Who Are We?

Meet the Dream Team

Patrick Milligan

I first became interested in being a DJ when I saw Paul Oakenfold live at the Sunshine theater. I fell in love with how his music was mixed and how it moved the whole crowd. I love being a wedding DJ because every weekend I get to see the love in the eyes of the newlyweds for each other and celebrating as two families become one. My ideal event would be in a huge ballroom with up lighting. I would have a big guest count and an awesome playlist. Everyone would be dancing and having the time of their lives. People often describe me as outgoing, the class clown, social butterfly, and loyal. A few of my favorite songs are “Man in the mirror” by Michael Jackson, “Get down” by Tiesto, or anything off the Tranceport album by Paul Oakenfold.

Tony Pacheco

My love for music combined with my ability to work a crowd helped me to build the confidence I need to be a great DJ! I love opening up a dance floor at weddings and events. You never know what will happen or who the best dancers will be until you open up the floor. It’s always fun to be surprised by guests and play music that will make their night one to remember.  My ideal event would include up lighting around the whole room in either blue or purple with New Mexican catered food and tons of fun, laughter, and dancing all night long. Other people tend to describe me as fun, outgoing, a go-getter, goal oriented, a goofball, and spontaneous. Some of my favorite songs are “Stay Close” by Flume, “November Skies” by Carnage, and “Come and See Me” by Drake Feat. The Party Next Door.

Mara Jaramillo

I have always had a deep love for music! I’ve always been interested in learning to DJ. I am also a certified wedding & event planner and love to plan and coordinate weddings and events. I love being part of someone’s special day! I like helping make awesome memories. No two weddings/events are ever the same, which keeps my job exciting and fun! My ideal wedding would be outdoors. One wedding I worked had tons of lanterns and tealights which gave such a beautiful glow. Inside the ballroom would be lots of up lighting to add to the overall ambiance. Of course, it would also include an amazing DJ because great music is crucial! Other people tend to describe me as happy, go lucky, and tell me I giggle a lot. I’ve been told I raise people’s morale because I laugh at all their jokes! I would say I’m passionate, fiery, hard working, and compassionate. Some of my favorite songs are “Cry to me” by Solomon Burke, “Surrender” by Cash Cash, and “Star” by the Roots.

Mandy Ellison

It really interests me how much work it takes to make an event perfect. I love that the guests are always having such an amazing time and I get to be a part of that. I also love that every wedding and event is different and unique. My ideal event would be a beautiful ballroom wedding with detailed lighting, dancing under the stars and on the clouds, and wonderful music flowing throughout the room. Most people say that I am very approachable and fun to be around. I have a special kindness that comes across instantly and I’m very down to earth. I am sweet, fun, and interesting. I love all types of music but my favorite songs are “Can’t help falling in love” by Elvis Presley, “Every time we touch” by Cascada, and anything by Fall out Boy.

 

Jaden Posada

I love to entertain people! I love making couples special day as entertaining and enjoyable as possible. My ideal event would be a wedding with all the formalities that has lots of friends and family celebrating together. Most people describe me as easy going and a person who can get along with anyone. I’m just in it to have a good time. I’m humorous and don’t stress over the small stuff. A few of my favorite songs are “Wagon Wheel” by Darius Rucker, “Don’t Stop Believing” by Journey, and anything by Earth Wind and Fire.

Toya Milligan

I love to interact with people and I love to make people’s night amazing! I love to be around people who are happy! My favorite part about weddings and events is seeing smiling faces. I love to see how happy guests are at the end of the night. I know I did my job right when they are thanking me at the end of the week and telling me how much fun they had! My ideal event would be high energy, everyone having fun. It would include lots of people dancing, picture taking, people laughing and just enjoying themselves. Most people would say that I’m passionate, dedicated, fun to be around, and organized. I love anything upbeat and songs that I can relate too. I love to listen to Britney Spears, anything new top 40s, and I love upbeat country like “Dirt Road Anthem” by Jason Aldean and “Honey Bee” by Blake Shelton.

Mark Martin

I am an actor so anything to do with the entertainment business appeals to me! Having a love for music is an extra bonus! Being a DJ and Emcee lets me combine them both! I love being at weddings and events and seeing people have fun! It’s great to see all walks of life let loose and have a blast when the music starts pumping! Weddings and events can get tribal! I would say that my ideal event would have to be my own wedding! I had a Halloween themed wedding with costumes that featured Batman, the Joker, Harley Quinn, and a Chihuahua! Plus, I booked Patrick and Ron from Dream Factory to DJ and Emcee and they helped the entertainment go off without a hitch! People tend to describe me as a nice freak of nature, to weird to live and to rare to die! I think it would be impossible to name my favorite song. There are just too many! That’s why I love being a DJ!

Kama Kestell

I’ve always loved art and music. Photography became the medium I use to share how I see the world with others. I’ve photographed many weddings and I especially love the reception when all the formalities are finished and people can just relax and have a good time! I love weddings and events that are unique! I love the romance, the details, the celebration, and the laughter I get to see in each event. My ideal event would include a wedding planner for sure because they help everything to run smoothly, it would have either a spring or autumn theme and be lots of fun. There would most definitely have to be a dance party and great entertainment! Other people describe me as creative, fun, sweet, and caring. I have a lot of favorite songs and they tend to change in different seasons but they are often upbeat and cheerful. My current jams are “Catch & Release” by Matt Simons (Deepend Remix), “Lush Life” by Zara Larsson, and “Sit Still, Look Pretty” by Daya just  to name a few. I also love anything you can swing dance to!

Ron Chavez

Since I was young I listened to different DJ’s and radio personalities with these memorable voices who conveyed non-stop excitement and seemed to set the tone for hundreds of thousands of people and I wondered what it would be like to call myself one of them. My favorite part of a wedding or event would be seeing the reaction of the guests after they have spent all night on the dance floor. My ideal event would have lots of lighting that would be synchronized to music. Most people tend to describe me as outgoing, down to earth, unafraid to be goofy, creative, original, knows his music, and knows how to read a crowd. A few of my favorite songs are “Smooth Operator” by Sade, “One for my Baby” by Frank Sinatra, and “Forever for now” by Harry Connick Jr.

Illiazha Lafollette

I love music and to see people have a good time! I also love seeing special moments happen. I love the photo booth because even if you can’t see everyone at once, you can go through your photo booth pictures and see that everyone had a great time! I love weddings and events! My favorite things is to watch guests want to sit down but they just can’t because they love the music so much that they stay out of their seats and stay on the dance floor! My ideal event would have an overall “happy” feel. There would be dance lighting and a lot of bright colors! People tend to describe me as outgoing, fun, and talkative. I don’t really have a favorite song. I listen to a little bit of everything and enjoy it all!

Jerrick Richard

I love music and interacting with people. I love helping people have a good time and being a DJ and Emcee helps me to do that! It’s an honor to know that I get to be a big part of making lifelong memories for others. People often describe me as goofy, fun, loud, kind, and entertaining. I love weddings because everyone is ready to celebrate and it is events like this that tend to bring out the best in most people. My ideal event would be simple. All I need are friends, family, and good music and I know we’ll all have a great time! Some of my favorite songs are Queen- “Don’t stop me now,” Kansas- “Carry on my wayward son,” and Pharcyde, “Passing me by.”

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All individual photos taken by Kama Kestell with Dream Factory Productions. All group photos taken by Emily Joanne Photography