Meet the Encore Team!

We are excited to present the staff that will be the Ambassadors of Amazing for your event!

Rich Cranston


Company Founder, President & DJ

  • Has opened for Lil John, Flo Rida, and LMFAO.
  • Will beat you in Volleyball. Won't be close.
  • Only thing he knows better than mid-90s dance music is healthy eating and fitness...makes the rest of us feel like slugs.
  • Is a Rochester-Area DJ Legend
  • First album he owned was "Thriller" by MJ.


Rick Parisi


Project Manager of Sales/Marketing & DJ

  • Voted 2017 "WHEC-TV "Rochester ROCS" Best Local DJ
  • Has been the actual opening act for national recording artists like: Jason Derulo, Jeremih, Flo Rida, and Lil Jon.
  • Once was a cast-member at Disney World....won't divulge if he was a costumed character or not...assume, yes. .
  • First concert he ever attended was 'N Sync
  • Once while DJing, was asked for his number by both a Mother and a Daughter. He appeals to all ages!
  • First 2 albums he ever owned were MA$E's "Harlem World" and NKOTB's "Hanging Tough."

    Brittney Lavoie


    manager of Client Relations, Brand Manager of Black Label Events & Design, Lead Designer

    • Don't let her stylish looks deceive you, she likes shooting guns, A LOT.. Pew Pew.
    • Despite her duties as Encore and Black Labels chief planner, she is secretly training to be a DJ.
    • Is famous for her mashup of Justin Bieber and Georgia Satellites..

    Andre Powell

    Groove Consultant

    DJ & Production Technician

    • Is Encore's resident expert on 90's boy band music. May have once been in a boy band (unconfirmed).
    • When he dies, he wants a Viking Funeral, oh, with a DJ.
    • Spent time after high school traveling the country working, but always came home to Rochester.
    • Is excited to see what some of his tattoos look like when he is "old and flabby".  Right now, he is quite handsome and non-flabby.
    • First album he owned was Michael Jackson's "Dangerous"

      Kyle Orton


      DJ & Production Technician

      • His oldest son's middle name is Cash, as in Johnny Cash because he is destined to be into music, loved by many and be a bad A%$.
      • His DJ name in college was DJ INVISIBLE because he loved to play long mixes and then get out on the floor.
      • Music is his escape from the stress of being the Student Conduct guy at UofR. He needs to step back, play music, and make people happy.

      Mickey Hamilton


      DJ & Production Technician

      • When not packing dance floors, Mickey is a music producer and recording engineer for A Capella music.
      • Mickey once met and sang with A Capella super-group, Pentatonix.
      • Was once challenged to, and won, a dance battle on the streets of Incheon, South Korea. USA! USA!
      • The first album he ever owned was Michael Jackson's "Bad"

      Evan Santiago

      Commander in Chief of Booty Shaking

      DJ & Production Technician

      • Always wins "Drake Look-Alike" Contests.
      • Blessed with Derek-Jeter-esq boyish good looks and baseball aptitude.
      • Is Encore's resident expert on anything Bob Marley-related
      • First Album was Usher's "8701".

      Justin Rawnsley

      Chairman of Vibe

      DJ & Production Technician

      • Justin is Encore's resident super-fan of Michael Jackson music.. He idolized MJs ability to dance, sing, and draw everyone's attention.
      • Justin is not only an incredible DJ, but is a music producer, concert promoter/ producer and operated his own independent music label.
      • Believes it must be his destiny to be involved in entertainment as music and entertaining always finds its way into his life.
      • Is willing to oblige you if you ask him to drop a freestyle rap. 
      • Of course, his first album was "Thriller".

      Adam Dibble

      Mixology CEO

      DJ & Production Technician

      • Adam is one of Encore's most experienced wedding DJs...he has been DJing since 2002. He's seen a million faces, and rocked them all (Shameless lyric theft).
      • Little Known Fact: Adam met the crew from Encore through his day-job as a FedEx driver. Appropriate, because Adam always delivers! See what we did there?
      • Adam is a Motley Crue superfan, but no, he doesn't have a mullet or drive a Camaro.
      • The first album Adam ever owned was Naughty by Nature's "19 Naughty III" .


      Ray Tiano

      Commissioner of Remixology

      DJ & Production Technician

      • Ok, we aren't gonna lie, we discovered Ray in a bar. But he was the best damn bar DJ any of us had ever heard.
      • Despite being an Oakland Raider fan, he's never been to jail and we've never seen him wear spiked shoulder pads (in public).
      • Ask him to play his famous mashup of "Shut Up and Dance" and "Summer of 69."








      Joe Gerard

      Senior Director of Dance Floor Activity



      • Joe is Encore's resident expert on any and all things EDM.
      • You will never be able to guess how old he actually is.
      • He bought his first set of DJ equipment at the tender age of 14.
      • Works part-time as a lifeguard. Can teach you CPR.
      • The first album he owned was Jason Derulo's "Jason Derulo."