VIP Guest List for Birthday Rehearsal

Guest List

Seth Porges

Picture of Seth I got off his Facebook

“I appear on a few shows on the Travel, History, and Science channels, write for magazines, have a famous tiny house, and develop emerging concepts in neuroscience into technology. I also know a lot about pinball.”

Mark Fisher

Mark Fisher profile photo from his Facebook page

Mark is the founder of Mark Fisher Fitness, a duo of very eccentric gyms in NYC, and Business for Unicorns, an education company offering courses on the skills of entrepreneurship. Mark likes Burning Man and reading lots and lots (and LOTS) of books. Also craft cocktails!

Elsa Kaminsky

Photo of Elsa I got from her Instagram.

Researcher of worlds. Lover of systems. Currently working on projects related to emotion sensing for user experiences beyond screens, and an ethnography of the fandom of Harry Potter and the Wizarding World.

Adam Enbar

A picture of Adam speaking at Flatiron School.

Adam is the co-founder of Flatiron School (recently acquired by WeWork), on a quest to reinvent education. Can be found listening to audiobooks while crushing candies on the subway. Currently being raised by two perfect daughters. Loves sandwiches.

Melissa Enbar

Melissa Enbar

Melissa is the of HR at Birchbox. She loves to cook but hates following recipes. She is an unabashed Kardashian fan and theoretical yogi. Currently weaning one kid off the boob and another off the diaper. Ice cream over everything.

Anna Gray

Anna Gray

Anna is a writer in New York City. She’s written for Garance Doré, Refinery29, Into the Gloss, Interview, and Saturdays. She loves reading, traveling, and she publishes a newsletter that Nick likes called “Things I would buy if I didn’t have to pay rent.”

Brie Welch

Brie Welch

Brie is a fashion stylist in New York City. Current fashion market editor at Garance Doré. She loves clothes, tacos and living with Anna Gray.

Chad Rubin

Chad Rubin

Chad runs an e-commerce business, ThinkCrucial.com, making home appliance parts and accessories & runs a software business Skubana.com. When he is not working, he’s drinking delicious espresso, smoking hookah, taking DJ lessons or traveling with a book and his wife Shira (can’t bring the cat Kali!).

Shira Turkl-Rubin

Shira Turkl-Rubin

Shira is the owner and founder of Soul Flyte, an AntiGravity aerial yoga and fitness studio located in Nyack, NY. Loves her cat Kali, farm to table food and traveling.

Idan Cohen

Idan Cohen

Father of two girls and founder of GROW, a smart gardening company making it easy and hassle-free to grow food in your backyard. He loves making things. He cooks and preserves food, makes hard cider, distills liqueurs and builds in wood as part of an upstate forest community called Beaver Brook.

John Romaniello

John Romaniello

John is a bestselling author and typewriter enthusiast who leads workshops teaching the art of writing and storytelling. Constantly battling the cognitive dissonance resultant of being both an ardent feminist and a Hemingway fetishest. He lives in the West Village and is ranked #3 in the world in snuggling.

Logan X Shield

Logan X Shield

Logan X Shield is a Former US Marine Force Reconnaissance Operator and now a Physical Therapist that practices structural Integration. He was born in Florida and raised in East Harlem, NYC. He has a Master’s Degree in Sports Science and Rehabilitation and was deployed 4 times to the Middle East in support of combat operations in those regions. He now resides in NYC and started a private business in posture correction therapy and hopes to grow into a popular therapist by 2020. He was awarded the Silver Star and two Purple Hearts for combat service.

Madison Wood

Madison Wood

Madison works at BNP Paribas in HR, doing Campus Recruting for their Global Markets platform. Single, no children, world traveler, expert at throwing raging parties and certified in scuba diving.

Stephanie Berzon

Stephanie Berzon

Stephanie is an Executive Assistant to Klaus Bisenbach the Director of MoMa PS1 and Chief Curator at Large of the Museum of Modern Art. Music and art enthusiast, world traveler planning to spend a month in Mexico City – recommendations welcome!

Christina Cohen

Christina Cohen won the Met Museum security guard challenge at Nick’s 30th birthday party, back when he was brewing the idea to build a career around a favorite hobby, visiting the Met. Since then she’s opened a psychology practice treating families and children, work that is enhanced by life with her two daughters and husband.

Erin Thompson

America’s only full-time art crime professor. Erin keeps thinking she’s just an art historian even though she can’t help but constantly stir up international controversy. “Been doing back to back interviews all week about my exhibit because I pissed off the Pentagon (sorry not sorry).”

Noah Brick

Noah Brick is an urban planner and lawyer, obsessed equally with parsing big data, raising his children, and growing his beard.

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