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.
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
Her trademark hair and big energy make Tiffany Pratt unforgettable. But her hands-on approach to design, and the care she has for her clients, make her irreplaceable. Tiffany fell in love with beautiful things at a young age when she would memorize every page of Vogue magazine. Today, that same appreciation for beauty has carried through into her day-to-day work. She sees exquisite in the unexpected, mixes old with new, merges elegant with livable, and she lives and breathes her truth that “this can be beautiful.”
tiffanypratt.com | @thetiffanypratt
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. Find Kenton on our Main Stage as well!
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. Don't forget to check out Kenton's off-grid tiny house in our Tiny Home Village in Hall A while you're here!
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.
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’.