Robert Valin, Executive Producer A third-generation New Yorker and voiceover artist for radio, film and television, Robert is a lover of bears and creating community. In addition to running Urban Bear, he is a Certified Coach specializing in personal growth and LGBT business development (bearcoach.com). His long celebrated party Bears Night Out NYC takes place the first Saturday of each month at Rockbar.

Robert Valin,
Executive Producer

A third-generation New Yorker and voiceover artist for radio, film and television, Robert is a lover of bears and creating community. In addition to running Urban Bear, he is a Certified Coach specializing in personal growth and LGBT business development (bearcoach.com). His long celebrated party Bears Night Out NYC takes place the first Saturday of each month at Rockbar.

Stephen Kurowski, 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. 

Stephen Kurowski,
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. 

Deb 'Mama Bear' Williams, 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.

Deb 'Mama Bear' Williams,
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.

 
DJ 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.

DJ 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.

DJ Bill Pfeiffer DJ Honey, The Bear Ball DJ Billy Pfeiffer has been a long-time contributor to the Urban Bear parties throughout Brooklyn and Manhattan. A fixture in NYC since the 90's, he began mixing records during the heyday of Chicago House in the late 80's and has been nonstop since. He continues to bring the party at his current residencies at the Eagle NYC, Rockbar Sunday Beer Blasts, and his 7-year deep house party Body Rock! At Rockbar.  Check out his Urban Gardens, Inc. label page on Soundcloud for some of mixes he's done for the Honey party over the years! 

DJ Bill Pfeiffer
DJ Honey, The Bear Ball

DJ Billy Pfeiffer has been a long-time contributor to the Urban Bear parties throughout Brooklyn and Manhattan. A fixture in NYC since the 90's, he began mixing records during the heyday of Chicago House in the late 80's and has been nonstop since. He continues to bring the party at his current residencies at the Eagle NYC, Rockbar Sunday Beer Blasts, and his 7-year deep house party Body Rock! At Rockbar.  Check out his Urban Gardens, Inc. label page on Soundcloud for some of mixes he's done for the Honey party over the years!