Ellen's Design Challenge is an American furniture design competition series that premiered on January 26, 2015, on HGTV. The six-episode first season was announced in April 2014, as the first cable television series executive produced by talk show host Ellen DeGeneres. In June 2015, HGTV renewed the series for a second season, that is scheduled to premiere on January 1, 2016.
Runtime: 60 minutes
Ellen's Design Challenge - Tim McClellan - Netflix
Tim McClellan is an American entrepreneur and master craftsman, best known for his work in sustainable furniture design. He is the founder of Western Heritage Furniture, an Arizona-based company that makes one of a kind pieces of furniture with reclaimed lumber obtained from old buildings and barns. McClellan is also a founder of Verde Biofuel, attributed as the only company that manufactures a self-contained mobile biodiesel processor. McClellan's work has appeared in numerous publications such as The Arizona Republic and Cowboys & Indians Magazine and books that include Contemporary Western Design by Thea Marx and The Best Places For Everything by Peter Greenberg. McClellan was also a featured contestant on the 1st season of Ellen's Design Challenge on HGTV in 2015. McClellan is the host of DIY Network's pilot, Boomtown Builder, which first aired on July 25, 2017. McClellan married Erika Lynn Roberts on May 28, 2017.
Ellen's Design Challenge - Early life and education - Netflix
McClellan grew up as one of nine children and is a self-taught designer. He was raised in the Appalachian Mountains of Charles Town, West Virginia with six brothers and two sisters. He was raised by his parents on a 100 acre farm located on the Shenandoah River in West Virginia. At the age of 14, he won his school's home-ec prize for his sewing and cooking skills as well as the AG Mechanic award for welding. In 1985, McClellan's family moved to Maryland where he graduated from Winston Churchill High School in 1987. He was accepted into an honors program at the University of Maryland but decided not to attend college after attending freshman orientation.
Ellen's Design Challenge - References - Netflix