Check out our speakers from 2018!
What began as two separate musical careers has become a lifelong partnership for Kortney and Dave Wilson. After a solid run as a country music duo, they traded in their microphones for tool belts and began flipping houses while raising their three children. With over 60 homes flipped to date, Kortney and Dave have become one of Nashville’s premiere house flipping forces, renowned as much for their acute knowledge of the local real estate market as for their artistic design in transforming run-down disasters into stunning one-of-a-kind family homes.
In their hit Television Series Masters of Flip, Kortney and Dave Wilson breathe new life into old, rundown Nashville homes. Each one-hour episode opens with Kortney and Dave house-hunting for properties that have seen better days and gambling on which one to flip to make the most profit. With limited timelines and even tighter budgets, these Masters of Flip take on the challenge of transforming each real estate disaster into a stunning family dream home.
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TV Personality, actor, and award winning host on HGTV. Todd has spent the past five years hosting the international hit show Love It or List It, Vancouver.
Through multiple TV, Digital, and media platforms, Todd shares his passion for responsible home ownership to inspire positive changes in peoples lives. Todd also travels Canada and the US inspiring smart investment, renovation and design choices, and creating wealth through real estate. Todd lives and promotes a ‘created life’ encouraging himself and others to be conscious of how we design, build and most importantly LIVE, in our homes and communities. Currently living in Vancouver with his wife Rebecca and two kids, Ashlyn and Kesler.
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.” www.tiffanypratt.com @thetiffanypratt
Landscape Designer and Host of HGTV’s Critical Listing, Green Force, Room to Grow, and Home To Win (2016)
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.
Neil has been with Sleep Country Canada for over 17 years. He is responsible for home shows, training and product knowledge nationally. He has extensive experience in all aspects of the mattress industry and is considered an expert in his field.
Kelsey Kosman, Interior Design Consultant and owner of Dollhouse Design, specializes in simplifying the design process. She believes that a home can not only be beautiful, but also functional, and practical for every family and every budget.
Kazwel has been in the outdoor renovation business for 4+ years managing decks, patio covers and full-scale sunroom addition projects.
Many projects Kazwel has managed have been featured in Winnipeg’s top home renovation magazines. He is driven to ensure customer designs are realized, budgets are kept and timelines are met.
Kazwel’s motto is to “develop a solution which meets our customer designs”, and also that “the experience exceeds our customer expectations” – this is the foundation of Kazwel’s business.
Colleen is a University of Manitoba trained Landscape Professional and Certified Prairie Horticulturist for nearly 20 years. Her designs and advice have appeared in various media platforms including magazines, newspaper, and television. Since 2000, her business has been offering residential, commercial, and public landscape design by utilizing the latest 3D technology. You can see how your landscape project will look even before a shovel hits the ground! She knows how important it is for you to express your personal style and keep within budget. From basic garden advice with an onsite consultation to complete installation, Colleen can create an outdoor space that’s right for you and your family, because it’s what’s on the outside that counts.
Tim has been in the hardscape industry for 15 + years, and started his journey with hardscaping products manufacturing the stone we see throughout our Winnipeg streets every day. 15 years later, Tim still has a passion for hardscaping and enjoys helping clients utilize concrete for all sorts of projects and loves showing the DIY how creative they truly can be.
Cathy Shaluk owns and operates Shaluk's Garden Solutions a full-service garden design, restoration and maintenance company specializing in environmentally conscious garden practices that focus on low impact and low maintenance options for residential and commercial properties. For over 25 years she has worked as an environmental/science educator and currently chairs The Monarch Teacher Network of Canada: Manitoba Region program. Cathy provides horticulture workshops and presentations for groups of all ages and is currently an instructor for the Assiniboine Community College’s Manitoba Master Gardener Program. She also works with the Manitoba Communities in Bloom Program as their Provincial Coordinator.
Dave Hanson is a Winnipeg-based gardening educator, columnist and founder/of Sage Garden Greenhouses. Dave is a regular contributor to local and national media, has been a long time host for the gardening call-in on CBC Radio Manitoba, co-hosts the weekly Grow Guide podcast and is an active speaker and writer. Most recently Dave served as guest editor and contributing author for the best selling Prairie Garden, featuring herbs and spices. His focus is on helping gardeners succeed with an allorganic approach and - of course - to enjoy the incredible diversity of exciting plants that can thrive in prairie gardens. Connect with Dave at www.sagegarden.ca