A California girl at heart, Amanda Judge was born and raised on the beautiful West Coast. After earning a Marketing degree in 2005 from Cal Poly – San Luis Obispo, she decided to pack her bags and make the big move across the country to the fabulous New York City. While working at MTV Networks as an Ad Sales Marketing Executive she soon realized that she desperately needed a creative outlet. So, Amanda picked up some silk fabric, grabbed a needle and thread, and began creating one-of-a-kind headbands just for fun. Her boyfriend (now husband), quickly saw the potential and encouraged her to list a piece on ETSY just for fun, and in May of 2009 she did just that. Well, one thing led to another and Untamed Petals was born in their small Astoria apartment.