Indy Scene: Twelve To Watch

Summer is now in full swing at the East End. With some COVID-19 restrictions lifted, people are starting to go out and about a little more, and you will be sure to run into some of the top influencers, movers and shakers. Here are twelve power players to look out for.

Dr. Samuel Waxman. D.Gonzalez for Rob Rich/

Dr. Samuel Waxman, The Charitable Doctor

Samuel Waxman Cancer Research Foundation (SWCRF) founder and CEO, Samuel Waxman, MD has dedicated his entire career as an oncologist/hematologist to pioneer collaboration among research scientists and to generate private funding for cutting-edge cancer research. Dr. Waxman and the SWCRF will host their 16th Annual Hamptons Happening Virtual Charity Concert to benefit cancer research and honor COVID-19 first responders on Saturday, August 8, 2020.

Ian Duke. Independent/Sean Zanni/PMC

Ian Duke, The Restaurateur

Ian Duke owns and runs Southampton hotspots, Union Burger Bar, Southampton Social Club, and the all new Union Sushi & Steak opening this week. With 30 years experience, he has worked in nearly every position in the restaurant business, which in combination with his degree from New York University, has provided him with considerable experience in all aspects of the restaurant scene. When he is not busy managing the restaurants, he likes to ride his motorcycle, eat a good steak, and spend time with his family, friends and dogs.,,

Ann Liguori

Ann Liguori, The Sports Commentator

Ann Liguori is a radio and television golf commentating phenomenon, President of Ann Liguori Productions and owner of Sports Innerview Radio & Television, an archive collection of interviews Ann did with sports legends and entertainment stars. She is the author of ‘A Passion for Golf: Celebrity Musings About the Game,’ (2007) available on Amazon. In addition, Ann is a champion of charitable activity through her Ann Liguori Foundation, with the mission to raise funds and awareness for not-for-profits that work in the field of cancer research, prevention and cancer care.

Neal Sroka. Independent/Rob Rich/

Neal Sroka, The Marketing Guru

Neal Sroka, Real Estate guru, ever present in the Hamptons scene and the Founder of the Sroka Worldwide Team at Douglas Elliman Real Estate specializing in the global marketing of lifestyle development properties.

Antoine Verglas. Independent/Paul Bruinooge/Patrick

Antoine Verglas, The Photographer

Arriving in New York in the 1990s with an assignment for French Elle was the perfect assignment for Antoine Verglas, leading him to photograph and document the epoch of the Supermodels, those beautiful women known by first names such as Elle, Claudia, Cindy – if those days return Antoine will be surely ready behind the lens.

Henry Lambert

Henry Lambert, The Chef

The host behind one of the more exclusive dinner party invites you could hope to garner this Summer, the author of The Kitchen Sleuth is an accomplished chef in his own right and expert at finding out just how those best restaurant recipes were created – and how to better them. Bring good conversation if invited.

Vanessa Coppes

Vanessa Coppes, The Editor

Vanessa Coppes is an author and entrepreneur who is now in her second year as CEO of BELLA Media +Co and Editor-in-Chief of BELLA Magazine. Alongside this is her authorship of two books, being a lifestyle blogger with a large online following and founder of V+Co. Consulting. Expect exciting new things for Summer 2020.

Jackie O’Sullivan. Independent/Patrick McMullan

Jackie O’Sullivan & Stacey Silverstein, The Dog Rescuers

Jackie O’Sullivan left her corporate role to pursue her passion of caring for dog in need whilst co-founder Stacey Silverstein remains a Manhattan Law Firm Partner with a heart of gold. In 2015, together they co-founded 501c(3) charity Rescue Dogs NYC to save abused and in danger dogs and find them new homes.

Stacey Silverstein. Independent/Patrick McMullan

Loy Carlos. Independent/Courtesy Classiques Modernes

Loy Carlos, The Lifestyle & Realty Expert

For over three decades, Loy Carlos has been the trusted lifestyle, real estate and marketing advisor of a global clientele. Together with Kenneth J. Moore, he cofounded Classiques Modernes Lifestyle & Estates, which provides home and investment management services, private brokerage, marketing & lifestyle consultancy. Loy marries his methodical approach to business, his creative vision, with his seasoned ability to deliver exemplary results for clients from different background and industries.

Rosanna Scotto. Independent/Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images for Global Lyme Alliance

Rosanna Scotto, The News Anchor

Rosanna Scotto is a news anchor co-host of Good Day New York, on Fox 5 NY WNYW in New York City with Lori Stokes. She formerly hosted with Greg Kelly. Previously, she anchored the 5 and 10 p.m. news with Ernie Anastos, and the Fox 5 Live 11 a.m. news. She has been the lead female news anchor since 1990. When she is not covering the news of the day, Rosanna hosts many charitable events on the East End.

Chloe Peebles. Indpendent/Randall L

Chloe Peebles, The Equestrienne

Daughter to philanthropist power couple Don and Katrina Peebles of The Peebles Corp, Chloe Peebles has had a successful equestrian career. Chloe has a deep passion for horseback riding and fondness to the majestic animal. Chloe, along with parents, have hosted charitable events for children and veterans with disabilities. Chloe hopes to take her skills she has learned as an Equestrienne into the family business.

Manny Rolon

Manny Rolon, The Stylist

Manny is a native New Yorker who is a third-generation professional in the hair styling industry with over 20 years experience. His passion and curiosity of men’s grooming started working behind the chair since his early teens, acquired a particular affinity for understanding movement of hair and how to have hair comply via texture. More recently, with his business partners they have opened up a hair salons in New York City, My Darling Ivy which is the culmination of many years work.  Also his charity interests led to the creation of non-profit hu•MANE BEAUTY FOR CHANGE whose mission is to transform the underserved of communities through the power of education in the beauty field.  So far, they have worked in the Philippines, Paraguay, India, Nicaragua and Uganda.

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