Biography: Barte Shadlow was born and raised in Sydney, Australia, and grew up spending much of his spare time at the beaches in the suburbs just south of Sydney. Coming from a family of talented musicians and performers, he has been involved in music, television, film and print work for many years. He has appeared in numerous TV commercials, print ads, corporate videos, live theater, television programs and films, both in Australia and the U.S. Notably, Barte hosted 4 seasons of "Renovations", a weekly prime-time program on HGTV which also aired internationally, and also starred as a carpenter for 4 seasons in "Trading Spaces: Boys vs. Girls" on NBC and Discovery Kids, a program that received two Daytime Emmy nominations. Most recently, Barte has developed an original TV program which he is currently pitching to networks.