiate Album”, as assistant producer of Boyfriend Material.  Mark currently teaches several courses at Belmont and Lipscomb University in Nashville.