Check out our headliners for the 2017 Edmonton Fall Home Show below!
KORTNEY AND DAVE WILSON MASTERS OF FLIP
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.
What follows is an exciting journey through the mess and stress of renovation, the magic of transformation and the anticipation of enormous profits. The roller coaster of buying, renovating and staging each house all hinges on that final sale; will their gamble garner maximum profits every time? While the US housing market is clearly on the rise, nowhere is that growth more evident than in the city of Nashville, Tennessee. The hometown of country music is experiencing a dramatic resurgence in both new home starts and renovations and house flipping masters Kortney and Dave Wilson are leading the charge.
Adding Value to Your Home
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
Presentation Topic: The Power of Transformation
Leigh-Ann Allaire Perrault
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: High Style, Low Budget: Design without Spending a Dime
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!
Let's Talk About Sleep
The genuine passion of designer Rosalyn Lazaruk for décor, space and event design has inspired her success as a designer. Rosalyn has been working in design and decor for over a decade and established her own business, Wicket Blue Interiors, in 2004. She has a broad repertoire of experience both in designing personal spaces within the home, as well as in implementing intriguing space and design concepts within the commercial and event settings. Insightful and infinitely resourceful, Rosalyn understands the intimate relationship of design and self-expression and is devoted to developing and implementing unique design ideas that reflect the vision and individuality of her clients. www.wicketblue.com
Presentation Topic: Insta-Worthy Kids Rooms
Having spent her career in technology, Tammy is a passionate advocate for the meaningful change that technology can bring to people’s lives. As Director of Marketing for TELUS’ Broadband Networks, a team that is laying the foundation for the future – connecting homes and businesses across Canada to our TELUS PureFibre™ network. TELUS PureFibre will enable innovation in business and consumer services and create opportunities for advancing education, healthcare and the digital economy. In her eighteen years at TELUS, Tammy played a key part in the development of some of the first Voice over IP solutions within TELUS, and has held various positions in Customer Solutions, Vendor Management, Sales and Marketing. In support of TELUS and our Philosophy of “We Give Where We Live”, Tammy is involved in several local minor sports organizations, is a past board member of JDRF Edmonton and worked closely with Habitat for Humanity on the Edmonton Carter Build. Outside of professional and community responsibilities, Tammy enjoys spending time with her husband and two children.
The home of the future is already here: TELUS PureFibre and the connected home
Environmental Strategies, City of Edmonton
Robyn Webb has a background in urban planning and sustainability and works for the energy transition team at the City of Edmonton. She is passionate about creating sustainable cities, the path to a low carbon future and teaching the public about household energy efficiency.
Energy Transition Unit, City of Edmonton
Mike Mellross is a Project Manager in the Energy Transition Unit of the City of Edmonton which has been tasked with stewarding and implementing Edmonton’s Community Energy Transition Strategy. Mike is a registered Professional Agrologist with over twenty years of experience in the field of environmental management and sustainability. He has focused his career on climate change mitigation, green buildings, and energy management. Recently, Mike has taken the lead on developing and implementing Edmonton’s Home Energy Labeling Program and Edmonton's Green Home Guide.
Presentation Topic: Saving Carbon, Adding Value: Household Energy Efficiency & Renewable Energy in Edmonton
ONE SMART HOME A/V Inc.
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: Home Technology Simplified
There are numerous ways to use today's technology to enhance your home & lifestyle. Whether or not you know what you want, if you want to do it yourself or have someone do it for you, it can be helpful to get some support from an expert. We’ll introduce you to a few common solutions to everyday needs, share some ideas about where and how to get help and maybe even inspire you to jump in and do it yourself!
GREG POLKOSNIK- ASTROLOGICAL STYLE EXPERT
Astrological style expert Greg Polkosnik has written horoscopes for “Teen Vogue” and “Harper’s Bazaar,” collaborated on fashion layouts with “Glamour,” and appeared as a feature presenter at the High Point Market: the biggest furniture trade show in the world. His new book, “Star Struck Style,” will be published this October.
Presentation Topic: What's Your Sign? Zodiac Style for your Home.
Since the publication of “Cosmically Chic: Discovering Your Fashion Style through Astrology” in 2000, Greg Polkosnik has been sharing his unique specialty with audiences around the world. While sun-sign astrology has a natural connection with self-expression and personal style, Greg believes that the fundamentals of astrology can be adapted to home décor to create environments that reflect the signature style of the individuals who inhabit them. Join him as he describes your zodiac style in this entertaining and enlightening presentation.
DISTINCT INTERIOR DESIGN
Susan Jomha of Distinct Interior Design is a talented university-certified Interior Design consultant with extensive design experience, an artistic mindset and an astonishing ability to discern your styles and tastes, adding your personality into your project. Inspired by many influences from Europe, the Middle East and Asia, Susan is able to give each project a certain amount of distinction that would be described as one-of-a-kind. By assessing her clients’ goals and learning about their habits and lifestyle, she provides the effortless, uncomplicated design and decorating process to bring her clients’ dreams to life in beautiful interior spaces to be enjoyed for a lifetime. For any information about latest design trends book a consultation with Susan Jomha of Distinct Interior Design.
Presentation Topic: Latest Kitchen & Bath Trends for 2018
Ryan Holtz- Main Stage EMCEE
Ryan Holtz Marketing Consulting & Training
Ryan Holtz is an internationally recognized marketer and proud owner of Ryan Holtz Marketing. Ryan is a regular media contributor, emcee, keynote speaker and host of The Ryan Holtz Show Podcast. Ryan also is the founder of Dreams4Kids, a grassroots initiative. Visit http://www.ryanholtz.ca/ for more info!