Meet the Encore Team!

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


Rich Cranston

CREATIVE SUPERHERO

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

SENIOR DANCE FLOOR ENGINEER

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

    EVENT ARCHITECT

    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..
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    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

      DYNAMIC SOCIAL INNOVATOR 

      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

      CHIEF ENGINEER OF HYPE

      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" .
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      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."

       

       

       

       

       

       


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      Joe Gerard

      Senior Director of Dance Floor Activity

      DJ & PRODUCTION TECHNICIAN

       

      • 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."