Current gig: Hosts new DIY Network show "Bathtastic!" that is seen at 8 p.m. Thursdays.

Age: 32.

Grew up: On a farm in Seymour, Wis., "baling hay, planting corn, raising cattle."

Calls home: A 1957 split-level in Roseville.

Education: 2000 bachelor's degree in interior design, University of Wisconsin-Madison.

Jobs in Minnesota: Interior designer, Cunningham Group and Perkins & Will; designer and project manager, Ramsey Engler Ltd.

Previous TV experience: Guest designer on "Decorating Cents."

Family: Wife, Kate Walthour; son, Jackson Andy, 3; rescue cat, Ally, 12-ish.

Most indispensible tool: "My laser level/stud finder. Crooked/misaligned art drives me crazy!"

Self-knowledge: "I overthink everything."

Won't live without: Free-trade organic coffee from Costco and hot chocolate before dinner.

Bedside reading: Stephen Colbert's "I Am America (And So Can You!)"

What he'd rescue if the house were on fire: set of Trident knives.

Says he's: "Tremendously frugal. I go to Marshall's and start at the clearance area and work my way out."