Robert Valin, Executive Producer A third-generation New Yorker and Personal Development Coach specializing in LGBTQ relationships and business development (bearcoach.com), Robert is also a voiceover artist for radio, film and television. A lover of bears and creating community, he is proud to be celebrating Urban Bear in it's 9th year. His ongoing party Bears Night Out—NYC takes place the first Saturday each month at Rockbar.

Robert Valin,
Executive Producer

A third-generation New Yorker and Personal Development Coach specializing in LGBTQ relationships and business development (bearcoach.com), Robert is also a voiceover artist for radio, film and television. A lover of bears and creating community, he is proud to be celebrating Urban Bear in it's 9th year. His ongoing party Bears Night Out—NYC takes place the first Saturday each month at Rockbar.

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.

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. 

 

 
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! 

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.  rowanfoleydesigns.com

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.  rowanfoleydesigns.com