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.


Lydia Filosa, Head Coordinator

Lydia is a born-and-raised New Yorker with a passion for museums, 10-mile walks, and coffee. An avid adventure seeker and traveller, she has lived in Paris and Rome, where she fell in love with art, languages, and gelato. As a part of Modern Rebel’s team for two years, she loves a good party and has the organization and energy it requires to pull one off.


Ashley Clements, Head Coordinator

Ashley is a recent Brooklyn transplant from New Orleans.  Before event-planning, she worked on film sets and fashion merchandising so she loves any excuse to throw a stylish party.  When she’s not coordinating love-parties, she enjoys traveling, Dolly Parton, dancing with friends and is on a never ending quest for the perfect black boot.


All Headshot Photo Credit: Erica Reade Photography