Creator and Signature Emcee, Mark
I am Upstate New York’s leading special event director. My years of experience include over 1,000 events, and countless hours of planning, directing, and executing flawless, successful special occasions for my clients.
The secret to my success is my passion for my craft. Unparalleled, unprecedented, and trendsetting passion, allowing your once-in-a-lifetime event to be the best it can be! I am a proud U.S. Coast Guard veteran, previous public safety officer, and firefighter/E.M.T. I bring my discipline and organizational skills to your event, ensuring the most memorable experience for you and your guests.
I am the founder of All We Do Is Epic/Total Entertainment Music, The Adirondack - Albany Wedding Association and the Adirondack-Albany Chapter of American Disc Jockey Association. My clients benefit from my creativity, ideas, and knowledge that come from years of experience, industry training seminars, and conferences. I am the authority in my region for creating the most memorable receptions; all based on my philosophy: “One chance…to get the picture, to capture the emotion, and to create a signature moment.”
My Many Accolades Include:
Author: The Ultimate Wedding Reception: Tips and advice from the nation’s top entertainers
American Disc Jockey Association "Leadership Award" & "Humanitarian Award", July 2018
DJ Times Magazine annual convention, Entertainer of the year competition, Second place “best new game,” 2017 and Third place Overall for Entertainer of the Year!
DJ Times Magazine annual convention, DJ of the year competition, “best new game,” 2016 and Overall Runner Up for DJ of the Year!
Certified Wedding Planner Designation, December 2015
Jeffrey Gitomer's Little Black Book of Connections Workshop, November 2015
Power of Personalities Workshop, November 2015
Advanced Microphone Techniques Workshop Levels 1 & 2, January 2015
Equality Institute LGBT Wedding Certification, July 2014
The Professional Process completion, November 2013
Association of Bridal Consultants, Certified Wedding Planner, 2012-present
Certified Sandals Resorts Honeymoon & Weddingmoon Specialist 2012-Present
DJ Times Magazine annual convention seminar presenter 2009, 2010, 2012, 2015, 2017, 2018 & 2019
DJ Times Magazine annual convention, DJ of the year competition, “best new game,” 2011
Wedding Wire “Couples Choice” awards, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018
American Disc Jockey Association member, 2009-present