SAYERS & DOERS is a “live magazine” talk series featuring experts – authors, artists, academics, adventurers, comics, musicians, journalists, bartenders, chefs and designers – who are passionate about their work. Launched in June 2017, SAYERS & DOERS is a PASSION PROJECTS NYC production, made possible by the contributions of talented friends and family in New York City and around the world. 


Robyn Massey has a passion for communication and creativity, areas where she has specialized in her work for The Rainbow Room, Windows on the World, and in the corporate world of global branding and communications. Of Kansan and Mid-Missouri heritage, she has worked in Japan, London and NYC. She formerly served on the Board of the Mount Morris Park Community Association, in Harlem, where she now resides.

Mariko Tada is a longtime communications professional who has worked at Rockefeller Philanthropy Advisors, Acumen and Deutsche Bank. Her insistence on proper punctuation and spelling makes her the world's slowest texter.

Linara Davidson is a community engagement, communications expert and adjunct instructor at John Jay College of Criminal Justice. Homegrown in Harlem, NYC, she served an eight-year term on the Board of Trustees for the Cathedral School of St. John the Divine, and is a board member for Advocates for Youth and the National Black Theater.

Jack Parlett is an events production specialist, having worked on numerous live speaker events for the company 5x15, in London. A doctoral candidate at Cambridge University, he is currently based in New York, conducting archival research at NYU, Columbia University and the Public Library towards his thesis on walking and poetry in the city. 

Andrea Simon is the ADDY and Telly award-winning creative strategist and designer behind the branding logo and collateral for SAYERS & DOERS. She has worked on the board of ACCENT Speakers Bureau, the largest student-run bureau of its kind in the U.S., and with clients such as Hasbro, Mattel, NBA, NFL, Nissan, Starwood Hotels & Resorts, and The Walt Disney Company.

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