Meet the people who make our world go ‘round.
Sandeigh Kennedy – Owner/executive creative director
Sandeigh has been a musician for over 20 years. If you ask her, she’ll say there’s nothing more powerful than music and that beauty will save the world.
She cut her teeth on classic country as a little girl and began to find her voice in the punk bands she fronted and played in as a teen. Touring with bands over the years coupled with a deep involvement in thriving music scenes throughout DFW, Austin, Denton, and Denver have shaped a desire in her to bring artists together.
Realizing the need to create a unique space for a community of musicians & artists to flourish in her home of New Braunfels, Sandeigh decided the GR family was the place to see this dream come to life. Once you begin a project at the studio, she’ll be your lighthouse.
In addition to building two other successful businesses, she’s a founder of Gruene Records and has way too many plants.
Drew Heaton – Owner/Chief Engineer/Producer
Obsessed from an early age, Drew’s passion for music and art has always been his compass.
It led him to Texas State University where he graduated with honors from the Sound Recording Technology program. After being awarded his degree, Drew went to work for Rupert Neve Designs, where for over 9 years, he helped bring to market some of the best known pieces of gear in the recording industry. Ready to make the leap from making tools for people making music to actually making music, Drew moved on to become a founder of Gruene Records.
His knowledge of music and production are invaluable tools in helping you craft your next project. He has a special passion for guiding artists through the process of taking their creations further and helping them achieve the next level.
When he’s not behind the console, he’s usually behind a comic book.
Christopher Rodriguez – Director of Cinematography
Whether on the big screen or small, Chris knows how to make you look good.
He’s spent the last 10 years honing his skills producing and creating all types of media. In addition to being a cinematography pro, he’s an accomplished guitarist of over 20 years, some of which were spent on the road.
Luckily for the GR family, Chris decided to join the team when the concept was just beginning to take shape and has helped mold the culture and direction of the studio. He brings current knowledge of the ever-changing media game to table on each project, along with an eye for detail.
Courtney Santos – Director of Photography
Courtney has been a successful photographer, videographer and designer since 2005. She brings an imaginative take to all our projects and her ability to see “what can be” is such an asset to our team.
She’s worked on many different commercial sets over the years, both behind the camera as well as in directorial and assistant directorial roles.
When Court’s not shooting or editing video and photos, she’s probably cooking something amazing or in her garden with her kids.
Plus, they have the best hair in town.
Will Clegg – Engineer
Will joined our team as an intern 3 years ago and we immediately knew he was meant to be part of our family. Aside from tracking and recording in-studio, Will joins us on location to ensure we always have the very best sound, no matter the project or location.
He graduated from the Sound Recording Technology program at Texas State and brings a fresh perspective to all of our work.
Will is rarely spotted without a cold brew coffee in hand.
Chris Santos – Lead Videographer/Editor
Chris fell in love with video about a decade ago. He’s been shooting and creating in earnest for the last 5 years. From corporate training videos to documentary footage, to full-blown music videos, he has his hands in all types of film.
He’s also taken a turn at the helm of some of our projects as a director and an assistant director.
When Chris isn’t behind the lens, he’s probably behind a bass guitar or taking care of his pythons.