About the Team

Get to know the writers and editors behind DIY's Made+Remade blog.

Ellen Foord

A tight budget has never stopped Ellen Foord from creating a beautiful, modern, creative home and treating every day as one of life's smaller celebrations. A freelance writer and contributor, Ellen is married to a man with a heart of gold and is a mommy to one lovely and exuberant preschooler who keeps life amusing with her happy hijinks. 

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Emily Fazio

I caught the home improvement bug at an early age, and now I'm a full-time DIYer living in Rochester, NY. The projects I cover on my blog Merrypad range from decorating to demolishing. If I’m not covered in sawdust, I’m coated in stain, so it’s only natural that I landed at DIYNetwork.com.

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Farima Alavi Ferguson

Farima is a writer and editor for HGTV.com. She's all about color when it comes to decorating and believes the right color combination can positively affect your mood. When she's not on the lookout for the latest trends, you can find her hiking with her Yorkie, Rosie, trying the newest restaurant in town and cheering on the Tennessee Vols and Alabama Crimson Tide football teams.

Felicia Feaster

Felicia Feaster is a managing editor at HGTV.com and TravelChannel.com with a deep passion for travel, design and gardening. She is a longtime lifestyle journalist with a specialty in film, art, design and garden writing. She is the winner of multiple awards from the Society of Professional Journalists and the Garden Writers Association and loves nothing more than a long weekend spent planting, pruning and arranging throw pillows.

Hannah Slaughter

I’m a graphic designer for HGTV and DIY who loves taking something old, making it new and then adding sparkle. Weekend activities include thrifting with my handsome husband, writing for our blog Hannah & Husband, and experimenting in the kitchen–usually with champagne in hand.

Jacquelyn McGilvray

When I'm not pulling together great projects and inspiring ideas as editor of DIYNetwork.com, I'm watching my two adorable boys play whatever sport is in season. Or I might be helping my talented cabinetmaker/furniture-designer husband come up with clever ideas or bugging him about our next home remodeling project. I also love to go junkin' (on the prowl for old globes and maps), try new craft projects (lately it's lampshades) and dig in the yard. Keep up with her blog posts >>

Jessica Yonker

Jessica wears many hats (and wigs): She's an editor for HGTV.com, an HGTV Handmade contributor, a wrangler of over 30 houseplants, a Chopped contestant-in-training and a professional glitter handler. Like her mother, she's obsessed with lamps, mirrors and microfiber throws. Unlike her mother, she has an unexplained aversion to chalkboard paint. You can typically find her somewhere dancing, covered in potting soil.

Jill Werderitch

Jill Werderitch is a search engine guru and trend forecaster who tracks design, gardening, DIY and travel trends for HGTV, DIY Network, Travel Channel and Great American Country. She believes that creating unique, one-of-a-kind pieces with your hands keeps you happy. There is no such thing as garbage: every cork and container is an upcycle waiting to happen. Always on the lookout for a craft or recipe amazing enough to please her precocious young daughter, Ani, there isn’t anything she won’t try to make once. 

Julie Martens Forney

Julie is an enthusiastic gardener with a passion for year-round color and practical advice which she shares from her own 25-plus years of gardening experience in places like the Midwest, Florida, the Appalachian Mountains and Susquehanna River basin. She writes garden and lifestyle articles for various publications and websites. When she’s not tending her gardens, she’s whipping up something yummy in the kitchen or creatively adding more color to her corner of the world.

Kelly Smith Trimble

I grow vegetables wherever I can find enough sunlight and forage roadsides and hiking trails for plants that can be used to make natural dyes. You can find both vintage and new-fangled versions of craft machinery, from sewing machines to letterpress, in my home studio, which I share with Derek, my design-junkie husband. A certified master gardener, I continue my mother’s tradition of constantly searching for four-leaf clovers and have been a home and garden editor for 13 lucky years.

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Laurie March

A renovation expert and project manager, Laurie guides her clients through the potential minefield that a remodeling project can become.

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Lish Dorset

From quilting to paper crafting and putting together handmade events, I try to include DIY time for myself every day. I’m incredibly lucky to be surrounded by not only a creative husband and family, but also by friends who love crafting and making just as much as I do. Follow my crafting adventures on my blog — promise I don’t post TOO many photos of my cat, Ronnie.

Debbie and Mark Wolfe

Debbie and Mark approach the garden from different angles. An outdoor educator by training and plantsman by experience, Mark has an affinity for garden ecology. Debbie was educated in earth science and writing, and is drawn to the beautiful and artistic aspects of gardening. Mark and Debbie live and garden with their two young sons in Powder Springs, Georgia. Visit them at www.theprudentgarden.com where you can  find more gardening tips, DIYs and garden-to-table recipes.

Melissa Caughey

Melissa loves digging in the garden and tending to her veggie patch, perennials, herbs and annuals.  She adores her flock of backyard chickens and tending to her beehives. She is a self-proclaimed foodie and loves to create new recipes in her kitchen. You can also find her crafting mostly with found things from nature. She calls Cape Cod home, where her creativity blooms indoors and out. Follow her adventures on www.tillysnest.com

Sam Henderson

Sam Henderson is the Creative Director for Today’s Nest. His talents and passions range from food styling and photography to interior design and modern home life. Read More