Damon Brink sold famous Vermont nightclub to follow Raniere and go for broke

Damon Brink was once a man with a future. He was not always the chuckle-head he appears to be now.

There is a storied nightclub in Burlington, Vermont, called Nectar’s. The American rock band Phish got their start there. So did Grace Potter and the Nocturnals.

Founded by Nectar Rorris, Nectar’s is one of those nightclubs with a musical history that approaches legendary.

Phish’s 3rd studio album, a Picture of Nectar, was dedicated to Nectar Rorris and was certified gold record.


Damon Brink with Nectar Rorris.

In 2003, Damon Brink, along with partner, Chris Walsh, bought Nectar’s from Mr. Rorris.  They remodeled it and brought it up to date. Damon ran the club for about six years.

in 2009, Damon sold his interest to Chris (who brought in other partners).

The question is why? Cash flow issues?
Or did Damon want to invest more time – and all of his money – into an exciting career with Executive Success Programs (ESP). If so, he needed to relocate to Albany, which is exactly what he did.
Damon hailed from Vermont originally. He graduated UVM in 1994 and was a standout first baseman for the Catamounts baseball team. (His father is a member of the UVM hall of fame for football).
Seven Days wrote of Damon’s sale of Nectar’s: “Damon Brink left his mark. Moving forward, it will be interesting to see how the new management leaves theirs. And though we haven’t always seen eye to eye, I wish Damon nothing but the best in this next stage of his life.”
The next stage of his life was ESP. And whatever ability he had for success in Vermont, Damon saw it quickly evaporate in Clifton Park.
He had sold a famous club to come to Albany – presumably with money. A few years of ESP and its offshoots, like Jness and Society of Protectors, probably stripped him of all his savings. He probably owes a lot of money for the trainings.
Damon had to return to his teenage job of being a DJ for weddings.
From owning a top nightclub booking top acts and hiring DJs, he dropped to doing banquet hall weddings as a low-level DJ.
Executive Success?
By February 2014, Damon became so mentally unsound that he said something that is akin really to saying the earth is flat.  He said, ‘Keith Raniere built 1,000 millionaires in his life.”
Keith Raniere, in his whole life, has never built people. He has taken good people and made them poorer. And poorer.  Like he did to poor Damon.
In his demented state, Damon Brink made the following preposterous claims about Keith Raniere: 1. He built more than 1,000 millionaires in his life. 2. He has built multi million dollar businesses in short amounts of time. 3. At one point, Keith was making more than $100,000 per hour coaching the highest level business executives in the world.


The claims are so ridiculous that it is hard to say they are even fraudulent. For who would be stupid enough to believe any of hem? There is not a shred of evidence that any of them are true and plenty of evidence that they’re all lies.

It may turn out to be fortunate for Damon Brink that he is non compos mentis. He can use that as a defense in any proceeding against him for his claims of superhuman financial talent of Keith Raniere.

Really, indeed, all Damon has to do to determine whether Keith is the wealth builder of thousands is to look at himself.

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5 years ago

Damon & his family will deny the following facts. But they remain just the same.

Damon never had a chance. He was born into a family with links to the Nazi party.
His grandfather, a celebrated politician, is known to have been on MK Ultra committees. His mother fled from his father due to his controlling and abusive nature, leaving her boys to deal with it for the rest of their upbringing, seeing them only on holidays.

His father was the Golden Child of a malignant narcissist who beat and neglected her own children. She inducted her grandchild into a nefarious government program that crippled her for life. Damon’s father thrived while his siblings faltered from the severe abuse and neglect they endured. But they all became abusers.

Damon’s father was a ruthless sportsman who berated his children into being perfect athletes. As a textbook narcissist, the most important thing was to appear triumphant and strong, with his children only being extensions that must be equally great. He learned this from his own mother.

Damon’s brother operates a CIA front basketball camp that gets him into unstable countries under innocent-looking visas. Damon comes from something perhaps even darker than NXIVM.
The Brink family sees violence, incest and pedophilia as necessary evils not to be spoken of or acknowledged, but fully practiced. They deny their Nazi roots, but the family culture stays true to the Nazi basics of viewing all others as inferior fodder.

After Vietnam his Dad was recruited as a covert CIA operative. ArpaNet was the precursor to the internet. A government project that was highly classified and not available to the general public.
Damon’s father had ArpaNet set up in his home in 1980.
Damon’s dad was also involved with EST, some say he helped established the cult on the East Coast. The connections between Damon’s family, MKUltra and NXIVM are too much to be coincidence, especially in light of Reniere’s patents.

Damon was handed the gauntlet at too young a age. The hubris, elitism and downright toxicity of his upbringing made it so he’d never be able to lead on his own. He was handed a fortune from his grandfather and the keys to the city from his dad. He, no doubt, still has no clue as to who he really is, who his family really is and most importantly, who he could have been.

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His work has been cited in hundreds of news outlets, like The New York Times, The Daily Mail, VICE News, CBS News, Fox News, New York Post, New York Daily News, Oxygen, Rolling Stone, People Magazine, The Sun, The Times of London, CBS Inside Edition, among many others in all five continents.

His work to expose and take down NXIVM is featured in books like “Captive” by Catherine Oxenberg, “Scarred” by Sarah Edmonson, “The Program” by Toni Natalie, and “NXIVM. La Secta Que Sedujo al Poder en México” by Juan Alberto Vasquez.

Parlato has been prominently featured on HBO’s docuseries “The Vow” and was the lead investigator and coordinating producer for Investigation Discovery’s “The Lost Women of NXIVM.” Parlato was also credited in the Starz docuseries "Seduced" for saving 'slave' women from being branded and escaping the sex-slave cult known as DOS.

Additionally, Parlato’s coverage of the group OneTaste, starting in 2018, helped spark an FBI investigation, which led to indictments of two of its leaders in 2023.

Parlato appeared on the Nancy Grace Show, Beyond the Headlines with Gretchen Carlson, Dr. Oz, American Greed, Dateline NBC, and NBC Nightly News with Lester Holt, where Parlato conducted the first-ever interview with Keith Raniere after his arrest. This was ironic, as many credit Parlato as one of the primary architects of his arrest and the cratering of the cult he founded.

Parlato is a consulting producer and appears in TNT's The Heiress and the Sex Cult, which premiered on May 22, 2022. Most recently, he consulted and appeared on Tubi's "Branded and Brainwashed: Inside NXIVM," which aired January, 2023.

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