Micheal McHugh "Bird"

Micheal McHugh “Bird”

SCE Event Group would be nothing without its devoted team members. Equipped with years of industry experience and knowledge, our family of creatives has what it takes to bring your event to the next level. 

Our new “Meet the SCE Team” series will introduce a new staff member to you each month! First up is our Operations Manager, Michael McHugh, known to most by his nickname Bird.

What is your role at SCE Event Group? 

I wear many hats here at SCE Event Group. I am our Operations Manager. I am also a DJ, photographer & technology specialist. 

How long have you worked at SCE Event Group? 

Since 2012

What is your favorite part about your job?

Being a part of a couple’s best day of their life. Having the opportunity to enhance their celebration is what I truly look forward to the most about this line of work. 

What do you think makes SCE different from other companies in the industry? 

We have a wide variety of talent on our team. Each member on our team brings something different to the table. They come with a different perspective, years of experience and knowledge that enhances our creative team. 


How did you get started in this industry? 

I started Djing in high school, that is actually how I met Jeff Scott Gould (a Host here at SCE), he Djed my prom. After college, I picked back up in the industry learning lighting and production as well as Djing. 

What do you like to do outside of work? 

I would say cars are my biggest hobby if you can call it a hobby. I am into old cars, new cars, European cars, and Japanese cars. I own a Porsche 944. 

What’s the last song you listened to? 

Everything’s Magic by Angels & Airwaves 

What piece of advice would you give to anyone planning a wedding or party?

Try not to get hung up on the small nitty gritty details, the day goes by way too fast. 

What are your favorite services that we offer for events?

I am obviously a big lighting guy. I think my favorite service is our intelligent dance lighting. I want our DJ set to feel like a production. I think the lighting helps to keep the energy flowing. It gives movement to the room when used properly with the music playing. 

Where do you see yourself in 5 years? 

I see myself still doing operations for SCE Event Group. I hope that I also have my own photography business as well. I would love to expand on my interest in architectural photography and grow it into a business. 

Stay up to seep with all things Bird on Instagram @birdman944