Our Team

 

Becky Salita – Owner/Event Planner

Becky Salita - A-List EntertainmentQ. Your role at A-List?
A. Owner/Event Planner.

Q. How many years have you been with A-List?
A. I am in my 7th year.

Q. What do you enjoy about your job? 
A. I love meeting with clients and educating them on how to throw a Bar/Bat Mitzvah. My goal is for them to feel completely comfortable knowing that I have their back and that it is my goal to bring their vision to life.

Q. Anything else to know about you?
A. When I am not working, I spend time with my husband and our three growing kids and our mini Aussie, Rothko. During the spring and summer, I run our other family business – Tommy’s Tonka Trolley, in Excelsior.

 
 

Ross Marcus – MC

AList RossQ. Your role at A-List?
A. MC

Q. How many years have you been with A-List?
A. I was the co-founder of A-List, over 12 years ago. 

Q. What do you enjoy about your job? 
A. A Bar/Bat Mitzvah is a major milestone in our clients’ life. I really enjoy being a part of them, attending all of the best parties and I love the A-List team!

Q. Anything else to know about you?
A. I MC events in other states, as well as around Minnesota – personal events as well as fundraisers for non profit organizations raising funds for worthy causes.

 
 

Brian Pekol – MC

Brian - AList EntertainmentQ. Your role at A-List?
A. I work, primarily, as an Emcee, but I’ve doubled as a DJ/Emcee for certain events, as well.

Q. How many years have you been with A-List?
A. I am in my sixth year with A-List.

Q. What do you enjoy about your job? 
A. A mitzvah party is something that every child is going to remember for the rest of his/her life. I love being a part of that, and it makes me really care about doing my job well. It’s always great to meet new people…friends, families, even other vendors!

Q. Anything else to know about you?
A. I’m a professional musician and producer; if you enjoy the Twin Cities theater scene, you’ve probably heard me play piano, guitar, drums, bass, or heard me sing on one stage or another in the past decade…Park Square, History Theatre, Sidekick Theatre, Guthrie, Old Log…to name a few. I also really enjoy working with Becky!  She is always super engaged with the staff, the families, and the kids through the entire process of putting an event together.

 
 

Rob Steib – DJ Sota

DJ Rob - AList EntertainmentQ. Your role at A-List?
A. DJ

Q. How many years have you been with A-List?
A. I have been with A-List for six years.

Q. What do you enjoy about your job? 
A. Working with the A-List Staff, entertaining the kids, bringing energy to the dance floor through my music. The diversity of events and their locations as well.

Q. Anything else to know about you?
A. I’ll be performing in the Mexico, The Caribbean, Asia, & Africa in 2020 through the international marketing company Global Party Solutions Marketing Group LLC.

 
 

Chris Black – DJ Beasey

DJ Beasey - AList EntertainmentQ. Your role at A-List?
A. DJ

Q. How many years have you been with A-List?
A. I have been working with A-List Entertainment for 3 years now as a DJ.

Q. What do you enjoy about your job? 
A. Some of my favorite things about working for A-List parties are the joy that we get to bring to all of the families we work with. It’s so much fun to see everyone together and smiling on the dance floor, and if even for a moment in time, all their problems disappear. Also the staff I’m lucky enough to work with is top notch. They are some of the most friendly and professionally people I’ve ever been around! Lastly, I just love to play music and put my own creative twist on things. It’s easy to play song after song, but when you can get creative and blend instrumentals from different genres and decades and then add vocal tracks over the top, or use wordplay to make the songs speak to one another; that’s djing, and that’s what I love to do!

Q. Anything else to know about you?
A. I am also a veteran wedding DJ, I was a Timberwolves DJ for 2 years, and have DJ’d home games for the Minnesota Vikings. Other than being a full-time DJ, I am also a high school football coach, and I am soon to be married to my beautiful fiance, Stacy, Feb 2020 in Mexico!

 
 

Mark Jundt – DJ

DJ Mark - A-List EntertainmentQ. Your role at A-List?
A. I am a DJ

Q. How many years have you been with A-List?
A. I have been working with A-List for 8 years.

Q. What do you enjoy about your job? 
A. Providing the soundtrack for each unique event, the interaction with our guests, sharing my love music with others.

Q. Anything else to know about you?
A. I am a HUGE sports fan and former Golden Gopher football player!

 
 

Josiah Thompson – MC

Josiah - A-List EntertainmentQ. Your role at A-List?
A. MC

Q. How many years have you been with A-List?
A. I’ve been dancing with A-List since 2019

Q. What do you enjoy about your job? 
A. Each party brings it’s own unique and enjoyable energy. I love that we get to be a part of these incredible moments in people’s lives. If I can help make that day special for someone else, it’s pretty special for me too.

Q. Anything else to know about you?
A. Each fall I tour around the country doing educational theater for incoming college students. I have also performed all around the Twin Cities and am the Artistic Director of What’s Next Productions.

 
 

Ray Young – MC

Ray Young - A-List EntertainmentQ. Your role at A-List?
A. MC

Q. How many years have you been with A-List?
A. Since 2017

Q. What do you enjoy about your job? 
A. I love that there are so many games and themes -no party is ever the same. It’s also great being a part of A-List team and it’s a party so everyone is excited and having fun!

Q. Anything else to know about you?
A. When I am not at an A List event, my favorite activities are: stand up comedy and improvisation, roller coasters, travelling anywhere, and giving motivational speeches as a life coach.

 
 

Tina Eichers – Dancer

Tina - AList EntertainmentQ. Your role at A-List?
A. I am a Dancer

Q. How many years have you been with A-List?
A. I have been with A-List for 2.5 years

Q. What do you enjoy about your job? 
A. I enjoy partying with an awesome team, dancing, and helping to make the night memorable for clients. I pride myself on NEVER stopping to rest at parties – the kids don’t stop so I don’t either.

Q. Anything else to know about you?
A. Outside of dance and teaching dance, I enjoy playing tennis.

 
 

David Stalter – Dancer

David - A-List EntertainmentQ. Your role at A-List?
A. Artist/Dancer!

Q. How many years have you been with A-List?
A. Around 2 years.

Q. What do you enjoy about your job? 
A. I love having fun with the kids, dancing with everyone and seeing the happy faces!

Q. Anything else to know about you?
A. I’m apart of the Timberwolves 612 Dance Team competed all around the US in different dance competitions worked with artists like G-Eazy, Lil Jon and Dizzy Fae has 5-6 solo performance standing ovations performed for different local theatres and venues also Choreographer and Freestyle Dancer.

 
 

Miriam Hope – Dancer

Mirian - AListQ. Your role at A-List?
A. Dancer

Q. How many years have you been with A-List?
A. Just about 2 years now.

Q. What do you enjoy about your job? 
A. I love dancing with the kids and families and getting everyone to have fun!

Q. Anything else to know about you?
A. I dance competitively at Victoria Dance Productions in Edina MN and I teach dance at Minneapolis Performing Arts Center. I’m also a senior at St. Louis Park high school.

 
 

Brian Hallermann – AV Tech

Brian H - A-List EntertainmentQ. Your role at A-List?
A. Tech Lead, Light/Sound Design, DJ

Q. How many years have you been with A-List?
A. 6 years.

Q. What do you enjoy about your job? 
A. Being able to work with a terrific team of people; I enjoy being a part of amazing parties at some of the best venues in the area; and I am lucky to be working for someone who genuinely appreciates each team member’s unique talents and supports us in all aspects of our creative pursuits.

Q. Anything else to know about you?
A. I play trumpet in a local symphony orchestra, am a licensed K-12 Band/Orchestra teacher and I record for local high school and college music programs.

 
 

Kevin “Bboy Keej” Yang – Dancer

Kevin - A-List EntertainmentQ. Your role at A-List?
A. Dancer

Q. How many years have you been with A-List?
A. I have been with A-list for 3 years.

Q. What do you enjoy about your job? 
A. I enjoy the communication between the team and when the kids bring energy and curiosity to the party, that really fuels my energy to continue dancing. It is also a bonus that most of the parents are willing to participate in the fun and learn some new dance moves, as well.

Q. Anything else to know about you?
A. I am a b-boy/breaker with 10 years of competing and teaching under my belt. I offer a self-driven mindset to spread dance, creativity, understanding, and success with dance to communities all over the world. Achievements: Winner of I Oughta Wreck: 4v4 2015 for $2000 in Iowa City, Iowa. Winner of Tribal Survival: Pokemon style jam. Winner of Cypher Side: Fundraiser Jam. Won Wise Guys: 2v2 breakin competition. Competition Judge at House of Dance Anniversary Qualifier at Cypher Side. Competition Judge at Beacons Battle in Roosevelt High School. Featured in Best Buy employee hiring video. Organization of free community workshops at Springbox in Saint Paul. Performer for “Flashdance” at the Cowles Center Fundraiser Gala. 2019 – Won CatFootWear #createyourowncode contest for $5000.

 
 

Storm McKee – Aka Kreaux (pronounced crow) – Dancer

Storm - AList Entertainment2Q. Your role at A-List?
A. Dancer

Q. How many years have you been with A-List?
A. 4.5 years.

Q. What do you enjoy about your job? 
A. Teaching kids how to break dance.

Q. Anything else to know about you?
A. I am a breakdancer/bboy. I also do a little bit of gymnastics and tramp wall. I am an Avid gamer. I Also skateboard and rollerblade. I Perform breaking at many local venues including the Cowles Center

 
 

Avi – Dancer

Avi - A-List EntertainmentQ. Your role at A-List?
A. Dancer

Q. How many years have you been with A-List?
A. I’ve been dancing with A-List since 2019

Q. What do you enjoy about your job? 
A. I love the fun, high energy of A-List parties and I enjoy making sure that guests are enjoying themselves.

Q. Anything else to know about you?
A. Avi has been breakdancing since she was 6 years old and a part of a competitive breakdancing team for House of Dance, in Hopkins, MN, since 2015. Avi has danced multiple times for both the Timberwolves and Lynx half time shows. She has also traveled throughout the country to compete in breakdancing battles, winning both locally and nationally.

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