2016 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 2016 HGTV Ultimate Outdoor Awards.


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

Editorial Director, Home + Travel, Digital

Mariel Clark

Mariel is the Editorial and Programming 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

HGTVGardens Editor-in-Chief

Felicia Feaster

Felicia Feaster is the editor-in-chief at HGTVGardens, an editor at HGTV.com and longtime lifestyle journalist with a specialty in film, art, design and garden writing.

As the winner of multiple awards from the Society of Professional Journalists and the Garden Writers Association, Felicia has a keen eye for landscape design. Read More

President, Hursthouse Landscape Architects

Bob Hursthouse

For more than 25 years, Bob Hursthouse has helped clients connect their vision and lifestyle to their environrment, making their home and landscape an extension of who they are.

His award-winning designs have been featured on televsion and in top-shelf shelter publications. Read More