John Norris was born in Staten Island, NY with the smarts of a housing tenement child with special gifts. John excelled early in sports competively and used this as his drive to achieve excellent results. John holds a BA degree in Music and a minor in Business from the University of Maryland-E. Shore. John plays multiple instruments such as trumpet, bass, keyboards, and drums just to list a few. He has managed major recording artist in the industry and has produced 2 albums. His work experience covers leadership positions as Vice-President of PAJ Management , and Executive Director of a nationally known not-for-profit. 


John specializes in youth development and getting talent to the next level in their gifting. He is also Head of the Music Ministry for Bread of Life Fellowship. His mission is to develop Arise Production & Management LLC. into a multi-faceted company in the entertainment industry that will support and direct artist from all genres of music, film and entertainment with successful careers that will make them great citizens who are able to give back to their communities.

     LaTeisha was born in Long Island, NewYork and currently resides in Raleigh, North Carolina. She is known as a hardworking, organized, professional leader that strongly believes in pushing others beyond their abilities. LaTeisha strongly belives in making sure that her artists and colleagues continue to grow both within and beyond their profession, and is known to think outside of the box while also maintaining a practical outlook. 

      LaTeisha has years of experience in the administration and management field.  She has been a leader in the education field and her expertise lies in staff management. LaTeisha Jeannis holds a Bachelors Degree in Business and Marketing Education, a Masters Degree in Curriculum and Instruction: Business and Marketing Education, a Masters Degree in School Administration and is currently working on her Ed.D in Educational Leadership, all earned at North Carolina State University.