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Dave Russell – Founder, DJ, Promotions
Maryellen Pachler – Principal, Promotions
Marvin Harris – Principal, Promotions
Dave Russell – Arlington, Virginia USA
Founder, DJ, Promotions
Dave has been DJing and producing events for two decades. He started off throwing his own events in the City of Hartford CT. Over the years he has expanded his event offerings, and DJ activities by accepting residencies and guest spots in nightclubs nationwide.
In 1991 he established Dave Russell Promotions an independent chart reporting service that catered to over 90 major and independent dance music labels and news publications across the country.
In 2001 along with members Maryellen Pachler and Marvin Harris, David founded FLIPSIDE (USPTO Reg. No. 3,372,648 – International Class 035; Arranging and Conducting Marketing Promotional Events for Others), a monthly House music event in Hartford. Since then, FLIPSIDE has gone on the road to Boston MA, New York NY, Washington DC, Durham NC, Houston TX, Baltimore MD, Chicago IL, Arlington VA, Aspen, CO, Miami FL, Los Angeles, San Diego and San Francisco CA, and Maui, HI.
During the day, Dave is a Management Consultant.
Previously Dave was a Sr. Business Consultant (Contractor) to Joy Global Inc., a Director-Level Sr. Business Strategy Consultant with Microsoft Corporation, an Independent Consultant to Microsoft, the Department of Defense / U.S. Air Force, Abbott Nutrition, held CRM management roles with Washington Consulting, Unisys and Honeywell, and worked as an Independent Consultant to EDS.
Originally from Glastonbury, Connecticut, Dave started his professional career in the Financial Services / Insurance industry, working several years for Aetna Inc, in Accounting, Investments, and Managed Care Marketing roles.
Dave holds an MBA from Duke University – Fuqua School of Business, and a BA in Economics from the University of Connecticut. He is also a Scrum Alliance Certified ScrumMaster, a Prosci Certified Change Management Professional, has been a Siebel 7 Certified Consultant, and was one of the “First 500 Certified” Salesforce.com Administrators in the world.
Maryellen Pachler – Stamford, Connecticut USA
Maryellen has been promoting FLIPSIDE since its inception in 2001 in conjunction with its original founders, Dave Russell and Marvin Harris. Her love for house music, which “formally” began in Boston in 1984, was a natural progression from the Blues, Baptist choir music and Disco that she was exposed to while growing up.
While she has occasionally held a glow stick, Maryellen prefers deep, vocal house music. Her favorite part of being a promoter is dancing and socializing with the diverse and dynamic group of FLIPSIDE attendees.
Maryellen received a BS from Boston University and her Nursing, Master’s and Post-Master’s degrees from Yale University. She is a Board Certified Nurse Practitioner in Pediatric Primary Care and Child and Adolescent Psychiatry.
While at the Yale Child Study Center, she conducted clinical research trials in the pharmacological and cognitive behavioral treatment of anxiety, Tourette Syndrome and Autism. Currently, she is in private practice in Westport, Connecticut. Her personal and professional goal is to improve mental health care access to all children.
Born in Lincoln, Nebraska and raised in Massachusetts since age 10, Maryellen has been a Connecticut resident since 1989.
Marvin Harris – Long Branch, New Jersey USA
Marvin is a Jersey guy, having grown up in the City of Long Branch on the North shore.
Marvin holds a BA in Economics/Business and a BA in Psychology from Park University in Kansas City, MO. While at Park University he completed a 3 year internship at the Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City, was Chairman of the Social/Cultural Committee for 2 years and received a Ford Foundation grant.
During college days (and when not studying) Marvin often flew to New York City, Chicago and St. Louis to go clubbing — and has been ever since.
After graduating from college, Marvin lived in NYC, Newton MA, Stamford CT, and has resided in Hartford CT for the last 20 years. Although he lives in CT, Marvin but still heads back to NJ approximately 2 weekends/month, especially in the Summer, because he loves the beach, bike riding, and partying.
And more on partying, Marvin has an impressive resume, having regularly attended clubs such as the Fun House, Buttermilk Bottom, Reed Street, Bass-line, The World, The Choice, USA, Shelter, Ministry of Sound, Tunnel, Sound Factory, Sound Factory Bar, Warsaw Ballroom, Crobar-Chicago and New York, Zanzibar in NJ, FIVE in DC, and his all-time favorite club in the world, The Paradise Garage.
Marvin was co-founder of Riot nightclub, which was located in Hartford CT and later branched to NYC. He also worked in Hartford clubs such as the No Name, The Loft and has given parties at other venues to help keep the flavor Deep House going. The Prince of Darkness is still is alive and kicking, and Marvin believes that you are never too old to go out and shake your body to good dance music – besides it’s great exercise.