March 5 - 8, 2015Buy Tickets
Seminar Stage Headliners
PLEASE NOTE: The following information is from the 2014 Home & Garden Show. The 2015 Show details will be posted soon…
Tylor Devereaux, HGTV Design Star
Tylor, whose first career choice was to be an elementary school teacher, says he later decided to study his hobby of home decorating full-time. After earning a Bachelor of Arts degree in interior design with a minor in industrial engineering from Central Michigan University, he was soon working with top designers in the Midwest. Tylor, who opened his own design firm in 2004, has designed spaces from small- to large-scale homes, penthouse condos, restaurants and hotels. He lives with his partner of 11 years and his 16-year-old son.
Melinda Myers, Gardening Expert, Birds and Blooms
Gardening expert, TV/radio host, author & columnist Melinda Myers has more than 30 years of horticulture experience and is a columnist and contributing editor for Birds & Blooms magazine. She has written over 20 gardening books, including the Midwest Gardener’s Handbook (2014), The Michigan Getting Started Garden Guide (2014), and Can’t Miss Small Space Gardening. She hosts the nationally syndicated Melinda’s Garden Moment segments which air on over 135 TV and radio stations throughout the U.S. Myers is also the host of the recently released The Great Courses “How to Grow Anything” DVD series (2013). Melinda has a column in Gardening How-to magazine and writes the twice monthly Gardeners’ Questions newspaper column. Melinda hosted “The Plant Doctor” radio program for over 20 years as well as seven seasons of Great Lakes Gardener on PBS. Melinda has a master’s degree in horticulture, is a certified arborist and was a horticulture instructor with tenure. She is the 2013 recipient of the national American Horticultural Society’s B.Y. Morrison Communication Award.
Myers’ website is www.melindamyers.com
07:00 pm - 08:00 pm
06:00 pm - 07:00 pm
03:00 pm - 04:00 pm
05:00 pm - 06:00 pm
J Schwanke, uBloom
J Schwanke’s love of Flowers began at birth during a Snowstorm at a State Flower Convention in Nebraska. J’s career grew and blossomed… as he joined his family’s Flower business: Green’s Greenhouses Inc. in 1976 and directed the Flower Shop and Garden Center operations starting in 1981. J is a member of the American Academy of Floriculture, the American Institute of Floral Designers, and the Professional Floral Communicators International and the National Speakers Association.
In 1994 J began an independent career as a flower design consultant, Flower Industry Spokesperson and the foremost Flower Design Expert in the American flower industry. As the HOST of the World’s First Web Broadcast Flower Design Show: JTV! Offering Flower Enthusiasts everywhere the opportunity to have FUN with Flowers and J all the time! J’s Passion for Flowers is far reaching and Infectious. He gives Flower demonstrations in every state in the Union, Canada, and throughout Europe. Critics, sponsors and Flower loving attendees agree J is one of the most sought after experts in the World of Flowers.
Leslie Hart-Davidson, Hart-Davidson Designs
Leslie Hart-Davidson, Allied Member ASID, is a nationally recognized interior designer and owner of Hart-Davidson Designs (HDD) in Michigan. Leslie holds a B.A. in interior design and has nearly two decades of industry experience, but credits her family for the desire to enter the world of design. The Hart family practiced real estate flipping while she was a child, so her calling for home improvement came early.
Leslie lives and breathes interior design not only in her successful design business, but also through monthly live tv segments on WZZM’s Take 5 & Company. When she’s not busy presenting innovative seminar titles like “Fifty Shades of Beige” or helping clients live better in their homes through good design, you can find her happily pinning to her designdemocracy Pinterest boards and posting cool “Thing/Not a Thing” game queries to her Facebook page.
Chef Angus Campbell, Secchia Institute for Culinary Education
A City and Guilds Master Craftsmen, with over 29 years of experience, Chef Angus Campbell was born and raised on the Isle of Lewis, Scotland. Beginning his professional career, Chef Campbell worked at the Bahamas Hotel Training College where he became the Department Chair for their Culinary Arts Department before moving to Grand Rapids where he currently teaches in the Culinary Arts program as Chef-Instructor in the Heritage Restaurant for lunch service.
Chef Campbell currently teaches at the Secchia Institute for Culinary Education at Grand Rapids Community College. Along with a program for enrolled students, the department offers seminar-styled cooking classes annually to the general public through their GRCC Cooks Workshops (click the link for topics and registration information). He is also co-author of the best seller Modern Garde Manger, selected as the IACP Award Winner for 2007 in the Technical Reference Category.
03:00 pm - 03:45 pm
02:00 pm - 02:45 pm
01:00 pm - 01:45 pm
Tommy FitzGerald, Kitchen Sage
Tommy’s recipes are stupidly simple by design, with creations that are surprisingly simple and quick, but with big taste to wow your palette!
Tommy lives in Grand Rapids, and among many other projects runs Kitchen Sage, a nonprofit whose core focus is to provide access to nutrition and culinary awareness to the community while making sure kids are fed, along with teaching culinary skills to high school students.