HGTV's Masters of Flip
Appearance sponsored by Kichler Lighting
Kortney is the co-host and lead designer of HGTV's hit TV show, MASTERS OF FLIP. Kortney started a successful real estate team in Nashville, TN and manages to be hands on when it comes to everything she gets behind. When she's not wearing the title of Homeschooling Mom, Award Winning Realtor, or TV Show Host , Kortney loves traveling, trying new restaurants, volunteering for several charities, and throwing parties of her own. Kortney's no stranger to success but credits her biggest accomplishment as tackling motherhood and juggling life one day at a time. Kortney will be appearing Friday, February 3rd, and Saturday, February 4th.
HGTV's Income Property
Appearance sponsored by Cambria
One part savvy real estate investor, one part skilled contractor and one part accomplished entrepreneur, Scott McGillivray is a triple threat. Best known as the host of the award winning HGTV series, Income Property, McGillivray has taken home renovation television to the next level, helping cash-strapped homeowners choose their perfect investment property and renovate it to generate maximum rental income. Now in its 10th season, Income Property has helped over 140 homeowners secure their financial future. Scott will be appearing on Saturday, February 11th at 2:00 p.m.
A show favorite, Matt Fox will be returning as this year’s Main Stage emcee where he will delight show visitors with his quick wit, home improvement knowledge and special educational presentations. Fox is best known for creating and co-hosting the first and longest-running show to air on HGTV, “Room by Room,” as well as hosting and producing the public television series “Around the House with Matt and Shari.” Learn more from his website, mattandshari.com.
2015 Home & Garden Trendsetter finalist and DIY guru/blogger
In suburban Cleveland an empire is being built, one can of gold spray paint at a time. The home decorating and organization sensation Ursula Carmona invites you to learn how to do more with less beautifully. The DIY superhero behind the blog, “Home Made by Carmona” knows it doesn’t have to be expensive to be gorgeous. Not your ordinary DIY blog, it’s chock full of practical, budget-friendly DIY projects and every day solutions to make your home more functional, beautiful and uniquely you. She is also a contributor for Pat Catan’s and Better Homes and Gardens and has been featured in Good Housekeeping, Elle Décor and House Beautiful. Ursula will be appearing on The Main Stage on Friday, Feb. 12 and Sunday, Feb. 14. Learn more about her at homemadebycarmona.com.
Stefanie started her career in a very non-culinary manner as an Assistant Prosecutor for both Lake and Geauga counties after graduating from Wittenberg University in 1997 with a Bachelor’s Degree in English and a Minor in Theater Performance. Stefanie joined the family business after attending the Pastry Arts Diploma Program at ICASI, the International Culinary Arts and Sciences Institute.
Stefanie also does free lance work as a food stylist including for Dr. Agatston creator of the South Beach Diet, Athens Foods, Ohio Magazine, Driscoll Berries, VitaMix Blenders, and the Fabulous Food Show 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013 for the Food Network Stars including Guy Fieri, Martha Stewart, Paula Dean, Duff, Bobby Flay, Sandra Lee, Giada De Laurentiis, Ann Thorton and TLC’s Curtis Stone.
Stefanie was a contestant on the Food Network’s second season of Sweet Genius. Stefanie currently has a weekly radio segment on WNWV’s morning show.
ANGELO & AJ PETITTI
Angelo Petitti started landscaping to work his way through Kent State University. The demand for Angelo’s plants grew and in 1971, he opened the first Petitti Garden Center in Oakwood Village. His son AJ has been in the family business since childhood. He attended Miami University in Oxford, Ohio studying marketing and finance, graduating in 1999. Currently, AJ oversees the retail operations for Petitti Garden Centers.
The Petitti’s now have a total of nine retail store locations throughout Northeast Ohio. In addition to the retail stores, the Petitti’s have a 34 acre state-of-the-art of greenhouse facility in Columbia Station, and over 1,000 acres of nurseries and farms in Madison, Ohio allowing them to grow the highest quality annuals, perennials, trees and shrubs.
Both Angelo and AJ regularly appear on local newscasts and television programs sharing gardening tips and information as well as hosting a weekly gardening show on the Fox affiliate morning newscast. Petitti’s has been awarded and named as the Independent Garden Centers Retailer of the Year, Today’s Garden Center’s Revolutionary 100 National Award and the ARTS Award for Outdoor Lifestyle Store of the Year East/Atlantic.
Note: Celebrities will greet as many guests as possible; however, due to demand and presentation schedule time constraints, everyone in line may not be able to be accommodated. Ticket admission does not guarantee a meet-and-greet, photos or autographs with celebrities.