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Heritage Federal Credit Union Home Show – Speakers/Schedules



2015 Stage Schedule coming soon!


Check out the special guests at the 2015 Home Show!


Hgtv-logo-with-r copyDesign Star People’s Choice Winner, Anne Rue


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Anne Rue was a contestant on Season 8 of HGTV’s Design Star and the fan favorite contestant was voted the People’s Choice Winner while on the show. When Anne isn’t purchasing and rehabbing old homes in foreclosure with her husband or running her interior design firm, she adn her husband are busy raising their three young boys. After graduating with an Associate of Applied Science degree in interior design from Seminole State College in Sanford, FL, she started her career designing luxury tour buses and yachts.

Since then she has spent more than 15 years focusing on her interior design and has successfully manager her own interior design firm for 12 years. She categorizes her design style as “beautiful, functional and livable eclectic.” She also says she loves to incorporate color into her designs and enjoys mixing classig and coastal design styles.



Hgtv-logo-with-r copy Flipping the Block Stars, John and Whitney Spinks


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Born and raised in Evansville, IN, this design+build duo has settled in the bustling southern city of Jacksonville, FL. Raised in families with strong Midwestern values, they believe in honesty, hard work, and a positive attitude. Whitney, a design blogger and financial analyst, realized her passion wasn’t in charts and numbers, but in interior design. After a tour of duty in the U.S. military they decided to pursue their true passion. In 2013, John & Whitney began a journey with HGTV that has forever changed their outlook on life. As the Black Team on Flipping the Block, John and Whitney proved themselves in more ways than design alone! The synergy between them is evident, giving them a unique edge in operating their interior design bsuiness, 27 South Design Group. John’s military background and construction experience coupled with Whitney’s keen financial mind and creative design allows them to create beautiful spaces that function perfectly.

Being completely self-taught, they feel interior design shouldn’t be bound by traditional rules or designer price tags. Each client is different and each space is unique! They thrive on being creative and thinking outside the box. With a passion on fire for design and functionality this team knows how to get the most “bang for your buck!” With their interesting new design flair, their young and fiery spirit, and a beaming sense of pride in every detail, John and Whitney can and have accomplished the impossible time and time again!



Nationally Acclaimed Expert, Brian Santos, The Wall Wizard


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Brian Santos, a fourth-generation painting contractor and author of best-selling home improvement books, uses “edu-taining” demonstrations in his television appearances and live interactive presentations for industry giants like Sherwin-Williams, Blue Mountain Wallcoverings, Home Depot and Lowe’s, and at Home and Garden Shows throughout the world. Whether it be with paint, paper or fabric, Brian brings ideas, insights and inspirations to DIY-ers and experts alike. Over a touring career of more than 25 years, he has developed a series of “Wizard Workshops” that educate and empower his audiences with the simple tips, tricks and techniques that help tackle projects around the house with confidence. He has given in excess of 5,000 home decorating workshops to more than one million oeple all over the world! He shares his expertise on national TV, including “Good Morning America”, “Today” and HGTV’s “Smart Solutions”, as well as on TLC and the Discovery Channel. Growing up and working in the San Francisco Bay area, Brian’s past clients include former San Francisco 49er’s quarterback Joe Montana, actress Doris Day and Star Wars creator George Lucas. 







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