Maple Grove Speaker Lineup


Easy Home Improvements that Add Value to Your Sale

Presented by: Jarrod Peterson, Edina Realty

If you’re serious about increasing your home’s value, then you won’t want to miss this informative seminar, hosted by Jarrod Peterson from Edina Realty. When it comes to selling homes, Jarrod’s just about seen it all - what to do and what NOT to do! Don’t waste your money on home improvements that won’t yield a profitable return. Attend this seminar to find out how.


Interior Design Tips, Tricks, andTrends

Presented by: Kristin Schammel/RC Colvin, Highmark Design

Learn what’s trending in 2020 for interior design. Get tips, ideas and have your questions answered by the experts who’ve been there and done that! Highmark’s mission is to elevate not only your home but your vision - from the ground up. The Highmark approach is customer-centric, meaning every project begins with listening. The core of the design process comes from your ideas and dreams. They take into consideration your property and surrounding environs, your budget and design preferences and the architect. They help you decipher priorities, define specific project goals and develop the design collaboratively. Highmark can provide virtually unlimited inspiration for your interior design and product material selections.

Kristen Schammel, Interior Designer
Kristen is a highly skilled and talented designer who loves working with clients to bring their spaces to life. She enjoys designing cabinetry, working with tile and selecting countertops and lighting, all of which she uses to bring color and texture into her rooms. Kristen’s knowledge of all phases of design and construction make her an invaluable resource. Kristen holds a B.A. in Interior Design and Construction Management from Mankato State University.

RC Colvin, Project Development
RC brings great experience to the Highmark team. He enjoys interacting with people and helping their vision become a reality. RC is married to his wife Megan with two kids, Marley and Maverick. In his freetime RC likes sports, hiking and being outdoors.


Paint and Color Trends for 2020

Presented by: Abigail Zechmeister, The Sherwin-Williams Company

Just because it was fashionable yesterday doesn’t mean it will be in fashion tomorrow. Attend this seminar to learn exactly what the emerging color trends are for 2020 from painting expert, Abi Zechmeister. Abi is a Twin Cities Color Program Supervisor for Sherwin-Williams which means she has the knowledge and experience to guide homeowners into creating an environment that is sensible, affordable, and stylish. Bring your questions and ideas!


Architecture Trends of 2020

Presented by: Gregg S. Graton, AIA, LEED, RA, Mainly Details-Architectural Design

Attend this seminar to learn precisely what goes into designing a new home or home addition. Gregg’s worked as LEED accredited architect for many years and over that time, he’s just about seen it all! Gregg’s ready to share what the emerging trends will be this year as well as the pitfalls to avoid when hiring an architect and designing your new project. Mainly Details has over twenty-five years of architectural design experience. Founder, Gregg Graton is a LEED Accredited Professional with a commitment to environmental stewardship. His philosophy is to guide clients through their own creative process while conceptualizing new spaces. Through meticulous planning, he’s able to unmask the hidden potential and beauty of the clients’ day-to-day life.