Hey Y’all, My Name Is
And I Rock Receptions.
Me In A Nutshell: Sports, comedy, coffee, music, and entrepreneurship define me. During the week, I hustle hard and stay pretty quiet. But on weekends, I bring the noise.
My DJ career started at the University of Puget Sound in Tacoma, Washington. I earned my stripes DJing in fraternity basements, at house parties, and playing the opening set at local dive bars and “nightclubs” that were more like “Applebee’s, but with a dance floor.” Eventually, I graduated college and to the Seattle nightlife scene, where I quickly realized I hated DJing nightclubs.
But I loved to DJ, and I loved to perform in front of others.
So, while working in finance during the week, I booked private events for the weekend: school dances, birthday parties, corporate galas, holiday parties, and weddings. Of all the private events I played at, only weddings allowed me to DJ an open-format style with a license to mix creatively. Mastering “The Art of the Wedding DJ” became my obsession. I learned everything I could about planning awesome wedding receptions, how to be an event director and host, developed my Master of Ceremonies philosophy and style, and honed in my DJ skills.
I had found my niche, my passion, and the one thing that I looked forward to every weekend. And, I wanted to be really, really, really good at it.
While it was seemingly unfortunate at the time, I was told in 2009 by the firm I worked for that they couldn’t offer me a permanent position after my temp-to-hire contract was up. So, I decided to take a risk and see if I could do what many said I couldn’t: make it as a full-time, professional DJ.
It was the best decision I ever made.
Fast forward to today: I have DJ’d at weddings up and down the West Coast, as well as shared the same stage with some pretty big names in the music industry. I’ve performed for crowds of up to 25,000 people, and I founded two more companies in the private events space: PLAY Event Rentals and The Puget Sound Photo Booth Co. My current aspirations are to DJ weddings and private events around the country and the world, as well as become the official tour DJ for one of my favorite country music artists.
Seriously, I can’t believe that I get to call this a career. I’m truly blessed, completely grateful, honestly humbled, and totally thankful for all of the opportunities that DJing has brought me, as well as the experiences I’ve lived and people I’ve met.
I’m thankful to even be considered as your Wedding MC & DJ. If you like my mixes, if you enjoy watching my videos below, and if you want to create magic at the biggest party you will ever host, I would love to be your Master of Ceremonies & DJ.
If you are looking to book me for a private event, concert/festival, corporate gala, or other marquee VIP event, please click here.
“My philosophy is simple: go above and beyond for each of my Rock Star Couples and create a night that they, their family, and their friends will never forget. Oh, and earn a big ol’ hug from my couple by night’s end – because that hug means we knocked it out of the park.”
THESE ARE A FEW OF MY
Baseball Team: Boston Red Sox
Football Team: Seattle Seahawks
Favorite Food: Gordon Ramsay’s Beef Wellington. I make it every Christmas.
Coffee Order: Americano with Cream, hot, unless it is sunny and 75 or warmer, then ice it.
Drink of Choice: Coconut Rum and Coke.
Favorite Wine: Rosé. That and Champagne are the only two wines I like.
Favorite Artist: Kenny Chesney. So many relatable songs.
Favorite Band: AC/DC. There will never be a better lead guitarist than Angus Young. Ever.
Ideal Vacation Destination: Anywhere that is somewhere in the sun.
Year Started DJing: 2005, in the basement of Phi Delta Theta at the University of Puget Sound.
Favorite Gig of All-Time: Opening for Tim McGraw at Watershed Festival in 2014.
Dream Gig: Official Tour DJ for Kenny Chesney, Thomas Rhett, Luke Combs, Dierks Bentley, Eric Church, or Luke Bryan
“My wedding season mantra: Eat. Sleep. Rock Receptions. Repeat.”
So, You Want To What I Can Do?
View My Reception Recaps
I had so many people tell me they couldn’t believe how organized and how smoothly our wedding ran. There was never any down time and the entertainment was non-stop. His ability to read the dance floor and keep it full is unparalleled and all the little details are well taken care of with Tony on your team.
Meghan & Cory, Alderbrook Resort, Union, WA