Emily Easterbrook

Partner, Creative Director

Emily Easterbrook first expressed her creative aspirations attending the Fashion Institute of Technology in New York. While attending, she began her 10 plus year career in the hospitality industry. Quickly ascending from hostessing in a high volume corporate establishment to head bartender at a live music venue. 

Her creative vision and determination has lead her to the Bowery Collective as their Creative Director. Working hands on with clients such as Bushmills and Jack Daniels designing concepts unique to each event. Her creative talents can also be viewed behind the scenes as the Bowery Collective's visual designer. Emily's passion is to hand craft each meaningful experience. 

vanna pilgrim

Project Manager

Vanna Pilgrim is a NY based Production Manager. Her experience in the field has allowed her to work directly with top brands, musicians, and artists to promote and celebrate their products and new ideas. Through Bowery Collective, she has worked for 3 years to coordinate and manage the annual Arte Agave, Whiskey Washback and New York's Eve celebration as well as numerous other events throughout Manhattan. As a project manager, she has worked with structures during concept design phase through completion including Verizon Power House interactive media experience during the 2015 Super Bowl. Clients include Ted Baker, Patron, Stoli, Bowery Hotel, Truman's and design for events such as Global Citizens Festival, Musicians on Call and the Forrest Hill Stadium concert series. 

 

jose cabrera

Partner, On-Site Coordinator

Jose Cabrera has been compiling his skills in the bar industry for the past 16 years. Learning the hospitality business inside and out starting on the Upper West Side bussing tables. His hard work has lead him to a quick ascent in the industry currently doing work as one of the lead mixologists at the prestigious Bowery Hotel. There you can find him creating hand-crafted cocktails in a fast paced environment.

Jose's customer service skills and dedication to the details has lead him to become the on-site coordinator of the Bowery Collective. Working all on-site aspects including coordination of sponsor deliveries, staffing and set up of each venue, creation of cocktails unique to each event, execution and management of each meaningful experience. 

Walter Easterbrook

Founder, Business Development

Walter Easterbrook, Founder and CEO of the Bowery Collective, started his career in hospitality in NYC over 15 years ago, and he knows the business from top to bottom. Having started out bartending in a multitude of restaurants and high volume corporate establishments, Walt’s quick ascent soon led him to opening and managing bars and to planning and launching a wide array of selective events both in the US and abroad.

Walt first discovered his passion for the hospitality industry in college.  Shortly after graduation, he put his experience to the test in New York City, where he quickly built an impressive resume and went on to help open the Lobby Bar at The Bowery Hotel.

Through his various experiences, Walt has honed his skills, embraced the world of "mixology” and perfected his craft of using new liquors and fresh ingredients to create signature cocktails.

These days, you’ll find Walt reveling in the details and expertise it takes to craft meaningful moments for his guests – from creating signature cocktails, to shaping the space and guiding the service to ultimately deliver just the right experience.

Sarah Korbecki

Social Media Director

Sarah Korbecki’s passion for all things social began 5 years ago when she took the jump and became an Online Health Coach. Her drive was to better herself and others around her via the booming social media industry. 

Sarah excels at developing and implementing social marketing strategies, enhancing the Bowery Collective’s meaningful experiences via social media. She has completed multiple trainings on different social platforms including Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest and Snapchat. Sarah has a specialty for algorithms and statistics for premium traction. She has created a cultivated social media following of thousands. She is constantly making efforts to tweak strategies as the social media world evolves. 

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ROD ALANIS

Partner, CMO

As founder and CEO of NYC based branding and design agency, Optimistico, Rod’s talent and passion lie in creating better brand experiences. Over the years, he has helped brand and market a wide range of large and small clients from government to retail, start-up to turn-around.

Rod has extensive experience in branding, marketing strategy and management and has led the development and implementation of integrated programs for a wide array of organizations including Scholastic, Harry Potter, HSBC, JetBlue, Comcast, The U.S. Department of State and the Marines.

Rod’s career in branding and marketing started with the nation’s largest ad agency, JWT, where he migrated to the agency’s Specialized Communications division and founded its diversity practice. He then went on to support the development and growth of two NY-based agencies, including his own, Optimistico

Prior to the branding and advertising space, Rod did his stint in the technology world with Accenture and obtained his MBA with an emphasis on marketing and his BBA with a double major in Marketing and MIS.  Rod is also a member of the Texas Business Hall of Fame. He has spent time in Texas and Washington D.C. and currently resides in New York City. 

Kathy Easterbrook

Financial Director

Kathy’s career in finance started in NYC in the banking industry. Her extensive experience in finance comes from working in all areas of banking, primarily bookkeeping, accounting and customer service.

After re-locating to upstate NY, Kathy joined a manufacturing Co. where she managed operations, overseeing accounting and customer finance. She was instrumental in creating an export department. Where she worked with International bankers to process financial documents and letters of credit. Also, traveling overseas to expand international markets.

She joined Bowery Collective in 2013. As Financial Director she handles all aspects of accounting. Including contracts, invoices and bookkeeping for the company. 

 

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