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Amanda Yoder was born and raised in a small town outside of Raleigh, NC to a family of DIYers. After study­ing musical theatre at East Carolina Univer­sity, she moved to NYC to continue pursu­ing a career in the perform­ing arts. When the world turned upside down in Spring 2020, she left the big city and settled in the moun­tains of her home state, where she and her husband Blake adopted a Victo­rian farm­house and opened Culti­vate Garden Shop. Amanda soon completed the Profes­sional Crafts program in Wood at Haywood Commu­nity College, and she is now the owner of Coda Wood Studio, design­ing and making modern furni­ture and home­wares with an old soul. Her work has been featured at the Inter­na­tional Wood­work­ing Festi­val (Design Empha­sis Final­ist, 2022), Artfields (Exhi­bi­tion Award, 2023), and the Inter­na­tional Society of Furni­ture Design­ers’ Inno­va­tion and Design Compe­ti­tion (1st place, Student Dining Room, 2023).

Waynesville, NC
Professional Status