Meet The Team

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Carrie Grucz
she/her

FOUNDER

Carrie Grucz has been DJing ever since her days of hanging out at the punk dive bar Fireside Bowl (RIP), where she saw only guys DJing, and knew she could show them all up. Flash forward a few more years to when a friend asked Carrie to DJ her wedding, and she was hooked! She fell in love with getting the dance floor grooving and shaking, and getting to play such an important role in her couples big day and has never looked back. She started this company after working for a different local DJ company for 9 years, and brings her joy and style to every event she DJs.

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Evan Hoffman
he/him

DJ/CO-OWNER

Evan realized early on in high school that he was a music junkie. Collecting mountains of tapes and CDs in every genre, a passion was formed and a career path born! Under the tutoring of a high school security guard, who DJ-ed on the side, Evan bought some gear and started DJing his own school dances. After a few years, he moved on to weddings, where couples love his energetic style, fun music selections, joyous personality, and genuine care for their event.

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Anna Hareth
she/her

CO-OWNER
OFFICE MANAGER

As a classically trained pianist and cellist, music has always played a prominent and integral role in Anna’s life. When Anna met Evan (Groove DJ) in 2015, she fell in love with both Evan and his career as a wedding DJ. Anna enjoyed assisting Evan in DJing many events and weddings during their first few years together. It only seemed natural to join the Groove is in the Heart family as office manager and co-owner. Anna utilizes her strong organizational skills and caring, friendly demeanor to ensure that couples meet and connect with the perfect DJ for their special day!

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Sherri Liberatori
she/her

DJ

From dance clubs and bars, to late night living rooms, Sherri has spent the past two decades DJing across the US, Europe and everywhere in between. Sherri will have your entire wedding dancing, singing, movin' and groovin' all night long! When this party girl needs to trade in rock and roll for some real R&R, she enjoys spending time with friends and family, playing with her pets and working in her garden.

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Clare Kelly
she/her

DJ

DJ Clare loves music from head to toe. She even got in trouble once for breaking one of her dad's Fats Domino 45s- after wearing it as a ponytail holder of course. While DJing a friend's wedding, where she could keep four generations on the dance floor, Clare realized that helping couples keep their day special and their dance floor fun and full, was the gig for her!

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Cordett Newsome
he/they

DJ

Cordett's earliest recollection of really being is struck by music as a kid, was when he saw the “Free Your Mind” music video by En Vogue. From then on, he was hooked on all mediums of music: dancing, singing, collecting albums, and making mix tapes. A few years ago a friend asked him to DJ at her gallery opening and everything just felt like it had been leading up to that moment. He's been spinning for the dance floor ever since. From private parties to pop up markets, Halloween parties to weddings!