Meet Our Team




Robin Crow is the founder and CEO of three uniquely successful companies, all of which are customer-driven… Dark Horse Recording, Dark Horse Institute, and Dark Horse Luxury Rentals. At Dark Horse Recording his clients include Taylor Swift, Keith Urban, Matchbox 20, Tim McGraw, Faith Hill, Ashley Judd, Alice in Chains, Carrie Underwood and countless others. As an author and speaker Robin has directly impacted the lives of millions with his best-selling books, CDs, and audio programs. He has delivered over 2200 keynote speeches to major corporations and is the author of seven books, including the USA Today bestseller, Evolve or Die.


our On-site Staff

Emilee Wood - Operations Manager

Emilee moved to Tennessee from a small town in New Mexico to attend Dark Horse Institute. With many late nights and early mornings, she graduated at the top of both her Audio Engineering and Music Business classes. After graduation, her hard work and determination quickly paid off in the form of her full-time employment at the studio.


Benjamin Bynum - Chief Technical Engineer

Benjamin has been on staff at Dark Horse since 2020. He is a visionary known for his original and detailed approach in tracking sessions and in his ability to adapt and excel in any environment. He has earned both trust and respect from top-tier producers and session players.


Michelle Hilton - Accountant

Michelle attended the University of Florida before setting down roots in Nashville. For over a decade she has been managing the finances for many of Nashville's biggest stars. When she's not at Dark Horse keeping the books, she's hanging out on her farm with her thoroughbred horses.


Erin Crafton - Accounting Assistant

Erin grew up in Rochester, New York, and after attending college at the State University of NY at Cortland, moved to the Carolinas. Erin is excited to be a part of the music culture at Dark Horse and, when not at work, spends time with her family outdoors and loves being a part of the Franklin community.


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