The Canadian Professional Disc Jockey Association Administration Team is comprised of individuals that the Board of Directors have hired to administer every day operations of the association. This team is responsible for countless behind the scenes tasks that keep the association up and running and they are the responsible for keeping our main head office open and functioning.


Executive Director

Dennis Hampson
In addition to acting as the Executive Director, Dennis Hampson is the founder of the CPDJA and current Chairperson of the CPDJA Board of Directors. Dennis also helped found the Canadian Disc Jockey Association (CDJA) and helped organize the beginnings of the American Disc Jockey Association (ADJA). Dennis is also the recipient of a Lifetime Achievement Award from American based Mobile Beat and is a listed member of the Mobile Beat Hall of Fame.
Dennis has expertise across a large variety of experience levels including operation of a large disc jockey company back in the 70s and 80s, co-authoring a DJ training manual, working with the Music Canada on behalf of DJs and much, much more. Dennis has also been recognized by Music Canada and CONNECT Music for his contribution to the Canadian music industry and the impact his vision and mentorship have had and will continue to have on future generations of DJs. All DJs today reap the benefit of the work Dennis has done, whether directly realized or not.

Member Services

Leslie Tunnicliff
Leslie Tunnicliff started her entertainment career as a sound and lighting technician in the world of theatre. From there, her knowledge of equipment led her to assisting another DJ at their event and the rest, as they say, is history! Leslie enjoys DJing events of all types including kids parties all the way up to weddings. She also enjoys being able to look at things through the eyes of the bride and she enjoys being an MC as much as being a DJ.