Kortney and Dave Wilson
What began as two separate musical careers has become a lifelong partnership for Kortney and Dave Wilson. After a solid run as a country music duo, they traded in their microphones for tool belts and began flipping houses while raising their three children.
With over 60 homes flipped to date, Kortney and Dave have become one of Nashville’s premiere house flipping forces, renowned as much for their acute knowledge of the local real estate market as for their artistic design in transforming run-down disasters into stunning one-of-a-kind family homes.
In their hit Television Series Masters of Flip, Kortney and Dave Wilson breathe new life into old, rundown Nashville homes. Each one-hour episode opens with Kortney and Dave house-hunting for properties that have seen better days and gambling on which one to flip to make the most profit. With limited timelines and even tighter budgets, these Masters of Flip take on the challenge of transforming each real estate disaster into a stunning family dream home.
What follows is an exciting journey through the mess and stress of renovation, the magic of transformation and the anticipation of enormous profits. The rollercoaster of buying, renovating and staging each house all hinges on that final sale; will their gamble garner maximum profits every time? While the US housing market is clearly on the rise, nowhere is that growth more evident than in the city of Nashville, Tennessee. The hometown of country music is experiencing a dramatic resurgence in both new home starts and renovations and house flipping masters Kortney and Dave Wilson are leading the charge.
Carson Arthur is an international landscape designer with a focus on environmentally friendly design. Throughout his 15-year television career, Carson teaches homeowners how to raise the value of their homes through outdoor renovations. He is part of the Cityline team; writes a column for the Halifax Chronicle Herald and the Sun media group including the Toronto Sun about outdoor design and appears regularly in a variety of magazines with guest articles. He is the North America outdoor design editor for Outdoor Lifestyle magazine; the outdoor expert for Terra Greenhouses; Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate; and the author of the sold out book Garden Designs for Outdoor Living with a new book scheduled to hit the shelves spring 2018.
His credits include; the host of HGTV’s Green Force and Critical Listing; the Gemini nominated Room to Grow on Global, ION and the Discovery network; Better Home’s and Garden’s Home, First Home on the Hallmark Channel in the U.S.; and the gardening expert on HGTV’s blockbuster; Home to Win and Home to Win 2. Currently, Carson’s programs can be seen on every continent in the world.
Carson now represents Canada as the international ambassador for Save the Children. His expertise in growing food will help end the cycle of poverty for children all over the world by spearheading a Canadian initiative of adding agriculture to education called Fresh For All.
As the editor-in-chief of Ottawa At Home magazine Mary Taggart is a respected decorator and lifestyle expert. Her passion lies in inspiring others to lead stylish lives, authentic to their personal style. She often shares decor and entertaining tips and ideas on a variety of local media outlets. Mary has the ability to make any space work aesthetically to suit lifestyle and environment.
Leigh-Ann Allaire Perreault
As a DIY & design expert, Leigh-Ann Allaire Perrault has spent years crafting a unique philosophy for design that fuses ingenuity, whimsy, and quality workmanship – all on a “frugalista” budget. She believes that achieving great style and design isn’t determined by how much money you spend, but rather how creative you can be with your budget. Amongst the many hats she wears, Leigh-Ann is a regular contributor on Cityline and a spokesperson for Rust-Oleum Canada. With a passion to educate and inspire, Leigh-Ann embraces every opportunity she gets to spark creativity and instill confidence in others who strive to “DO IT YOURSELF”.
When she’s not in front of an audience demonstrating helpful ideas on how to transform our living spaces into ones that inspire, she’s actively out in the community assisting her favourite charities such as ReThink Breast Cancer. Jackie is a popular speaker at shows and events across Canada and has been featured in various media such as Breakfast Television nationally, Global TV - The Morning Show, City TV, CTV, The Toronto Star, Globe & Mail and Styleathome.com to name a few. “Finding something you love and building a space around it is an key element to creating an environment that inspires you,” says Jackie who is known for teaching on how to connect with your own personal style and create spaces that are a reflection of who you and who you wish to be. Jackie uses her enthusiasm and love of design to engage her audience while sharing stories and tips that connect them to their passions.
Andrew Downward played a leading role on the wildly successful HGTV/W Network and is now a popular columnist for Home and Design Magazines across Canada. Divine Design with Candice Olson is still seen in over 78 countries worldwide on HGTV in the US and W Network and OWN in Canada. Andrew's expertise and insights into paint, colour, and paint applications has awarded him international recognition in his field. In fact, Andrew's knowledge and experience on Divine Design has made him one of North America's most recognisable and trusted paint and colour experts.