Karen E Laine and Mina Starsiak
Hosts of Good Bones & Two Chicks and a Hammer
Karen E Laine (Mom), former lawyer and Mina Starsiak (daughter), real estate agent are Two Chicks and a Hammer, Inc. They began rehabbing houses in their neighborhood near downtown Indianapolis in 2007 (before it was a “hot” neighborhood). In the process, they discovered a skill set and passion for neighborhood rehabilitation, one house at a time. They found that they could do well by doing good! In 2014, High Noon Entertainment, who filmed a pilot for HGTV, founded their company. The pilot aired in May 2015 under the name “Two Chicks and a Hammer”. In July 2015, they began filming the first season of the show now known as “Good Bones”. The series follows the expert team as they buy homes in serious disrepair, sometimes gut them to the studs and transform them into stunning remodels. They are now currently filming their third season!
Liz Henderson and her husband, Mike bought their foreclosed home on HGTV House Hunters shared their room updates on HGTV House Hunters Where Are They Now and renovated their basement on DIY Network's Renovation Realities. With a passion for decorating and a love for people, Liz enjoys inspiring women to spruce up their spaces here in the Midwest. A former radio and television producer, Liz now spends her time creating cozy spaces, welcoming friends into her home and planning special events in Indianapolis.
Desiring to motivate other millennials, Liz enjoys serving as the Events and Experience Coordinator for EDGE Mentoring, an organization designed to sharpen the impact and influence of emerging leaders.
Follow Liz on Instagram at:@mrslizhendy
Heather Tallman is an Indianapolis based food writer, blogger, local food personality and family meal advocate. In addition to managing her website Basilmomma.com, she also teaches cooking classes, does numerous cooking demonstrations a month for various organizations and appears on both IndyStyle (WISH-TV) and B105.7 Soft Rock weekly. When Heather is not in the kitchen working on a recipe she is spending time with her two sons- Noah and Jacob and her husband- Matt at their home in southern Johnson County. Follow Heather online at @Basilmomma on Twitter/Facebook and @BasilmommaHT on Instagram.
JO ELLEN MEYERS SHARP
Jo Ellen is a 25-year veteran of newspaper journalism and owns Write for You! LLC, a freelance writing-editing business. A contributor to Indiana Gardening and Edible Indy magazines, she edits Iowa Gardener, Michigan Gardening, Minnesota Gardener and Wisconsin Gardening magazines. She has been writing a weekly gardening column for The Indianapolis Star since 1989, and is a popular speaker and frequent guest on television, radio and web broadcasts.
She is a garden coach and has an all-season, container planting business for residential and commercial locations. For 17 years, Jo Ellen has worked every spring at a large, independent garden center in Indianapolis, where she formerly was the buyer of perennials and nursery stock. She’s treasurer of GWA: The Association of Garden Communicators; director of the Indianapolis Museum of Art Horticultural Society; member Indiana Landmarks Cultural Landscape Committee; director Indy Food Co-op (which operates Pogue’s Run Grocer); a member of GreatGardenSpeakers.com; co-author of Indiana Gardener’s Guide; author of The Visitor’s Guide to American Gardens; and a recent contributor to The Gardener’s Garden (Phaidon Press) and The Oxford Companion to the Garden (Oxford University Press). She blogs at hoosiergarden.com.
Carol Michel is a lifelong gardener with a degree in horticulture from Purdue University and a passion for all things gardening. She currently writes for Indiana Gardening and regularly posts on her own garden blog, www.maydreamsgardens.com. An award winning writer, she considers herself a gardenangelist, an evangelist for gardening, and draws inspiration and humor from old gardening books, old hoes, and her own adventures in and out of her garden.
Living in an 80 year old Irvington home, Sean loves spending time at the Home Show! You can hear him weekday mornings on B105.7 and watch his web series “Sean In The City” at b1057.com