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Our Team


Daren Anderson

Owner/Event Director

Hello, I'm Daren Anderson. owner and co-creator of Entertainment Warehouse, Inc. My career in the events business spans over 3 decades beginning as an event promoter, then professional NightClub and Mobile DJ ("DJ Daren"), and now as a special event and party consultant. 

As a life long Spokane resident, I spent my youth playing competitive soccer through college before turning my career attentions on the field of music and entertainment. During the 90's you would have likely found me on stage DJing at one of Spokane's most popular nightlife establishments such as Outback Jacks, Mother's Pub, Swackhammers (aka Swacks), Blue Dolphin and Thirsty's (originally Swackhammers).


Now, my focus is helping customers plan and produce lifetime and industry events, and as an employer hoping to provide job/career opportunities for people who enjoy working in the field of Party Planning and Entertainment!


Eddie Wood

Premier Event Host

Hi, I'm Eddie Wood, professional Emcee for Entertainment Warehouse! If you're a motorcycle fan you may have seen me on SWX-TV providing color commentary for local motocross and flat track racing events over the past several years. I've also appeared in numerous local TV commercials. 


As a Gonzaga alumni and Men's Basketball season ticket holder, you can also catch me at the Kennel during basketball season! After graduation from Gonzaga University, I was the Public Relations Director for the Spokane Chiefs and on-ice Host during the late 90's. 


Currently, I represent a full line of interventional cardiology products for Medtronic Inc. Additionally, I am serving on the Board of Directors for ACCOIN (American Childhood Cancer Organization Inland Northwest) and speak on their behalf to help with fundraising needs. 


My wife and I have three daughters and enjoy skiing in the winter and water sports on Loon Lake in the summer. We love living in the great northwest. 


I look forward to making sure your event is fun and goes smoothly from start to finish! 

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Kara Swinehart

Photo Booth & Technology Manager

Kara joined the Entertainment Warehouse Casino Party team several years ago as a blackjack dealer. And now Kara oversees the Photo Booth and Event Technologies department, managing the various technical games and attractions that require computer expertise and customizations prior to each event. From event set ups to Photo Booth hosting, Kara delights each guest with her infectious personality and helpful initiative to jump in and perform wherever needed. Out team is so grateful to Kara for her dedication to every event and her contributions to build and grow her department. 

Kara is resides in Spokane, and you might find her playing a slot machine at one the area's local casinos! Go Kara! 


Casino Dealers

The Amazing Crew

All of our amazing dealers that help put on the casino parties that we get to provide for you and your guests.

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Lisa Hagel

Sales Director / Events Manager

Lisa joined the Entertainment Warehouse team in the fall of 2020​. Bringing her career talents and expertise from the Senior Living industry, Lisa helps create, inspire and develop event needs with each client from concept to completion. Whether it's a grand opening, company dinner, wedding, or 80th birthday celebration, her personalized attention to detail is unmatched!


Lisa is a life long resident of the Inland Northwest having raised a family of 8 kids spanning three decades. Need we say anything more of her abilities to multi-task, problem solve and work best under pressure! She maintains a lifetime of professional and personal contacts within the community and across the nation. "Whatever it takes" is her motto and you'll experience that first hand.


Lisa's continued passion for bringing joy and lasting memories to families and businesses, no matter the occasion or milestone celebration, makes her a most valuable member of any team or individual she works with.


Greg McGuire

Premier Event Host

Hello, I am Greg McGuire, one of our longest standing Event Directors and professional Emcees with Entertainment Warehouse. I have been with Entertainment Warehouse since 1997, prior to it being called Entertainment Warehouse.


I graduated from Washington State University in 1995 with a degree in Broadcast. I, then, took my talents into the arena of radio and sports broadcasting, having been on air on several local radio stations. 

Currently, I am the Department and Facility Manager at Gonzaga University, helping with on campus event support, production and logistics. With my spare time you'll find me hosting a variety of events, or coordinating fundraisers with charities I'm deeply involved in.

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Joe Zigan

Warehouse Manager

Meet Joe Zigan! Joe has worked on the event team with Entertainment Warehouse since 2015. As Warehouse Manager, Joe touches every piece of equipment before and after every project! He pulls, inspects, loads and unloads. He sorts, cleans, repairs and stocks everything that goes out and returns! His pride for Entertainment Warehouse shows through and through and we are blessed to have him as part of our family.

Joe and his family reside in North Spokane. They love to travel, going to Greenbluff, exploring the local restaurant scene, and Joe personally loves Star Wars!

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