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Dr. Marty Becker
www.drmartybecker.com

Dr. Marty Becker is America’s most respected and celebrated veterinarian reaching more than 150 million Americans each month. For the past 14 years, Marty has been the resident Vet on Good Morning America. He also reaches consumers through his “America’s Vet” segments on the Dr. Oz show, a regular column in Parade Magazine, and his syndicated column Pet Connection. Marty is author of the bestselling series Chicken Soup for the Pet Lovers Soul. His newest books, “Your Dog, The Owner’s Manual” and “Your Cat the Owner’s Manual” were released by Grand Central Publishing.

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Mikkel Becker
www.vetstreet.com/our-pet-experts/mikkel-becker-bio

Mikkel Becker is a skilled dog trainer and animal behavioralist who offers customized training sessions for cats and dogs. Her sessions include in home behavior modification counseling and group classes such as Canine Good Citizen training and puppy socialization.

In addition, Mikkel is the resident pet expert for Scholastic Magazine and VetStreet.com and she has been a contributing author for Parade Magazine, Knight Ridder newspapers, House and Home and Cat Fancy magazines. Her work has also appeared in Chicken Soup for the Horse Lovers Soul II and she has co-authored the for books in the “Ultimate Pet Lover” series.

Mikkel has partnered with some of the biggest players in the animal behavior space as a spokesperson, including; Zukes Animal Health, ThunderShir and EarthBath.

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Joy Behar
www.imdb.com/name/nm0066877

Joy Behar is one of the most popular women on television. As a former co-host of ABC’s Emmy award-winning show, The View and host of Joy Behar Say Anything! on Current TV, she was the only modern television personality able to attract a daytime and nighttime audience. Joy is also one of the most in demand stand-up performers, selling out at theaters and casinos across the country. Men and women alike appreciate her wit, intelligence and keen perspective on contemporary events. Author of two non-fiction and two children’s book, Joy is currently working on her next book which is a comedic look on life, aging, family and work. She’ll remind you of a sassy Erma Bombeck.

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Andrea Canning
www.imdb.com/name/nm4253960

Andrea Canning is an NBC News correspondent for “Dateline” based in Manhattan. She covers stories across the nation for “The TODAY Show,” “Dateline,” and “NBC Nightly News.” Andrea travels across the United States to cover stories that range from serious to playful. Her most notable interview with Charlie Sheen made national headlines and garnered high ratings for a “Special Edition of “20/20.” Her passion is covering stories on crime & unsolved mystery’s, but the diverse set of stories that Andrea is assigned to proves her ability to provide a unique perspective on stories of all kinds.

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Paul DiMeo
www.pauldimeo.com

Paul is known as a real man who wears his emotions on his sleeve.We’re crying with you Paul! His creativity and sensitivity is apparent in the designs he creates for hundreds of special children that he meets each week on Extreme Makeover: Home Edition. With a strong background in carpentry and construction, Paul is respected source for America’s DIY movement. Paul is a natural for direct response television and he is currently developing products to help American’s renovate, decorate, and fix up their homes.

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Chef Rahm Fama
www.rahmfama.com

Rahm Fama is a passionate chef and meat nerd originally from New Mexico. His genuine excitement for food and specifically meat is evident on his show, Meat & Potatoes, where he “geeks out” about meat with colorful chefs, local foodies and passionate chowhounds across the country. Much of his life, he’s been on a quest to find the best of the best, the most primal food cooked by true American Meat Masters. 

Most recently, Rahm has finished writing his cookbook, which will be published by Clarkson Potter in July 2014. His book, titled Man On The Range, will focus on creating 52 decadent meals for your dinner table. With meat serving as the focal point of each dish, Rahm stays true to his carnivorous nature, while bringing the reader on a journey to find the best pairing for each cut!

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Frank Fritz
frankfritzfinds.net

Frank Fritz started picking early, collecting rocks and beer cans as a kid. He worked for many years as a fire and safety inspector but always had a passion for antiques, junk and anything with an engine. These days, he spends most of his time on the road with Mike, digging for treasure in barns, garages and junkyards across America.

Even-tempered and affable, he has a way with potential sellers and a knack for putting out fires: Mike calls him the bearded charmer.

Frank makes regular guest appearances at Home & Garden Shows across North America and has worked with some of the biggest companies in US on PR campaigns that promote their deep American roots.

Most recently, Frank wrote a book titled, How to Pick Vintage Motorcycles, which was published by Whitman Publishing. His book is available at Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Books –A-Million and bookstores nationwide.

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Chip & Joanna Gaines
magnoliahomes.net

Chip & Joanna Gaines are Baylor grads who are proud to call Waco, TX their home. Together, they run a successful business called Magnolia Homes, which is a creative compilation of construction and unique interior design. They’re brand now encompasses residential and commercial remodeling, new home construction, real estate, and development of specialty neighborhoods and communities.

Most recently, Chip & Joanna have signed on for their first television series, Fixer Upper, which debuted on HGTV in April 2014. The series focuses on the first rule of real estate, location, location, location! On Fixer Upper, Chip and Joanna will help Texas-area buyers find the wrong house in the right location, but after Chip’s renovations and Joanna’s interior design touch, these houses are sure to become dream homes!

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Bob Greene
www.thebestlife.com

Bestselling author, creator of the Best Life Diet program, and Oprah Winfrey’s personal trainer, Bob Greene is one of the top fitness experts in the country. Bob is author of 8 New York Times’ best sellers including The Best Life Diet, Bob Greene’s Total Body Makeover, and Make the Connection.

In 2008 Bob created the Best Life Seal of Approval to identify consumer food products that meet his stringent guidelines for nutrition. Within the first year, not only did the Best Life seal provides consumers with the help they need to make healthy choices, but brands carrying the seal outsold other food and beverage products by 4.6%!

Bob is a frequent guest on The Oprah Winfery Show, Good Morning America, Rachel Ray, The Larry King Show, and a regular contributor to O, the Oprah Magazine. Bob will appear regularly on he Oprah Winfrey Network when the channel launches in January, 2011.

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Jillian Harris
www.jillianharris.com

Jillian Harris is the co-host of W Network’s hit show, Love it or List it Vancouver, which also airs in the United States on HGTV as Love it or List it Too. She first charmed audiences with her irrepressible humor and emotional honesty on ABC’s “The Bachelor” and “The Bachelorette” and is grateful that now she has the ability to share her wealth of experience in the design industry.

Having hosted Canada's Handyman Challenge and designed on Extreme Makeover: Home Edition, co-hosting Love it or List it Vancouver is a natural fit for Jillian.

Outside of her work in television, Jillian jets between the U.S. and Canada to run her firm Jillian Harris Design, pours her heart and soul into her website jillianharris.com & prides herself at always putting family first. In addition, she has had many successful partnerships with companies including BC Hydro, Brookfield Homes, The PNE, Kraft, Proctor and Gamble, La-Z-Boy and a variety of others. She is currently working on designing her own line of home products under the name Love it, by Jillian Harris!

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Paige Hemmis
www.paigehemmis.com

Paige Hemmis is one of the original cast members of ABC’s Extreme Makeover: Home Edition and is one of the most beloved women on television. Although she may be an unlikely vision on a construction site, the statuesque beauty is an accomplished carpenter and skilled homebuilder.

In her years in the construction industry, Paige found a void in the marketplace when it came to women's tools and products. "I had such a hard time finding gloves and tool belts that fit me. I would constantly have to take men's gear and drill extra holes or use duct tape in order to get equipment to fit me." With that in mind, she founded Tuff Chix, Inc., dedicated to performance work wear for women that's durable and fashionable. In 2006, she released her first book, The Tuff Chix Guide to Easy Home Improvement, to inspire other women to tackle DIY projects with confidence.

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Kristina Kuzmic
kristinakuzmic.com

Kristina Kuzmic was the winner of “Oprah’s Search for the Next TV Star” and later became the host of Ambush Cook on the OWN Network.

Energetic, funny, and obsessed with food, Kristina blends recipes she learned as a child from her beloved grandmother with fresh and innovative ideas that appeal to a wide audience of seasoned cooks and novices alike. Her dishes range from the healthy to sinfully decadent, but all encourage people to let loose in their kitchen and enjoy the cooking process.

Born and raised in Croatia, Kristina left the war-torn country at the age of 14, and moved to the States. She worked various jobs, but felt most fulfilled when cooking for her friends and family. Never planning on turning it into a career, Kristina was discovered by Oprah after launching her website, stickycook, where she shared stories, recipes and videos, all aimed at getting people to fall in love with cooking. Among other things, Oprah was drawn to Kristina’s “zest and passion.”

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Dr. Logan Levkoff
www.loganlevkoff.com

Dr. Logan Levkoff is a recognized expert on sexuality and relationships, who encourages honest conversation about sex and the role that it plays in American culture. Her mission is to create an environment where people feel comfortable asking (and getting answers to) their most personal questions. Logan empowers children, adolescents, and adults to embrace their sexuality and challenge the impractical and often unhealthy, messages that they are exposed to.

Logan is considered to be a thought leader in the field of human sexuality and as a result, she has been tapped as a regular expert on a new television series for the FYI Network. Logan also frequently appears on television shows including Good Morning America, The TODAY Show, The Rachael Ray Show, The CBS Early Show, Oprah, Fox News Channel and CNN. She is also a trusted source and contributor to Cosmopolitain, Seventeen, Esquire, The Huffington Post and Men’s Health.

She has authored several books and her next one, Got Teens? A Doctor Moms’ Guide to Sexuality, Social Media and Other Adolescent Realities, is due out in 2014. Most recently, Logan has been shooting a new television series for the FYI Network.

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Lisa Lillien
www.hungry-girl.com

Lisa Lillien has over 1.2 Million daily e-mail subscribers with an unprecedented open rate, making Lisa aka Hungry Girl, the “go to” source for women who want to eat guilt free, delicious food. Creator of the Hungry Girl brand, Lisa resonates with women who are looking to combat food issues and control weight, all while eating “food that tastes great!” For the past several years, Lisa has been the best selling cookbook author in the country, staying on the New York Times list for over 70 weeks. Not surprisingly, food manufacturers can track an increase in sales to a Hungry Girl mention. Hungry Girl has also hit the TV screen with her own show on The Food Network, which launched in 2010!

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Justin Ryan and Colin McAllister
www.colinandjustin.tv

Justin Ryan & Colin McCallisterare the stars of HGTV Canada’s “Colin & Justin’s Home Heist,” as well as a handful of other series across Canada and the UK. Their most recent television project, “Colin & Justin’s Cabin Pressure” is set to air on Cottage Life TV.

This dynamic design duo makes regular appearances on City TV as guest design experts and they write monthly columns for the Toronto Star, the Huffington Post and NICHE Magazine. In addition, they host the red carpet each year during the Toronto Film Festival for City TV.

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Ty Pennington
typennington.com

Ty Pennington is best known for helping transform the lives of deserving families on ABC’s hit show Extreme Home: Makeover Edition. His charisma and philanthropy have earned him one of the highest popularity scores, or Q scores, among all celebrities. Since the success of ABC’s Extreme Makeover: Home Edition, he has been involved in projects around the globe, including UKTV’s: Ty’s Great British Adventure.

His most recent television project showcased him as a co-host on ABC daytime’s The Revolution, where he and a team of experts helped individuals through their personal revolution.

On top of his talent for helping others, Ty has a gift for product design and home décor. In the Fall of 2009, Ty designed and launched her own furniture line with Howard Miller, Howard Miller by Ty Pennington. He also has a home décor line at Sears, Ty Pennington Style and Ty Pennington Flooring with Lumber Liquidators.

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Ana Quincoces
www.anaquincoces.com

Ana Quincoces was voted Miami’s “hottest chef” by Eater magazine in 2011. She grew up in a Cuban household in sunny Miami, Florida, where she was her mother’s apprentice in the kitchen and discovered her passion for the art of cooking. Like many young Cuban girls, Ana was given a well-known Cuban cookbook as a gift by her mother. While she cooked from the book regularly, she always found that it wasn’t user friendly. As the time approached for Ana to teach her own daughters the way around a Cuban kitchen, she looked in vain to find an authentic Cuban cookbook that would appeal to a younger generation, so she decided to write it herself. Ana self-published her first cookbook, Cuban Chicks Can Cook, as both a tribute to her mother and a legacy for her daughters. The book quickly sold out in local bookstores and soon after, Running Press contacted her about writing her second cookbook, Sabor! A Passion for Cuban Cuisine.

Ana made her reality TV debut in Season 2 of the Real Housewives of Miami on Bravo. Her particular wit, tongue in cheek irreverence and humor made an impression with viewers and has made her a fan favorite. She practiced law for over 20 years in Florida, specializing in real estate law with her now ex-husband and father of her two daughters with whom she enjoys an excellent friendship.

Since 2009, Ana has been a spokesperson for IMUSA, the top Hispanic cookware brand in the country sold in over 10,000 stores. She participates in Macy’s Culinary Council demonstrations nationwide with sponsors such as the American Heart Association and Hispanic Heritage Week, and has been a keynote speaker at Slow Food events.
She contributes to magazines and newspapers, and appears on national television in the US and abroad, on a regular basis. She was recently featured in Latina magazine, and has appeared in cooking segments for CNN en Español, Univision’s “Despierta America”, Telemundo’s “Acceso Total” and Global Fox’s Utilisima network.

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Todd Talbot
www.toddtalbot.ca

Todd Talbot, co-host of Love it or List it Vancouver, is best known for his real estate savvy, keen sense of style, and quick wit. A native of Vancouver, BC, this is Todd’s latest venture in a long and diversified journey that has brought together his passion for real-estate, investing, renovations, and design, as well as film, television and live theater performance.

Todd has owned an renovated multiple properties and has also created and operated several real estate companies in marketing, design, and staging. His other calling as a performer came when he was a teenager with a starring role on the hit TV series, Fifteen on Nickelodeon. From there, he attended theatre school in England and ultimately found his home on stages across the country. A veteran of the Canadian theatre community for more than two decades, he has starred in dozens of award-winning productions, a path that helped set the stage for his latest role as a TV personality.

With his many accomplishments and interests, Todd is never happier than with his family or when he has been tasked with renovating or building his next project.

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Cheryl Torrenueva
cheryltorrenueva.com

Cheryl Torrenueva has become a hot commodity in the TV design world! She began her television career by making it to the final round of HGTV’s Superstar Challenge and the rest is history! Since then, Cheryl has appeared as a designer on HGTV, DIY, Food Network and Cooking Channel, making her footprint across North America.

Most recently, Cheryl has been featured as a regular designer on Food Network’s popular series, Restaurant Impossible and also has a project in development with the prestigious Marc Summers Productions.

In between shows, Cheryl is a guest contributor for SLICE’s Three Takes, City TV’s Cityline, Style at Home Online, HGTV.ca’s “Design Dilemma’s” and iVillage.ca’s ICAN Design blog.

 

 

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