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Amanda Bolduc

Born and raised in beautiful Maine, Amanda received a degree in Psychology from the University of Maine, Farmington while working for the Maine Army National Guard. After graduation, she worked in the field of H.R. until 9/11 and decided to make the Army her full-time job and became a Combat Engineer Officer. This was all well and good until the babies started coming. She hung up her M16 for a new role as a “homeschool mama” for the next 14 years.

Her sand sculpting journey began on the beaches of Fort Myers Beach, Florida. During family vacations, she would attend sand sculpting events just like this one, and in 2006, she finally decided to apply for the amateur competition. Armed with nothing but a shovel and a bucket, Amanda, along with her mother, set to work creating their first sand sculpture. Since then, Amanda has gone on to compete throughout the U.S. at Semi-Pro competitions and recently moved up the ranks to Master Sculptor. Additionally, Amanda started carving snow in 2015 and has competed at the U.S. National Championships representing Maine and Florida and the World Snow Sculpting Championships as TEAM USA!

Amanda now spends her time as a full-time real estate agent, sculpts commission pieces for individuals and businesses, and is preparing to open a live music restaurant in Bonita Springs, Florida called Sugarshack Downtown in the Spring of 2024! 

Sand sculpture of an angry-looking gorilla with a crown on top of his head and a regal collar.

Close up of a sand sculptor that shows a woman looking up to the sky. Her arms are down and covered in vines and flowers

Sand sculpture showing a woman's face with serpentine features and text that says, "Bombshell."

Sand sculpture of a wizard's head looking evil.