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Amy Devers

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Amy DeversAmy Devers is a designer, artist, maker-builder-carpenter-fabricator, lifestyle expert, and television personality. She’s also a lazy audiophile, mischievous prankster, adventurous eater, amateur sleuth and self-proclaimed contraptionist.

She’s armed with loads of both formal education and practical hands-on experience, including an MFA in Furniture Design from the Rhode Island School of Design, a major stint as a chief prototype fabricator and machine shop foreman, and years as an independent designer/builder of furniture and interiors. Fluent in all manner of making and fixing things she’s versatile in wood, textiles, metal, and plastics among others, with a particular interest in unexpected materials, found objects, and sustainability. A fine artist as well as a designer, she has exhibited internationally in galleries and museums.

She’s also made a name for herself on the small screen, demonstrating her skills and know-how as the host of several television series dealing with topics ranging from home-improvement to high-end international design and architecture. Maybe you’ve seen her constructing her original furniture designs on DIY’s Freeform Furniture, building a viewer-spec’d log cabin on DIY’s interactive series Blog Cabin, carpenter-ing on TLC’s hit Trading Spaces, or traveling the world profiling the world’s leading designers and architects on Ovation’s Designer People.

Currently she can be seen as the host and designer on A&E’s popular landscape makeover show, Fix This Yard, design/building solutions for deserving families on OWN’s Home Made Simple, and hunting and gathering the compelling and delicious stories of local food growers and cultivators on Victory Garden’s edibleFEAST on PBS.

A regular contributor to lifestyle media, she has written advice columns for ReadyMade magazine, Lifestyled, and Modern Ink magazine. As an international design reporter she covers design happenings of all kinds for various blogs and media outlets.

Active in the global design community, she travels the world as a speaker and judge of international furniture design competitions, is a regular guest critic and lecturer at academic institutions, and volunteers for arts-driven charities.

Daniel Klein

Daniel KleinAfter learning to cook at his mother’s bed and breakfast, Daniel went on to work and train at many of the world’s top restaurants. His culinary education brought him to Spain, France, England, India and New York, where he has worked and trained at top Michelin starred restaurants including The Fat Duck (Heston Blumenthal), St. John (Fergus Henderson), Mugaritz (Andoni Luis Aduriz), Bouchon (Thomas Keller), Applewood (David Shea) and Craft (Tom Collichio). After graduating from NYU, Daniel also pursued a career in film. He has directed, filmed, edited and produced projects on various issues including the development industry in Africa (“What are we doing here?”) and oil politics. Daniel is a 2013 James Beard Award winner and the founder of The Perennial Plate.

Mirra Fine

Mirra FineJames Beard Award winning Filmmaker and Vegetarian, Mirra has never cooked at any fancy restaurants. However, she has worked at some of New York’s top marketing firms, (including J Walter Thompson and Kirshenbaum Bond), and for the City of New York. She is a graphic designer and freelance writer. She films and co-produces The Perennial Plate series. Mirra became a vegetarian as a result of the first episode of the show.

Updated March 12, 2014