Hand made by Amanda Buckley, owner and founder of Knot Mama Made. Amanda is a stay at home Mom of 4 and wife of 12 years, she has been crocheting since the age of 8. She is a lover of anything crafty, knitting and crocheting has always been a huge part of her life. As a sufferer of anxiety, her biggest help to control it has been creating and making something with just her hooks and her hands.
Amanda started Knot Mama Made just over a year ago but really devoted herself to it this summer. She really wanted to create modern and trendy pieces that are enjoyed by everyone of every age. Her absolute favorite thing about making is not just how it helps her anxiety, but how people react and appreciate her work and enjoy their pieces.
Contribution Clothing Model Search Model - Michelle Crean
Michelle Crean, Certified Personal Trainer and owner of Empowerment, specializes in in-home personal training for women of all ages and fitness levels. Michelle’s passion for exercise began after the birth of her first son, when she realized that in order to be the most effective mother she could be, she first had to be the strongest, healthiest version of herself. Inspired by the notion of helping other women to transform themselves, and understanding firsthand the demands on women, she started Empowerment, to provide fitness training and healthy eating advice to women in the comfort of home. Michelle is passionate about helping every woman to reframe her mindset, so that she can feel comfortable in her own skin, to feel energetic and confident, and most importantly, strong inside and out!
Michelle is certified through the American Council on Exercise, the National Federation of Professional Trainers, the National Council for Certified Personal Trainers, and is CPR/AED certified through the American Red Cross. A lifelong resident of Springfield, Michelle enjoys spending time with her husband Mike, her two sons Joseph and Kevin, and their dog Emily.