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Our Approach

While most DJ's or small sound/light companies have some experience with setting up event functions, Elated Entertainment has over 12 years of professional experience in the entertainment industry.  We have worked small and very large functions, of various demands, and done everything from weddings to fundraisers and large concert venues.


The gear is not what might separate us from most other companies, but the professional experience you will have when using Elated Entertainment's services.


How can we serve your event needs??

Meet the Team

Our Story

Our Elated Entertainment staff are well trained and experienced with over 30 years combined of working in the field. We know what it takes to pull of your event as smoothly as possible, leaving out the anxiety on your part. Check out some of the bio's below.

Steve Erle

Our featured photographer has years of experience taking photos for magazines, websites, advertisers, and more. Steve has photographed for the stars and is in high demand. His skills in capturing the right light, angles, and an eye for the right picture sets him apart from the rest! From fashion to concerts, Steve can capture any moment just right. Check out more of his amazing photography skills on our Services page or on his website. Let us know if you want to use Steve's beautiful skills to capture your special event.

Ryan Hiller

Musical genius, DJ, MC
Our featured musician, Ryan Hiller has years of experience in the music business, has toured internationally and has played hundreds of weddings, corporate events and clubs during his career. He can provide you with any of your musical live entertainment needs, including DJ, and MC services. Ryan Hiller is a highly skilled entertainer who delivers memorable performances that are full of passion, energy and truly great music.  He is a highly accomplished, technically-proficient, guitar professional & singer who can bring a crowd to their feet with his own songs or by perfectly rendering a standard cover.  Full of Funk, Soul and whole lot of rock n’ roll, Ryan Hiller is a highly sought-after musician in San Diego, CA. He has opened up for The Steve Miller Band, The Red Hot Chili Peppers, Foreigner, Styx, The Brian Setzer Orchestra, Chicago, Chris Isaak, among countless others, both in San Diego and nationally. In 2015, Ryan became GigTown Music’s first artist. One of Ryan’s specialties is his ability to learn a customized playlist for your ceremony, and be able to sing and perform it acoustically, “live.” It will be a blend that all ages young to old will enjoy. Check out for more of Ryan’s music and upcoming shows.

Carlos Castaneda, aka DJ Harmz

DJ Prodigy, MC
With 20 years experience, Carlos Castaneda is a skilled and professional DJ with a background in Club, Concert, Corporate and Private Events. As a Private Events DJ he specializes in Weddings, Sweet 16's, Quinceneras, Holiday and Corporate events. Carlos has an extensive knowledge in all genres of music. As a music collector, Carlos has over 200k songs in his hard drive allowing him to service and entertain any style event. Carlos is fun, energetic and easy to work with. He is also able to help coordinate your event time line to make sure things run smoothly from start to finish! Contact us for more information in working with Carlos for your event!

Andrew Cawley

Andrew has worked 13 years and counting for many San Diego Audio companies, and has traveled with entertainers setting up sound for such artists as No Doubt, Kid Rock, Lenny Kravitz, Taylor Swift and many more.  Andrew's versatile skills include setting up for any backyard parties, to 5k walks, to weddings, stadium shows, clubs, and many many other type of events.  Andrew is not afraid to do any event, large or small and is ready to get to work for you.