On Stage DJ: Dawson High
Breaking into the entertainment industry at the age of 10, but fully making an experience memorable at the age of 13, Dawson is making a name for himself in the St. Louis market, crushing sets at a range of high-end events. From top hits to classic tracks, this open-format DJ reads the room and sets the mood with his curated and custom-tailored selections. Inspired by influential people like Kristin Wilson, Jimmy Hussey, Nate Nelson, and Jordan Marshall, this kid is a student of the culture. Dawson puts his signature style on the music he spins and commands any room with class and top-notch professionalism. Known as one of the youngest traveling event DJs in the country. Dawson is highly sought after in the entertainment industry and continues to improve his craft in every way possible. From working on mix shows, to playing at different conferences, showcases, and industry parties to networking with other professionals, to spending time being a high school student. Dawson has created an unforgettable experience for anyone he has played live for. His unique entertainment style will make for a jaw-dropping experience with fond memories that everyone will remember for a lifetime.
Jeff Scott Gould
On a good hair day, Jeff Scott Gould stands at a strong 5’4″. He has been entertaining at private events before he had a driver’s license and attributes his love for the entertainment industry to the musical influences he was exposed to while growing up. Jeff Scott Gould (also known as JSG) is always pushing to stay on the pulse of what’s next… from music, to media, to the latest tech and social trends, his energy is endless, and his passion is all about creation and performance. He is one of the most talented professionals in the private event industry and one of the most requested Event Hosts at the SCE Event Group.
Jeff is known as a tri-fecta in the industry, a true MC | DJ | VJ. He is a creative multi-talented artist who is attentive, charismatic, and never stereotypes his music and visual programming based on the event he’s performing at.
He has hosted or been part of just about every type of event you can imagine. He has entertained and produced events for clients across the world including Ecuador, Puerto Rico, Miami, Cancun, Chicago, Dallas, Houston, Atlanta, LA, Seattle, San Francisco and virtually every venue in the area. In addition to hosting over 1000 wedding receptions and countless private events, some of JSG’s corporate clients include: United Airlines, Barcardi, Miller Lite, Bose, Electro Voice, Coors Light, ISES (Washington DC), Devotion Vodka, WeddingWire, Mobile Beat Magazine, Salon Centric, countless Fashion shows, and a national tour with Playboy. Some of his TV appearances include cameos on Extra, Bravo, and HGTV.
Currently, JSG’s weekly gigs are a blend of private, social, nightlife, and corporate events locally in the NY/NJ tristate area as well as nationally and internationally (we love to fly coach).
Kristin Cole and her husband, Adam, own Sound Wave Events in Boise, Idaho. They started their company in 2006 and experienced rapid growth and success. They serve over 300 events per year through DJs, Photo Booths, Dance Floors, and Event Lighting and employ a staff of 30.
Additionally, Kristin is a graduate of Boise State University and is currently pursuing a Master’s Degree in Management & Leadership. She is a light giver - she seeks to spread love, laughter and happiness to everyone she meets.
*Presenters subject to change
Born and raised in Greenville, South Carolina, Justin Reid has been DJ’ing and entertaining weddings and private events since 2003. His adventures in DJ’ing have taken him to several major cities including Atlanta, Chicago and Las Vegas. He has always had a great love and passion for music, so when the opportunity to become a DJ he jumped at the chance.
At first, Justin DJ’d part time on weekends, but over time, he decided to go full-time and dove head first, DJ’ing 4-5 nights a week for various clubs and events. Justin has been a full-time DJ since 2007.
Justin’s passion lies in creating fun and unique events, especially weddings. He says “No two events are the same. Each couple is unique and deserves an event that fully reflects who they are.” He has a B.A. in Graphic Arts from The University of South Carolina - Upstate, so his eye for design ties in quite well to creating a particular aesthetic and experience when it comes to weddings and events.
When it comes to throwing once-in-a-lifetime celebrations, some of Justin’s go-to songs include (in no particular order) “Ain’t Too Proud to Beg”, “Party In the USA”, “Ain’t No Mountain High Enough”, “Bye Bye Bye”, “It’s Tricky” and “Yeah”, to name a few. Justin’s strengths are in music programming (creating the perfect order and soundtrack of songs to fit the vibe and atmosphere) by reading the crowd and his organization in helping plan the perfect flow of events for any event.
When he’s not rocking events, Justin writes for Mobile Beat magazine, the mobile DJ industry’s longest running publication. He also consults other wedding and event-related small businesses on marketing and organization. For fun, Justin loves watching sports, enjoying a great meal, listening to music and podcasts, playing golf, binge-watching a good Netflix series, checking out a new brewery, attending a concert, and spending time with his wife.
Kristin Wilson is the Founder of the all-female DJ company, Our DJ Rocks and photo booth rental company Photobooth Rocks headquartered in Orlando, Florida where she leads a team of more than 35 employees who market, sell and produce 800-900 events annually. Her journey into the world of DJing began when she asked a simple question, 'Can chicks be DJs too?' The answer was YES and the learning began.
Kristin DJed her way through college and graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in Advertising and Public Relations with a double Minor in Marketing and Education from the University of Central Florida. When Kristin launched Our DJ Rocks in 2010, the goal was to bring her energy and passion for music to every event including weddings, corporate events, and parties of all types.
In 2014, Kristin started expanding her DJ team and has more than quadroupled the Our DJ Rocks DJ roster to currently 12 DJs, in less than 5 years. She meticulously trains every DJ in the Our DJ Rocks “DJ University” Training program growing the business to the only all-female DJ multi-operation company in the South East.
Kristin has grown two successful businesses with a rock solid foundation using a combination of creative marketing/branding and building a company culture that people want to connect with.
She is well-known in the event industry as someone you 'have to know' and continues to expand both businesses through constant recruiting and training, seamless operations, a laser focused sales management and leadership.