Interview with [email protected] Evan
Thank you so much for joining us! Can you tell us a story about what brought you to this specific career path?
When I was in 8th grade, my best friend at the time asked me if I wanted to start a DJing company with him. At first I thought it was nearly impossible and to be honest did not have a huge interest. I mentioned to my parents what my friend had asked me and they encouraged me to do it. My mothers cousin was a very successful event DJ, she ended up having him take me to several gigs he had booked. After a handful I went to, I was mainly running the night. His name was Al. Al showed me the ropes and encouraged me to partner with my friend. Weeks later, our school cut the school dance budget, which was going to result in no DJ. My parents hearing this, bought my friend and I DJ equipment and we volunteered to play the school dance. It went so well that other schools, parents and politicians were requesting to book us. Over time, we grew as a company and booked so many amazing events. After graduating college we decided to put the company on hold to both move to different states. I moved to Los Angeles with absolutely nothing, other than the money in my bank account. Spending time exploring, meeting new people and not working for awhile really helped me appreciate so much in life. During the time I was not working, I was partying a lot where I ended up meeting all my friends who were somehow involved in social media. Hanging out with these new friends I was experiencing so much new, that I would never have been able to back in Boston. I discovered music festival music festivals, which became a huge part of my life. I was going on trips to these music festivals to promote new apps, it’s something I really enjoy doing that I don’t do a lot of right now. I have been focusing on new businesses that I have recently acquired.
Can you share the most interesting story that happened to you since you started doing this?
Not sure if this is interest or just cool, but meeting Simon Cowell
Which tips would you recommend to your colleagues in your industry to help them thrive and not “burn out”?
If you love what you’re doing, it won’t feel like you’re working. If you are always feeling unmotivated and burnt out, most of the time that means something needs to change. Don’t say not to an opportunity until you think on it.
None of us can succeed without some help along the way. Is there a particular person who you are grateful towards who helped get you to where you are? Can you share a story?
There are two people, my current and most recent business partners. Both of my business partners Ben and Jon are a bit older than me, but they pretty much watched me grow to whom I am today. These guys seeing how far I became, how strong of a work eithic I have and how motivated I always was thought I would be a great addition to their business. Though this totally changed my career path for now, it’s been such a great partnership and I am learning so much.
How have you used your success to bring goodness to the world?
I am a very positive and happy person when you get to know me. I really enjoy giving back to communities and helping my friends out. I have always believed that if you are going to be selfish and not help others out, than great things won’t happen.
Do you have a favourite “written Quote”? Can you share a story of how that was relevant to you in your life?
Everyday is a bonus!
Growing up, my grandfather always would tell us that was a line to live by. I didn’t, until something life changing happened. While I was in college, my mother was diagnosed with cancer. After finding this out, my grand father said “Evan, you need to pray. Remember, everyday is a bonus. Your mother is a strong lady”. After all surgeries, treatments and recoveries my mother was now in remission. This is when I completely understood what it meant and have since always tell myself that everyday is a bonus and to make the best of it.
How can our readers follow you on social media?
Anything specific you’d like to have mentioned in the article?
Right now, I am taking a short break from social media to help run my new businesses on the east coast. I now own and operate restaurants on the beach, along with retail shops. Once the businesses no longer require me to be there everyday, I fully intend to spruce up my social media.