Your partner in custom audio-visual installation

ABOUT INTERISE

OUR MISSION

We are fully committed to bringing you an elevated customer experience, and open and honest communication with you throughout our partnership. Our team shares, understands, and passionately pursues your goals, working transparently at every step to help bring your vision to life.

InteRise sat down with us to hear our vision for the church. Their flexibility made this project possible. They were more interested in building a relationship and continuing it in the future than just completing a job.

Collin HigginsTechnical Director, FishHawk Fellowship Church
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OUR STORY

We are built to help you make an impact.

InteRise, previously named Morris Integration, was fostered out of Nashville-based production company, Morris Light & Sound. We found there was a specific, separate need to connect with churches and corporate spaces and their missions. Since our inception, we’ve developed a straightforward process that cultivates our client relationships, aligns on shared goals and holds the experience and mission of our partners above all else.

THE BACKBONE OF OUR BUSINESS

The heart and soul, too.

Relationship Managers & Operations

General Manager PHILIP HAGOOD
General Manager

Philip Hagood

Phil oversees InteRise’s high-performing team, ensuring that all design and installation work is the best in the business. Phil also tracks the progress of each project to make certain that it is delivered on time and within the designated specifications and budget. When on-site, Phil’s vast live production and engineering experience makes problem solving for our clients a breeze.
Assistant General Manager WADE RUSSELL
Assistant General Manager

Wade Russell

Wade works with InteRise clients to make their audio, video and lighting ideas a reality. He began working in the industry at a young age, and after serving on and managing technical staff for many years he started into integration in 2010 and has partnered with hundreds of clients to improve their technical systems
Senior Relationship Manager RON COCHRAN
Senior Relationship Manager

Ron Cochran

Ron began his church integration career in the late 1990s. While working with some of the largest churches in the Southeast he worked his way up the audio and lighting industry. He is passionate about helping churches focus on authentic worship experiences delivered with excellence.
Relationship Manager MICHAEL CASEY
Relationship Manager

Michael Casey

Michael joined the InteRise team with eight years of experience working in churches before moving into sales. Michael’s passion is helping churches reach their goals by understanding their needs and providing clear communication.
Lead Project Manager DUSTIN BURGGRAAF
Lead Project Manager

Dustin Burggraaf

Dustin manages all AVL installation projects, overseeing them from beginning to end. Throughout the project, Dustin keeps the team motivated and on track, providing clear communication and reporting along the way. While on-site with clients, Dustin relies on his experience leading house of worship teams to tackle and solve issues, ensuring clients satisfaction throughout.
Creative Director PAUL HOLST
Creative Director

Paul Holst

Paul manages the overall design process making sure the client’s vision is represented in every step. Paul focuses on finding creative solutions and loves lighting’s unique ability to instantly change the atmosphere of a space.
Collin Adams
Design Engineer

Collin Adams

Collin manages project design and drafting, by making sure that the ideas discussed with relationship managers and clients are documented and communicated clearly to all invested parties. Collin has worked in churches most of his life and has been in the AVL integration industry for seven years. He really enjoys seeing the blueprints come to life at the completion of every project.
Associate Project Manager JOSIAH HARMON
Associate Project Manager

Josiah Harmon

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Audio Visual Drafter HUNTER STEWART
Audio Visual Drafter

Hunter Stewart

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Systems Programmer JON CONANT
Systems Programmer

Jon Conant

Collin manages project design and drafting, by making sure that the ideas discussed with relationship managers and clients are documented and communicated clearly to all invested parties. Collin has worked in churches most of his life and has been in the AVL integration industry for seven years. He really enjoys seeing the blueprints come to life at the completion of every project.
Lead Installation Engineer RYAN MCELROY
Lead Installation Engineer

Ryan McElroy

Dustin manages all AVL installation projects, overseeing them from beginning to end. Throughout the project, Dustin keeps the team motivated and on track, providing clear communication and reporting along the way. While on-site with clients, Dustin relies on his experience leading house of worship teams to tackle and solve issues, ensuring clients satisfaction throughout.
Installation Engineer EVAN WEMP
Installation Engineer

Evan Wemp

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Installation Engineer

Kreig Michaelsen

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Administration & Marketing

Zack Morris Chief Operating Officer
Chief Operating Officer

Zack Morris

Ten years of varied music industry experience has given Zack an understanding of how to manage within a dynamic business. Responsible for the development of our internal systems and processes, his aim is to continue to build upon our standard for high quality gear and custom solutions for our live production clients.
InteRise Director of Marketing ALEXA SIMPSON
Director of Marketing

Alexa Simpson

Alexa is the Director of Marketing for both Morris Light & Sound and InteRise. For over eight years, Alexa has served as a marketing professional and creative producer for in-house teams, public relations agencies and on her own as a freelancer. She oversees the management of both the Morris and InteRise brands, including strategic communications, digital marketing, creative development, marketing effectiveness, public relations, community engagement and sponsorships. Alexa joined Morris in 2016 and has been learning the ins and outs of the production industry ever since. A native of northern Nevada, Alexa earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in strategic marketing communication and journalism from the University of Nevada Reno.
Matt Zahn Marketing Coordinator
Marketing Coordinantor

Matt Zahn

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Kristen Wilkins Events & Merchandise Manager
Special Events & Merchandise Manager

Kristen Wilkins

Dustin manages all AVL installation projects, overseeing them from beginning to end. Throughout the project, Dustin keeps the team motivated and on track, providing clear communication and reporting along the way. While on-site with clients, Dustin relies on his experience leading house of worship teams to tackle and solve issues, ensuring clients satisfaction throughout.
Wendy Barbarotto Director of Finance (1)
Director of Finance

Wendy Barbarotto

With over 20 years of accounting and financial experience in the automotive, restaurant and catering industries, Wendy is responsible for the oversight of our finance department. A native of Kentucky, Wendy holds a BA in Management from the University of KY. She moved to Nashville in 1993 and joined Morris in 2017. She is a former Intelligence Officer in the KY Army National Guard.
HR, Payroll & Benefits Manager PAM LINDEMANN
HR, Payroll & Benefits Manager

Pam Lindemann

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THE COMPANY WE KEEP

We wouldn’t be where we are today without our friends and partners.

WHERE WE COME FROM

InteRise is under the Morris umbrella as an independent brand and works alongside Morris Light & Sound as the installation wing of the company.