Hilary Farr is an internationally renowned designer, co-host of Love It or List It, which airs on W Network in Canada and HGTV in the USA, and president of Hilary Farr Design, a thriving interior design company founded over 15 years ago.
She is credited as the first designer to stage properties for sale in Toronto where she currently resides. The internationally-known design sensation has also lived in Australia, England, California, and New York.
Much of Farr’s success is attributed to her ability to anticipate industry trends, understand the personalities of her many unique clients, and to respond with distinctive designs that suit their needs and lifestyles. Drama, timeless glamour and functionality are Farr’s trademarks.
Hillary appeared on the Main Stage March 4th.
Jeff Lewis is widely regarded as America’s most well-known house flipper through his role in Bravo’s docuseries Flipping Out.
After renovating his own properties for 20+ years, Jeff launched a design firm in 2009. By 2010, Jeff was asked to design the House Beautiful Magazine Kitchen of the Year, displayed in Rockefeller Center.
In addition to client design work, Jeff launched a line of paint with handcrafted colors in 2013, a line of rugs in 2015, and launched collections of tile and barn doors while expanding Jeff Lewis Paint to 52-colors in Zero VOC, in the fall of 2016. All products are available exclusively at The Home Depot.
Jeff appeared on the Main Stage Saturday, February 25
Licensed contractor Matt Muenster sees every house project, whether he’s ripping apart dated bathrooms using the latest construction technology or completely gutting his own kitchen as a chance to use his clever ideas to achieve great design while integrating earth-friendly elements. Matt earned his degree in interior design from the University of Wisconsin at Madison. He initially got his feet wet designing restaurants and casinos and even worked on the Angolan Project in Africa. Eventually, his fervor for design shifted to the residential sector. His professional experience includes high-end interior design, and he gets an adrenaline rush every time he transforms a boring bathroom into a fantastic one on DIY Network’s Bath Crashers.
Matt appeared on the Main Stage
Friday, March 3 and Sunday, March 5
With over 16 years in the industry, Tyler Wisler has established himself as one of New York’s most influential and dynamic designers with an international clientele. Tyler earned a certificate from the New York School of Interior Design, and graduated from Marymount University with a BA in Interior Design. Since then, he has been exciting people with his unique approach to tailoring environments through the integration of vintage industrial elements dovetailed with modern sensibilities.
These fashionably aspirational spaces include a hint of the unexpected which keep the environments lively and promotes conversation. Tyler’s been featured on hit shows like HGTV’s “Design Star’’, ABC’s “Good Morning America”, and NBC’s “George To The Rescue.’’ With an ear to the ground and discerning eye, he has been sought out by not only the mega-online retailer OpenSky to be one of their taste-makers, but he is also an “eBay Influencer”, and a content creator for Skype. Most notably though, Tyler is a Pinterest “Pinfluencer” in both the Home Décor and Men’s
Fashion categories touted by both Mashable and the Huffington Post as “one to follow.” He has been seen in Architectural Digest, Elle Décor, New York Spaces, and recently HOSS Magazine offered Tyler a position as one of their permanent celebrity contributors. Companies like Kohler, 3M, BRIZO, Cosentino and Benjamin Moore have all collaborated for that edgy aesthetic and authentic narrative that only Tyler can bring to a project. Tyler recently added to his extensive resume by launching a line of eco-luxury bedding for Butterfly Dreams linens. Whether talking trends, demonstrating a DIY project, or creating a rocking interior, Tyler believes everyone has the right to be surrounded by great design!
Tyler appeared on the Main Stage Friday, February 24, Saturday, February 25 and Sunday, February 26
Kelli Kaufer is a highly regarded designer in the television industry whose innovative designs have been featured in over 250 HGTV and DIY network shows. She works with her clients to create unique and inspirational spaces that represent her clients’ lifestyle and personality. Kelli has written design articles that have been featured in Houzz, Forbes and Huffington Post. She loves every aspect of design where no project is too small or too challenging.
'Your inspiration brought to life through creative spaces'
Kelli appeared on the Main Stage both weekends of the show
Want to see more of Kelli's work? Click HERE to check out the March edition of St. Croix Valley Magazine where Kelli re-purposes a 100 year-old loft in downtown Hudson.
Julie Collin Davison & Bridget Lancaster
Julia Collin Davison is executive editor for the book division of America’s Test Kitchen, cohost of America’s Test Kitchen, and an on-screen test cook for Cook’s Country from America’s Test Kitchen. She began working as a test cook for Cook’s Illustrated in 1999 and is responsible for the food and recipe development for all America’s Test Kitchen cookbooks. She holds an A.O.S. degree from the Culinary Institute of America and a B.A. in Psychology and Philosophy from SUNY Albany. Before coming to America’s Test Kitchen, Julia worked in Albany, the Berkshires, San Francisco, and the Napa Valley at several restaurants, catering companies, schools, and wineries.
Bridget Lancaster is the executive editor for new media, television, and radio at America’s Test Kitchen, cohost of America’s Test Kitchen, and an on-screen test cook for Cook’s Country from America’s Test Kitchen. She joined the Cook’s Illustrated team in 1998 and is an original cast member of both television shows, as well as a cohost for America’s Test Kitchen Radio. Bridget currently serves as the lead instructor for the America’s Test Kitchen Online Cooking School and helps develop and produce courses for the school. Her earlier career led her to cook in restaurant kitchens in the South and Northeast, concentrating on pastry.
Julia and Bridget appeared on the Main Stage Saturday, March 4
Hailing from a small country-town in Indiana, Falen is the newest member of the Dave Ryan in the Morning Show. Her quick wit and "zingers" keep the guys in line daily on 101.3 KDWB, on iHeartRadio and online at daveryanshow.iheart.com. In addition to features like "Dave's Dirt" and "War of the Roses," Falen hosts her own Book Club and is active on her blog on the KDWB website.
Outside of radio, Falen loves to travel, shop, read, see movies/watch TV, go to concerts and EAT!
Falen appeared at the show on Friday, March 3
Bobby Jensen, who was on-hand to answer all attendees gardening and landscaping questions.
Bobby was on-site on Saturday, February 25 and Saturday, March 4
Marjorie Johnson, the "Blue Ribbon Baker", is a popular baker from Robbinsdale, Minnesota. First made famous through her guest appearances on KSTP radio's Garage Logic, she has since appeared on numerous talk shows including The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, The Rosie O'Donnell Show, and The View. Marjorie has won over 2,500 fair ribbons including over 1,000 blue ribbons and numerous sweepstakes ribbons.
Coconut Rice Crispy Cookies
Marjorie appeared on the Main Stage both weekends of the show
Nick "The Pond King" Needham
Nick "The Pond King" Needham has been working with water features for over 13 years. He'll dispel a few common myths and misconceptions of owning a water feature. Nick will be sharing some of our secrets to success and what you can do with your existing water feature to ease any maintenance issues. He will also be sharing some important tips on choosing the right type of contractor to fit your project needs.
Minnesota Viking, Everson Griffen
Join SLH Minnesota Viking, Everson Griffen as he signs autographs in the SLH booth (#2337) on Saturday, March 4 from 2pm - 4pm. Come see the latest in smart home technology, including home security cameras and Dolby Atmos surround sound technology with Control 4!
“SLH is great! Great Service! Great Techs! Great work! They’re the best at what they do!” –Everson Griffen, 2017
Cody & Ashleigh - Tiny home owners
Ever wonder what it's like to live in a tiny home? Make sure to stop by Glenmark Construction's home in the Tiny Home Village to meet Cody & Ashleigh, tiny home owners. They're here to answer any questions you might have about living in a tiny space! Visit them:
Friday, March 3: 3pm - 8pm
Saturday, March 4: 2pm-7pm
Sunday, March 5: 9am - 2pm
And make sure to check out Tiny House Nation on FYITM where Cody and Ashleigh's home was featured! Episode 402 - 330 Sq. Ft. Ever Growing Tiny House aired on January 14th and included Glenmark Construcdtion as the builder.
Darby Hendrickson: On the Ice, Off the Ice
Darby will discuss his hockey career and the value that a sauna lifestyle has provided him through his professional and everyday life.
Darby will be appearing March 3rd at 6pm on the lifestyle stage. See the full schedule here.
Donna Valentine from MyTalk is appearing at Aquarius Home Services booth on Saturday, March 4th from 11am - 1pm. Join her in booth 905!
Miriam Johnson has been an actor and Home DIY enthusiast for the majority of her life. Her passion for DIY came from her father who seemed to be able to fix anything, and resulted in buiilding her own furniture as well as tackling remodeling the majority of her first 500 square foor home in Los Angeles, and then her home in Minneapolis.
Miriam brough her DIY interest and her own skills on power tools to the Hometime crew when she joined the show in 2004. Instantly she gained on the job training, learning more about everything from drywall, to tile, to landscaping.
Make sure to visit the Idea Home on Sunday, February 26 from 1-3pm to meet Miriam!
Amy James from K102
Amy James from K102 is appearing at Window Concepts of Minnesota’s booth on Saturday, February 25th from 11:00 – 1:00 pm, and Lee Valsvik from KOOL 108 is appearing Saturday, March 4th from 10:00 am – noon.
Terri was born in Buffalo, Minnesota and attended Delano High School. After she graduated from Brown Institute, she began working in LaCrosse, Wisconsin. As a part of the Morning Show since 1986, Terri books on-air interviews for the show and is the sole female voice. Terri enjoys gardening, biking, walking, and exercising in her spare time. Her family includes her husband, a son, and twin girls. She also enjoys spending time with her pets.
Terri will be appearing on Friday, Feb. 24 from 11 a.m. - 1 p.m., during the Hero Day.