team

Meet the team

David Schwartz

Founder, Headliner DJ/MC

The Founder of Orion Entertainment, David Schwartz, started the company when he was a freshman at the University of Washington. He got his start DJing house parties in the Greek System, and eventually transitioned into playing clubs, bars, and private events. 7 years later, David, (Orion) has performed at hundreds of events all across the Pacific Northwest and beyond. Now a sought after destination Wedding and Event DJ his love for music and travel has propelled him from Hawaii to Boston. David loves to blend unexpected genres and decades together – his passion for music and DJing is always reflected in his sets whether playing a wedding, nightclub, bar mitzvah or corporate event. He has received recognition from Honey Books and the Rising Tide, and in 2019 was named as one of 20 on the Rise in the Event Professionals Category. He was also selected by the Bridal Masterclass Experience to be a Hands-on Coordinator and share his experience with fellow wedding professionals. He is currently a resident DJ with The DJ Sessions a Twitch Featured Partner DJ-Streaming series. David loves to spend time with his dog Ranger, craft new ideas for the business, watch soccer, go camping/hiking, and cook in his spare time.

Erin Brennecke

Headliner DJ/MC

Erin’s love for music and event production began early, with her first stage performance at age 3. Her DJ/MC career began in 2013. Since then, her insatiable thirst for knowledge and growth has led her to study with nationally and globally acclaimed event professionals. Erin loves to mix a variety of genres; she values connecting with each client and creating a highly personalized experience. She has performed over a thousand events as a DJ and has a background in vocal performance, stage acting, set design/construction, backstage event management, lighting design, special effects, and drumset performance/instruction. Erin’s other passions include traveling, partner dancing (especially blues and micro fusion), coaching her exercise physiology clients, and exploring nature with her dogs.

Mike Bowman

Headliner DJ/MC

If you’re not ready to party your ass off, then Dj Miketech is probably not the DJ for you! The Charleston, South Carolina native has over 15 years of nightclub, weddings and private event experience. He wants you and your guests to pop, lock and drop it, one-two-step, and electric slide all night long. From Whitney to Lil Wayne, the “party starter” adds that atmosphere of “busting a move” to any event. You can learn more about Mike by checking out OEP the official Orion Entertainment podcast and our Blog!

Christian Blazona

Headliner DJ/MC

Christian first discovered his passion for music as a senior in High School, he began DJing professionally at the University of Washington at events on campus and joined the Orion team in 2019. Christian is a dynamic performer and has an electric personality. His energy is infectious – he loves to spin top 40, hip hop, house, classic rock, funk and disco, whatever music will best keep guests movin’ and groovin’. He is adept at catering his style to his clients vision and his love for music and dancing comes through whenever he is behind the decks. You can view recordings of his performances with The DJ Sessions A Twitch Featured Partner DJ-Streaming series. He is experienced in Weddings, Bar and Bat Mitzvahs, College Events, School Proms, Clubs, and Private Events.

Brian Ingley

Headliner DJ/MC

Brian is a University of Washington graduate with a degree in business, but music was always central to his life. Brian began playing piano at the age of 5, and learned to play the drums at age 7. Now a skilled DJ and music producer, he plans to pursue music as a full time career. Brian started DJing for his fraternity in 2017, playing house parties, formal events, and destinations. He joined the Orion team in 2019 and found his skills transitioned naturally from nightlife into the private event space. Brian is a confident and charasmatic Master of Ceremonies who emphasizes preparation, communication, and professionalism. His goal is to ensure a smooth execution of his client’s timeline while providing them with a personalized experience. As a DJ, Brian loves to play the latest hits alongside classic throwbacks. A people pleaser who loves to engage with his crowd, field requests, and thrives on the energy of his dance-floor. Brian notably participated in Vice Managements DJ Competition and placed first. He is experienced in Weddings, Bar and Bat Mitzvahs, House Parties, Clubs and School Dances.

Joey Rebbe

Headliner DJ/MC

Joey is your DJ/MC for any occasion, having made a name for himself in private events and Seattle nightlife, he can spin any genre from Rap to Rock, EDM to Country, throwbacks to wedding classics. Whatever your taste, Joey’s got the experience and skill to ignite your party at the perfect time.

It’s not just about the music though – the real secret to any successful event is being prepared and adaptable behind the scenes. As an experienced Master of Ceremonies, Joey knows the finer points of managing event flow – be it coordinating vendors, maintaining (or changing) the timeline as needed, directing the crowd, and all the details that make for a smooth execution of the evenings events.

After hours, Joey performs in Seattle’s nightclub scene as deepstate. He’s a regular act at Trinity Nightclub in Pioneer square, and has twice had the pleasure of performing Bass Canyon at the Gorge. If you fancy yourself a fan of EDM and bass, you can peruse deepstate’s original music on spotify and instagram.