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.
Amy (Smart) Oosterhouse, best known for being an actress, started her career as a young teenager and is known for films like Varsity Blues, Just Friends, Rat Race, The Butterfly Effect, Crank, Starsky and Hutch, The Single Moms Club and TV shows like Felicity, Scrubs, Shameless and Justified. But she has also been actively involved with environmental issues since she was 18yrs old, volunteering with Heal the Bay, and then serving on their board along with Environmental Media Association for the last 17 years. She is a certified Kundalini Yoga teacher and got certified as a Health Coach through the Institute of Integrative Nutrition. She is very passionate about the environment and giving back when she can. Currently, she is filming the DC comics TV series Stargirl and is the founder of the eco-friendly home brand SmartHouse Collections.
Brett Tutor is the handsome, charismatic new carpenter starring in the reboot of “Trading Spaces,” the beloved hit series that returned to TLC in 2018. The chiseled Renaissance man who People Magazine calls ‘much more than just a pretty face’ has an incredibly diverse resume reflecting his seemingly endless talents. He has worked as a stuntman, EMT and SWAT medic, house flipper, home inspector, white water rafting and rock climbing guide, singer, songwriter and guitarist, as well as a security and survival specialist on season two of Discovery Channel’s hit show “Treasure Quest.” He’s also a passionate champion of causes with a positive social impact. In 2014, he founded the non-profit organization Off The Grid International (www.otgi.org), which builds clean water and sanitation systems in some of the most remote regions of the planet.
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. Currently, you can watch Carter as a designer on TLC’s reboot of Trading Spaces and shop his eco-friendly home brand, SmartHouse Collections.
Born in Northern Ireland and having come from a long line of Irish craftsman, Darren first developed his love for woodworking, after building a Pinewood Derby Racer with his father. As a teenager, Darren assisted a local contractor on his job sites, as a summer job. This evolved into him starting Drumcree Designs. Darren quickly moved his operation into a workshop in downtown Los Angeles. Clients today include local businesses, interior designers and celebrities who commission one of a kind, hand-crafted furniture pieces. From welding or fine woodworking, Darren’s passion centers around design and fabrication. In early 2019, Darren submitted to the nationwide casting call for HGTV’s Extreme Makeover: Home Edition reboot on a whim and was selected out of hundreds of hopefuls, to be one of the new featured designers on the show. Thrilled at the opportunity to showcase his artistry to a national audience, Darren is ready to help change lives, one house at a time!
Egypt Sherrod is the host of HGTV's "Flipping Virgins" and "Property Virgins" which ran for sixteen seasons. As an award winning realtor CEO of the Atlanta based Egypt Sherrod Real Estate Group, she's made recurring appearances as the home buyers/sellers "go-to girl" on NBC's Today Show, CNBC, FOX, CNN, HLN as well as being featured on Fast & Company, Yahoo, Homes.com, Rolling Stone, Black Enterprise, and a host of other publications and digital platforms. Licensed in two states, Egypt is also the real estate columnist for Atlanta Magazine's HOME. Egypt is the author of the NAACP Image Award nominated "Keep Calm... It's Just Real Estate: Your No-Stress Guide To Buying a Home," on Running Press/Perseus Books which became a bestseller in its genre. A powerhouse speaker and moderator, Egypt hosted the stage at Oprah's "The Life You Want Tour." Egypt is the founder of the Egypt Cares Family Foundation, an Atlanta based charity that provides free workshops on home ownership and it's benefits, credit management and credit restoration classes. Egypt is a graduate of Temple University with a bachelors degree in Broadcasting, Telecommunications and Mass Media. She holds the designation of Master Certified Negotiator, Accredited Buyer Representative, Certified Residential Specialist and Certified Distressed Property Expert.
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 Whole in One, will hit book shelves this fall.
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!
Karen E Laine (Mom) and Mina Starsiak Hawk (Daughter) are co-founders of Two Chicks and a Hammer, Inc. They began rehabbing houses in 2007 when Mina bought a house that needed a lot of work after graduating from Indiana University. With the help of her mom, Karen, the two were not only able to renovate the house but also discovered a passion for home renovation. Thus, Two Chicks and a Hammer was born. Mina and Karen worked on two to three houses a year while working as a lawyer and a waitress. Two Chicks and a Hammer now focuses on renovating homes in Fountain Square, Bates Hendricks and surrounding areas. Throughout their work in Indianapolis, Two Chicks and a Hammer found that they could do well be doing good. This drives the business and mission stated for Two Chicks and a Hammer, to 'Revitalize Indianapolis One Property at a Time.' In July of 2015, their show Good Bones began airing on HGTV. The show, just aired its fourth season and filming it's fifth is now one of the most popular shows on the network. Karen and Mina have also quickly become some of the most sought after experts in the media, with features in top shows and publications including Today, Rachael Ray, People and HGTV Magazine.
Tash is a webby nominated cooking show host, most recent member of the Food Network family with her digital series Craving Healthy, frequent guest chef on tv shows such as Home and Family, KTLA and Fox 5 San Diego, and private chef to several prominent clients in L.A..Her first show, Cinema and Spice, was picked up by Yahoo! in 2014 and aired over 70 episodes. Since then, Tash has produced, hosted, and styled over 150 pieces of food content, ranging from prepping fancy meals for wild animals on Super Deluxe to revamping holiday cookie classics for Huffington Post. Most recently, Natasha is the co-host of the popular Snackable YouTube Series, Top-Down Challenge and is working on the third season of her self-produced digital series Nosh with Tash.
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 ran for 8 seasons 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.
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 HGTV's hit show 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 podcast, Redesigning Life with Sabrina Soto, which is all about honest, inspirational, and candid conversations with Sabrina and her many guests on life, growth, friendship and purpose. Throughout her career Sabrina has released a signature line of bedding, wallpaper, and rugs. Sabrina is currently starring as a designer on While You Were Out and TLC’s reboot of Trading Spaces.
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.
Emmy Award-winning lifestyle expert and headlining comedian Trish Suhr continues to be a beloved national television personality, charming audiences with her unique combination of down-home, southern charm and a contemporary, cosmopolitan sensibility. Best known as the "Yard Sale Diva" on more than 200 episodes of Style Network's mega-hit Clean House and her hilarious guest-starring roles on NBC's The Office and Comedy Central's Reno 911!, Trish is a regular on Fox's syndicated series Hollywood Today Live. She was recently a recurring guest host on ABC's FABLife alongside Tyra Banks and Chrissy Tiegen. While jugging her broadcast responsibilities, she leads the Country Cool Comedy Tour, playing to sold-out crowds nightly. Never one to sit still, Trish also co-hosts the wildly popular PopTalk podcast with fellow comedian Ross Matthews. Trish is a regular contributor to Extra, Good Day LA, Good Day NY as well as a variety of magazines and is often recognized for her work as the host of National Lampoon's Gamers, WE's Take My Kids Please, CMT's Family Secrets and Lifetime's Great American Cook-off. Known for her quick wit and razor sharp perspectives, Trish frequently offers commentary for popular specials on outlets including GMA, Bravo, E!, CMT and VH-1. Currently, Trish is the host of GSN’s The Daily Draw.