TLC's Trading Spaces
Brett grew up in Austin, Texas. Since he was a boy, he had motorcycles and BMX bikes in his life. By the age of 15 he was apprenticing as a carpenter and a home inspector under his grandfather. At 19, Brett moved to Hilo, Hawaii to train mixed martial arts at BJ Penn's MMA Academy. After two years in Hawaii, Brett traveled to Kenya, Africa with a humanitarian relief group where he volunteered with multiple orphanages and helped with security and logistics. After his time in the slums of Kibera, Brett decided that he wanted to dedicate his life to helping those in need.
Brett enlisted in the US Air Force at 21 years old, he was put in charge of his 60 man basic training squad on his first day of basic and was accepted into the Pararescue Special Operations program. He would tear his Achilles tendon in the training pipeline, never getting the chance to complete the training or deploying. After his medical discharge, Brett healed up in carpentry school and EMT school simultaneously while working as a carpenter back in Austin. Following that he went to Tactical Medic SWAT School and moved to Oregon where he worked as an adventure guide. Brett then moved back to Austin, where he began flipping houses, working as a home inspector and a general contractor.
Brett founded Property Doctors Home Inspections
and the non profit Off The Grid International
. Brett is a licensed Professional Inspector (TREC #20110), Licensed OSSF Septic System Installer (TCEQ), Residential Energy Auditor, Rain Water Harvesting System Installer and Rain Water System Inspector (ARCSA).
Brett is also a songwriter and guitarist and plays in a band in Austin, Texas with his brother Chase. "The Tutor Brothers" music can be found on itunes
Brett can previously be seen as the host of the TV Show New Home Source and on Discovery Channel's hit show Treasure Quest (season 2). He is currently the carpenter for TLC's hit show Trading Spaces.
Twitter: @bretttutor | Instagram: @bretttuor | Facebook: bretttutorofficial
The Complete Gardener
Marianne Binetti writes an award winning syndicated garden column for over a dozen newspapers, has a degree in Horticulture and is the author or co-author of 15 books on gardening, landscaping, vegetables, perennials and other gardening topics. She has appeared on HGTV, and has been a host on various local and TV and radio stations. She gardens on two acres in Enumclaw, WA.
| Instagram: @mariannebinetti
Award-winning interior designer, Jamie Banfield has become a creative force in the industry, and
recognized for his signature West Coast style. Specializing in design for all spaces, with a focus on kitchen and bath, Jamie has the ability to transform and create well-edited spaces that exude both function and beauty. With a passion for textures and sustainable design, he often uses reclaimed materials, offering a unique perspective to his finished rooms.
Recently recognized by the National Kitchen and Bath Association as one of the industry’s top 30 Under 30 in North America, One to Watch by Western Living Magazine, a 2016 Finalist for the Robert Ledingham Memorial - Emerging Designer Of The Year Award and acknowledged with Best of Houzz 2017, 2016 + 2015- Customer Service, Jamie’s work can be seen in private residences throughout Western Canada.
Formally trained in interior design, with a complementary background in manufacturing, construction, and custom millwork, Jamie has an intrinsic understanding of the total design process. From inspiration to final completion, his knowledge, attention to detail, and ability to listen to him clients' needs, have resulted in aesthetically functional rooms that truly reflects the people who live there.
Jamie Banfield will not be quitting his day job, and lends his talent to TV outlets and Lifestyle talk shows such as: Global TV, CTV Vancouver, That Talk Show and The Marc + Mandy Show. Jamie frequently lends his style advice as an international speaker on stages such as: The International KBIS, BC Home + Garden Show, Vancouver Fall Home Show, and the Edmonton Renovation Show, to name a few. He also regularly contributes to a number of different home and design magazines.
Twitter: the_banfield + banfield_mr
Instagram: @the_banfield + @jamie_banfield_design