Our Featured Presenters
Contractor, tool-hound and radio show host, Mark will be leading our live construction demonstrations. From docks to decks, kitchens to crown molding, Mark relies on fast, efficient tool set-ups and techniques to max out speed and quality on site. He contributes to This Old House, Extreme How-To, Old House Journal, and Professional Deck Builder magazines, and a presents at shows such as JLCLive! In his spare time Mark loves mud-runs and obstacle races.
Greg DiBernardo is a nationally recognized deck builder who is a frequent contributor to trade journals such as Professional Deck Builder, The Journal of Light Construction, and Tools of the Trade. Most notably, Greg serves as a research and development consultant for many of the top companies in the deck and outdoor industry. Manufacturers across the country utilize Greg's expertise to create new products like deck boards, railing systems, fasteners, and even tools.
Elliot Eisenberg, Keynote Speaker
Elliot Eisenberg, Ph.D. is a nationally acclaimed economist and public speaker specializing in making the minutiae of economics fun, relevant and educational. Eisenberg, founder of Graphs and Laughs LLC and former Senior Economist with the NAHB, is a frequent speaker on topics including: economic forecasts, economic impact of industries such as homebuilding and tourism, strategic business development and other current economic issues. Most recently, Dr. Eisenberg has been touring the county with his lively discussion about the economic impact of home building, from job creation to local spending.
John Barrows is a local builder and business owner as well as a, distinguished author and nationally recognized educator. He serves on the board of directors of the National Association of Home Builders University of Housing, the executive board of the New York State Builders Association Research and Education Foundation, the executive board of the Long Island Builders Institute and currently serves as chairman of the Long Island Green Homes Council. John is also a partner at Performance Path Solutions, which offers a full range of professional services to assist in green construction projects.
Shawn McCadden is a nationally-known columnist, remodeling speaker, business trainer, remodeling business coach and award-winning remodeler. Shawn offers business consulting and coaching services for aspiring residential construction and remodeling business owners who want more for and from their businesses and their lives. He also consults with construction-related product manufacturers and suppliers, helping them understand, find, educate and better serve builders.
Digital Natives is a full service digital agency servicing businesses in a wide range of industries. Their focus is on the fast changing world of social media. Born and raised with the internet, cell phones, Facebook and Twitter, they instinctively understand the terrain of the new digital world and help brands make the most of it. Jonathan Jacobs and Ben Guttmann from Digital Natives will be the presenters.