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Bryan Baeumler
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, Bryan Inc.  and his upcoming show Island of Bryan. 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 Island of Bryan with wife Sarah, viewers will be able to watch them restore a small abandoned resort on South Andros Island in the Bahamas. In Island of Bryan, we follow the story of this radical life event for the Baeumlers, from a dream of creating and running a luxury boutique resort in paradise, to the reality of leaving their friends, family and life behind to take on their most challenging build yet.  For more information about Bryan, visit www.bryanbaeumler.com.

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Justin SmithJustin F. Smith
Director of Financing Programs, Energy Efficiency Alberta

Justin Smith currently serves as Director of Financing Programs at Energy Efficiency Alberta, a new Crown agency dedicated to helping Alberta capture its energy efficiency potential. In this role, Justin is responsible for the development, implementation, and execution of all financing programs designed to support the deployment of energy efficiency and renewable energy measures for residential, commercial, and industrial customers across the province. Justin also serves as a Fellow with Alberta’s Energy Futures Lab, an initiative recently named on of Canada’s Top 20 Projects for 2018 by Clean50.
Justin was previously the Director of Policy, Research & Government Relations at the Calgary Chamber of Commerce, responsible for developing and executing the organization’s public and government affairs strategy and advocating on behalf of Calgary’s business community.
Before returning to Calgary, Justin got his start in government and politics in New York, first with the Office of the Governor, and later with the New York State Senate. During that time, he was responsible for policy development and strategic communications planning in a variety of issue areas, notably energy policy, infrastructure development, and the regulation of the financial services industry.

Presentation Topic:  Residential Efficiency Financing - Accessing affordable financing for residential energy efficiency and renewable energy has never been easier. Learn more about Energy Efficiency Alberta’s Clean Energy Improvement Program and how to make energy-saving upgrades to your home. 

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Neil Harding has worked for Sleep Country Canada for the past 18 years. Neil is in charge of home shows, warehouse sales, and product knowledge training nationally. As a highly trained and experienced sleep expert, Neil has helped thousands of Canadians get a better night’s sleep!

Presentation Topic: Let's Talk About Sleep - Designed to help people realize how to get a great night’s sleep. Find out what you can do to improve the quality and quantity of your sleep.

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Gary-Sharp-HeadshotsmGary Sharp - Canadian Home Builders Association

Gary Sharp became the CHBA’s first Director, Renovator Services in June, 2015.  Gary is a licensed Professional Engineer in the Province of Ontario.  He is responsible for the National Canadian Renovators Council.  Gary manages the writing and production of CHBA’s National Best Selling Builders’ Manual.  Gary has been involved in the construction and renovation industry for over 25 years, providing building services, engineering, builder training, new product development as well as sales and marketing advice to both private industry and government.

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