With a passion for innovation, architecture, design, and education, Amy Matthews has followed her dream and is changing how people view one of their most important investments in life, their home. Amy inspires people to tackle just about any home improvement task as she hosts shows on HGTV and DIY, including Renovation Raiders, Sweat Equity, Bathroom Renovations, Blog Cabin, and This New House. Throughout her career, she has done every home improvement job imaginable, from wielding a sledgehammer to overseeing construction of complete home builds. Her shows remain popular because of her willingness to take on any project and break it down for even novices to understand.
Amy studied at Boston University and the American Musical and Dramatic Academy in New York City before she found her passion within the home improvement movement. This passion can be seen not only in her television shows, but also in her work with Habitat for Humanity and the Jimmy and Rosalynn Carter Work Project in cities such as New Orleans, Los Angeles, St. Paul, St. Croix Valley, and Chiang Mai, Thailand. She is very excited to be building with her husband Aaron at the Habitat for Humanity JRCWP in Nepal in November 2015.
In addition to HGTV and DIY, her work has been featured in publications such as People magazine, Esquire, Country Living, Real Simple, Men’s Health, Good Housekeeping, Fox Business, MarketWatch, HomeStyle Weekly, USA Today, This Old House, US News and World Report, Parents, FleaMarket Finds, the Examiner, The New York Times, and the New York Daily News. She has also appeared numerous times on national news programs such as the TODAY Show, CBS Morning News, ABC, and CNN.
Whenever Amy is not on set, she is spending time with her husband Aaron Doering and their son Eli at their home in Minnesota.