Strengths: Relator | Responsibility | Learner | Strategic | Connectedness

I've been in love with music my entire life. It started with humble beginnings at the Whelan family piano. We would sing along to The Monkees and Simon & Garfunkel with my mom while listening to my dad sing and play Gordon Lightfoot tunes on his acoustic guitar.  In school, I sang in choir, played drums, and spent eighth grade jamming in the music room during lunchtime. In high school, I started my own rock band, wrote lyrics and melodies, recorded and released two full-length EPs of original music, and played live shows all over southeast Wisconsin.

When I discovered Bellagala, I quickly learned the difference between a disc jockey (some dude with speakers), and a music facilitator (a polished, skilled professional), and aspired to the latter.  After a few hard lessons, I was named “Rookie of the Year” in 2005, and “Most Valuable DJ” in 2006.  I worked over the summer for Bellagala as a studio intern in 2005, and later became DJ Division Manager from 2006 until late 2007.

 I’m married now, with three beautiful, active little boys.  As an IT Project Manager, I am reminded every day about the importance of planning. Flawless execution of an event takes preparation and focus on my part – but from your perspective, I want it to seem effortless.  Let’s work together to craft the perfect event. Then let’s hit the dance floor and party up!


"It was easy to work with Bellagala, and having planning be web-based saved time and energy; DJ was best of any wedding we've been to recently! Ted was an amazing DJ, and made sure the ceremony and reception flowed perfectly. Thank you again for great service!" MAGGIE & SEAN 

"Our DJ Ted and our photographer Elijah (and his assistant) exceeded our expectations. They were all so easy to work with, and we really felt that they were there for us. They provided direction when needed, but always brought things back to what my husband and I wanted. They communicated very well; were very patient; and we enjoyed having them there—and we got the feeling that they enjoyed being there, which was so great! I just can't say enough good things about them. Please pass along our kudos to them." ALICIA & MATIAS

"Ted was very obliging and excited about the playlist we had picked out. He did an EXCELLENT job at the event; in addition to guiding guests through the evening with the music and announcements, he would check in with both Chad and I to make sure everything was on track, and then again at the end of the night to make sure we didn't need anything else. We had people chanting "One more song!" at the very end, and he was able to play one more, but then we had to leave the venue. But people were having THAT GREAT of a time!” AILEEN & CHAD