Meet Avi Ornivitz-Walker. Avi's passion for travel blossomed when she spent a semester abroad in Perugia, Italy. One of her favorite things about guiding folks around some of DC's landmarks is teaching guests their history. Avi has her masters in education and has been a teacher in public and charter schools here in DC.
In her free time she enjoys singing acappella, biking around the city, and reading historical fiction. When not giving tours, Avi enjoys traveling and spending time with her husband and cat.
Meet Andrew Rawls, the owner and founder of Fiat Luxe Tours. Andrew's passion for travel and tourism started at a young age when his grandmother took him on a two week journey to Egypt. He's been hooked ever since. Before founding Fiat Luxe Tours, Andrew worked in luxury hospitality. Having managed the front desk of an all inclusive family resort in Santa Barbara, Andrew knew that hospitality was his calling.
After graduating from the University of California, Santa Barbara, Andrew headed to D.C. to pursue a career in hotels. He worked at the historic Omni Shoreham for almost a year. From there, he transitioned into another customer service role at a health care consulting company located in D.C. After about a year and a half there, he missed the tourism industry too much so he founded Fiat Luxe Tours.
When not giving tours, Andrew enjoys singing with the Gay Men's Chorus of Washington and their contemporary acapella group, Potomac Fever. In warmer months you can find Andrew by some body of water either in it or laying beside it.
Meet Emma Urbahn. Emma can't get enough of this city and all it has to offer! Before moving to D.C., Emma went to the University of Richmond, where she studied World Politics & Diplomacy, with minors in Classical Civilizations, Italian Studies, and Criminal Justice (she just couldn't get enough!). Here in DC, she manages events in the hospitality industry, and in her spare time enjoys night runs, long walks down the aisles of the library, and all things Space.
Emma cares deeply about our past, and the importance of preserving it in any way we can - and became a tour guide with Fiat Luxe Tours to share that passion, for this city and its history, with all of you!
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Meet John U. Robinson. John was born and raised in Maine and moved to Washington D.C. in the summer of 2014. John received his bachelors degree in History from the University of Southern Maine in Gorham, Maine, with minors in Music and Education. John truly believes that learning about the history and the culture of a particular travel destination enhances the experience.
In his free time, he enjoys performing as a member of the Gay Men's Chorus of Washington, cooking and baking up new recipes, appreciating the sites and sounds of the great outdoors, and tackling his bucket list of travel destinations and adrenaline rushing adventures.