ASSOCIATE LEVEL:  $595 - $1,095

Strengths: Woo | Communication | Positivity | Includer | Connectedness

If you had to give yourself a "DJ Name" what would it be? DJ UpBeat

One little known fact about you? I secretly love country music.

What is your all-time favorite song? Thriller by Michael jackson

If you weren't a wedding DJ, what other career path could you see yourself in? I would be a Freelance Musician. I've been playing the drums for 24 years and would love to be doing that full time!

If you could be any particular singer or musician, who would you be? why? Justin Timberlake. His voice is so distinctly his, and he has great respect for the artists that came before him. And his live shows are spectacular!!

What do you like to do in your spare time? I'm a big fan of platformer video games (Mario, Kirby, Rayman, etc.) and play them with my son all the time. My family is currently on a mission to visit all of the great parks in the Twin Cities!

If your life was a song what would the title be? When One Door Closes, A Window Opens

How would you describe your emcee style? i am a cross between a theme park performer and a stadium announcer. Equal parts energy, earnestness, and enthusiasm.

What's the best compliment a bride or groom has ever given you post show? I have been complimented on my ability to engage people of all ages and walks of life in the same show. 

What do you do to create that WOW factor at a wedding? To create wedding WOW factor, I would focus dance on celebrating the relationship of the bridge and groom. I love to tell stories, and subtly telling the story of the couple through songs leaves a lasting memory.

Tell me about the best wedding you've ever DJ'ed. The best dance I've ever DJ'ed was for an Early Childhood Education group. I had to find a fine line between music for the young children and music for their parents, as well as music that would encourage them to dance and play together. It turned out brilliantly, with many of the patrons coming up to me to express how much fun they had.

What do you do to motivate the crowd if no one is dancing? Changing up the music always seems to help get people dancing. I would use a popular dance song as a jumping off point, and hype that popular song is coming up on the mic. I would continue with similar songs, and branch out once the dance going strong. 

Favorite artist/group? And why? Justin Timberlake. His music is infectious, his love shows are amazing, and he is genuinely a great person.


“Our DJ was fantastic to work with! His communication and planning leading up to the event was excellent which allowed him to tailor the experience to meet our preferences exactly. He was very professional and didn't miss a detail. Most importantly, the dance floor was packed all night! Couldn't have asked for more from him and the DJ experience through Bellagala!” 

“Our Bellagala Disc Jockey was a complete pleasure to work with. He did so well at checking in with us throughout the night without interrupting our moments or the experience of our guests. He made sure to adjust any music to our guests and played all requested songs. He helped us get our party going by dancing with our guests and even teaching them line dances. We highly recommend him!” 

“Our DJ was outstanding! Working with him was as easiest as it could get and never stressed us in the process of wedding planning. He understood the crowd and knew what kind of music to play. Our dance floor was packed the WHOLE night! The music was flawless with its transitions, music variety, and being interactive with the crowd. Easy to work with and really listens to what the bride and groom want.”

“Our DJ was very attentive and constantly asked if we wanted to change anything during the dance. He was very helpful in helping us pick out music and make recommendations. We had several people at our wedding say the music choices were perfect! And it was evidenced by the number of people dancing throughout the night.”

“My Bellagala Disc Jockey was very professional and easy to work with. From our initial meeting to our wedding day he kept us on track and stress free! The dance floor was packed all night, we couldn't have asked for a better DJ!”