Take a look at our special guests for 2022; and check back in this space as we announce our 2023 speakers and celebrities later in the year!
Picture of Mina Starsiak Hawk
Mina Starsiak Hawk is a home renovation expert, real estate agent, and star of the HGTV hit series "Good Bones." Currently airing its 6th season, the series follows Mina and her mother Karen, the co-founders of Two Chicks and a Hammer, a local home flipping business and brick-and-mortar store in their hometown of Indianapolis, Indiana. The show follows the duo as they renovate and beautify old houses with "good bones" and transform them into their neighbors' treasured homes.

Mina is an HGTV staple and has appeared on various popular shows including "Brother vs Brother", "Rock the Block", "A Very Brady Renovation", "Martha Knows Best", "Renovate Like a Mother", "Small Space, Big Potential" and most recently she was a judge on HGTV's newest competition series "Battle on the Beach".

Mina lives in Indianapolis with her husband, Stephen, her son Jack, her daughter Charlotte, and their three dogs Frank, Beatrice, and Sophie. Mina recently wrote a Children's book called Built Together, which teaches young readers about diversity and acceptance, by encouraging them to embrace their own family and families that look different than theirs.

Mina appeared on Friday, March 4, 2022.
Drew Beson, Local Artist
The 2022 show was a showcase for the abstract artwork of local artist Drew Beson. Filled with vibrant colors and bold movement, Drew’s artwork can be found in private collections around the world. Visitors were able to watch Drew paint live on Saturday afternoon! 

Nolan Miller Bathroom & Kitchen Trends presented by Miller Custom Remodeling

Cheryl Culbreth, Landscape Restoration, Inc. Landscaping with Native Plants

Russ Henry, Owner of Minnehaha Falls Landscaping Abundant Lawns, Landscapes, and Gardens

Rawley Rohan - Dirty Boys Landscaping Creating and Budgeting a Strategic Landscape Plan

Bjorn Freudenthal - New Spaces Design - Build - Remodeling Planning and Renovation Presentations

Jenn Hovland, CPFD, founder and creative designer of Studio Louise Plan a Stunning Cut Flower Garden

Lisa Philander, PhD Curator of the Conservatory & Botanical Collection at the University of Minnesota The Power of Healing Gardens

James Wolfin Planting for Pollinators

Gail Hudson, Writer & Horticulturist, Northern Gardener Magazine Coming soon to a MN backyard near you: The Invasive Jumping Worm

Rick Juliusson Tips for New Northern Gardeners

Courtney Tchida Outdoor Winter Seed Starting