As the co-founder of MyDeejay, Evan played a central role in the company’s strategic development, technology, and talent recruitment. He is the founding president of the Washington, DC area chapter of the American Disc Jockey Association and a member of the Wedding Industry Survey Network. He is also a speaker and writer on a variety of industry topics, including environmentally sustainable business practices, millennial marketing, and search engine optimization. His current focus within the MyDeejay organization is on performing for weddings and corporate events as a DJ, and also operates his own, separate ventures in the area of technology and business development services.
Birthplace/Hometown: Pittsburgh, PA / Columbia, MD
Current residence: Ellicott City, MD
College attended: University of Maryland College Park
Field of study: Business
When I'm not deejaying weddings, I can be found: Spending time with my two sons, and starting awesome new businesses.
My other interests: Meditation, yoga, theology, philosophy, human potential.
Favorite music artists: STS9, Mos Def, Jimi Hendrix, Pink Floyd, The Roots, Outkast, The Clash, The Cure, Public Enemy, Goldfrapp, Elliot Smith, Stevie Wonder, Stevie Ray Vaughan.
First dance songs I'm enjoying lately: "Tender" (Blur), "Forever" (Ben Harper), "Into the Mystic" (Van Morrison), "So High" (John Legend), "When the Stars Go Blue" (Ryan Adams).
Causes I support: Pink Initiative, Human Rights Campaign, Green America.
A quote I live by: “If the doors of perception were cleansed everything would appear to man as it is, infinite.” – William Blake
Best advice I ever received: “Never get involved with a woman with a tattoo of a dagger on her body."
Seven words that describe me: Father, honest, poet, ambitious, creative, seeker, audiophile.
Five prized possessions I couldn’t live without: My books, my die-cast Mr. T figurine and A-Team van, all of my old school hip hop vinyl, my Jay and Silent Bob bobbleheads, and my Sri Yantra poster.
Something that no one would guess by looking at me: I once built a fully-automatic robotic CD changer out of LEGOs.
On MyDeejay: "I couldn't be more proud of this company, and after nearly a decade in business it's still amazing to have such an impact on people's lives. I see a team of talented, creative DJs making hundreds upon hundreds of couples happy each year, and a business based on real values showing the entire industry how it should be done. As MyDeejay continues to thrive, I can say for certain that it is absolutely possible to run a smart, honest, values-based business and still come out on top. This company is undeniable proof of that."