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 2022 HGTV Ultimate Outdoor Awards.


Ian joined the LaGuardia Design team in 2005 after graduating with a Bachelor’s of Landscape Architecture from SUNY ESF. Since that time he has earned his NYS License while managing numerous projects, ranging from large scale residential designs to high end luxury resort planning.

LaGuardia Design has received numerous national and regional design awards for its work and has been published in many national periodicals and media outlets. See More


BOXHILL is a boutique landscape design firm located in Tucson, Arizona. Principal designer Elizabeth Przygoda-Montgomery leads the design team, bringing over 20 years of experience designing both residential and commercial spaces. Elizabeth was the overall winner of the 2019 HGTV Ultimate Outdoor Awards.

Over the years, Elizabeth has developed a signature pragmatic style — one of simple elegance with a focus on relaxed outdoor living. She aims to make every space fresh, unique, and tailored to the site and needs of the client.

As a spin-off of her landscape design business, Elizabeth also founded an online retail store, Shop Boxhill, which offers a curated selection of outdoor furniture and living products. See More

Kelly Smith Trimble

Kelly is the senior editorial director for HGTV.com and author of the book "Vegetable Gardening Wisdom." A master gardener, she focuses on growing vegetables, cooking and preserving. Kelly also spends her time hiking, backpacking and doing almost anything else outdoors. She likes vintage and eclectic design where everything has a story. Read More

Caroline Alkire

Caroline is a managing editor for HGTV.com. When she's not obsessing over the latest boho home trends — or decorating her tiny, door-less room in NYC with shades of blush — she loves attending concerts and rereading the Harry Potter series. Read More

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