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Meet the Joy Maker: Dane Angus


Dane Angus in his element! Photography by Lucas Oliver Oswald

Name: Dane M. Angus


Title: Production & Design


How long have you been with PJC?

I have been working for PJC since June of 2016.


Describe your role with Pure Joy:

My weekday role with Pure Joy consists of reviewing all of our events for the week and packing all the necessary items needed for the party to go off successfully as well as designing and creating schematics for our stations and buffets at each event. My weekend role usually consists of working and supervising events as well as driving our lovely Pure Joy vans and truck to and from the parties. I like to describe it as me being "The first one on, and the last one off the party battlefield".


What is it like to work at Pure Joy?

Dare I say, it truly is a Pure Joy to work for Pure Joy and to be involved in such a professional party planning and producing environment with such hard working, awesome and fun people. We really are a family and we look after each other.


What's your favorite part about working for Pure Joy?

My favorite part about working for Pure Joy would have to be the opportunity of working at so many beautiful places and meeting such a wide variety of people at all of our events. Also, being a major part of many people's "happiest day of their life" is one of my favorite parts that really makes the job worth it.


If you were a cocktail, what would you be and why?

If I were a cocktail I would be a version of an Old Fashion with a little extra spice and sweetness to it. Maybe with some orange bitters and a dash of cherry syrup to reflect my old, bitter soul along with my sweet inside that does tend to reach the surface from time to time and when it counts most.


What do you do for fun?

For fun I like to hit the beach with my dog Russ, and swim in the waves. My main hobbies are backpacking, camping, exploring new landscapes, going to concerts with my boys, making soy wax candles with my lady for our up and coming candle company, photography & film, finding new music and watching my Chargers win!


What else do you want our readers to know about you?

A fun fact about me is that I was born on the tropical island of Okinawa, Japan and have degrees in Film & Media and Geography from UCSB, one day in the future I would love to be on assignment for National Geographic filming nature documentaries for future generations to enjoy.


A note from the Business Manager

Dane is one of those employees who puts his heart and soul into the entirety of his work. If he says he's going to do something, you know you can have complete and utter trust in him. He comes through for the rest of his team when needed and he can lead the pack unlike any other. This season, I would say Dane wins MVP! He packs the vans, drives them to and from the events, tends the bar, works as waitstaff, supervises events and jumps in wherever he's needed. He's a fantastic person with a stellar attitude and we're so lucky to have him be a part of the Pure Joy team.



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