Meet Board & Brush Grand Blanc Owners
Joe & Liz DeGain
Liz and Joe DeGain have known each other since 6th grade and have been together as a couple the majority of their lives. They have always been educators/instructors at the core; they love helping and connecting with people. They both have teaching degrees from Oakland University and the University of Michigan respectively, with masters degrees in Curriculum and Instruction. After nearly 24 years of combined experience in public education, the pair continued their teaching in the CrossFit realm around the US, internationally, and in their hometown of Grand Blanc, Michigan at their gym, 810 CrossFit.
Joe is still traveling, teaching, and coaching full-time while Liz has mainly remained local for the last year and a half. Although Liz still loves teaching CrossFit, she was at a point in her life where a new adventure made sense for herself, her family, and her community. The perfect new adventure for Liz was taking on a Board & Brush franchise in their town of Grand Blanc! Her love of the brand was sparked by the DeGain's brother and sister-in-law, Pat and Nicole DeGain, after watching them open their Board & Brush Creative Studio in Bloomington, Indiana this past year. As crazy as 2020 has been, B&b GB feels meant to be. Liz loves the notion of DIY instruction for people of all ages, makes and creeds, in a fun, safe and entertaining atmosphere. Joe will be present on a lesser scale, but he has been nothing but amazingly supportive of Liz's new passion and commitment to Board & Brush Grand Blanc.
This is truly Liz's DIY happy place. The DeGains love that their 4 children, son-in-law, and 2 (almost 3) grandbabies are so supportive and excited for this B&b GB adventure. You might even see one or two of their teens assisting in a workshop. Their 3 dogs, 2 cats, 3 chickens, and bearded dragon might be a little jealous of how much time has been spent at the studio lately, but time with family, friends, and animals is still their favorite. In their downtime, Liz, Joe, and their family also love to workout, backpack, travel to Gulf Shores Alabama for family and beaches, play card games, garden, try local beverages, and support all things Michigan.....even the Detroit Lions.
Make Your Own Personalized Sign at Board & Brush Grand Blanc
Pick your preferred custom wood sign design, sign up for a DIY wood sign workshop that best works
for you and your friends or family, and then show up for a fun, instructor led, hands-on
Board & Brush Grand Blanc is located in the center of the city, behind Big Boy, next to Darby Tax and OP Nails. Parking located on the west side of the building or ample street parking available on Grand Blanc Rd and Grand Blvd.
Have any questions? Please feel free to contact us via phone or email. We are happy to help and
would love to see you in our wood sign workshop very soon!