Our Team

meet jason, founder and owner

Jason was a college student when he realized that he could make extra money simply by sharing his favorite music with others. The North Carolina native started out as a lot of young DJs do: he played gigs for fraternities and sororities. Jason’s sunny disposition, engaging sense of humor and professional integrity quickly won him a following at many bars and dance clubs.
Jason successfully organized some of the most popular “college nights” staged throughout the state before deciding to expand his business. He established Active Entertainment in 2000. Today, Active Entertainment is one of the most sought-after DJ and event-hosting services in southeastern North Carolina. Jason and his colleagues host almost 300 weddings and dozens of corporate events each year. Every Active Entertainment DJ is a professionally trained club DJ who specializes in taking the art of music mixing to private events. Jason lives in Wilmington with his wife and their two children.

meet martin

Martin began DJing while in school at UNCW, where he received a bachelor’s degree in English. He has played at bars and clubs all over Wilmington, and currently is the resident DJ at Reel Cafe. He loves his craft, and it shows when he is in the mix. His favorite part of DJing is surprising audiences with something they didn’t expect, he feels that this is the key to making sure their experience with him is unique.
In addition to DJing, Martin is an Account Executive for a Top Tier Energy Service Company in the Energy Efficiency market. In his spare time, he enjoys traveling and has visited numerous countries on 5 different continents. Martin, his wife, and two furry children, live in downtown Wilmington and love all the amazing things this coastal city has to offer.

meet shawn

After graduating from the University of North Carolina at Wilmington’s nursing program, Shawn landed a job at New Hanover Regional Medical Center. One weekend, he thought it would be fun to make some extra money by picking up a DJ’ing gig at a local club. Soon, he was fielding offers to work in several establishments. In 2001, Shawn traded in his stethoscope to DJ full-time — and he’s never looked back. Shawn, who regularly plays clubs in and around Wilmington, Raleigh and Myrtle Beach, has a wonderful sense of timing that strikes just the right tone at weddings. He enjoys tailoring the perfect mix of music for all ages as he works to make every couple’s big day unforgettable.

meet charles

Since 1996, Charles has DJ’d for radio stations, bars, nightclubs, corporate events and weddings. That well-rounded, professional experience has helped him develop a unique style and sharp ability to read and entertain crowds. He’s now one of the most sought-after wedding DJs in southeastern North Carolina. Charles is a graduate of the University of North Carolina at Wilmington, where he received a bachelor’s degree in communications. He lives in Wilmington with his wife and two little girls.

meet craig m.

Although Craig is a newcomer to the Wilmington area, DJ’ing is nothing new to him. With more than 23 years of experience in the business, Craig has played hundreds of events — weddings, reunions, proms, birthday parties, conventions and clubs — throughout the Carolinas. Chalk up Craig’s seamless and creative mixes to his mathematical mind. He’s a graduate of Fayetteville State University, where he earned a bachelor’s degree in mathematics. Craig also teaches math and coaches tennis at Topsail High School.

meet dan

Although he’s new to Wilmington, Dan’s club and mobile DJ experience spans a decade, having been a resident DJ in nightclubs and lounges in Buffalo, New York. For most of his career Dan held a residency at a premier wedding facility, bringing his high energy and fun personality to music and events. Dan brings an extra peace-of-mind to your wedding or event: he’s a paramedic for New Hanover Regional Medical Center by day, and holds a third-degree black belt in karate.

meet shaun

Born and raised in southern North Carolina, Shaun grew up listening to a wide variety of music and by high school, he was the one making mixtapes for his friends and classmates. At 19, he knew that DJing was his natural progression. He caught on quickly, and in no time, was in high demand as a nightlife DJ in many of the area’s bars and nightclubs. When he’s not out there impressing another wedding reception, he is regularly playing at Red Dogs, 22 North, Goodfellas, and Might as Well. And when he’s not in the booth, you’ll find him laying concrete with his family business, catching waves at Wrightsville Beach, or doing a bit of fishing. He might look like a typical southern, country-music-loving guy, with a great beard, but time and time again, it’s not his beard, but his ability to seamlessly move between genres, to get any crowd dancing, that makes him stand out from the competition and makes him a perfect match for the needs of any event.

meet jesse

Jesse was born and raised in eastern North Carolina, growing up in the small town of Kinston. He attended South Lenoir High School and went on to earn his Bachelor’s in Business Administration from N.C. Wesleyan. From there Jesse entered the insurance industry and now works as a claims adjuster. His drive for success also led him to start and maintain a local real estate management company, of which he is a co-owner. Before Jesse started DJing professionally, he was always the de facto music selector at every get-together he attended. His reputation as someone who could keep everyone entertained from his phone soon landed him his first gig as a DJ. Now, as the resident DJ at King Neptune’s in Wilmington, he’s perfected his skills as an artist and entertainer, and continues to build his well-earned reputation. Jesse’s love for music includes a wide range of genres; rock, classic rock, country, reggaeton, and hip hop are his specialties. Regardless of the size and demographics of your event, Jesse will be able to make your wedding, corporate gathering, or private party a truly memorable occasion!

meet mike

True Wilmington native, and longtime understudy of Active’s own Shawn Booth, Mike has been DJing all over the East Coast for over a decade, and has developed real notoriety in the DJ community for his impressive skills behind the turntables. Always having a special place in his heart for music, Mike knew this was something he loved from the first time he got his hands on some DJ equipment. In his early days, he searched out and played anywhere that would give him a chance to prove himself, and all of his hard work has paid off. From house parties to corporate events, concerts to festivals, nightclubs to weddings, he’s done it all, and is now comfortable handling a wide variety of demographics. Over the years, he has built a long list of impressive accomplishments, including sharing stages with a number of nationally touring artists, such as Ludacris and Marshmello, and is now the official DJ of the UNCW Seahawks. In his spare time, Mike, his longtime girlfriend, and their two pups, love entertaining at their home in downtown Wilmington, where in addition to serving their guests with great playlists, he serves some mouthwatering foods from the grill. With the ideal combination of experience and passion, Mike is sure to have your guests asking, “Where did you find such an awesome DJ?”

meet zach

Zach is a graduate of Brevard College, where he played baseball and earned a degree in Exercise Science. In 2007 he moved to Wilmington to experience life at the beach. As an added bonus, he met his wife and started a family. Zach’s lifelong affection for music and sharing it with others no doubt contributes greatly to his joyful charisma. Balancing musical passion with extensive knowledge of music, Zach is well-equipped to deliver the perfect sound for your wedding or event.

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