Who are we?
emPower Music & Arts is a community dedicated to creating positive global change through music, writing and the spoken word. We are Musicians, Song Writers, Artists, Authors, Speakers, Performers, Ministers, Music Directors, Promoters, Suppliers, Distributors, Networkers, Organizations, Churches, and Fans; together we reach out to change the world.
Through self-emPowerment, peace and globally-conscious values we can make a difference.
Richard dedicates his life to positive spiritual music for all faiths. His passions are Posi Music, and the spiritual offshoot of Posi known as New Thought music. A resident of Kansas City, he is president and co-founder of I-to-i Ministries, I-to-i Music and emPower Music and Arts. Richard Mekdeci travels the country with his interfaith ministry, teaching through retreats and workshops the message of peace, self-worth, and the uniting power of music. "My cup runneth over and is making a big mess on the floor!"
As music director for Unity Church of Clearwater, FL for the past 18 years, Sue sees the power of positive music on a weekly basis. Sue also serves as the Music Team Leader for the Association of Unity Churches International Music Team, and is Vice President of emPower Music and Arts. A singer/songwriter with 6 CDs of her original music, Sue travels the country as part of the PosiPalooza! concerts. Passionate about the power of music, Sue says: "I know that music has the power to change lives for the better. Together we can do great things!"
Russ is a veteran of the independent music industry and currently serves as the lead audio engineer at Unity Church of Clearwater, FL. Working with emPower M&A, Russ brings with him his experience at marketing bands around the globe and a passionate belief that music and the arts can make a positive impact on our world. "It's time for greater recognition of the vast community of emPowering musicians, writers, & speakers, and emPower Music & Arts is positioned to make that happen."
Levi graduated from the University of Miami in the spring of 2012 with a degree in keyboard performance and is emPower's social media director. Equally at home with piano, guitar, bass, mandolin, and banjo, Levi is a much sought after musician and is enjoying the "behind the scenes" experience that emPower is providing for him.
With an endless curiosity that is as diverse as his career, Russell Brumfield is a student of science, technology, business, marketing, philosophy, religion and metaphysics. A business visionary, Russell Brumfield has conceived and honed many revolutionary concepts, and today focuses his attention on making a positive impact through emPowering others.
Geoff is emPower's graphic artist and is responsible for making the emPower site look great. A true photoshop wizard, Geoff works on many entertainment and sports related projects.
Teena is another of our behind the scenes web gurus and is responsible for maintining the growing online emPower store. She enjoys singing, playing guitar, songwriting and is a member of the Music Ministry at Unity Church of Clearwater.
James helps the emPower team keep the website running and is the go-to guy for times when something is broken or a new feature needs to be developed. James is originally from South Africa, but now lives in Alaska with his family and is an avid kiteboarder, snow kiter, and fisherman.