Special Guests for the HeArt & Sole event.


Actress, Publicist, Event Manager

Robyn Dixon is an actress and reality television personality. She stars on The Real Housewives of Potomac as one of the housewives. She is in the 2017 movie Never Fall In Love and appeared on Celebrity Page in 2018.
Robyn works in the public relations field. She is pursuing a career as an event producer and has recently launched her own special events firm, Visionary Events in the DC/MD area.


Food and Drink Writer

Tim Ebner is a food and drink writer. He has contributed to The Washington Post, Washington City Paper, Eater, Edible, and Thrillist. He lives on Capitol Hill and is from Silver Spring, Maryland. In 2018, Tim won a "Best Food Feature" award from the Society for Features Journalism. His ideal meal is a bushel of crabs doused in Old Bay seasoning. For more food fun, follow him on Instagram or Twitter.


Rick was born and raised in Minneapolis, where he grew up feasting on tater-tot hot dish, real sweet corn, Pearson’s Nut Goodies, and that celebration of all things fried on a stick, the Minnesota State Fair. If there’s one thing he loves more than cooking, it’s eating out.

Lori Gardner is the founder and editor of the DC food blog Been There, Eaten That. She has been writing about DC restaurants for nine years, including feature stories for Jewish Food Experience. She is also the Vice President of the esteemed culinary organization, Les Dames d'Escoffier, DC Chapter.