ABOUT US

 
 

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Robert Valin
Producer, Urban Bear NYC

A third-generation New Yorker and lover of bears, Robert is proud to be celebrating Urban Bear NYC in it's 10th year. He's the host of RockBar's weekly Sunday Beer Blast as well as NYC's monthly Bears Night Out party the first Saturday each month. A certified Life & Business Coach specializing in the Bear & LGBTQ  communities, you can learn more about his work at bearcoach.com

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Chauncey D
Social Media Coordinator; DJ Urban Bear Street Fair

A sound selector for just about every gay bar in NYC, DJ Chauncey D has provided the soundscape for Urban Bear's Street Fair and Folsom Street East and is also a producer of the New York Dance Parade each May. He now enjoys a residency at the legendary Stonewall Inn and lends his talents to countless fundraisers and causes. His marketing savvy has extended from events on Fire Island and companies increasing their brand visibility through his patented social media maverick style.

 

 

Deb 'Mama Bear' Williams
URBAN BEAR Street Fair Coordinator

Deb—aka “Mama Bear”— is a Bear-ish Leather Woman. In addition to coordinating Urban Bear’s awesome annual street fair, she’s a social worker, spiritual and gospel singer, occasional writer, and most recently completing her training as an End-of-Life Doula. In her spare time, you’ll find her geeking out on Science on Youtube… Yup, that’s how she rolls.

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Stephen Kurowski,
URBAN BEAR Stage Manager

Having worked in theater for more than 28 years as both a Stage Manager and Production Manager, Stephen has been Urban Bear’s Stage Manager since its very first year. He is also the Production Director for NYC's Annual Village Halloween Parade.  When not working with the bears he is Production Manager for the New York City Gay Men’s Chorus and can often be found at Disney stealing candy from small children. 

 

 

 

 

Rowan Foley
Graphic Designer

Rowan has been happily working in the Bear community since he was a wee cub!  He is a graphic designer, having produced event ads and social media promotions for a variety of LGBT and Bear events since 2010, including Rockbar NYC, GYM WeHo, Furball, Brooklyn Pride, Urban Bear NYC and more.  He also happily services the community in a lubricating fashion, working behind the bar weekly at Rockbar NYC.  

 

 

 


BillY Pfeiffer
DJ BEARS AHOY!

A long-time contributor to Urban Bear parties throughout NYC, Billy began mixing records during the heyday of Chicago House in the late 80's. He has been a fixture in NYC since the 90's and has been nonstop since. He continues to bring the party as a guest DJ at Rockbar's Sunday Beer Blasts as well as his 8-year deep house party Body Rock! Check out his Urban Gardens, Inc. label page on Soundcloud for some mixes he's done for the Urban Bear parties over the years!