WHO WE ARE

Robert Valin Producer, Urban Bear NYC    rvalin@theurbanbear.com    A third-generation New Yorker, Robert is proud to be celebrating Urban Bear NYC, now in its 11th year. He's the host of RockBar’s  Bears Night Out  party (1st Saturday monthly) & Urban Bear’s Sunday Beer Blast (last Sunday monthly). When not creating Big-Bear Fun, Robert is a professional voice-over artist for radio, film & television and works with the LGBTQ/Bear community as a Personal & Business Development Coach.  robertvalin.com

Robert Valin
Producer, Urban Bear NYC
rvalin@theurbanbear.com

A third-generation New Yorker, Robert is proud to be celebrating Urban Bear NYC, now in its 11th year. He's the host of RockBar’s Bears Night Out party (1st Saturday monthly) & Urban Bear’s Sunday Beer Blast (last Sunday monthly). When not creating Big-Bear Fun, Robert is a professional voice-over artist for radio, film & television and works with the LGBTQ/Bear community as a Personal & Business Development Coach. robertvalin.com

Chauncey D Social Media Coordinator; DJ Urban Bear Street Fair    chauncey@theurbanbear.com    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 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.

Chauncey D
Social Media Coordinator; DJ Urban Bear Street Fair
chauncey@theurbanbear.com

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 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@theurbanbear.com    Deb (aka “Mama Bear”) is a Bearish 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
Urban Bear Street Fair Coordinator
deb@theurbanbear.com

Deb (aka “Mama Bear”) is a Bearish 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, Urban Bear Stage Manager    broadwaybear15@aol.com       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,
Urban Bear Stage Manager
broadwaybear15@aol.com

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    rowanhood@gmail.com       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.

Rowan Foley
Graphic Designer
rowanhood@gmail.com


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.