Our Mission

The KAE / 4Canna family brings together individuals with 10+ years of experience in local and national music, arts and events. KAE / 4Canna are dedicated to creating brand awareness connecting B2B and B2C in an environment of positivity. We pride ourselves on living true to the values of peace, love, unity and respect, we will stand against any form of discrimination, abuse, hate or negativity. We thank all of those who support our mission and invite you to come join the KAE / 4Canna family, together we can truly build something beautiful.

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Meet The KAE Family

Ron Tate

President & FOUNDER

the ground up, Ron has spearheaded paramount strategic industry shifts for transforming IT from a functional focus to facilitating innovation for businesses.

Justin Umipeg

ceo & founder

I started playing guitar and piano when I was 9.  As I got older I found a passion in music production and rapping.  In 2011 I began working VIP sales at a local nightclub. It was there that I was introduced to the EDM community and the diverse music it brought. That’s when I knew working events is what I wanted to do. I started to branch out and began my journey marketing and working with various night clubs and production companies in Seattle throwing a few events of my own along the way. After many ups and downs in the local scene me and my long time partner Keano decided it was time to create an event company that was dedicated to doing things the right way. We are KAE and together we will build something beautiful for us all.

Keano Martinez

COO & founder

HIS WORK WITH C895 FM, KNHC SEATTLE. HE HAS BEEN HOSTING ‘THE BASSMENT’ RADIO SHOW ON C895 SINCE 2010. PARTNERING UP WITH HIS LONG TIME FRIEND JUSTIN, HE IS CO-FOUNDER AND CPO OF KALEIDOSCOPE ARTS & EVENTS. KEANO HAS PLAYED FOR SOLD OUT CROWDS FROM THE TACOMA DOME TO THE GORGE AND BUILT MANY FESTIVALS INCLUDING PARADISO, RESOLUTION, WHAT THE FESTIVAL, EDC LAS VEGAS AND BURNING MAN. HE HAS BEEN AN ACTIVE PART OF THE EVENT INDUSTRY, FROM LEADING VIDEO WALL BUILDS TO HOSTING CLUB EVENTS AND IS EXCITED TO START THIS NEW MISSION BUILDING KAE.

zephyr tooker

Performer/vendor/artist coordinator

sweaty garage practice space rocking the front woman limelight for gothic metal band Endless Lament. Moving to Seattle in 2012 Zephyr soon became involved with the local music scene as a first responder for festivals like Cascadia and Reccess they she also picked up a love of flow props. From performing in and choreographing private events to First Night in Tacoma to main stage performances at Envision Costa Rica and Burning Man, Zephyr is a talented and professional performance artist. Zephyr has led teams for corporate and live music events and has extensive production experience that includes all aspects of audio and visual experience, construction and set building, fiber optics and special effects, as well as comfort, construction, medical, and security crews. Their most recent project is Flowing Monks fire troupe. When they’re not rocking events or digging into the nitty gritty of the production world, Zephyr can be found spinning dnb, juke, footwork, and house tunes as DJ Wub Subi, making beautiful custom jewelry, or creating art in a variety of mediums.

Tyler johnson

dirECTOR of artist relations/talent buyer

ways since 2010, holding positions with multiple Seattle based companies over the years. I got my start marketing for event companies such as Kaos Theory, Digital Innovators, & Tap Tap Productions, eventually moving on to work with USC Events and Foundation Nightclub for several years. My insatiable hunger for making music my career has led me to over a decade of experience in Talent Management, Artist Relations, Marketing & more. I am so grateful to have the opportunity to use my skills & knowledge to start something amazing with KAE here in the Pacific Northwest, and hope you all will join us in creating memories for years to come!

Alex Reed

Production Lead

In 2016 he changed career paths, beginning his journey in the entertainment industry. Although he started as a stagehand moving boxes, Alex quickly found his groove, progressing as a talented technical operator and developing into a strong production manager. There is no part of the show building process that he has not been a part of. It’s hard to tell if the thing that stands out most about Alex is his overwhelming drive to get the job done or the love he brings to doing it. When he is not helping to produce incredible music festival experiences he can be found snorkeling on tropical reefs in far away waters, or close to home hiking and kayaking in Southern Washington.

Orion Ariel

health/safety director

He has been active in the EDM community for over a decade attending a multitude of shows and festivals across the United States and other countries. After a few years of enjoying being part of the crowd Orion decided to take on a more active role in the community by promoting for event companies and venues around Seattle, from there he decided to launch his career as a DJ under the name “LuckDragon”.  Becoming a DJ has brought him many opportunities to expand his social network, involving himself with multiple different promotion companies and iconic venues throughout the city. Amidst launching a musical career Orion began studying to become a Medical assistant. Years of working for UW and Multicare have helped him gain a solid understanding of medical patient care. When the time came for KAE Presents to get up and running Orion was offered the position of “Event Health and Safety Director” which he graciously accepted. Orion is prepared to bring the patrons of KAE events and the PNW a professional and knowledgeable health/safety experience.

Nick Sommer

Media director

director of photography and Director for various hip hop artists, and music videos. Nick has grazed the inside of GQ, and Obvious Magazine, as well as reaching billboards in Times Square with his photos. Nick has spent numerous years inside and out of the EDM community and has many things in store alongside John for Kaleidoscope’s future media needs.

Bilguun Jargalsaikhan

marketing director

to local EDM events loving the community and wanting to be involved in the scene. In 2009 he joined two versitile production companies Kaos Theory and Digital Innovators. After a few years of learning the marketing side of the industry he extended his network in 2011 and began working with local production company Tap Tap Productions. As his marketing and team skills grew he then joined up with local power house USC Events in 2012 as a marketing supervisor helping the company promote large scale events that would sell out. Wanting to be more involved in consistent shows he also starting marketing for Foundation night club until 2016. That’s when he teamed up with his long time friend Justin Hartinger to throw some of Seattle’s favorite local shows CODA and Hear Say at Q Nightclub. B-gun now sits as the marketing director of KAE using his passion and skills to lead his team once again to amazing and sold out events!

John weci

Bar director

Seattle Washington to start his epic journey into adulthood. Started bartending like most in a corporate restaurant chain style bar. This became too mundane and boring for him so he then went on to help open a sports bar and soon after that the grand opening of a brand new Hotel lobby bar. Always wanting more and better opportunities he became established in the hotel industry, then transferred into the banquet department and began bartending for more upscale and finer dining events. This also allowed him to gain the experience needed to run and operate gatherings on a much larger scale. He has extensive bar knowledge when it comes to cocktails, wine and spirits. Has worked every sort of bar atmosphere you could imagine. From dingy dive bars, club bars, airport bars, stadium bars, festivals, fine dining/private events, company parties and weddings. He has also always enjoyed the music and rave scene since he was 18 and has gone to many festivals. John is deeply honored and blessed to be asked to be a part of the KAE team with all his friends and family, and can’t wait to see what this journey has to offer!

Shianne Campbell

Marketing Lead

Before that, I was heavily in the metal music scene. Music events have been my life since I had my mom escorting me to them. I’m currently an animal nurse, I’ve been passionate about animals since I was little. My first EDM show was Freaknight 2010 and it abducted my heart and soul. Everything I do and everything I look forward to revolves around dance music. I’m that wookish vegetarian that will offer you some broccoli at 7AM. I have found myself. I have grown a different perspective on life and everything I do since I attended my first event. One of my rules in life is “be there for each other”. No matter how much of a stranger they are, be there for each other. Spread kindness. It’s contagious.

Kayla gladem-west

safety squad/harm prevention lead

Although I had gone to small shows at places like Motor, King Cat and Studio 7, my entire world got flipped upside down the second I walked into Resolution 2011. Little did I know how much this new world would quite literally save me. I first became a promoter for USC events in 2013 and attended almost every show I possibly could. Around 2014 USC events launched what was known as Conscious Crew. Conscious Crew was a safety and awareness team that roamed around shows and made sure everyone was safe. We had an on-site tent that was a medical room and we worked directly with EMT’s and the local fire department. This team ignited a fire in me. I quickly moved up to become a leader of the entire team and oversaw the safe room where I worked directly with EMT’s for almost 3 years. After I turned 21 I took a break from working shows until I was about 24 where I became a part of the Q Nightclub team. I was a promoter for Field Trip, a weekly night curated around top-shelf underground bass and house artists. I did this for about 2 years until I got the opportunity to do artist relations for the company People Music and the company Rose Entertainment. As well as doing artist relations, I am currently a lead digital marketer for Elated Society and oversee safety and awareness for KAE. I am looking forward to a very bright future with these companies!

alyanna Aiko

GoGo Director

My dance career started with Hula/Tahitian at age 5 and since then I’ve accumulated many genres of training to create the unique style I have today! I’ve performed in the scene for 9 years so far, booked for events and festivals in state, out of state and out of the country. Some of these bookings include Paradiso, Freaknight, Resolution, Lucky, Global Dance Festival, Decadence, Beyond Wonderland Mexico and EDC Las Vegas! There’s nothing more exhilarating than being on stage infront of crowds up to thousands losing yourself to your favorite music! Not to mention, the many head to toe costumes I’ve had the pleasure of bringing to life. Of the 9 years, 8 of them I’ve managed a team I also co-founded called Stay UP GoGo! I am extremely excited to bring to the KAE stages my team and other talented gogos the area has to offer! Maybe you’ll spot me up on stage as well! Last but definitely not least my other half and business partner is Kenny C. Together we run Urbn Panda and are parents to our morkies Urbn and Rolo and our son Kian! Well without further ado, let’s dance!

David Anthony

Art install director/bar manager

Photography and videography, promotion, marketing, merchandising, talent acquisition, event organization, and more! He’s also a rapper/singer that performs under the monikers Kid Arcade and Skamr1. He enjoys spending time with his son David Junior (DJ), break dancing, and skateboarding. Some of his interests include anime, manga, fashion, sneakers, video games, graffiti, hiking, travel, and cars. His love for the scene guarantees he’ll be a pillar for many years to come!