FROM PROFESSIONAL BEAT DROPPERS AND visionaries TO PHOTO WIZARDS, ATMOSPHERIC ARTISTS AND CARD SHARKS WE'VE GOT THE TEAM WORK TO MAKE YOUR DREAM WORK.
OWNER & CEO
Corey has always had a creative spirit, love for music, and an entrepreneurial drive. Combined with his attention to detail and high standards, it is no wonder he found his way into the entertainment and event production business.
Corey gained his fabrication skills in the automotive industry restoring/customizing classic cars, and his knowledge of music from his years as a musician and vintage swing music DJ. He is also an internationally recognized vintage swing dance instructor, alongside his wife, Susan Manke.
Corey started as a DJ and Casino Party Dealer for Spangler Entertainment in June of 2018 and quickly advanced as their Operations Manager after their previous Manager retired.
After 20 years of successful events that made Spangler Entertainment the benchmark for quality and dependable entertainment in the Nashville market, Doug and Becky Spangler decided it was time to pass the torch to someone with equal passion and creativity.
Full of innovative ideas, Corey was more than excited to become the new Owner. He has worked extremely hard to gather Nashville's best talent for your event, whatever it may be.
And His Supporting Cast of Star-Studded Spanglers
CFO / PHOTO BOOTH ATTENDANT / ROULETTE DEALER
Susan is a native Nashvillian and became a part of the Spangler team in 2019. As a seasoned executive assistant, she has assisted many C-level executives across various industries in their business operations with a focus on financial management, social media marketing and event management and logistics for events ranging from 20 to 400 people. She is also an internationally recognized vintage swing dance instructor, alongside her husband, Corey Manke.
“Life is full of moments that need to be celebrated, and I am honored to be a part of a team that creates those everlasting memories for people to cherish.”
OFFFICE MANAGER / PHOTO BOOTH ATTENDANT
Sarah is a recent transplant to Nashville from North Carolina. She moved to Nashville to pursue a career in the entertainment industry. Her goal is to learn all aspects of event production, starting with sound and lighting. She has quickly become an integral part of producing high quality events for our clients. Sarah has a background in communication studies, video production, and graphic design.
“As office manager, my favorite part of working an event is seeing all the moving pieces come together the day of! I love being a part of the process and watching ideas come to life.”
GUITARIST / VOCALIST / WEDDING PLANNER
One of Nashville's future stars with a huge following in her home state of Texas, Jenna has opened for a variety of acts including Gloriana, Phil Vassar, Cory Morrow, and Jason Boland. She was invited to perform at the CMA festival in 2018, the Nashville Pride festival in 2019 and has received numerous accolades.
Jenna has been a part of our team since October 2019 and loves being able to utilize her planning and performance skills in the event production industry. As wedding planner, she guides our clients through every step of the planning process, asking them the questions they didn’t know to ask.
“When I began event planning I found a passion I did not know I had. I love getting to know couples and helping them fine tune the overall tone of their special day. The part I love most is assisting with the music selection. I feel that is a big part of your celebration and it is a perfect time to let your personality show!”
Diane has been active in the Nashville Jewish community for over 25 years. Donating her time and talent to serving the Jewish community through serving on fundraising boards and her expertise to countless community events.
As her own daughters were celebrating their Bat Mitzvahs, Diane observed that many families needed support both creatively and organizationally. The stress and challenge of trying to pull it all together often got in the way of people being able to enjoy their Simchas to the fullest.
“"The greatest service I can give my clients is the confidence to completely relax and enjoy this once-in-a-lifetime experience." ”
CASINO DEALER / PIT BOSS / EMCEE / DJ
Landon Spangler grew up in the entertainment and wedding industry. After spending his childhood years loading vans full of music equipment, he officially began working for Spangler Entertainment in 2005, filling a variety of positions including DJ/ Mixer, Master of Ceremonies, Wedding Reception Coordinator, Casino Dealer and Pit Boss. He holds a Bachelors in Music Education, has worked as a Professional Music Educator since 2011, and works with local non-profit performance venues as a music, sound and lighting consultant.
“I enjoy working closely with brides and their families to make their special day smooth and spectacular. Whether it’s a corporate event or wedding, I specialize in engaging the client in order to best meet their needs.”
DJ / EMCEE / CASINO DEALER / PIT BOSS
Kyle started working for Spangler Entertainment in 2007. He began by dealing blackjack for our casino parties and worked his way into becoming a DJ and eventually an Emcee. His primary focus now is DJ and/or Emcee, and he specializes in Weddings, Bar/Bat Mitzvahs, and proms. Kyle has been a part of 100+ successful events with Spangler with plenty more on the horizon!
“I love to dance and I listen to a wide-array of music; during my events, you will most likely find me out on the dance floor! One of my favorite aspects of event entertainment is getting the opportunity to be an important part in celebrating someone's big day. I have now been a DJ for over 10 years and absolutely love what I do!”
CASINO DEALER / EMCEE / DJ
Roy Adams has been working parties and events since the Summer of 2018. Starting as a Blackjack and Roulette dealer at casino parties, he quickly moved into Emcee and DJ work for weddings and corporate parties. He has been in the music business as a performer and teacher for over 13 years which led him to meeting our team at Spangler Entertainment.
“Having taught public school for many years, I have a strong understanding for quality and a vast knowledge of the music world. I utilize these skills to gain the confidence of our clients and build a wonderful rapport with the crowd for any occasion. I look forward to leading your corporate event or wedding celebration.”
CASINO DEALER / PIT BOSS / DJ
Jose has worked with Spangler for 3 years and has quickly become one of our go-to party starters to amp up the energy at our casino parties. He specializes in dealing Blackjack and Craps. Jose is the newest addition to our already stellar team of DJs.
“The vibe of a casino is like none other. It’s the excitement of gambling without the risk of using real money. Everyone is always having a good time, and the energy carries throughout the night. I also love mitzvahs; they are such a blast! Getting an opportunity to be a part of our client’s special day/event is an honor.”
CASINO DEALER / MAGICIAN
Gary’s first event for Spangler was December of 2009, providing his engaging and crowd pleasing magic show for a corporate event. He has since become one of our top casino dealers and our go-to magician. Gary specializes in dealing Blackjack and Roulette.
“Working events with Spangler is always a joy. As an entertainer/dealer you always get the information you need ahead of time so you know what is going on when you show up at the event. Spangler is First Rate and Truly Professional to work with.”
CASINO DEALER / PITT BOSS
Clint joined Spangler Entertainment in the Fall of 2011 as a craps dealer and quickly spread out to dealing every table game provided by Spangler. In 2015, he became a poker tournament director for various charity events, and in 2016, he advanced as one of our top Pit Bosses for our casino parties. Currently, he continues to deal, teach, and run all of the various casino table games available. Those interested in becoming a dealer will likely see him leading training. Hobbies include playing board games and running arcade tournaments.
"For me, I have always loved playing games. This way, I get paid to have fun with the guests without losing my bankroll. Win win!"
Drue has been a part of our team since September 2018. He specializes in Blackjack, Texas Hold-Em and Craps at our casino parties. Drue enjoys the meta aspects of the games, especially the more strategic games. He also enjoys the social aspects of getting to know others who share his passion and excitement for casino games.
“I enjoy dealing these games, as I also enjoy playing the same games. I was raised in a very competitive family and games were always part of how we interacted and challenged each other. The social game is also something that I enjoy, I have been in sales my entire life, so getting to know others has really been a large part of my life.”