LICENSED CONTRACTOR AND HGTV & DIY NETWORK CELEBRITY
TV Host, Designer, Contractor, Business Owner, Brand Advocate, Storyteller
Matt Muenster received his degree in Interior Design from the University of Wisconsin - Madison and practiced design professionally for almost 10 years before a chance phone call sent his career in a bit of a different direction. A local producer looking for a designer to host a new renovation show opened the door to a whole new way for Matt to bring design into the world. Now, you may know Matt best for his work over the past decade hosting shows on HGTV and DIY Network. His resume includes over 240 episodes, including Bath Crashers, BATHtastic!, Ellen’s Design Challenge, HGTV Dream Home 2015 and Blog Cabin. His passion for design and storytelling continues to drive him, utilizing his influence and brand to engage followers through his high energy, yet authentic on camera persona.
Matt has started his own production company, SPOKE612 Productions, continuing to focus on storytelling through video. He has also used his social profile and personal brand to affiliate himself as a spokesperson and ambassador for various companies including 3M, Filtrete, Renewal by Andersen, Cambria, Miele, Troy Bilt, and others.
Navigating the unknown as you attack your renovation projects.
Come with your questions and an open mind!
Thursday, March 22nd at 6PM, Friday, March 23rd at 6PM, and Saturday, March 24th at 2PM
LANDSCAPE DESIGNER AND HOST OF HGTV’S CRITICAL LISTING,GREEN FORCE, ROOM TO GROW AND HOME TO WIN
Carson Arthur is a landscape designer and television personality with several shows that can be seen all around the world. Throughout his 15-year television career, Carson teaches homeowners how to raise the value of their homes through outdoor renovations while maintaining a focus on environmentally friendly choices. He is part of the Cityline team; writes a column for the Halifax Chronicle Herald and the Sun media group including the Toronto Sun about outdoor design and appears regularly in a variety of magazines with guest articles. He is the North America outdoor design editor for Outdoor Lifestyle magazine; has a syndicated radio show called ‘Take it Outside’; is the spokesperson for Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate; and the author of the sold out book Garden Designs for Outdoor Living with a new book scheduled to hit the shelves spring 2019.
His credits include; the host of HGTV’s Green Force and Critical Listing; the Gemini nominated Room to Grow on Global, ION and the Discovery network; Better Homes and Garden’s Home, First Home on the Hallmark Channel in the U.S.; and as the gardening expert on HGTV’s blockbusters; Home to Win, Home to Win 2, and Home to Win 3.
Presentation Topic: The '10 Big No No's' in Outdoor Renovations & The Best Spots to Renovate in 2018
LEIGH-ANN ALLAIRE PERRAULT
DIY & LIFESTYLE EXPERT
As a DIY & design expert, Leigh-Ann Allaire Perrault has spent years crafting a unique philosophy for design that fuses ingenuity, whimsy, and quality workmanship – all on a “frugalista” budget. She believes that achieving great style and design isn’t determined by how much money you spend, but rather how creative you can be with your budget. Amongst the many hats she wears, Leigh-Ann is a regular contributor on Cityline and a spokesperson for Rust-Oleum Canada. With a passion to educate and inspire, Leigh-Ann embraces every opportunity she gets to spark creativity and instill confidence in others who strive to “DO IT YOURSELF”.
Presentation Topic: Design Equations
Are you eager to tackle a renovation project, but can’t seem to crack the code on your style?Join Cityline’s Leigh-Ann Allaire Perrault as she teaches you how to create a customized design equation that will help define your style and result in a unique look for your home. Leigh-Ann will also share DIY inspiration and project ideas that will let you indulge in the latest trends without overindulging right past your budget.
HOST OF HGTV CANADA'S HOME TO WIN
Tiffany Pratt’s vibrant and multifaceted design philosophy transforms people, objects and spaces. Her trademark hair, big energy and hands-on approach make Tiffany Pratt unforgettable. Her aesthetic never fails to make a colourful first impression and inspires smiles. She is always ready to create and invent with a client’s needs top-of-mind. Tiffany started her career in fashion and beauty in New York City but found great love teaching children art. Her passion for transformation is the foundation of her business, making her a go-to designer, stylist and maker. She has a unique gift to see the exquisite in the unexpected which is reflected in her book This Can Be Beautiful, which is a visual and creative feast for anyone who wants to imagine and build a more beautiful life. Her signature style mixes old with new and merges elegant with livable. No matter what she does Tiffany lives and breathes her truth that it does not take much to make magic.
tiffanypratt.com | @thetiffanypratt
Presentation Topic: Affordable Luxury - how to mix high and low…
Host of Discovery Family’s Reno, Set, Go! and creator of the YouTube Channel Simply CherCher
For over a decade, Cheryl Torrenueva has been lighting up the television screen as an On-camera Designer and continues to build her brand. Cheryl has hosted and designed for HGTV Canada including the hit shows Home To Go, Rooms That Rock, Colin & Justin’s Home Heist, Food Network's Restaurant Makeover, Restaurant Takeover, Restaurant Impossible, W Network’s Game of Homes Vancouver; and this year filmed 15 exciting episodes of her brand new show Reno, Set, Go! for Discovery Family Channel & HGTV Canada. Cheryl’s work has expanded to digital platforms where she hosts, produces, films and edits all of her original content for her YouTube channel called “Simply Cher Cher” working with top brands in the industry. Cheryl is passionate about creating joy and meaning in every part of her life. She has a unique ability to translate that extra special vibe that the client is looking for creating modern fresh spaces with an eclectic mix of details and moments of discovery telling the story of who YOU are.
Presentation Topic: Top 5 Design Challenges and How to Fix Them!
Cheryl Torrenueva, TV Host of HGTV Canada's Reno, Set, Go! will reveal the most common Design Challenges plus how to navigate through sticky situations and still come out on top! You will get to see inspiring "Before and Afters" from the show, as well as one of Cheryl's latest renovations in her own home. You'll also learn how to access budget friendly solutions with high impact results. Bring a pen and paper because you'll get valuable info to help you avoid making mistakes on any future renovations.
A sewing, craft, and DIY expert, TV host, author, and magazine editor
Denise is the host of Holiday Makeover, the first original series by the DIY network Makeful. Denise started North America’s largest sewing school with locations in Toronto and New York City, and she sold the company after 10 years to the world’s largest craft publisher. Denise is the founder of LoveSewing magazine, the founding editor of BurdaStyle US magazine, and she wrote the popular sewing reference book Mend & Make Fabulous. Denise is also the co-founder of a mentorship-based company that currently teaches 1000 new kids every week how to sew in elementary schools.
Find out more about Denise by visiting DeniseWild.com, and follow her on social @MeDeniseWild.
Presentation topic: Small Space Hacks: creative, space-saving solutions
Neil Harding has worked for Sleep Country Canada for the past 18 years. Neil is in charge of home shows, warehouse sales, and product knowledge training nationally. As a highly trained and experienced sleep expert, Neil has helped thousands of Canadians get a better night’s sleep!
Presentation topic: Let's Talk about Sleep
OWNER, KZ PERMACULTURE
Kenton Zerbin is a designer and teacher of sustainable living. A leader within the tiny house and Permaculture movements, Kenton helps others create edible landscapes, efficient homes, and healthy communities. When not teaching abroad Kenton runs a local educational business - KZPermaculure.ca - in Alberta where he and his wife live in an off-grid tiny house they designed and built. Sign up for Kenton's popular spring workshop on Tiny Homes and learn how to build a beautiful functional home that meets your needs without debt.
Presentation Topic: Tiny Homes - Why? How? WOW!
Why are Tiny Homes so popular? Learn why this movement has taken off, how to design and build tiny, and then have your heart stolen as we take a visual tour through amazing tiny homes.
OWNER, WILD GREEN GARDEN CONSULTING
Claudia Bolli, Owner, Wild Green Garden Consulting Claudia Bolli is a passionate food gardener, nature lover, teacher and permaculture consultant. She loves to help families grow their own nutrient-rich food and convert lawns to food and habitat for domestic and wild creatures. Claudia has designed numerous edible landscapes for our climate and she regularly offers gardening workshops. She also coordinates Little Green Thumbs, a school gardening program.
Presentation topic: Spiral Garden Tips & Tricks
PARTNER ALAIR HOMES
PARTNER ALAIR HOMES
LIVING BETTER STARTS HERE™ Alair Homes serves the great communities in and around Edmonton by providing high-quality custom built homes and appealing, yet modern, renovations. Our team is passionate about helping individuals and families enjoy happier, healthier, more productive and more comfortable lifestyles. Our award-winning company takes pride in the multi-million dollar estates, budget-friendly starter homes, and infill homes we have created for residents in the Capital Region. We put the same level of care, workmanship and top-notch customer service into every home we build.
Presentation topic: The Skinny on Infill Homes in Edmonton
From REALTORs to builders to city council members, it seems as though everyone is talking about infill homes these days. As one of Edmonton's largest infill builders, Alair Homes explores your many infill options from location to permits to architectural and interior design, and will debunk common infill myths to shed some light on the infill opportunity in Edmonton.
CALGARY'S COTTAGE GARDENER
Janet Melrose is ‘Calgary’s Cottage Gardener’, who specializes in Garden Education, Horticultural Therapy and advocating for a Sustainable Local Food System: successfully synthesising Community-Based Horticultural Therapy program located in Community Gardens; working with gardeners of all stripes to develop their skills and experience of gardening for enjoyment, health and sustenance. Her motto is ‘Grow, Nurture, and Bloom’.
Presentation topic: Native Plants for Alberta gardens
LANDSCAPE DESIGNER, MASTER GARDENER, AND HORTICULTURALIST, SALISBURY LANDSCAPING
With a lifetime of studying, installing landscapes, and designing residential gardens, Kevin creates landscape designs that motivate, relax, and refresh. He is well known in Edmonton’s horticulture circles with his wide range of presentations to various Horticulture Societies, courses for Continuing Education and the Botanic Garden, and his book “The Perfect Time to Garden.” However, creating designs and guiding their installations is what fuels his passions. Through thoughtful and collaborative design, well chosen plants and stone can convert an unused yard into a cherished garden enjoyed by the whole family.
Presentation topic: Plan a Garden, Landscape a Dream
Landscaping is more than dirt, rocks, and weeding, but after a week of searching on HOUZZ and collecting thousands of images, many people still can’t come up with a plan. Together we will tour three popular garden styles and look at locally available landscape materials to help you realize that dream.
EARTHWORM LANDSCAPE DESIGN
Adele Goodwin truly has a magic pencil that has turned dreams into reality for thousands of Alberta homeowners. Trained by Masters and honed by experience, Adele will help solve your landscape challenge. Visit www.earthworm.ca for the map!
Presentation topic: 5 Ways to Create Stunning Curb Appeal
Stand out from the crowd by applying some amazing landscape design mojo revealed by Edmonton's own Maestro of the Hard To Kill Garden.
ONE SMART HOME
As an owner of local home automation company, One Smart Home, Mike Burris is immersed in home technology every day. A huge fan of anything to do with technology, Mike is happiest when he's dreaming up creative solutions for their clients, or at home with his wife and daughter.
Presentation topic: Internet, WiFi and your Personal Security with New Technology