I Fell Into Reality Television

6 years ago

My very good friend, Diane, recommended Blog Her to me.  We have known each other since we met on the set of Extreme Makeover: Home Edition (EMHE) season one.  As this is my first post I wanted to introduce myself. I am a wife and mother of three children (ages 15, 11 and 9) and I currently work as Art Director or Production Designer for reality television design shows.  One day I was doing interior design and art commissions out of my home and after sending an email to Ty Pennington I found myself working for EMHE.  Strange and simple really. I brought to the table years of design, build and art experience. After having built permanent exhibits for Natural History museums, designed furniture, sculpted toys and designed and decorated countess interiors I was ready for the challenge of designing, building and installing on a tight time schedule.   I worked with EMHE for 5 seasons leaving as the show's first Art Director.  I followed up with Art Director for Kitchen Nightmares, Designer on Trading Spaces, Art Director for Fact or Faked, Production Designer on Tabatha's Salon Takeover and currently Bar Rescue.  When I walked onto that first set in 2003 I never dreamed I was walking into a career.  It was an honor to be part of EMHE at all let alone become a member of it's ground-floor family.  

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