About Us

SandiCastles, LLC (Professional Sand Castles) was founded in Southeastern North Carolina by Sandi Adams. In 2008 Sandi began working in sand, and in 2009 Team SandiCastles participated in its first competition, Castles and Scoops, taking first place in the adult division. In 2010 she participated in the freelance division of the North American Sand Sculpting Championship in Virginia Beach, VA. In addition to her work throughout Southeastern North Carolina, Sandi was on staff at the 2011 World Championship of Sand Sculpting, the 2012 and 2013 Sand Bash, and at the 2013 American Sand Sculpting Championship. At Sand Bash and the American Championship Sandi provided hands-on lessons as well as main stage sculpting demonstrations for event visitors. Sandi has had the opportunity to learn from master sand sculptors Lucinda Wierenga, Ted Siebert, Rich Varano, JOOheng Tan, and others.

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In addition to founding SandiCastles, Sandi has been a professional in the field of conflict resolution since 1983 providing mediation, coaching, training, and facilitation services to companies, organizations and individuals. Along with a private practice, she serves as an Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) Advisor for the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s ADR Office and is on a national roster to provide Americans With Disabilities Act complaint mediation for a program of the Department of Justice. She was previously an instructor at the University of NC-Wilmington and program director at Woodbury College, VT. Sand sculpting is her second career.

Her mission with SandiCastles is to provide a unique and memorable service that will delight clients and contribute to their time together, their enjoyment and their learning.

SandiCastles works throughout Southeastern North Carolina including Wrightsville Beach, Topsail and North Topsail Beaches, Holden Beach, Ocean Isle Beach, Oak Island Beach, Sunset Beach, Carolina Beach and Kure Beach.

Clients have included GE Healthcare, Cape Fear Community College, Pleasure Island Chamber of Commerce, Capt’N Bills Restaurant, BizTech Conference, Holiday Inn Resort, United Methodist Conference, E+ Corporation, New Hanover County Special Olympics, Onslow County, DaveLab of Duke Health, the City of Jacksonville, along with many brides, hopeful proposers, and family gatherings.

“Great activity for all ages”

We had a wonderful time learning to build sandcastles with Sandi. Sandi is a great teacher and hands on with helping you try the techniques. It was a fun activity that all of us could do together – we had ages 15 – 72 – and everyone enjoyed the event. We are home from the beach and my family is still talking about it.
Laura E

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Want to learn more? Contact SandiCastles today.