Special Guests for the HeArt & Sole event.
Sunni & The City
Sunni is a morning show host at Washington DC’s Powerhouse 95.5, one half of the Joe Clair Morning Show! Their show can be heard LIVE Monday- Friday 6am until 10am. She has previously graced the airways on FM 98 WJLB (Detroit), Channel 955 (Detroit) and Power 96 (Miami).
The wonderful world of radio has its perks, but for Sunni, the best perk is the platform it has given her to spread her message of philanthropy. She’s been involved with numerous charities such as The Special Olympics, Covenant House Homeless Shelter, Safe Shores DC, UNICEF, Knock Out Abuse, Becky’s Fund & more. As someone with a huge audience… Sunni believes that it’s her duty to give back, volunteer, and inspire others to do as much charity work as possible. Her annual Women’s Empowerment event honors women around DC/MD/VA for their philanthropic work in the community, in hopes of making philanthropy a way of life.
Poet Taylor is a lover of God, bacon, conversation and family, who strongly believes that no matter the obstacle, there’s always a solution.
When she’s not on the air, Poet splits her time between bringing awareness to teens/young adults in the foster care system seeking a loving home/forever family.
The radio/tv personality is involved in community efforts to help end inner-city violence, police brutality as well as body shaming and self-hate. Poet also proudly serves on the Board of Directors of Safe Shores DC and serves as a Recruitment Liason for CFSA DC.
Poet grew up bouncing between the D.C. and Maryland foster care systems, and learned early on that it takes hard work, dedication and blind faith to accomplish your dreams. Her broadcasting career began at WERQ FM in Baltimore — after she won a station contest to expand their talent roster — where she co-hosted the afternoon drive with Konan. When CBS Radio’s vice president of Urban Programming invited Poet to join WPGC’s growing family, she moved to D.C. Later, she went on to host her own morning show at CBS West Palm Beach.
Fast forward to 2014, where Poet served as executive producer of The Joe Clair Morning Show. Her ability to stay dialed in to stories trending locally, nationally and internationally caught the eye of ABC 7, and Good Morning Washington asked Poet to join the team as a segment producer.
Two years ago, Poet saw her career come full circle when she returned to her first passion and accepted the position of Midday Host, at Entercom DC's WPGC 95.5FM. Poet brings inspiration, encouragement and bubbly energy to D.C.’s premier Urban station from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. weekdays. In 2018 she signed on as the DC Correspondent for the nationally syndicated Dish Nation. And has become a regular guest on local news stations from Fox 5 Dc to ABC 7.
“I’m beyond blessed and super excited to be given the opportunity to bring #Edutainment to the DMV as the new midday host on WPGC 95.5,” she says. “I look forward to continuing to build upon the WPGC brand, encouraging our listeners to embrace their greatness and giving back tenfold all that my #BaconBits have invested in me!”
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.
Singer, Conductor, Worship Leader
D.C. Washington—singer, conductor, worship leader, and anthem singerfor the Washington Redskins, the Washington Nationals and DC United. He is Vice Chair of the Board for Central Union Mission. DC is a graduate of University of Central Arkansas and Mississippi College who currently resides in the Northern Virginia area after a 22-year career in the United States Military, retired Lieutenant Colonel.
He is a member of Immanuel Bible Church, where he is part of the choir and several ensembles, serves as worship leader and assists with directing. DC has been featured at many conferences around the country and overseas, including Moody Bible Institute Founders Week and Pastors Conference. He also is a member of the nationally known Cathedral Choral Society in Washington, DC.
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.
Nevin Martell is a D.C.-area based food and travel writer, parenting essayist, recipe developer, and photographer who has been published by The Washington Post, New York Times, Saveur, Men’s Journal, National Geographic Traveler, Fortune, Travel + Leisure, Runner’s World, Michelin Guide, Plate, and many other publications.
He is the author of eight books, including Red Truck Bakery Cookbook: Gold-Standard Recipes from America’s Favorite Rural Bakery, The Founding Farmers Cookbook: 100 Recipes for True Food & Drink, It’s So Good: 100 Real Food Recipes for Kids, the travelogue-memoir Freak Show Without a Tent: Swimming with Piranhas, Getting Stoned in Fiji and Other Family Vacations, and the small-press smash Looking for Calvin and Hobbes: The Unconventional Story of Bill Watterson and His Revolutionary Comic Strip. Additionally, he is the co-founder of the highly successful New Kitchens On The Block event series and the internationally acclaimed Pay It Furloughed initiative. Last, but definitely not least, he is a proud poppa and husband.
Rick Chessen 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.
Host/Editor, Washington Post
Mary Beth Albright is the Host and Editor of Food Video at The Washington Post, where she has developed multiple culinary series since she arrived in 2017. She also writes for the Food section. She is a food expert with broad experience, from food attorney to finalist on Food Network Star, where she competed on Iron Chef America.
Pretty and Delicious
Chef Huda Mu’min is blazing a new trail in the culinary world. She
is the record-setting champion of Food Network’s Cutthroat Kitchen and a favorite on ABC’s
Emmy-nominated show The Taste with Anthony Bourdain. As the host of the award-winning show
The Kitchen Table Series, Chef Huda is a powerhouse to watch.
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