Speaker Bios

Eric & Lindsey Bennett, HGTV’s Desert Flippers

Wisconsin transplants Eric and Lindsey Bennett are transforming sunny Palm Springs, California, one dilapidated house at a time. Renovating 20 properties a year while raising three small children is no small feat, and this couple takes it in stride. But when you go behind the walls of houses that live in triple-digit heat, you never know what you might find – scorpions, rattlesnakes, black widows and even squatters. In each episode of Desert Flippers, Eric and Lindsey search out a diamond in the rough, but they might find something that’s just plain rough.

Eric and Lindsey are currently shooting Season 3 of their HGTV show.

They have also been seen on:
• Brother vs. Brother • The Today Show • Access • Entertainment Tonight • E! News • People.com Web Version

Articles have been written about the duo in:
• HGTV Magazine • People.com • Palm Springs Life • The Desert Sun • Agent Magazine

Master Gardeners, University of California Agriculture and Natural Resources

A seminar every day from the Master Gardeners!

Friday, 11/16/2018
Mike Reandeau – “Early Coachella Valley Plants As Used By the Cahuilla Peoples”

Saturday, 11/17/2018
Carolyn Daniels – “Plants That Flourish In The Coachella Valley”

Sunday, 11/18/2018
Bob & Susanne Adamson – “Growing Vegetables in the Coachella Valley – The Good, The Bad, The Ugly”

Darren Epley & Gregory Goodman, My Little Flower Shop

My Little Flower Shop, the premiere full service floral and event design studio in Palm Springs, CA.

Darren Eply has worked in the floral industry for nearly all his life. He began at 18 as a delivery driver and within a few short months realized he had an eye for design. He started out with more basic arrangements then decided to go to school and peruse a formal education in design. He worked for a major floral company for 15 years before branching out on his own with his own shop for six years.  He has been designing ever since creating countless weddings, special seminars and everyday arrangements. With over thirty years experience, he is someone you can trust with any event!

Gregory Goodman has been involved in the floral industry all his life. Having been born into a family that owned a floral empire, he would help out around the shop. He later branched out on his own with his own shops from Ohio to Los Angles and Beverly Hills and eventually settling in the Desert. He has done the florals for several presidential inaugurations, the academy awards, not to mention countless weddings, special seminars and charity seminars. Big or small, he has you covered for any event or occasion.