A founding member and owner of the SAF Entertainement Group
, Studio 88 Swing
and of The Canadian Swing Championships
, Dee is one crazy workaholic! With a life-long love of Jazz and blues, a background in Hip Hop and a strong affection for partying, he took to swing like a trumpet player to Miles Davis. His stage presence and charisma earned him the nickname ''Charmin' Dee'' early on in his swing career.
Dee has been hired as a dance teacher, DJ, MC and judge for major swing events all over North America including The European Swing Dance Championships, Summer Hummer, Camp Hollywood, Lindy Focus, World Lindy-Hop Championships, Beantown, Dance Renaissance, Balboa on the Promenade, Studio Hop Summer Camp, New Years Extravaganzza in Danvers MA, ALHC, The Quebec Swing Rendez-Vous, New Year's Dancin' Eve, Toronto Open Swing Dance Championships, Canadian Balboa Championships, The Montreal Swing-Fest, and the infamous Austin , Toronto, C-Rex and C-Dex Exchanges. He has also become recognized on both sides of the border for his entertaining and effective teaching style. With his Notre-Dame MBA, and experience as a consultant with the firm McKinsey & Company, Dee is all business also outside of swing as managing partner for DJF Consult and the real estate investment firm BLDG MWS. Media savvy, Dee has been featured in The Gazette, Clin d'Oeil, La Presse, Showcase Weddings, The McGill Reporter, La Nouvelle de Sherbrooke, Canoe.ca, Progrès Watchman, Montreal Campus and the Taconic Press has been seen on Musique Plus, CTV, TVA, RDS, YTV, SRC/CBC-Radio-Canada, Mlle channel, ARTV, BESO TV, and Argenteuil TV. His voice has been heard in various movie/TV translations and on SRC radio1, CKUT, Argenteuil, JBCCS (Cree Nation) and CIBL radio stations.