If you’ve gotten this far, you already know that I am a full-time wedding and event DJ. So this section is a little more about me, for those who might be interested. The most common question I am asked when talking about my profession is how I got into it. This is perhaps not the most interesting part of my story, but I was working a college job as a teller at Wells Fargo and attending school for music theory when the owner of a large DJ company approached me to work for his business. I loved it! What began as a side job in college, turned into a career, and eventually starting my own business.
I started playing guitar when I was 5 years old, singing and then writing music in High School and playing in bands throughout So Cal. I eventually started playing piano in college to aid with music theory. While I always enjoyed DJ’ing, it wasn’t until I found turntables that I truly felt at “home” with it and started treating mixing music as more of an instrument, or the art form that it is. Mixing helped me find my voice, and take things to a new level.
I started my business with a simple goal in mind and that was to learn about the guests at an event, get to know them, and give them the best customer service I could offer. I always avoid the easy route, the cookie-cutter methods, and the cheesy DJ stuff, and simply do my very best to make every event as unique and special as the client. Since the mid-2000’s when I started my business, I’ve never strayed from this intention. I perform over 50 weddings per year along with a dozen or so other types of events (corporate, parties, etc.) and put a lot of care and attention to detail into every one of my events.
On a personal level, my wife and I have two young boys who keep me pretty busy when I’m not at events. I love live music, everything from DJs to bands. I love to party (I think it’s part of why I love being a DJ). I love craft beer and craft cocktails (Old Fashioned, Rye Whiskey please!). I’m an avid mountain biker, off-roader, and outdoor enthusiast. I am a guitarist and I still play live music with my band Tin Shack Stringband. In short, everything I do, I do with passion. I love people and life itself, and I love to share my musical expertise with those who appreciate it.