2018 Speakers & Celebrity Guests

Karl Champley

Karl Champley

Karl Champley was the host of the award winning shows DIY to the Rescue, Wasted Spaces and Home & Family on HGTV, DIY and Hallmark Networks. He has hosted over 300 episodes viewed in over 100 million homes in the United States and is seen in Canada, Australia, Hong Kong, New Zealand, Turkey and several other countries around the world. Both of his home improvement shows "DIY To The Rescue" and "Wasted Spaces" have won 7 Telly and Aurora awards. Karl was the winner of Ellen’s Design Challenge with Ellen DeGeneres. Reaching the highest viewership HGTV had ever experienced and is an Award-Winning Master Builder, Television and Radio host, Home Inspector, Author, speaker, judge and Environmental Building Consultant in both the United States and Australia.

The homes he has designed and built have been featured in publications around the world. Champley genuinely loves to teach homeowners new do-it yourself skills, how to save money, get up to date with the latest trends and innovations, use tools correctly and get empowered.

Karl has worked alongside some great entertainers and industry professionals in many Habitat For Humanity & other non-profit organization projects around the USA. He is also an animal advocate for the Wildlife Waystation in Los Angeles. He is an ambassador for AdaptaVet to help prevent suicides in our military. He is also a trendsetter and insider for the NKBA (National Kitchen & Bath Association) and he is extremely passionate about helping children and young adults find their way. 

See Karl live on the Design Stage Friday- Sunday!

Joanie Sprague

Joanie Sprague

Runner up on cycle six of America’s Next Top Model’s and has appeared on DIY Network’s Run My Renovation and Man Caves.