Founder and president
Growing up in Detroit, Jerry was surrounded by "motor city music." With degrees in music from the University of Michigan, he taught while honing his professional skills performing with the likes of The Spinners, Bob Hope and Rosemary Clooney. In 1980, Jerry created Moments Notice Entertainment and today his enthusiasm, integrity and creativity are a part of every event. Lifetime Achievement Awards from ICON and the International Special Events Society proves his lasting impact on event production across the country.
Marla has been part of the team since 1999 after performing as a featured dancer and instructor with MNE. Marla directs the day-to-day operations, and contracts and manages events in close partnership with Jerry. While you may never meet Marla, she is a joy to talk to and she serves all clients, with enthusiasm. Marla also opines about "Dancing with the Stars" as an ABC Super Blogger for the Denver area. Her personality and dance expertise shines in her discussion and analysis of each episode.
Alton sang in the church choir at age eight and never looked back. In 1976, his parents recorded a gospel album, followed by the formation of the Williams Gospel Singers, with Alton and four siblings. He then formed his own band performing in Europe, Hong Kong, Malaysia, Thailand, Indonesia, Australia, the UK and throughout North America. Alton joined the team with his charismatic, high-energy stage presence. Today Alton leads a number of the MNE bands and serves as production manager.
Colorado native Emily Saunar was born singing. With 20 years of professional experience, Emily captures audiences with her sultry yet powerful voice. Emily resided and performed in California and Michigan, then returned to Colorado to raise her son and began a career in education. Continuing to teach part-time, Emily is the marketing director and premier female vocalist for Moments Notice Entertainment. If you have a question, about a band or booking a band for your wedding or party, Emily is the one to call.