Host of DIY Network's Rescue Renovation
Kayleen McCabe’s passion for the trades takes her from garages to global summits. A licensed contractor and industry ambassador, she’s a sought-after speaker on trade education, career choices, America’s labor shortage, and women as skilled laborers – all marked by her trademark playfulness, candor, and informed wit. The winner of DIY Network’s Stud Finder competition and longtime host of TV’s Rescue Renovation, Kayleen is committed to soliciting respect and visibility for trade vocations and workmanship. Her non-profit, The McCabe Foundation, tightens America’s skills gap by encouraging young men and women alike to consider careers in this undervalued, unfilled sector. Kayleen is a familiar face at industry events and in schools across the nation, and partners exclusively with respected partners including SkillsUSA, WorldSkills, and the National Association of the Remodeling Industry (NARI). When she’s not knocking down stereotypes or walls, Kayleen caters to a wide array of clients on custom construction projects ranging from pergolas and decks to furniture and custom storage.
CEO of Developing Minds, Inc.
Marcia L. Tate, EdD, is the former Executive Director of Professional Development for the DeKalb County School System, Decatur, Georgia. During her 30-year career with the district, she has been a classroom teacher, reading specialist, language arts coordinator, and staff development executive director. She received the 2001 Distinguished Staff Developer Award for the State of Georgia and her department was chosen to receive the Exemplary Program Award for the state. Marcia is currently an educational consultant and has taught over 450,000 administrators, teachers, parents, and business and community leaders throughout the world. She is the author of eight best-selling education books. Participants in her workshops refer to them as the best ones they have ever experienced since Marcia uses the 20 strategies outlined in her books to actively engage her audiences.
Marcia received her bachelor’s degree in psychology and elementary education from Spelman College in Atlanta, Georgia. She earned her Master’s degree in remedial reading from the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, her specialist degree in educational leadership from Georgia State University and her doctorate in educational leadership from Clark Atlanta University. Spelman College awarded her the Apple Award for excellence in the field of education.
Marcia is married to Tyrone Tate and is the proud mother of three children: Jennifer, Jessica, and Christopher; and seven grandchildren: Aaron, Aidan, Aya, Christian, Maxwell, Roman, and Shiloh.