Q: Please state your name, home location, title and how you are involved with NAME Entertainers?
A: Ray Martinez aka Ray Mar from Goodyear, Arizona. I am a board member of N.A.M.E. Entertainers.
Q: Where did you grow up and what did you want to be when you grew up?
A: I grew up in Brooklyn NY, then moved to Southern California for 35 years, then to Goodyear, AZ in 2004.
Q: How did you end up in your current job(s)?
A: I had been working as a part time mobile DJ in Southern California. I had a full time job as a sales rep for Miller Brands Brewing Co., then lost my job because they were going union. I then started my business in 1984.
Q: What is the best part of the job(s)?
A: The best part of the job is serving the people and making memories happen for them that they will always remember.
Q: Why is it so important for freelance entertainers and venues to have insurance?
A: To protect their personal assets as well as to assure the client some type of accountability and integrity. I also recommend freelance entertainers to change their businesses from a sole operator to an LLC.
Q: If you could go anywhere in the world, where would you go and why?
A: The Holy Land, Israel, to learn more of the teachings of Jesus Christ whom I trust my entire business and faith around. God first, family second and business third.