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Ryan Thero

Ryan Thero is a visionary entrepreneur and the driving force behind Encounter Event Services, a premier Audio Visual Services company that has transformed the event landscape in Metro Detroit. With a unique blend of luxury service and a genuine "family-first" approach, Ryan has not only taken the business beyond weddings and social events but also forged lasting bonds with clients, turning them into a cherished part of the Encounter Event Services family.

Early Beginnings: A Family Legacy

Born and raised in the heart of Metro Detroit, Ryan Thero's journey in the event industry began long before he officially founded Encounter Event Services. Growing up in a family deeply entrenched in the event and hospitality sector, Ryan imbibed the values of hard work, dedication, and the importance of personal connections from a young age. These foundational principles would later serve as the cornerstone of his professional success.

Founding Encounter Event Services: A Vision Realized

In 2022, Ryan Thero took the bold step of founding Encounter Event Services. Drawing from his deep-rooted knowledge of the industry and a desire to bring a touch of luxury to every event, Ryan set out to redefine the standards of audiovisual services. His commitment to excellence and unwavering attention to detail quickly set Encounter Event Services apart as a standout player in the industry.

Expanding Horizons: From Social to Corporate

One of Ryan's notable achievements has been the successful expansion of Encounter Event Services into the corporate and conference sector. Recognizing the need for top-tier AV services in the business world, he leveraged the company's existing strengths in luxury event services to make a seamless transition. Today, Encounter Event Services is a trusted partner for countless corporate events and conferences in Metro Detroit, providing the same level of luxury and personalized service that has become their hallmark.

The "Family First" Philosophy

What truly sets Encounter Event Services apart is Ryan Thero's unique philosophy that every client is more than just a customer – they are family. This mantra resonates throughout the organization, from the top down, fostering a culture of warmth, trust, and unparalleled dedication to client satisfaction. It's this philosophy that transforms one-time clients into long-term relationships, ensuring that Encounter Event Services is the first choice for all of life's special moments.

Beyond Business: A Commitment to Community

Ryan Thero's passion extends beyond the boardroom. He is deeply committed to giving back to the Metro Detroit community that has supported him on his journey. Whether through charitable endeavors, community events, or mentoring the next generation of entrepreneurs, Ryan's impact reaches far beyond the walls of Encounter Event Services.

In Ryan Thero, Encounter Event Services has found a leader who has not only elevated the company to new heights but has also set a standard for the event industry in Metro Detroit. His unwavering dedication to excellence, commitment to clients as family, and his deep-rooted ties to the community make him a true luminary in the field. As Encounter Event Services continues to grow and innovate under his guidance, Ryan Thero remains the driving force behind its ongoing success, and his story is one of inspiration for aspiring entrepreneurs and business leaders alike.

DJ Justin Rogers

I have been providing DJ services to the Metro Detroit and surrounding areas for over 10 years. I  pride myself on bringing quality entertainment to your wedding, graduation party, or any other gathering.  


While also holding a career in professional audio and live production services for over 18 years, I aim for excellence and attention to detail that will ensure  you and your guests enjoy every moment of your event.

I was connected to RTDJ through the live production world of Kensington Church and mutual friends in the music world. Our understanding of customer care and music is what brings us together and keeps us enjoying the industry. 

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