We’re very excited to welcome Friday lunch Keynote HGTV Design Star + host of upcycling show DanMade, Dan Faires.

Snap 2015 Keynote Dan FairesGrowing up in a century old home in Arkansas, Dan learned about renovation first hand from his father. When he wasn’t building and designing the inside of the home, he was helping his mother landscape and garden outdoors.

After graduating from the University of Arkansas with a degree in Biology, Dan moved to New York. For three years, he worked with some of the best tradesmen in the greater New York area.

Dan first became known on a national level as a finalist on HGTV Design Star Season 5. He is now the host of several video series’ on HGTV.com, including his own show titled “DanMade,” which highlights sustainable, beautiful and simple furniture projects made from up-cycled  materials. Dan owns his own interior design and contract company, Daniel Grady Faires Design. In addition he has a furniture line called Capsule Furniture.