Amy Shackelford, Founder / Lead Planner 

Amy Shackelford is a spunky middle child originally from Orlando, Florida. In 2015, she started Modern Rebel with the belief that it was possible to “keep the pretty in perspective.” Through Modern Rebel’s events, she is proud to partner with four local NYC non-profits and give 5% of MR’s profits directly to their programming. She enjoys funky-authentic-totally-awesome love stories, a chocolate chip post-wedding midnight snack, and Shania Twain dance parties at all hours. Most weekends, you’ll find her swooning over the modern couple at one of Modern Rebel’s love-parties or planning ticketed community events with the coolest creatives in New York. She currently lives in Crown Heights, Brooklyn with her partner, John.


Ainsley Blattel, Head Coordinator

Ainsley is a San Francisco Bay Area native new to New York City trying to figure out how to survive in real seasons.  She is a a self identified hopeful romantic, spreadsheet fanatic, and loves any excuse to throw a themed get together.  With a background in non-profits, she believes every event is an opportunity to excite, inspire, and bring more joy into people’s lives.  When she’s not coordinating love-parties, you can find her getting crafty with glitter and googly eyes, reading by the Hudson, or exploring a new neighborhood in NYC.

Casey Moran, Head Coordinator

Casey is a northeastern native who calls Brooklyn home. Before joining Modern Rebel’s team, she led & coordinated cross country bike trips with Bike & Build, a non-profit that is committed to providing affordable housing along the route. That said, mobilizing large groups of people for a good cause and a good time is near and dear to her heart. Since 2015, she’s been coordinating love-parties with Modern Rebel all across NYC and is a super-fan of non-traditional wedding choices.