Susan Hobbs-Ortiz 

General Manager

Surrounded by talented musical artists from an early age, Susan Hobbs-Ortiz was destined for a music-related path.  Influenced by her father, Bruce Hobbs, who was a member of the 1960's band "The Countrymen", she had an affinity for music and the music business.  Susan worked as a booker of musical talent in Southern California, working with national touring artists and identifying new talent.  After managing artists for the past few years, Susan decided to take a step into the record label industry in collaboration with talented partners, publicist, and radio team.

Steven Brown


Steven Brown has a business background, including an MBA, but his passion is helping artists achieve their goals.  In co-founding this company, he found a means to combine his business knowledge with a love of music.  His daily functions with the label are related to contracts, financing, and strategic decisions.

Michael Heckler

VP of Artist Development & Marketing

Michael Heckler is the Head of Artist Development at Black Sheep Records.  Michael spent his early career as a performer in TV and Film, and he produced live events in both New York and Los Angeles.  Michael brings his knowledge of artist branding and marketing to image creation and merchandising.