For our first Nerd for a Living interview, we sit down with Amanda Nuckolls, owner and Chief Executive Gnome of fiber, yarn and craft company GnomeAcres.
If you are a crafter, artist, DIYer or small business owner, you’ll definitely want to hear what Amanda has to say.
Amanda Nuckolls has been making art of various mediums since the age of 3. She grew up in a family that owned an arts & crafts business and was often a regular contributor to the many products they offered.
In 2009, after spending the last 20 years around llamas and alpacas, she decided she would obtain her first llama, “Oh My Darling, Clementine”. The acquisition of Clementine, combined with her lifelong love of the agricultural world, playing outside and “making stuff”, helped to spark the idea of GnomeAcres. When GnomeAcres came to fruition in late 2009/early 2010, Amanda saw it as an opportunity to pursue her true passions.
Amanda has a background in website design, website development, e-commerce, online marketing, radio, newspaper, photography, woodworking, tractor riding and professional clowning. Because of her vast knowledge in these areas, all of GnomeAcres show displays, product packaging, promotional materials and websites are created in-house by Amanda herself.