About the Team

Get to know the writers and editors of HGTV's blog, I Heart HGTV. 

Allie Holcomb

Allie is a contributing writer for HGTV.com and the I Heart HGTV blog. She's a wannabe Joanna Gaines (who isn't?), and her husband-to-be is very much a fix-it-man Chip. Together they’re making over their recently purchased '90s ranch. One of Allie’s most prized possessions is her ice-blue mixer, and she firmly believes a homemade cake can solve a multitude of problems.

Bridget Mallon

Bridget is the Online Editor for HGTV Magazine. When she's not covering the latest in swoon-worthy decor trends, you can find her organizing her barmoire — an old armoire turned home bar — filling her tiny NYC apartment with metallic accessories or getting lost in a bookstore.  

Chelsea Faulkner

Chelsea is an assistant editor at HGTV.com. She adores cozy, traditional spaces à la Meg Ryan's brownstone in You've Got Mail and owns an embarrassing amount of vintage flower vases. In her spare time you'll find her up to her elbows in potting soil, lost in a good book or on the hunt for creative, affordable ways to fill the 9-foot-tall walls in her apartment.

Clara MacLellan

Clara is an editorial intern for HGTV.com. She is best described as an old soul who loves antique trucks, classic rock-n-roll and vintage finds. In her free time, she’s capturing moments with her camera, snuggling with her Cairn terrier Sadie and cooking meals with her husband. An avid University of Tennessee football fan, she bleeds orange through and through.

David L. Haynes

David is an editor with HGTV.com and has also worked for HG's sister site, DIYNetwork.com. Some of his past pursuits include: working for the book publishing division of a Southern media company, writing about music and entertainment for an alternative newsweekly and doing PR and media related stuff for an indie interactive-games developer. He currently resides in a 19th-century foursquare which he and his wife are gradually renovating thereby − though not entirely by design − adopting HGTV's lifestyle credo: "Live the brand."

Erica Reitman

Erica is a straight-talking interior designer who recently moved from Brooklyn to LA. On the weekends, you can find her scouring local flea markets for her clients or hard at work on her "remedial" DIY projects. She loves anything and everything vintage and collects wallpaper swatches like they were family photos (much to the dismay of her actual family). She lives with her husband and her basset hound, Oliver, in a midcentury home that they are currently renovating.

Farima Alavi

Farima is a writer and editor for HGTV.com. She has a passion for fashion, enjoys time with her rambunctious Yorkie, Rosie, and is a self-proclaimed foodie. She loves any excuse to throw a party (Arbor Day celebration, anyone?) in her midcentury modern style home.

Katie Friedman

Katie is an editorial intern for HGTV.com. As a longtime fan of House Hunters, she’s thrilled to write about design projects and discover new ways to enhance her apartment. Her favorite activities include hiking, browsing flea markets for midcentury modern gems and wrangling her wild-child dog, Milo. 

Kayla Kitts

Kayla is the managing editor for special projects for HGTV.com and the co-editor-in-chief for the I Heart HGTV blog. Kayla is an overbearing cat mom with a love for vintage-modern furniture, artisan cocktails, organizing all the things , magazine subscriptions and eating outdoors all year round. Every piece of furniture she owns is proudly secondhand with a story to tell.

Kelly Smith Trimble

Kelly is the editorial director for HGTV.com, DIYNetwork.com, TravelChannel.com and GreatAmericanCountry.com. A master gardener, she focuses on growing vegetables and loves canning and preserving. Kelly also spends her time hiking, backpacking and doing almost anything else outdoors. She likes eclectic design where everything has a story. 

Keri Sanders

Keri is an assistant editor at HGTV.com and an aspiring Renaissance woman. Favorite activites include scouring the web for new design ideas, continuing her quest for the world’s greatest barbecue or scoring deals at local thrift stores. She's a haggler extraordinaire, a vagabond wannabe and a lousy cook (but learning!). 

Liz Gray

Liz is a special projects managing editor for HGTV.com and is the co-editor-in-chief of the I Heart HGTV blog. She lives in a midcentury tri-level that she's (slowly) remodeling alongside her husband and her mystery-breed puppy. Other interests include: Mad scientist-style recipe experiments, impractical hats and anything Danish modern.  

Maria Conti

Maria is an editorial intern for HGTV.com. She experiences a dangerously high heart-rate when encountering discounted decor and has a difficult time walking away from anything turquoise. Lately her daydream is to upgrade from her modest (read: cramped) apartment, to owning a craftsman home to share with her sprightly pup, Theodore.

Molly Miller

Molly is the Apple News editor for HGTV, Travel Channel and Food Network. She enjoys writing about fashion, travel and home decor on her personal blog, Delight , and on I Heart HGTV . Molly owns an inordinate amount of rattan furniture and brass decor, much to her husband’s dismay, and refuses to stop buying more. For her, a weekend well-spent includes enjoying a cocktail on a patio, leisurely walks downtown and quality time with her miniature dachshund.

Nancy Fire

Nancy lives in NYC with her business partner and husband, Neil. They are both the co-founders of Design Works International , a full service design studio serving the home and fashion industries, and First2Print , a digital printing company working on projects for companies like Sony Pictures' Spider-Man , Graceland and The Metropolitan Museum of Art. Nancy is also the design director for HGTV HOME where she oversees the design direction on home and consumer products. Loving renovations, she and Neil have restored their home outside NYC, an 1890's farmhouse in the town of East Quogue on Long Island. Nancy's love of photography and ceramics keep her quite busy outside the studio.

Ryan Reed

Ryan is an editor at HGTV.com. He's a Maryland-native with a passion for double porches, bourbon and Fixer Upper.  When he's not channeling his inner-Chip Gaines around the house, he enjoys traveling, eating barbecue, and chasing after his two adopted dogs.

Shannon Petrie

Shannon is a managing editor at HGTV.com, a new homeowner and an obsessive organizer. (Friends fans would call her “a Monica.”) In her spare time, she’s slowly decorating her '80s ranch house with a mix of budget purchases and free vintage finds from her grandmother's garage. Her other hobbies include traveling, hiking, cooking, and playing with her two rescue Chihuahuas.

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