Dennis Kintzer has been in the industry for over 25 years. He has performed for and planned thousands of weddings, corporate, and private events over the years. He has served on the Advisory Board for N.A.M.E. for over 10 years and has been a speaker at local, regional, national, and international conferences on numerous business topics relative to the industry. Dennis’ business has evolved over the years and has included a variety of services from traditional DJ entertainment and lighting, to Karaoke, game shows and photo booth. The most recent addition to his services has enabled him to fill philanthropic pursuits, and fill his weekday calendar in ways never before imagined. The variety of his experience affords him the ability to provide knowledge and guidance to give back to the industry, in an effort to help others achieve success!
Marc has been a mobile disc jockey for over 20 years. He got his start working for the largest multi-op DJ company in Florida, working part time on the weekends. He quickly worked his way into a sales position in the company, then into management. Later Marc moved to Central Florida to start a new office from the ground up. He then had the opportunity to join the largest wedding services company in the nation and took his small two DJ office and grew it to over 11 well-trained DJ’s, 10 videographers, and 12 photographers in less than 18 months, shattering any goals set by upper management. Looking for more of a challenge, Marc asked the company if he could open a third Florida branch while still managing his current one. In 2002, Marc took the plunge and decided to go independent. and opened his own company with a focus on higher-end clients rather than volume. One of the first things he was advised to do by his mentor was to join N.A.M.E. and become more active in the industry.
In 2008, bitten once again by the entrepreneurial bug, Marc started a travel agency to help his existing clientele plan their honeymoons and family vacations. Whether you are looking to have great entertainment at your event or take an amazing vacation, Marc’s credo is, “We help you have fun.”
David Hanscom, Y? Entertainment
David Hamscom has been trusted by the world’s top client base and has humbly become one of the most in demand event DJs across the country. He provides his unique style of entertainment to VIP events, corporate events and the private event space. He had the fortune to travel the country providing the soundtrack for celebrities, companies, organizations and industry professional events. He has appeared and been featured on television and radio programs and industry magazines, as well as being selected as the headlining talent at numerous professional sporting events (including Super Bowl XXXIX).
In addition to his personal performance event client base, he founded Y? Entertainment in 1989 and has since established an extraordinary resume not only personally as an entertainer, but also as a respected entrepreneur and industry influencer.
Past clients and industry colleagues say what makes David unique is his ability to connect with any age group and any event style. He looks forward to meeting each and every challenge presented to him. His humor, music programming knowledge and respect to YOUR vision make him a highly sought-after entertainer. He is available worldwide and ready to help you exceed your event vision and goals.
He is also a wedding and event industry thought leader. In 2020, he launched Wedding Business Growth and The Rookie and The Vet Podcast with his co-host, Nick Sangiamo as resources to support business owners starting or looking to grow their wedding and event business. David is also the President of the Saint Augustine Wedding and Events Association and Director of Membership for North Florida MPI.
Here’s his calendar link to make finding time easy.
President, Saint Augustine Wedding & Events Association
Director of Membership, MPI North Florida
Growing up in historic Western Massachusetts, Matt Peterson discovered that he was destined to become a professional entertainer at the age of 14 when he started working at a local movie theatre. For the next five years, he experienced all of the wonderful sounds and entertainment experiences that he could.
Fast forward a few years, and while he was working his way through college to become an educator of young children. One day, Matt ran into a friend who was the manager of a rather well-known DJ company. Following their meeting, Matt accepted his friend’s offer to become his DJ apprentice. For the next 4 years, Matt would continue to grow to learn from all of his experiences and eventually would thrive within the Disc Jockey industry, as he honed his skills to market, promote and sell his unique set of services. These services include Disc Jockey and Master of Ceremony Services, Sports Broadcasting, Radio Production, Event Planning, Event Lighting, Karaoke, Children’s Entertainment and Bubble Parties. For the past 28 years, Matt has been the Chief Entertainer, and Owner of Peterson Productions Disc Jockeys located in Northampton, Ma. as well as a contributing writer and board member to NAME.
Greg Curran has been proudly performing as a mobile disc jockey for over 30 years. He began his DJ career at the age of 18 years old. At the age of 22, he joined the nation’s largest wedding services company where he was promoted to management after one year. Later in his career, he was made an executive and by the time the company had peaked, he was managing over 350-disc jockeys, videographers, photographers and photo booth operators in 24 different branches across the United States and Canada.
After 25 years of success with the company, Greg went independent and opened his own entertainment company named Curran Entertainment. Previously, he had bought the DJ Entertainment School with plans in the making. The school focuses on teaching adults and children how to DJ and professionally entertain their clientele. As an involved member of his community, he volunteers his time to several organizations teaching inner city kids and special needs children how to DJ.
Greg is a member of The Senate DJs and The House of Reps DJ community that focuses on tips for improving yourself professionally in the entertainment industry. He also hosts radio show every Sunday night at 9 p.m. on Wild1Radio.com. As a force of nature within the entertainment industry, he is also a brand ambassador and sponsored artist with Peavey Electronics, Floyd Rose Audio, BPM Supreme, Spinfluenceit and N.A.M.E. As of January 2020, Greg has accepted the invite as a N.A.M.E advisory board member to offer his expertise and professional knowledge to N.A.M.E and the entertainment industry. You can catch him teaching and doing seminars at The DJ Expo and for NYC DJ Con when not making his mark all over the East Coast. Check out this informative book “How To DJ Weddings and Parties/DJ Entertainment School” by Gregory Curran. Greg is offering NAME members 10% off classes at The DJ Entertainment School. Mention NAME and save!