Marc Fisher has been bringing families and friends together as a DJ since spinning tunes at a Philadelphia area Bar Mitzvah in 1991. In the intervening years Marc has entertained at hundreds of celebrations ranging from black-tie birthday bashes to casual beachside weddings. And while he may be a bit older now—he was just 16 at that first gig—he’s as enthusiastic as ever.

Marc loves music, and draws from an extensive collection in customizing a playlist for each celebration. He’s equally comfortable playing romantic favorites during a cocktail hour as he is splashing out with dance tunes to get a crowd of any age begging for more. Yet his primary goal is not to make an event’s soundtrack memorable. Because Marc believes that it’s not the music itself, but the special moments and bonds it enables, that make an event a success. So he aims to help create these moments, whether a father’s dance with his newly bat mitzvahed daughter, a bride and groom’s first dance, or a grandmother’s laughter as her grandson attempts to feed his new bride cake.

It is Marc’s belief that a DJ should never be the center of attention—you won’t find him jumping on a table and performing the chicken dance, for instance. (Although he’s happy if his music inspires others to let loose!) Nor does he try to control a party with frequent jabbering on the microphone. Instead, he consults extensively with a party’s host to perfect the entertainment plan for the event. Then he works his magic seamlessly and unobtrusively, managing to entice even the most hesitant guests onto the dance floor.

When Marc, a lifelong resident of Philadelphia’s Main Line, isn’t entertaining, chances are good you’ll find him on a long hike with his wife, Sari, and their two golden doodle’s Bodie and Milo.