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MATT BLASHAW OF HGTV'S YARD CRASHERS AND VACATION HOUSE FOR FREE
The Orange County, California native began his building career at a very young age in his dad’s lumber yard, and worked on everything from plumbing to electrical. Shortly after graduation, Matt received his contractor’s license and began working as a self-employed general contractor, specializing in remodeling homes.
He has hosted several series for the DIY Network and HGTV including Project Xtreme, Money Hunters, Blog Cabin and Professional Grade, and specials such as Cool Tool Builders Show and Worst Kitchen In America. Currently, Matt hosts the hit HGTV series Yard Crashers and Vacation House for Free. You may have also seen him on season 2 of Ellen's Design Challenge!
The Diedricksen Brothers of HGTV's TINY HOUSE BUILDERS
Derek "Deek" Diedricksen of RelaxShacks.com, author of the bestselling carpentry book "Microshelters", and host of HGTV's "Tiny House Builders", has been a tiny house builder and enthusiast since 1987 (when he built his first non-fort cabin) has hosted/designed for HGTV, The DIY Network, The History Channel, Make TV, and has had his work featured in The NY Times, Boston Globe, China Times, UK Daily News, Treehugger.com, Design Sponge, and beyond. His designs have also appeared on the ABC Network.
Deek, along with his brother Dustin, has taught hands-on building workshops since 2010 ranging "from Fargo to Sydney". The duo runs the YouTube design channel "RelaxshacksDOTcom", professionally builds tiny houses, tree houses, and backyard offices for clients, and Deek is also the author of "Humble Homes, Simple Shacks". The Diedricksen brothers’ specialty is constructing and designing with salvaged and repurposed materials- often in creative, colorful, and whimsical ways.
Anna Smith | Annabode
Anna Smith discovered her passion for interior design while studying the History of Decorative Arts at Sotheby's in London and the Smithsonian in Washington, D.C. After starting her blog, Annabode, and working for e-design companies such as Decorilla and Laurel & Wolf, she founded her own business Annabode + Co
in 2015. Anna now serves the Denver metro area and beyond -- creating stylish, modern homes while paying special attention to function and the needs of her clients’ busy lifestyles. Her work has been featured on such sites as Domino and Design Sponge as well as in HGTV Magazine.
Brandon Coppin | Thrifty Chic Home
Brandon Coppin is a guest designer and garden expert at 9News Denver. He appears weekly with gardening and design tips. He’s also a weekly guest on the 9News Fix This Facebook Live broadcast where he demonstrates a wide variety of Do-it-Yourself home and garden projects. Additionally, you can find Brandon’s tips on his YouTube channel, Thrifty Chic Home
. Brandon earned his Bachelor’s degree in interior design from the Art Institute of Colorado and apprenticed with Rob Proctor, 9News Denver’s garden expert and celebrated author.