Moonlight Productions was formed in 1993 with only one purpose:
To make your Special Day.. "The Best and Most Memorable That It Can Be!!"
Moonlight Productions entertainers have over 40 years of combined "Radio on-air" and "Mobile DJ experience". We have plenty of fun stuff and the expertise to keep You and Your Guests having fun ALL NIGHT LONG !
At Moonlight Productions we subscribe to a "Professionals Only" music service that provides us with all of the latest releases as they come out, this combined with our nearly 100,000 song titles, we can "Almost" guarantee that we will have all of the music that You & your Guests want to hear. We play as many of your guests requests as we can, after all "You" want people to remember "YOUR" special day as,
"The Day That Everything Went PERFECT !!"
Rich Heavlin was the Owner / DJ of Moonlight Productions. He had been involved in broadcasting or Mobile Disc Jockey work since 1984. He started out in 1984 as a weekend on air personality at W.B.M.B. am / W.B.M.I. fm, the local AM/FM radio station. In 1988 he married Sue (Walters) and hired long time friend Mike Baker (a.k.a. Michael St. James) to DJ their wedding.
After working with Mike at 2 different radio stations, he started working as a "roadie / assistant". After about 2 years, in 1993, when Mike was transferred to another state by his primary job, Rich purchased Moonlight Productions.
This was the beginning of what has now become the Legacy of Moonlight Productions making YOUR special day,
"The Best And Most Memorable That It Can Be!"
Rich performed almost ALL of the events himself, WITH THE EXCEPTION OF SOME CLUB WORK.
There have been several people that have made Moonlight Productions what it is today!
Here are just a few of those people.....
Brian Thorne - Assistant & DJ. Brian and Rich have been friends for over 35 years, and actually stood up in each others weddings. He worked with Rich for over 4 years and is most likely the one person (besides his wife Sue), that made Moonlight Productions what it is today! Brian was a great DJ, and had the knack to read a crowd. MANY times he would beat Rich to the punch when it came to the next "Perfect" song to play. Brian moved on to other things with his family and was unable to continue working with us in February of 1998.
Steve Stamm - Assistant & DJ. Steve began working with Rich when Brian left in 1998. Steve and Rich have been friends for about 25 years. And Rich actually stood up as Best Man (very proudly) in Steve & Jasmine's wedding. Steve was also the one that persuaded Rich to move up the ladder with the addition of Tuxedo wear for all of the weddings that are performed at. Steve also has a great party personality, and is one of the mainstays of the party when the night gets late.
Staci Goodale "DJStaci" - Club DJ / Assistant. Staci Tyson "DJStaci" Staci joined us in July of 2005 and primarily was our #1 Club DJ.
Keith Weiler “DJ Keith” – Assistant & DJ. Keith joined Moonlight Productions in the Spring of 2007, and had performed at several weddings, and Graduation Parties. Keith brought his youthful musical taste to the party, and really kept Rich on his toes!
Kevin McDonald - Assistant. Kevin was also one of our regular fill-in DJ's. Kevin has been friends with Rich for over 30 years, and is one of the most dependable people ever! It seems that he was ALWAYS there to fill in if a problem came up.
Darrin Messer 2016 - 2018
Levi Sancrant Feb 2018 - July 2019
There have been many others over the years, all making their own unique mark on Moonlight Productions.
Some of them are:
Roy Gildner, Frank Peterson, Jay Henry, Bill Krueger, Corey Ireland and Kim Rickel.
In February of 2008, Rich’s daughter Kelsey joined the crew and DJ’ed the very first Blizzard Bash at Surline Middle School. Throughout the years, you’ve probably seen Kelsey at a wedding, party, or even when you’re picking your child up from a school dance. She has had a passion for it since she was just a little girl, attending weddings her dad was DJing at, in complete awe of the lighting and how playing just the right music could make the most important day of your life just a little bit more special. On July 7, 2018 Kelsey was able to be on the other side of things. Staci and Levi gave Rich the day off and was able to show Kelsey just how much the DJ has an effect on how special your day can be.
Around 2018, Rich began telling people that in 2023, he would be hanging it up and retiring. Moonlight Productions would be celebrating 30 years that year, and with other things on the radar for Rich, 30 felt like a good number of years to devote to a company that has meant so much to not only the Heavlin Family, but everyone who was able to enjoy Moonlight Productions over the years.
On August 1, 2020, Moonlight Productions officially went under new ownership. Rich’s daughter, Kelsey, took over and Rich got to retire just a few years earlier.
I Can Not begin to THANK everyone for their continued support over the past 27+ years!
Here's to Kelsey running for another 30+ !