Category: Our Experts

Sarah Brooker, Makeup Artist

Sarah is the lead artist and owner of a freelance makeup company, 2 Chicks & a Bag of Makeup, working heavily in the wedding industry and for television, billboard and film production.  She is also the designer and owner of her own clothing line, Prairie Chic Apparel, and works on set as a wardrobe buyer […]

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Kayla Wan, Fashion Expert

For the past 12 years, Loka has often been the answer to the question, “I love your outfit — where did you get it!?” Assuming sole ownership in 2014, Kayla Wan has been a member of the Loka family since 2012. With a finger on the pulse of fashion and a customer first mentality, Loka […]

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Linda Peters, Baking Expert

Linda Peters is a self-taught baker and marketing director with a passion for success. Her leadership skills, partnered with her attention to detail and local demand for both retail and wholesale, has led Linda to the forefront of Winnipeg’s most elite events and Galas. She has co-managed Goodies Bakeshop with her partner Max since 2015, […]

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Jackie Silla, Fashion Expert

Jackie is a fashion stylist and blogger over at Style My Dreams, she has been working in the industry for the past 6 years. For as long as she can remember, Jackie has always had a loved for Fashion and beauty. She loves to make women feel beautiful from the inside and out. Jackie has […]

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Rick Mayhew, Event Decorator

Decorations by Rick has been in business for over 20 years. Rick Mayhew does linens, chair covers, backdrops, ceiling swagging, centerpieces, crystals, flowers, LED wall washing, chivari chairs, tents, tables, dishes, candy bars and so much more. He loves to create rooms with the WOW factor and I can work with budgets, big or small […]

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Rich Thomas, Fitness Expert

Rich is the Director of Strength and Conditioning and Co-Owner of Shinobi Fitness. Shinobi Fitness was founded with one simple goal; to make your life better through  support, community, fitness and well being.  Rich has played competitive sports such as football, soccer and basketball and competed in Crossfit at the Canada West Regionals in 2011. […]

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Troy Barkman, Landscape Horticulturist

Troy Barkman, Certified Red Seal Landscape Horticulturist is the owner of Paradise Landscape and Design. Troy has been working in the landscape industry since 2010, and started his own business in 2015. In 2016, Troy won the Gold Medal at the Skills Manitoba competition in Landscape Gardening, and has continued to excel in the industry.  […]

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Karla Dreyer, Design Expert

Karla is an Award Winning Interior Decorator with a passion for making your home connect with who you truly are. Having consistently been awarded by Houzz for her work and customer service, Karla appears regularly on CityTV’s Breakfast Television and CBC as their Design Expert. She is committed to producing content that is inspiring and […]

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Kelsey Kosman, Design Expert

Kelsey Kosman, Interior Design Consultant and owner of Dollhouse Design, specializes in simplifying the design process. She believes that a home can not only be beautiful, but also functional, and practical for every family and every budget.

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Shayna Wiwierski, Beauty and Lifestyle

Shayna Wiwierski is a magazine editor by day and a beauty and lifestyle blogger/influencer by night. Her blog, A Pop of Colour, has been nominated for Best Site at the P&G Beauty Awards for the past two years, and she has worked with many national and international beauty and lifestyle brands.  Find her online at […]

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Sarah-Marie Lackey, Designer

Sarah Marie Interiors is a small design company with full-scale capabilities. With work being done all over the lower mainland, she is known for her timeless approach and detail oriented manner. Through the use of space planning, materials and finishes, she is continually creating sustainable and creative spaces which reflects ones personal desires and lifestyle […]

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Deanne Duke, DIY Expert

Deanne’s motto is why buy it when you can make it. As a graduate in human ecology- clothing and textiles, designing and creating has always been a passion. Since having kids, DIY party planning and diy home projects resulted in the creation of Mama’s got a Glue Gun. A small business crafting Piñatas and other […]

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Alaina Yvon-Moreau, Nutritionist

Alaina Yvon-Moreau is a Holistic Nutritionist and Certified Nutritional Practitioner. It was her own journey with weight loss that initially inspired Alaina to want to help others achieve their health goals. In her practice, Alaina works to build wellness with her clients by focusing on food and lifestyle changes. She loves inspiring those around her […]

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Dr. Reece Malone, Sexologist

Dr. Reece Malone is a certified sexologist, sexuality educator and sex therapist. Working with clients throughout North America, he maintains a private practice based out of  Winnipeg, Canada. Dr. Reece addresses a host of sexuality concerns that affect individuals and impact intimate relationships. He applies a holistic approach to sex and pleasure and believes in […]

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Kathleen Trotter, Fitness Expert

Kathleen Trotter is a fitness expert, media personality, personal trainer, writer, life coach, and overall health enthusiast. She is the author of Finding Your Fit. A Compassionate Trainer’s Guide to Making Fitness a Lifelong Habit. Kathleen’s passion is motivating others to “find their fit.” Kathleen does this through writing, regular TV and media appearances, working […]

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Sean Dolenuck, Sommelier

Sean Dolenuck is a professional Sommelier and restaurant specialist with a private wine store. He holds the Professional Sommelier Diploma from CAPS as well as a Diploma in Hotel and Restaurant management from SAIT (Calgary), and has been involved in the hospitality industry for 19 years, specializing in fine dining. Sean has worked at some […]

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Gerry Goertzen, Psychotherapist

Gerry Goertzen, MA, is a Psychotherapist (Trauma, Addiction & Criminology Specialist) in private practice with over 20 years’ experience. He is Executive Director and Founder of Riverbend Counselling Group (now in its 10th year), Founder of The Harbour Fellowship Inc., Author of Relational Triumph and Producer/Owner of Velvet Steel App. He, his wife, three adult […]

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Chef Rob Thomas

Creative, energetic and charismatic, Chef Rob Thomas brings a deep-rooted passion for food to every aspect of his culinary creations. Inspired by his Caribbean roots, classical training and world travels, Thomas brings an eclectic fusion of experiences and experimentation to his dishes over his 20 year career in the industry. Chef Rob Thomas hosts a […]

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Ami McKay, Design Expert

Designing is an organic, holistic process for Ami. It starts with a conversation centered on your wish list: your wants and needs, your tastes, your budget, and your vision for the project. Ami listens carefully, with a view to seeing the very best in you, and celebrating who you are, and your purpose for the […]

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Lisa Clark, Design Expert

Lisa Clark has a passion to bring great style to every home at every price point. A strong belief that a beautiful home is possible, no matter the budget, plays a strong influence in her design. She is known for her fresh take on the classic home. Her work is varied and includes high-rise condominium […]

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Nicholas Rosaci, DIY Expert/Designer

When it comes to DIY, design, style, and personality, Nicholas Rosaci raises the bar with a flair for creating chic, confident and glamorous spaces that cross the divide of modern versus traditional. Nicholas launched his firm Nicholas Rosaci Interiors immediately after graduation from the Humber College Interior Decorating / Design program. Nicholas is also known […]

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Chef David Adjey

The Chickery Founder David Adjey studied at the Culinary Institute of America, and has worked as a celebrity personal chef and as the Chef Proprietor of his own fine dining restaurant. He also starred in two series on Food Network – Restaurant Makeover and The Opener – and has made appearances on multiple other shows […]

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Chef Robert Bartley

Robert Bartley, recipient of the 2013 Pinnacle Awards Corporate Chef of the Year, is the Executive Chef for Canucks Sports and Entertainment. Bartley’s expertise is not solely dedicated to high-end dining; he is also an expert in quick service and developing new concepts that both intrigue and delight the fan. Bartley’s eye for detail and […]

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Glen Peloso, Design Expert

Glen Peloso, celebrated designer and TV host began working after completing his Masters Degree in Fine Art. Since then, he has completed more than 300 residential, hospitality and commercial space projects internationally. Glen is recognized as a design expert on CHUM-FM’s “All About Style”, and from his past work as a host/designer of the internationally […]

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Sandra Nash, Design Expert

Designer, Sandra Nash is the founder and principal of Making A Scene. Noted for her bold colour combinations, layering of textiles and unexpected designs (like treating the ceilings as a 5th wall), Sandra transforms ordinary rooms into magazine–worthy spaces with character and charm. She selects pieces that originate worlds apart but come together like two […]

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