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

Voted #TheBestDjInRochester

Director of Sales/Brand Quality & 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..


    Shane Allen

    Groove Consultant

    DJ & Production Technician

    • Has been a Radio DJ for more than 5 years and you can catch him on 94.1 The Zone during The Gentleman's Club 3-7pm Mon-Fri
    • Fun Fact: He's also a stand-up comedian that performs and hosts shows all over Rochester and has opened up for the likes of Dave Attell..
    • Funner Facts: Shane is a U.S. Coast Guard certified Boat Captain and DJ Khaled is his spirit animal
    • First albums he bought were Linkin Park's Reanimation, Weezer's Green Album, and Christina Aguilera's debut album. He still listen's to that last one weekly.

    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."