The Story

Jon Canaan started the company in 1998 with his first official DJ job, a wedding in Petaluma. Jon was a simple DJ doing weddings, house parties, church dances and fundraisers, but his real job was working as a Paramedic in Marin County. In late 2000, he met a new EMT named Talitha Kinann (interesting name coincidence). To make a short story even shorter, they were married 4 months later.

Talitha Canaan received her first Masters Degree in Nursing in 2005 and completed the Anesthesia program for her second Masters degree in 2008. She worked at UC Davis Medical Center from 2006 to 2014, first in the ICU and then did anesthesia in the OR. Talitha has been an adjunct nursing professor at Samuel Merritt University since 2009 and is an active CRNA at Kaiser and a GI Clinic in Lodi. Talitha has DJ'd many events and is a great sound engineer for our live sound events.

Jon left the Paramedic business in 2004, and was hired as a Motoring Advisor for Niello MINI in Sacramento. In 2006, Jon started working at the Marriott Hotel doing corporate audio visual and in 2007, became the director of the department. In 2009, Canaan Sound & Light became a full time job for Jon and it has grown ever since. In October of 2016, they incorporated the company to Canaan Sound & Light, Inc. They continue to add new equipment and services. Jon continues to maintain his Paramedic license so your friends, family and guests are in good hands.

Photo Courtesy of M Portraits.

Photo Courtesy of M Portraits.