It’s always fascinating to see how members of our staff came to this profession. Some answered wants ads while others were approached by our owner because they displayed the right personality or talents. For Rich Savner, it all started at his sister’s wedding. We were the DJs hired by Rich’s sister Jacki and while Rich enjoyed the reception as any brother would, he also kept thinking in the back of his mind, “that looks like a cool job.” So he called us soon after and got his DJ career going.
Rich has a great combination of traits that make him a natural for this business: he’s got an outgoing personality, he’s good looking and clean cut and he’s a nice guy. Throw in a quick wit and a love of dancing and you’ve got, as they say in baseball, a 5 tool player. For Rich, DJing isn’t even really work. As he tells us: “I love the idea of working hard for 5 days a week, either in work or school, then getting cleaned up and having fun all night long.” And when we asked him if he had a favorite type of event he threw the net out as wide as possible: “One where people are happy and up tempo … as long as it has the potential to let people enjoy themselves.”
As far as musical tastes, Rich’s run the gamut. And he tells us it’s all because of his family: “My grandparents showed me big band, crooners, Bing Crosby etc. My parents turned me on to the 60’s and 70’s music. My two oldest sisters showed me the music of the 80’s and early 90’s. My youngest older sister and I love the music of the mid 90’s to the present day . . . so I’ve got about 80 years worth of music covered across four generations!”
Rich is proud to be a Jersey Boy. He proclaims himself “Jersey born, Jersey bred, Jersey for life!” Even his education, he tells us, has been all Garden State: “Tiny tots preschool, St. Veronica’s Grammar school (Howell), St. Rose High School (Belmar) and Seton Hall University (South Orange). Speaking of Seton Hall, Rich graduated in 2014 and is now a Bachelor of Science in Educational Studies and History. Rich’s future plans include teaching and as an avid and accomplished runner he also hopes to coach track.
So why Rich for your special event? As he tells us in his own words “If you allow me to, I’ll seize the moment and take the opportunity to give you the celebration of a lifetime!” What more could you ask for?