Spirit Sound & Light has an awesome team of people to make our events and installations come to life.
Ryan Bell | CEO
Ryan created Spirit Sound & Light in 2009 with a desire to combine his love of music with his technical knowledge. He began his music career in the 4th grade, when he started playing drums. Since then, he has had the opportunity to regionally tour with a band and play with a variety of other local music acts. Since 2015, he’s also served as the Lighting Director at his church, Christian Life Assembly, and leads lighting efforts for the annual Christmas and Easter musicals. The ideas of entrepreneurship have always been a staple of Ryan's personality and what drove him to create SSL as we know it today. He’s passionate about assisting people in executing their events, productions, and installations and loves to see a project go from conception to completion with skill and excellence.
David Hockenberry | COO
David had an early start into the audio/visual production industry. For 10 years, he was drawn to learning about this industry and everything that goes into making an event successful. He has been working in the industry for six years now, four of which he has been with Spirit Sound & Light. He brings an extensive knowledge of lighting design, live audio, and rigging to the team. He enjoys spending time outdoors, eating, and enjoying quality time with his wife.
Jordan Hockenberry | Administrative Assistant
Jordan Hockenberry is our most recent addition to the Spirit Sound & Light family. She couples her passion for people with her attention to detail to happily serve our clients. She is always avidly learning and working to grow her skills on marketing and promotional items. Jordan also works as a cosmetologist where she assists her clients with professionalism and excellence. She decided to join our team in order to continue helping clients and focus on an office role. When Jordan isn’t working, she enjoys spending time with her family, working out and shopping.
Brad Stephens | Technician
Brad received his start in audio/visual production in 2015 when he attended AMP (Academy for Media Production) for a certificate in Audio Engineering. After graduating from AMP he went straight into the work force working for Pennsylvania Entertainment Group, before becoming a part of the Spirit Sound & Light team. He's been on our full-time team for just over a year. He has operated audio and lighting equipment for political campaigns, corporate events, musicals, concerts and more. He loves the process of setting up a show, and executing our clients dream event. Brad also helps a local music studio based in Aspers, PA called The Shed. He is a partner at The Intersection Church, where he leads and runs sound. On his days off, he likes to spend time with his wife, friends, and family.
TJ Butenuth | Technician
TJ is one of our talented technicians here at Spirit Sound & Light. He's been with SS&L for roughly three years and full time for half a year now and he couldn’t be happier! He loves the production industry, how it works, and always having the chance to learn something new everyday. He loves music, food is the way to his heart, and he is an avid gamer on his time off. He can't wait to meet more clients and work to make their event the best it can be!
Jonathan Cook | Technician
Jonathan Cook is Spirit Sound & Light’s most recent technician. Jonathan is a student at Berklee College of Music’s Online division, majoring in Music Production. In his free time, Jonathan enjoys playing drums and bass guitar and serving in various ministries at The Meeting House’s Carlisle campus.