HGTV Host & Owner, Baeumler Quality Construction
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 the US since 2007 on the hit shows Disaster DIY, Canada’s Handyman Challenge, Leave it to Bryan, House of Bryan and his most recent show Bryan Inc. 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 dual degree in Political Science and 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 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 Approved and Baeumler Custom Cabinetry. Currently filming Bryan Inc. with wife Sarah, viewers will follow the couple on their journey as they flip two investment properties while balancing their busy home lives together. For more information about Bryan, visit bryanbaeumler.com.
Catch him on the Lifestyle Stage 6 pm Friday, January 12th and 1:30 pm Saturday, January 13th talking about "Taking the frustration out of your renovation".
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!
Catch them on the Lifestyle Stage discussing what to look for in a contractor once you've decided to renovate at the following times:
5pm on Friday, January 12th
3pm on Saturday, January 13th and
1pm on Sunday, January 14th
Charlene Bart andPatrick McLenehan
Steinbach Credit Union
As the Assistant Manager of Consumer Lending at SCU’s Linden Ridge Branch, Charlene Bart co-leads a team of 13 Consumer Lenders who specialize in delivering creative lending solutions for home renovators. She has worked within the credit union system for seven years, developing her expertise in home building and renovations credit solutions. In addition, Charlene has renovated two century-old homes in Wolseley and a cottage at Sandy Hook: She is equally as comfortable using power tools as she is in her business suit!
As a Consumer Lending Officer for at SCU’s Lagimodiere branch, Patrick McLenahan has been providing both Home Renovation and New Home Construction financing solutions to the Winnipeg community for the past four years. A self described 'eternal renovator', Patrick has seen first-hand the importance of proper planning, particularly financial planning, when it comes to renovation projects of any size. His humor, style, and passion for helping people has made him a go-to source of information with SCU’s members and within the financial community.
Catch them on the Lifestyle Stage discussing how to finance your renovation at the following times:
7:30pm on Friday, January 12th
6pm on Saturday, January 13th and
2pm on Sunday, January 14th
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.
Catch her on the Lifestyle Stage 3 pm Sunday, January 14th talking about, "Style on any budget".
Kazwel has been in the outdoor renovation business for 4+ years managing decks, patio covers and full-scale sunroom addition projects.
Many projects Kazwel has managed have been featured in Winnipeg’s top home renovation magazines. He is driven to ensure customer designs are realized, budgets are kept and timelines are met.
Kazwel’s motto is to “develop a solution which meets our customer designs”, and also that “the experience exceeds our customer expectations” – this is the foundation of Kazwel’s business.
Catch him on the Lifestyle Stage on Saturday, January 13th at 5pm discussing how to have fun with your outdoor renovation.
Chef Mike Brown
From a young age, cooking had always been a passion of Mike’s, and his interest only grew upon completing a Foods & Nutrition major. Naturally, Mike went on to pursue the Culinary Arts Program at Red River College and gained experience through working amongst some of the city's acclaimed banquet chefs.
Mike is now proud to call De Luca's his home, taking on the position of Head Chef in the De Luca’s Cooking School in 2012. He has trained under cooking instructor Anna Paganelli–the original chef of De Luca's Cooking School for over 25 years. Anna has taught Mike what true authentic Italian cooking is, and he now takes that knowledge to the plate with every dish. Mike currently oversees the Cooking Studio kitchen, which holds banquets for events up to 125 guests. His passion for creative and inspired food is evident and shows through his genuine love of the art of cooking. Mike welcomes guests into his kitchen each night, showing them how each dish is prepared. He takes pride in providing a kitchen atmosphere that allows for growth, development and creativity, and considers each team member a part of the family.
Catch him on the Lifestyle Stage at Noon on Saturday, January 13th demonstrating "How to cook Italian, DeLuca style".
Chef Luc Jean
Executive Chef of WOW Catering
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.
Catch him on the Lifestyle Stage 11am Saturday, January 13th demonstrating a gourmet home appetizer guide.
Bar Manager, Forth Projects
Josey Krahn has been providing libation to Winnipeggers for a long time. He is currently the Head Bartender at local haunt Forth Bar. With its focus on the classics Forth Bar has been at the fore front of Winnipeg’s blossoming cocktail scene. He has garnered national attention for his drinks and for his dedication to cocktailian bartending that can be felt from across the bar.
Catch him on the Lifestyle Stage 7pm Saturday, January 13th demonstrating "Home Drink Making 101".