As a co-chair, she has shaped the theme, “Return to the Wild,” and aesthetic direction of the event, scheduled for Nov. 6. In addition, she selected committee members, planned activities and invited chefs to participate in the outdoor event. This year, guests will enjoy interactive animal demonstrations and live music from Manhattan. They’ll also have the opportunity to support the zoo through an auction offering rare zoo experiences, travel and more.
Robyn is a women’s couture buyer for Neiman Marcus, and Chris is a partner at Holland & Knight. They live in White Rock Valley with their two sons — Christopher, 7, and Robert, 4. Both attend White Rock Elementary School and are active in sports.
In their free time, the Chauvins love eating at restaurants like Mariano’s Hacienda. Chris even says queso is the boys’ blood type. And of course, they love going to the zoo. The boys know their parents are co-chairs of Zoo To Do, but they’re not exactly sure what that role involves.
“They want to know if it gets them special access to the animals,” Robyn says. “I think they think that’s what I do, when I’m working out at the zoo, that I’m helping take care of the animals.