Aaron McCargo Jr., also known as Big Daddy, was the winner of The Next Food Network Star, and since then went on to star in his own show Big Daddy's House which aired on the Food Network for seven seasons. Aside from the Food Network, Aaron was a featured chef on NBC’s Food Fighters, Food Network’s Guy’s Grocery Games and is a regular expert on Spike TV's Bar Rescue. He is the author of Simply Done, Well Done and can be seen on many popular national daytime shows including The Today Show, The Talk, Rachael Ray, Dr. Oz, The Chew and many more.
Ayesha Curry, known for her food blog and popular YouTube channel Little Lights of Mine, is a mom to daughters Riley and Ryan, and wife to NBA superstar Stephen Curry. On the blog, Ayesha focuses on healthy living through food, fitness, faith, and her breezy approach to tasting all that life has to offer. Aside from her blog, she is the host of a cooking series Cookin' with the Curry's for Comcast SportsNet Bay Area and has another cooking show, based on her blog, currently in development. Ayesha is a contributor to Called Magazine and TheBump.com and has been featured in top online and print publications including Food and Wine Magazine, InStyle, Time Magazine, Brides Magazine, USA Today, Diablo Magazine, HelloBeautiful.com and POPSUGAR.
Named one of People’s Sexiest Men Alive, Carter is a home-grown carpenter and a brilliant craftsman who is also an expert on eco-living and providing green-building solutions and design alternatives to all of his renovations. Currently, Carter is filming The Great Christmas Light Fight for ABC with Taniya Nayak. Carter hosted Rowhouse Showdown on the FYI network, which features teams of two battling it out to make the most bang for their buck flipping identical row houses. In the past has hosted and produced numerous shows on HGTV such as Million Dollar Rooms, Celebrity Motor Homes, Carter Can and Red, Hot and Green. He is a fixture on many national daytime outlets and is a regular contributor on The Rachael Ray Show. Carter opened a winery in his hometown of Traverse City, Michigan called Bonobo, with wife Amy Smart. Carter also travels throughout the country building playgrounds through his non-profit Carter's Kids.
Cobus Potgieter is know for his drum covers of popular songs on YouTube. He began playing drums at 16, and would often play along to his favorite songs. In 2009, Cobus released Cobus Potgieter: The DVD, which included lessons, a documentary, and tutorials. In 2010 he and Iago Picos co wrote the song Heroes. The Cobus Method is a comprehensive instructional DVD series, covering every detail of how Cobus learned to play drums by ear. Cobus was part of the 2011 Google Inspiration Night in Tel Aviv, he performed with 2Cellos, Maria Aragon, and Marina Maximilian Blumin. Cobus was part of the YouTube Band Project, which when completed became Ventura Lights. Their debut album and box set, called Way Up Here, was released in 2013. Cobus partnered with DW Drums in 2013; they filmed a video at the Los Angeles House of Rock featuring their drums. In 2014, Cobus performed at the Google Africa: Africa Connected conference.
Dan Faires is a home expert from Arkansas, with the infectious charisma and charm that earned him fan favorite on HGTV's hit competition series Design Star. Following Design Star, Dan was given his own web series on HGTV.com called DanMade and he became the creator and star of Dan Does, his portal on ulive.com. Dan has quickly become one of the brightest stars in design, playing host to two specials, HGTV Yard Takeover and Holiday House and appearing on popular national daytime outlets like TODAY. Dan also has his own line of furniture called Capsule and has a workshop right outside of New York, where he lives with his wife and two sons.
Food Network personality Ellie Krieger's warmth and charisma have made her the go to nutritionist in the media. She offers real advice without gimmicks. A successful host, writer, spokesperson and campaigner for healthy kids. Ellie was personally invited by Michelle Obama and Sam Kass to participate in both her Let’s Move events at the White House. Ellie is the author of two New York Times bestsellers, is a winner of the prestigious James Beard Award and is featured regularly in outlets like Dr. Oz, CNN, Today Show, People Magazine, Fine Cooking, Women’s Health and much more, along with playing host to Healthy Appetite on Food Network and Cooking Channel. Ellie’s brand new book titled You Have it Made, will hit book shelves January 2016.
Frances Largeman-Roth, coined as the Giada de Laurentiis of the nutrition world, was the Food and Nutrition Director at Health magazine for nearly eight years. Prior to that, she was part of the editorial team at the Discovery Health Channel, and also held the post of managing editor at FoodFit.com. Frances is a frequent guest on national TV outlets, including the Today Show, Good Morning America, CBS This Morning, The Talk, CNN, Access Hollywood Live, and Dr. Oz. She has also lent her expertise as a judge for Food Network Challenge and The James Beard Awards and hosts content for the popular site HealthiNation.com. Frances is the author of two books, one of which is a NY Times Bestseller. Her latest book, Eating in Color, shows you how to brighten up your plate in a fun, easy way!
As a self-taught home rehabber and designer, Nicole Curtis is also a mom, a master of salvage picking and a spirited advocate for saving old houses and rebuilding communities. Resourceful, creative and always in motion, Nicole is hands-on with all of her projects and wouldn’t have it any other way. Her work reflects her passion for repurposing and creating amazing budget-minded designs. In Rehab Addict, her series that airs on DIY Network and HGTV, Nicole harnesses her experience with interior design, contracting and real estate to rebuild neighborhoods one house at a time in Detroit and Minneapolis.
Rebecca Louise founded RL Healthy to help readers feel their best every day. As a certified personal trainer, Rebecca Louise shares workout videos, workout calendars, and tips on nutrition, fitness, and lifestyle through her website. Additionally, she also serves as a personal trainer and wellness coach for online fitness programs such as XHIT, XF Extreme Fitness, and GymRa
Sabrina Soto is a licensed real estate agent who is LEED accredited. Her passion for design and creating beautiful spaces has lead to her extensive hosting and television career. In addition to her hosting and design duties on the hit show HGTV's The High Low Project, Sabrina has enjoyed extensive exposure across the entire HGTV channel, guest hosting and appearing on various shows and specials, including White House Christmas, HGTV’s Green Home, Bang For Your Buck, House Hunters, Showdown, Buying & Selling Secrets, and Real Estate Intervention. Sabrina was also a featured designer on ABC's Extreme Makeover Home Edition as well as host of ABC's The Great Christmas Light Fight and The Great Halloween Fright Fight. She recently launched her online lifestyle magazine, CASA & Company, which covers all things living including food, beauty, fashion and design. In 2015, Sabrina released her signature line of bedding, as well as her line of crafts and office supplies exclusively sold at Michael’s stores nationwide.
Sam Saboura has made his mark as a top stylist and as television’s original makeover authority. He believes that style should be approachable, not intimidating, and easy to understand—as much for the real person as for the high-profile celebrity. Sam began his career as the personal shopper at Fred Segal and has dressed many of the world’s most visible stars including, Jennifer Aniston, Brad Pitt, Sarah Jessica Parker and Giada de Laurentiis. He has appeared as a style expert and host on Extreme Makeover, E, Style, Oxygen and Lifetime Networks and currently plays host to TLC's most successful bridal series, Something Borrowed, Something New. Sam is a go-to on camera expert for national outlets such as Today, GMA, Access Hollywood Live and The Talk and is a style contributor to magazines such as People, US Weekly and Life & Style.
Taniya Nayak is a recurring host on HGTV and the featured designer on Food Network's Restaurant Impossible. Taniya landed her first gig on ABC Family's Knock First before making her move to HGTV as a designer on a number of popular series including FreeStyle, Destination Design, Designed to Sell, Urban Oasis and House Hunters on Vacation. In addition, Taniya has made countless appearances on popular national daytime television shows such as the The Oprah Winfrey Show, NBC's Today Show, CBS' The Early Show, Nate Berkus, and is a regular contributor to the Rachael Ray Show. Recently Taniya was hand selected by Ellen DeGeneres to be the face of her new line, E.D. On Air, exclusively sold on QVC. Taniya is hosting The Great Christmas Light Fight this year for ABC with Carter Oosterhouse.