Serena was recently crowned Marketplace Events’ 2016 Home + Garden Trendsetter of the Year after a nationwide search for a home blogger turned home show celebrity. She is a mother of three boys and has been helping folks decorate, improve and maintain their homes on a DIY budget since 2010. She’s not afraid to use power tools and wants to make sure you aren’t either – come learn new ideas from repurposing DIY projects to power tools and more without breaking the bank!
Jodi is passionate about teaching others how to get creative! She loves DIY projects, interior decorating and scouring thrift stores, flea markets, and yard sales for great deals. She hails from Baltimore, MD and is a single mom of two. You can find more information on Jodi's DIY classes, refurbishing furniture, and custom interior décor projects for her clients on her blog, The Glittered Barn. Jodi will be presenting on stage at 2pm on Sunday.
Austin Cutter, Landscape Designer has a profound passion for transforming yards through using plant material and hardscape. He has been in the green industry for over 15 years and has created award winning landscapes in the Richmond area for most of that time. Austin loves a challenge, and is always looking for innovative ways to bring people outside by designing and executing outdoor living spaces. Austin has managed Cross Creek Nursery’s Landscape Design/Build division for over 10 years and has watched it grow from a small start up to a full service company with fourteen crews. During the show, Austin will be speaking on the topic of "Building A Backyard Fire Pit".