“The show inspires hope,” says Danielle Colby Cushman, one of the stars of the History Channel hit.“You can watch our show and not have a material possession to your name and you can still have hope that you can feed your family off of rummaging thru someone’s garbage. From the poverty level to the richest in the country, it inspires hope for a better future.”Danielle, or Danny, as her friends call her, grew up in Clinton, Iowa, which is just outside the Quad Cities in the Midwest.Mike Wolfe has earned his living as a respected and well known forager.
The show has garnered a number of fans around the world who have flocked to his shop in the middle of Iowa.
His client list has also grown from photographers, collectors, art directors and interior designers to include musicians, celebrities and athletes. Despite the attention Mike remains serious about his craft.
” he says, referring to William Powell who owns an eponymous home and garden store in Franklin.
“He’s been dealing in antiques since the 70s and started buying property.
When Mike Wolfe bought his house in Leiper’s Fork, it might have been the first time in his long career as a “picker” that he didn’t try to negotiate the price.