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Who We Are

At XRenegades, a subsidiary of Firework Media Studio, LLC, we are pioneers in the realm of immersive technology. With over 15 years of experience, we have established ourselves as trusted consultants in the fields of Virtual Reality (VR), Augmented Reality (AR), Extended Reality (XR), and Artificial Intelligence (AI). Our mission is clear: to empower healthcare and educational institutions to harness the transformative potential of immersive technology.

Our Journey

Our journey began over a decade ago with a vision to revolutionize education and healthcare through innovation. Over the years, we have collaborated with esteemed institutions like the University of Texas at San Antonio, Brazosport Community College, The Ohio State University, and many others, helping them harness the power of immersive technologies.

What We Do

At XRenegades/Firework Media Studio, we offer comprehensive solutions that guide institutions every step of the way, from inception to implementation. We understand the unique challenges faced by healthcare providers and educators in preparing the next generation for an ever-evolving world. Our services include:

  • VR Lab Development: We specialize in building cutting-edge VR labs tailored to the specific needs of educational and healthcare institutions.

  • Hardware and Software Selection: Our expertise helps you make informed decisions about the right hardware and software solutions to achieve your goals.

  • Training and Support: We provide training and ongoing support to ensure seamless integration and operation of immersive technologies.

  • Grants and Funding: Our team assists in identifying and securing grants to fuel your immersive technology initiatives.

  • Partnerships and Connections: Through our extensive network, we connect you with leading companies and innovators in the immersive tech industry.


 Is to empower healthcare and educational institutions through immersive technologies. We strive to prepare students and professionals for the future by providing tailored solutions that leverage Virtual Reality (VR), Augmented Reality (AR), Extended Reality (XR), and Artificial Intelligence (AI)."


As we look to the future, we envision a world where immersive technology becomes an integral part of education and healthcare. We believe that by embracing these technologies, institutions can better prepare their students and professionals to tackle the challenges of tomorrow.


Our Team


Tess McKinney


Hi, I am Tess McKinney. I have been in the technology field for going on 20 years. I have an Associates Degree in Information Technology from Hamilton College. I have spent the last decade in educational technologies. I have owned a company called Firework Media Studio for the last 18 years, where I have been a technology consultant, trainer, instructional and website designer. I have a huge passion for innovation and feel that I am a forever learner of all things technology. About 7 years ago, I got interested in immersive technologies. I have been using immersive technologies in my various full time roles over the last 5 years.

I am very well connected with many experts and designers in the field of Healthcare Simulation and Immersive Learning. Check out my Linkedin Profile and I hope we can connect and create a plan for your immersive simulation needs.


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