Tree Hill Collective Bio
Tree Hill Collective was formed in January, 2012 as the new name for the professional recording efforts of Jeff McCullough that launched the the Weekend Warrior Worship project.
Mark Snyder was inspired to begin the project after sending few demos of his songs to worship leader Holland Davis, who urged him to work with others to get them to sound their best. This led him to connect with Jeff McCullough, and together they hatched the idea of an entirely song-focused worship music project that would give a voice to songwriters who otherwise might not have one. Mark is a veteran weekend warrior with over 15 years of lay worship leading for both children and adults to his credit, mostly within Calvary Chapel churches in Phoenix and Albuquerque. He and his wife Roseanne currently lead worship for a small group at their home church of Palmcroft Baptist in Phoenix. Mark has a catalog of over 40 songs to lend to the THC project, and he penned all 5 songs on the “Your Word” debut project. He is also active in local area songwriting circles and on online songwriting forums. Mark works as a software engineer when he is not worship leading or songwriting, and is proud to have served 9 years as a commissioned officer in the United States Air Force.
Jeff McCullough is the visionary behind the sound and production of each Tree Hill Collective song. Jeff owns and operates Tree Hill Media in Escondido, California, where he makes music for artists in all genres and contributes greatly to the thriving indie Christian music scene in SoCal. Jeff’s network of artists and studio players, not to mention his ProTools HD driven studio and instrumental and arrangement talents are the heart and soul of the unique production that Tree Hill Collective brings to each song we produce. In addition to numerous artists, Jeff’s credits include the production of over 250 Maranatha! Music songs over several years. Jeff and his wife Christina have 2 kids. Jeff studied at the Berklee College of Music and his motto is “I love to see dreams come true”. Visit Jeff at Tree Hill Media.
Dan Stone is the project’s videographer, graphic artist, photographer, and all around handyman. Dan is a drummer and played for 3 years with Mark Snyder in a a worship band for the Children’s ministry at Calvary Chapel North Phoenix. Dan and his wife Cheryl have one son, Aaron. When not making music or videos, Dan runs Hodge Podge Video and Photography in Roanoke, Virginia. You can see some of Dan’s photography work at his Facebook site, or at his portfolio site.
Helene Immel’s incredible vocals grace “I Choose to Praise You” and “I Worship You Alone” on the debut release “Your Word”. Her talent is far beyond her 18 years and she brings raw emotion, an instinctive ability to improvise, and a distinctive vocal tone to each song she sings. Although she has moved many times in her short life, she has not forsaken her desire to sing and play music, which she has been doing since she was ten years old. Her abilities were confirmed when she won first place in the Fairytale Town Talent Show. Since then she has performed at numerous shows and festivals in Germany, California and Atlanta. She wishes to share her passion for music with everyone from all over the world. Helene is also a songwriter in her own right and is currently living in Germany with her family. Of the project, Helene says “I am so grateful to be a part of this project, and I pray God works in these songs to change hearts and bring many to our knees and closer to Christ!” Visit Helene on her Facebook page.
Matthew Nuss’ vocal powers “Let His Name” on on the debut release “Your Word”. He was born in Concord (CA) in August of 1985 and grew up in the Bay Area. Matt has been singing since birth and began playing piano in High School. He enjoys Gospel, R&B, Jazz, Country, Rock and Pop. His other interests include counseling at-risk youth and he is currently working with I’m Gonna Tell, a non-profit that helps abused children. Matt has performed his music at Carnegie Hall, the Crystal Cathedral, and has sung with Israel Houghton and Mac Powell. He has also toured with Ricardo Sanchez, Aaron Anderson and Deborah Flores. Matt’s goal is to impact people’s lives for the better through music in whatever way he can. Check out Matt’s production company Sanctified4Life and his Youtube channel.
Morgan Leigh brings her country-inspired tone to “All Glory” on “Your Word”. Born in San Diego (CA) in 1993, Morgan Leigh grew up in the small town of Valley Center where she began singing and performing at the age of 6. At 15, she competed in an international competition known as IPOP where she was awarded 3rd runner-up for teen star of the year and top ten best female vocalists. She has performed with country artists Jamie O’Neal, Phil Vassar, Buck Howdy, and many others. Her single “Just a Dream” and cover of “The Christmas Song” were chosen to be in the new motion picture, A Modern Pride and Prejudice. Morgan finds inspiration from her childhood influences: Aretha Franklin, The Beatles, and Adele. She plans on releasing her new album “Sugar” in the Fall of 2011. “Being apart of this project has been a blessing“, says Morgan. “I feel very honored to be apart of the process and hope all the best for Weekend Warrior Worship and Tree Hill Collective“. Visit Morgan at Morganleighmusic.com.
Josh Boyd sings lead vocal on “Death Could Not Hold You” on “Your Word”. Josh is a worship Intern at Emmanuel Faith Community Church in Escondido, California. Josh is relatively new to music, having taught himself guitar at 21 years of age, but his vocal talents and promise are apparent with his work on “Your Word”. Josh has a passion for worship music and is inspired to develop a culture of genuine worship and surrender to Jesus in his ministry and music.
Nick Maybury’s guitar enhances every track on “Your Word”. Nick hails from from San Diego, California and was a founding member of Something Like Silas and two-time Dove Award nominees Future of Forestry. Nick has been the guitarist at ‘The Flood’ ministry in San Diego for several years, and regularly works with Jeff McCullough on various projects.
Tree Hill Collective Resources
|Death Could Not Hold You
(M. Snyder, J. McCullough)
|I Choose to Praise You
|I Worship You Alone
(M. Snyder, J. McCullough)
|Let His Name
|O For a Thousand Tongues / Hallelujah
(C Wesley, M. Snyder, J McCullough)