We had the good fortune of connecting with Matthew Richardson and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Matthew, can you tell us about a book that has had a meaningful impact on you?
One of the things I love about Truth Sound Productions is our heart is for community and to give back. We are constantly working with local towns and communities to create fun environments for families to come and bond and grow. We also stand behind many different events in which allow us to help and engage with charities and organizations that are fundraising. Our heart is that in everything we do we create a space for everyone to come together and experience something together as one. Sometimes that’s in the form of supporting a cause, fun environment, or just a love for being with people. Our internal longing is for connection and community and we provide environments and spaces for this to happen, which creates a space for people to continue to do the same.
Alright, so let’s move onto what keeps you busy professionally?
So I have a Full-Time production company and work full-time in ministry, which can definitely be a balance and sometimes challenging to manage, how ever I only take on what I can handle. Professionally I truly networked with a lot of different people, companies, organizations, and just built relationships. In these relationships, doors opened to help advance my company and grow to the level we are now. It was not easy, a lot of long nights and hard work building a foundation. I have learned that even when you think you are prepared always double-check, go over again and make sure. A big part of a production is to have a well thought out plan but, be flexible. This has been key in navigating the number of events but is being okay saying no or not having to take events. Our heart truly is to help and be a service/ resource for everyone with our knowledge and if we can provide services we will. We want “To help create excellent memories lasting a lifetime no matter the occasion”. This is our foundation and where our roots stem from.
If you had a friend visiting you, what are some of the local spots you’d want to take them around to?
If my best friends were visiting we would not have enough time for just one week but I am a local spot guy and would take them to the following. For Coffee, we would go to Mythical, The Coffee Shop, Black Rock (to see all my favorite people), Rock Point Coffee Co. Berggies Coffee, And The Palette collective Each day a new coffee spot and experience genuine coffee and good people. For lunch and dinner, we would go to local spots hole in the walls, San Tan Brewing, Cadwell’s BBQ, Rustler’s Rooste, SoCal Fish Taco Company, Arizona Wilderness Gilbert Brewpub, Cornish Pasty Co, and that’s just to name a few. For activities, we would travel around AZ, Grand Canyon up north, Sedona, and go hiking, then Prescott to Watson lake and Kayak, a bike ride in downtown Tempe and my favorite to my backyard and work a Skoolie (school bus) Conversion project into a tiny home). Lastly, I am a sucker for board games and anything cards, Monopoly Go, Uno, Uno Flip, etc so it could be an evening board game night and that would be the dream.
The Shoutout series is all about recognizing that our success and where we are in life is at least somewhat thanks to the efforts, support, mentorship, love and encouragement of others. So is there someone that you want to dedicate your shoutout to?
So like most entrepreneurs we rely on people to support and believe in what we do. I had 2 guys who had there own production company, Bruce Jeffers & Ray Berry who believed in me and supported me by renting equipment super cheap or showing me the ropes and walking me through the process of learning a lot of what I use today. So beyond thankful for both. I wouldn’t be where I am now without them.