HGTV CANADA MAIN STAGE PRESENTERS:
HGTV Canada's Island of Bryan
Bryan doesn’t believe he’s put in an honest day’s work unless he gets his hands dirty. A natural-born teacher, the Gemini-award winning host has been educating and entertaining viewers across Canada and in 23 different Countries Worldwide
since 2007 on the hit shows Disaster DIY, Canada’s Handyman Challenge, Leave it to Bryan, House of Bryan, Bryan Inc. and Island of Bryan. Bryan’s quick wit and easy-going personality have made him a huge hit with viewers on all of
his home renovation shows.
Learning valuable tricks of the trade from his father, a meticulous aircraft engineer, Bryan spent his childhood summers building his family’s cottage from the ground up. After earning a degree in Political Science and studying Business, Bryan was headed towards a career of practicing law. Realizing he’d rather be renovating than being chained to a desk, his innate passion for building took over and he attended construction courses at George Brown College, officially traded in his tie for a tool belt and founded Baeumler Quality Construction.
A few kids and number of hit TV shows later, Bryan continues to tackle home renovation projects, be the spokesperson for numerous products and expand his growing businesses to include Baeumler Productions, Baeumler Approved and Baeumler Custom Cabinetry among others. Currently filming season 2 of Island of Bryan with wife Sarah, viewers watched season 1 in record numbers, while they restored a small abandoned resort on South Andros Island in the Bahamas! In Island of Bryan, we follow the story of this radical life event for the Baeumlers, from a dream of creating and running a luxury boutique resort in paradise, to the reality of leaving their friends, family and life behind to take on their most challenging build yet. For more information about Bryan, visit bryanbaeumler.com.
Bryan will be appearing live on the HGTV Canada Main Stage Friday, October 25th at 7PM and Saturday, October 26th at 1PM!
HGTV Canada's Save my Reno
Sabrina is the owner of design studio Bri. She has co-hosted HGTV’s Save My Reno for two seasons and been part of the HGTV ensemble cast of Home To Win for 3 seasons with the last season premiering this fall. She has also been a regular on Cityline sharing valuable and popular DIY tips for home owners and still finds time to sometimes teach yoga. With a BAA in Illustration, Sabrina has worked creative roles in fields spanning tech, advertising, publishing and education, and has been blogging for a decade about design, creativity, wellness and lifestyle. Sabrina lives in in Squamish, BC with her partner and their adventure-pup, Piper.
Catch her on the HGTV Canada Main Stage on Saturday, October 26 at 2 pm and Sunday, October 27 at 2 pm.
Neil Harding has been with Sleep Country Canada for over 17 years. He is responsible for home shows, training and product knowledge nationally. He has extensive experience in all aspects of the mattress industry and is considered an expert in his field.
Jamie Banfield Design
Award-winning interior designer, Jamie Banfield has become a creative force in the industry, and recognized for his signature West Coast style. Specializing in design for all spaces, with a focus on kitchen and bath, Jamie has the ability to transform and create well-edited spaces that exude both function and beauty. With a passion for textures and sustainable design, he often uses reclaimed materials, offering a unique perspective to his finished rooms. Recently recognized by the National Kitchen and Bath Association as one of the industry’s top 30 Under 30 in North America, One to Watch by Western Living Magazine, a 2016 Finalist for the Robert Ledingham Memorial - Emerging Designer Of The Year Award and acknowledged with Best of Houzz 2017, 2016 + 2015- Customer Service, Jamie’s work can be seen in private residences throughout Western Canada.
Formally trained in interior design, with a complementary background in manufacturing, construction, and custom millwork, Jamie has an intrinsic understanding of the total design process. From inspiration to final completion, his knowledge, attention to detail, and ability to listen to him clients' needs, have resulted in aesthetically functional rooms that truly reflects the people who live there.
Twitter: @banfield_mr | Instagram: @jamie_banfield_design | Facebook: Jamie Banfield Design
Kathy Yuen - Dream Home DesignerKathy is an Architectural Technologist, and founder of Phase One Design, a luxury residential design firm specializing in new custom homes across Canada.
Phase One Design
Her award-winning firm has helped over 562 homeowners design their dream homes. Their work can be seen from Victoria to Nova Scotia and has been featured in numerous publications including House and Home Magazine, Best Home Magazine, the Globe and Mail, and more.
Kathy hosts the YouTube Channel, Custom Homes with Kathy, and regularly appears on the main stage at the Home + Garden Shows in Calgary and Vancouver. She is a well recognized business leader, advocate, and educator in the custom home community, and has been nominated twice for RBC’s Women Entrepreneur of the Year.
Kathy’s vision is to leave a legacy in the world, one custom home at a time.
In her limited free time, she loves hanging out with her family, friends, and is a Fur-Baby-Mum to her beloved French Bulldog Brutus.
Twitter: @phaseonedesign | Instagram: @phase.one.design | Facebook: Phase One Design
SARAH GALLOP DESIGN INC.
As the founder of SGDI, Sarah loves working with homeowners and uncovering things that will truly make their spaces unique. She is experienced in designing custom spaces of any size, from 1000 sqft to over 15,000 sqft. Hundreds of projects completed and underway, throughout Greater Vancouver, the province, and at international reaches, contribute to a portfolio illustrating Sarah’s depth of knowledge in home planning, design, and construction.
Since 2009 the SGDI team has won many CHBABC Georgie Awards, GHVBA Ovation Awards, IDIBC Shine Awards, and NKBA-BC Awards. Sarah is currently 2018 NKBA-BC’s ‘Designer of the Year’ and the Designer of 2018’s Millionaire Lottery Grand Prize Home; and her homes are often toured on Global TV’s Open House. Sarah’s expertise and dedication to the client experience, along with her proven capacity to improve quality of life through dynamic home design, has created a high demand for Sarah Gallop Design Inc. amongst homeowners in the Vancouver area.Sarah is a commissioner with the Delta Heritage Advisory Commission, she is a professional member of the Interior Designers Institute of BC and has passed the National Council for Interior Design Qualification (NCIDQ) to hold the title of Registered Interior Designer (RID).
Larry is the Founder and President of Clay Construction. His expertise and commitment to outstanding customer care and quality has earned Clay Construction top awards for custom home building. Clay Construction is an industry leader in building high performance homes such as Net Zero, R2000 and EnergyStar. Larry is the past-president of the Homebuilders Association of Vancouver (HAVAN) and currently serves as the second vice-president for the National Canadian Home Builders Association. He is the first Master Builder accredited through the Canadian Home Builders Association of BC and continues to serve on numerous boards and committees. He is passionate about building healthy, comfortable, efficient, and durable homes.
Amber Welton is the Director of Sales & Marketing at Clay Construction. She is our clients first point of contact and guides them through the exciting process of building their dream home. She has been in the interior design industry since 2007 and in renovations and custom new builds since 2013. Her passion, no matter which hat she’s wearing, is working with people. Clay’s reputation for Integrity, Quality and Transparency align with her personal values and she is proud of the way she can serve their clients as part of their team.
LILYDALE COOKING STAGE PRESENTERS
Judge on CBC’s The Great Canadian Baking Show
A passionate and energetic Chef known for crafting unique cooking experiences, Bruno Feldeisen brings nearly three decades of culinary experience to his role as Judge on the CBC’s Great Canadian Baking Show.
Chef Feldeisen was born in the small French town of Clermont-Ferrand and began his career as an apprentice at one of France’s most renowned chocolate shops in Moulin, garnering a Best Apprentice Award upon completion.
Embarking on his American journey in 1988, he worked at the Highlands Inn in Carmel, CA, then alongside Uber Chef Joachim Splichal at Patina Restaurant in Los Angeles. In 1994 he accepted a position as Executive Pastry Chef the Four Seasons Hotel in New York, where he worked under acclaimed Executive Chef Susan Weaver. Chef Feldeisen then opened an American-French restaurant, Soléa, in San Francisco. He further expanded his horizons when he became a Pastry Chef Instructor at the Pacific Institute of Culinary Arts in Vancouver, BC.
Feldeisen has been the recipient of awards such as Chocolatier Magazine’s Top Ten Pastry Chefs in America two years in a row, and was nominated twice for a James Beard Award as Outstanding Pastry Chef. Chef Feldeisen also appeared on popular culinary television shows such as Chopped Canada, Sweet Genius and Donut Showdown all shown on the Food Network and the Cooking Channel, and was a finalist at the International Pastry Chef of the Year competition held in New York.
Chef Feldeisen’s delicious works have been seen in the New York Times, Los Angeles Times, Gourmet Magazine, Bon Appetit Magazine, and New York Magazine, among others.
Dennis PeckhamDennis is a born and raised BC boy, who was a terrible student and fell into restaurants with his first dishwashing job, merely to get in from outside working construction. It’s been quite a ride ever since, with a career that has spanned the best restaurants in Canada, stints in Chicago, San Francisco, Napa Valley, New York and a win on Chopped Canada for the Food Network.
Fraiche Sheet Foods
Out of cooking school, Dennis landed a job at perennial best restaurant in Canada, Lumiere. After working there for a number of years and working all positions in the restaurant, he wanted more for his career which pointed in the direction of the US.
After hounding Chef Thomas Keller week after week with resumes and cover letters, a shocking call came one Friday during service. The call came from the French Laundry, the best restaurant, two years in row, in the entire world. “Be in New York in two weeks” that was the message. Dennis made it to New York, and worked with Chef Keller in the process of opening PerSe, his second 3 Michelin Star restaurant. Dennis went on to work a life changing experience at The French Laundry with some of the top chefs in the country. Settled back in Vancouver, Dennis has been part of opening teams at Glowbal Group, has run Grouse Mountain Resort and most recently worked as Executive Restaurant Chef at Fairmont Hotels. Dennis, on top of being a dedicated chef, is also a Men’s Physique Champion, and of course passionate about all areas of his life.