When it comes to designer Mia Parres there is more than meets the eye. This blonde may be beautiful, but she certainly has the brains to back it up. Her education includes studies in Interior Design at Parsons: The New School for Design, an Honors Bachelor Degree in Architecture from the University of Toronto, and an Architecture Certificate from the
Architecture Association of London, England. And on top of that all, globe-trotting aesthete, devoted yogi and Bryan Adams super-fan. Motorcycle aficionado, donut fanatic, and single dad, design-trained contractor Rob Evans is a man’s man with a point of view about almost everything. Now a specialist in renovating residential properties, Rob began his career as the owner and operator of a successful design firm which inform his creative and aesthetically adventurous style. Mia and Rob joined HGTV’s Home to Win as two of the 20 stars who worked together to create a dream home and also co-hosted HGTV’s The Expandables second season which was filmed in the spring of 2016.
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, 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”.
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.
Curtis Breslaw & Werner Peters
All Canadian Renovations
Curtis has been with All Canadian Renovations since 2010. As a sales rep/project manager, Curtis specializes in Bathroom, Kitchen, and Basement renovation projects. From the initial sales call, to the contract signing, shopping trips, demolition, construction, and the finishing – Curtis is along for the entire process with his clients to ensure they are happy
with the project! Need help with your paint colours, or your layout, and design? He is there for that too!
Werner has been in the construction industry since 1983! From rebar to concrete, to trusses, windows and doors, exterior work, interior work, you name it – he’s done it! Werner joined All Canadian Renovations in January of 2016, and has been a huge supporting member of the team with all of his vast knowledge and expertise in the industry!
Kelsey Kosman & Shauna Johnson
Dollhouse Design & Shauna Johnson Design Inc
Kelsey Kosman, Interior Design Consultant and owner of Dollhouse Design, specializes in simplifying the design process. She believes that a home can not only be beautiful, but also functional, and practical for every family and every budget.
Shauna is an interior decorator and stylist who specializes in eco-friendly and green design. She believes in not only making homes beautiful, but also clean, healthy and functional for those who live in them. Shauna is a certified green designer and green consultant, as well as a LEED Green Associate.
Marc & Mandy
The Marc & Mandy Show
Marc Atiyolil is the editor-in-chief of the national home décor publication of the Home Trends Magazine. He also writes the weekly internationally syndicated newspaper column “From Drab to Fab” which explores how easy it is for homeowners to create designer accessories using things from around their homes.
Marc’s charismatic down to earth approach can be seen first hand as the co-host of the Marc + Mandy Show. His mantra “Be bold, be different, be unique – Yet keep it simple” is reflected in all of his work. Marc is an avid promoter of breaking down the myths of design and offering simple alternatives to complicated design processes.
Mandy Atiyolil is the co-host of the Marc and Mandy Show and the Lifestyle Editor of Home Trends Magazine. She is also the founder of the product line “The Healing Touch of…Aromatherapy” that offers women 100% natural bath and body products. Her passion for fashion, health and wellness can be seen first-hand on the Marc and Mandy Show.
Ms. Wolf has been a teacher and public speaker for more than 40 years in a wide range of capacities – as adult educator, management consultant, community artist, and as a sales manager.
For 10 years Ms. Wolf was a senior manager and consultant in the non-profit sector; providing leadership in organizational, public education and fundraising areas. She has taught seminars and workshops for SFU, Vancouver Community College, Vancouver School Board Night School, in Community Centres and for her private clients.
After a successful decade in sales, she joined XL Flooring to present product knowledge seminars to Architecture and Design firms and Construction companies such as: Beedie Construction Group; BBA; Ankeman Marchand; Kasian; IBI Group, Site Lines Architecture, Merrick; Art Institute of Vancouver; Ministry of Technology, Innovation, & Citizen’s Services: Real Property Division.
A frequent contributor to TV, radio, and print, Glen can often be heard speaking the phrase, "No One Plans to Fail, they Just fail to Plan"!
It is with this, that the Harvard Business School (Executive Education) graduate begins the journey of helping people get the life THEY want. At the Winnipeg Renovation Show, visit Glen at the Lifestyle Stage, listen and interact with Glen and his team as they discuss how owning (and renovating!)your own home is an accomplishment that can provide financial security, flexibility, and stability! Learn efficient strategies to make improvements, while maximizing your net worth!
If you ever wondered "That would be great, but how?", .then see you at The Winnipeg Renovation Show 2017!
Maximum Impact Plus and KAT Reno offer a unique approach to your renovations. It’s not about how much you spend, it’s about making sure you improve your home’s value by MORE than what you invest in your renovation! Angie has been working in the Residential Real Estate industry in Winnipeg for over 20 years as an investor, Professional Home Stager, Certified Aging in Place Specialist and an Interior Decorator. Providing clients with expert design and renovations is her passion. Angie and her team at Maximum Impact Plus work closely with husband and partner, Kevin and his professional renovators at KAT Reno. They are with you from the initial consultation, floor plan design, to the expert material and color selections. Then the renovation professionals bring the design to life. Finally, the design team then finishes the project with just the right furniture, décor and window coverings. Their projects have been featured on Global TV, Home Decor & Renovations magazine and most recently CTV Winnipeg. Angie is also a contributing writer for Homes & Land Magazine. They are thrilled to have opened their new Inspiration and Design Showroom to share as many ideas as possible with their clients.
“There is no greater achievement than increasing our clients home value well above their renovation investment! Then we know we have provided our clients with more than just a renovation, we have shared our knowledge and expertise to increase their net worth! “
Chef Luc Jean
Mon Ami Louis
Having begun his culinary journey at the young age of fifteen, Luc has over 20 years of experience in the kitchen. From the Southern regions of France, London England, Tylosand Sweden and Brisbane Australia, Luc has consistently proven his culinary expertise and made a name for himself around the globe. In 2015 Luc took the reins as partner and executive chef at Mon Ami Louis on the Provencher Bridge. As well as the restaurant Luc is the executive chef for the New Millennium center and is working on a cooking show for CBC Radio Canada.
Chef Fraser Macleod
Frasier has been with WOW! Hospitality for over 15 years, he has added his expertise to both the Airlines Catering Division and 529 Wellington. Frasier holds his Red Seal and has 3 Red Seal Chefs working under him. Being a strong leader and a natural teacher has made Frasier invaluable to WOW! Hospitality.
Chef Richard Mohammed
Chef Richard has a firm background in Caribbean cuisine. After his parents moved to Winnipeg from their native Trinidad and Tobago, Rich fell in love with cooking alongside his mother in the kitchen. Rich continued to develop his skills in the kitchen at various successful restaurants throughout Winnipeg, and eventually decided to take a break to determine his next move. With his true roots and passion for cooking born in cooking with his mother, Rich opened Island Fusion in 2014 to bring Caribbean favourites with a new and modern twist to Winnipeg.