Tristan Simon founded and leads Rebees. He grew up in London and Virginia, went to Duke University, and moved to Dallas in 1996. Before starting Rebees, Tristan built a successful restaurant and hospitality company called Consilient, which he sold in 2014 after hatching numerous concepts.
Taryn knows how to build and run a business from the ground up. She directs operations, leasing, and construction for Rebees, and also happens to make an excellent jalapeño margarita. Taryn grew up in North Dakota and studied nutrition at the University of Minnesota.
Fran, who was raised all over the world, majored in urban studies at Columbia University’s Barnard College – she always knew she wanted to be a creative place-maker when she grew up. At Rebees, she handles branding and technology.
Leslie brings to Rebees three decades of experience as a journalist, cook, and author. The L.A. native studied English at Stanford, then earned an MFA in Fiction Writing from Columbia University. She has garnered dozens of prizes, including two James Beard Awards. Most recently she was restaurant critic at The Dallas Morning News.