From the HGTV website, Smart Fix host, Kristin Wells profile:
"Kristin Wells, host and contractor on HGTV's Smart Fix, was introduced to the world of carpentry at a young age. Her father’s knack for fixing things and watching HGTV programming piqued her interest in home layout and design. Kristin soon began working with local builders to get hands-on experience with home repairs and renovations. Eager to put her building and design skills to use, Kristin formed a construction company in 2003 where she worked with clients on all aspects of home remodeling.
With an expertise in several areas of construction and design — such as framing, drywall and tile work — Kristin is not afraid to get her hands dirty. Prior to joining HGTV’s Smart Fix, Kristin was featured in another television series, Homemakers, in which she renovated a 100-year-old home. "