Alumnus stars in DIY Network series

Troy Dean Shafer ’04

Troy Dean Shafer ’04

Credit: Penn State Behrend

Black School of Business alumnus Troy Dean Shafer ’04 is starring in “Nashville Flipped,” a new show on the DIY Network that shares the same name of Shafer’s home renovation business in Tennessee.

The nine-episode series, which premiered in April, follows Shafer and his team as they restore historic Nashville homes to their former glory.

In a 2013 interview with Behrend Magazine, Shafer said his Business Management degree has been a tremendous asset.

“Every house is like a mini management project and that’s where my degree has really helped me because it all goes back to the things I learned in college — project management, finance, accounting,” he said. “I use those skills extensively. I have a great advantage over my competition because of that knowledge base.”

Watch Shafer in “Nashville Flipped” on the DIY Network on Wednesdays at 10:00 p.m. EST