Brett is the new carpenter for TLC’s hit show Trading Spaces. He can previously be seen on Discovery Channel's hit show Treasure Quest (season 2) where he is the security & survival specialist for an elite team of treasure hunters on the trail of the Treasure of the Trinity said to be worth as much as $400,000,000.

He got his start in the entertainment business as a stuntman. Brett has done stunt work in feature films, TV shows, TV commercials and print adds. From 2013-2015 Brett hosted the TV Show New Home Source where he would travel the country educating viewers on new building methods and materials, energy efficiency and the future of home building.

In 2014, Brett founded the nonprofit Off The Grid International. OTGi builds clean water and sanitation systems in some of the most remote regions on the planet and also raises awareness for other nonprofits, mission oriented businesses and individuals who are doing amazing and sustainable work in humanitarian aid and environmental relief.

Brett is also a songwriter and guitarist and plays in a band in Austin, Texas with his brother Chase. "The Tutor Brothers" music can be found on iTunes and the music video "Fire Fly" is on their website.

Appearing on the Fresh Ideas Design Stage: Friday at 4pm, Saturday at 2pm and 4pm, & Sunday at 2pm!

WRAL Smart Shopper


Join Faye for a money saving workshop that will teach you how to save on your grocery expenses each and every week. Faye Prosser is WRAL-TV's Smart Shopper and author of The Smart Spending Guide. This workshop will change the way you shop and teach you to save more than you ever thought possible!

Don't miss Faye's "How to Cut Your Grocery Bills in Half" workshops on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday!

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David became president of Witherspoon Rose Culture in 1983 (now CEO) and has worked diligently to build a staff of caring rose professionals who put a very personal touch on their impeccable service of installing and maintaining rose gardens.    

David is a frequent speaker at garden clubs, rose societies, gardening shows, and radio talk shows. By the American Rose Society, he is named a Consulting Rosarian and he shares his love of roses and how to properly care for them with thousands of rose lovers. David has been featured in numerous local and national print media, including Southern Living.

There are now six Witherspoon Rose Culture service locations caring for roses across the state from the mountains to the coast.The main office is in Durham and it is graced by a rose garden of over 2000 roses. 

David will be sharing "Five Essentials to Growing Beautiful Roses" on our Fresh Ideas Stage at the show!

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JJ Thompson & Sarah Hall | Rustic Charm Design

At Rustic Charm Design, we are just a couple of ladybosses doing what we love. We’ll show you how we blend different elements: rustic woods, hard-working metals, and sprinkles of farmhouse whimsy, to create that modern farmhouse feel in every nook and cranny of your home. Our goal is to make you love the space you’re in. We feel deep down in our bones that life is better when you can breathe a sigh of happiness upon entering a room. We will help you achieve that by making your space feel welcoming, beautiful, and functional for your family. Life happens in the home, so let’s make yours a reflection of you.

JJ and Sarah will be presenting "Modern Farmhouse Decorating Ideas" on Saturday!