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




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"

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."