What is Atlantic Event Design?
Atlantic Event Design is Caitlin Flynn, Maine's premier lady Dj & my wife, Meredith Stack who assists me at all events. Whether it's a wedding, private party, anniversary, corporate event, birthday party, or divorce party, (yes it's a thing and I like to call them "freedom parties") we provide the music to get you and your guests dancing and face's smiling. Let us handle the entertaining and just enjoy yourselves, after all, isn't that what life is about?!
What inspired you to create Atlantic Event Design?
Between performing in the Southern Maine and Boston area for over 12 years and requests to DJ other types of events, I finally took the plunge to invest in the perfect and proper audio setup for mobile events. AED would have never happened if it hadn't been for my mother, Linda. I lost my best friend and my rock. It took a few years but slowly I put one foot in front of the other and I decided to follow what my heart was telling me instead of following my classic role as "Safety Cait." My friends sometimes pick on me for being the mother hen of the group, always being cautious and careful; but this time I needed to take a step into the unknown and live for me and follow my heart. The job doesn't come with healthcare or a 401k but it definitely beats working for "the man."
What are one challenge and one lesson you've learned from your experience as Atlantic Event Design's Founder?
It's not easy being a female DJ and I'm often not considered for jobs or taken seriously because of it. I have a Major in Media Production & Communication from the University of Southern Maine, I was an intern at a high end, local recording studio, I've worked for WMPG, WRED, and Portland Radio Group; I know how to work those buttons, I can blend and beat match records better than most guys. I've learned to be myself when I meet clients (people tell me I'm funny) and if you give me a chance you'll most likely find I'm the perfect fit for your event
What are your top two AED memories thus far?
When I got all of my equipment I set up all the speakers (2 QSC K12's & 2 Ksubs... all 1000 watts) and lights in my house and gave it a full blown go. It was so awesome and everything shook! :-D
My second favorite memory is when I DJ'd part of my own wedding :) Why not?!
What is your favorite inspirational/motivational quote?
"If ever there is tomorrow when we're not together... there is something you must always remember. You are braver than you believe, stronger than you seem, and smarter than you think. But the most important thing is, even if we're apart... I'll always be with you." - A.A. Milne
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