2017 HGTV Ultimate Outdoor Awards Panel of Judges

From HGTV executives to award-winning landscape professionals, learn about this year's distinguished panel of judges that will select the Overall Winner of the 2017 HGTV Ultimate Outdoor Awards.

HGTV Host
HGTV Host

Chris Lambton

Chris Lambton is a professional landscaper who transforms backyards, one house at a time on HGTV's "Going Yard" and DIY's "Yard Crashers". 

Chris brings his landscaping skills and gardening know-how to each project as he creates outdoor living spaces for deserving homeowners. Read More

Director, Digital Video & Editorial, Home + Travel
Director, Digital Video & Editorial, Home + Travel

Mariel Clark

Mariel is the digital video and editorial director of the lifestyle brand websites for HGTV, Travel Channel, DIY Network and Great American Country. 

Her favorite thing about her job is exploring and sharing the world’s most beautiful spaces and places. Mariel is a DIYer at heart and likes to tackle projects around her home. Read More

Editorial Director, Home + Travel, Digital
Editorial Director, Home + Travel, Digital

Kelly Smith Trimble

Kelly is the editorial director of the lifestyle brand websites for HGTV, Travel Channel, DIY Network and Great American Country. 

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. Read More

Founder, DWY Landscape Architects
Founder, DWY Landscape Architects

David Young

As the Overall Winner of the 2016 HGTV Ultimate Outdoor Awards, David Young returns to help name the 2017 Ultimate Outdoor Awards Winner.

He founded DWY Landscape Architects in 1999 and has dedicated his talent and career to creating meaningful spaces that touch the lives of the people who encounter them. He believes it is important for people to reconnect with nature and considers landscape architecture the perfect platform for this to occur. Read More

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