Karen Kavett

Karen is a contributor to the HGTV Handmade YouTube channel. She is a RISD graduate with a background in graphic design. Her favorite craft supplies are her large collection of washi tape and her gold gilding paint, and she is has a bit of an obsession with ampersands.

The Crafty Lumberjacks

The Crafty Lumberjacks, Andrew Boza and Dennis Setteducati are both actors and Astoria New York residents. Along with coffee, crafting and Netflix, they have a love for the holidays and decorating! This love lead to their successful and ever growing blog and Instagram, which aims at giving their followers some quick, easy and affordable inspiration.

J. Pickens

Host of HGTV.com’s The Work Around, J. Pickens is a designer, fabricator, and maker who creates work filled with a spirit of adventure, discovery, and history. His career has been enviably diverse and features everything from movie prop building to high end interior design. In spite of his Brooklyn, NY location, J. can’t deny his roots in the Deep South and loves all things fishing and outdoors.

Marianne Canada

HGTV.com’s in-house craft and entertaining expert, Marianne also serves as an executive producer, stylist and online personality. When not creating social videos for HGTV and Travel Channel, she’s starring in them for HGTV's crafty YouTube channel, HGTV Handmade.

Danielle Boaz

Danielle is a production coordinator, stylist and crafter for HGTV and Travel Channel. She lives in a 1910 bungalow with her husband and two pups in Knoxville, Tennessee. On the weekends, she takes every opportunity to use her label maker, and loves going thrifting and working on her home.

Cassidy Garcia

Cassidy is a contributor to HGTV Handmade. She is a commercial and editorial photographer with features on HGTV, Travel Channel, Food Network and Discovery’s Gold Rush. From woodworking with her father and sewing and painting with her mom, crafting has been in her bones since she was a little girl. Her passion is upcycling and dollar store crafts are her claim to fame, creating beautiful decor or holiday styles with items for just a couple bucks. Southern to the core with love for sweet tea and fried chicken, Cassidy spends many pleasant Sunday afternoons crafting.

Gabriela Hardan

Gabriela is a production assistant for HGTV and Travel Channel. She’s all about finding unfamiliar places to explore—and photograph. If she’s not nagging people for photos, she’s finding ways to make her room as cozy as possible. Gabriela loves to write just about anything, and you can find her on the weekends rummaging through antique shops for old film cameras.

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