Amanda Wooden

Amanda Wooden is the Director of Sales for Manor Roofing and Restoration Services, which means she spends a lot of time helping develop and execute the company’s strategic plan, particularly where it pertains to growth strategies and action plans to help the company achieve its goals.  She is new to the company, having moved from a job in higher education which she had for the past ten years.  How does one make the jump across the huge catechism between education and the corporate world?  It all began through connections she made through the Leadership Columbia program.  She kept in contact with her now boss, Nick Allen, and some other people she met in the course, and Nick actually approached her about the job.  Of course making such a drastic change doesn’t come easily for anyone, and Amanda and her husband had a lot of questions they needed answered before she took the job.  Even though it is a completely new world for Amanda, she was encouraged by the warm reception others at Manor Roofing have given her and that really helped her through the transition.  She has learned that the challenge of doing something totally new has given her a new excitement and love for her job.

Amanda attributes her success to never saying no to challenges at work, and never taking no for an answer.  She challenges the system because she doesn’t like telling customers something can’t be done.  Amanda says that she has several mentors, but one that stands out is Lynsie Steinley, who is  the owner of Dolce Cakery, and Lynsie also used to work with Amanda at the University of Missouri.  Lynsie has given Amanda guidance in her career on how to grow professionally, as well as how to be a good leader and how to learn from her mistakes.  She helped Amanda see that everything that happens in life, whether good or bad, can be used to improve yourself and can serve a purpose.

After learning about Amanda’s personal story, it makes even more sense that she would have the courage to jump into a new career field.  She is the youngest of seven kids, which is probably why she is labeled as talkative, and never knows a stranger.  Her husband, Jeremy, is a lineman for Boone Electric Cooperative and she has children ranging in age from 4 to 17.  The youngest daughter is in pre-school, followed by her son who is in 2nd grade at Midway Heights, and her oldest daughter is a junior at Rockbridge High School.  For family fun, they enjoy managing the small farm they have outside of Huntsdale.  They raise horses, goats, and chickens and love riding horses and spend summer weekends at rodeos and barrel racing.  So I suppose you could say Amanda is a well-rounded person with a diverse set of interests and talents!

To summarize her values and her endeavors as a leader, Amanda left us with 10 things she tries to do herself and looks for in others as leaders.  And in the spirit of New Year’s Resolutions, this would be a great start!

  • Being on Time
  • Work Ethic
  • Effort
  • Body Language
  • Energy
  • Attitude
  • Passion
  • Being Coachable
  • Doing Extra
  • Being Prepared
Works for
Manor Roofing and Restoration Services
Job Title:
Director of Sales
Member Since:
December 30th, 2016