Bill and Marianne Knight are the owners and operators
of "The Sand Lovers, LLC"

About Us

Bill and Marianne found their love for sand sculpting about 12 years ago when they began competing in amateur contests. After winning several 1st, 2nd, 3rd, peoples choice, judges choice they became professional sculptors in 2006. Combining their vast corporate business experience with sand sculpting provides them the business side of working with clients. In the past few years Bill and Marianne have managed twelve major sand sculpting events reaching well over 600,000 people. In November 2011, along with the Director of the World Championship of Sand Sculpting; they managed the World Championship of Sand Sculpting on Fort Myers Beach, a first time for this event on an American Beach.

Along with his sand sculpting experience, Bill has over 25 years experience in the corporate world, working as an executive for companies such as The Department of Defense and La-Z-Boy. He left a position as Town Manager to fulfill his dream of being a full time sand sculptor. He is a 20 year Army veteran and is certified and educated in logistics and project management. Bill has extensive experience in dealing with permitting, utilities and logistics at the local, state and federal levels. Along with hundreds of commercial sand sculptures, he has worked on sand sculpting projects exceeding 1000 tons of sand.

Before becoming a professional sand sculptor Marianne spent 20 years in the corporate world and has an extensive background in material handling, event management and business operations. She has worked on sand sculpting projects exceeding 1000 tons of sand and managed the largest sand sculpting event held in the state of Florida.

Although our focus is commercial/commissioned work and event management, we do compete in a few competitions each year.


Competition Awards

3rd Place Duo's, Texas SandFest
3rd Place and Peoples Choice Duo's, Sand castle Days
Peoples Choice, Florida State Championships
Best in Show, Judges Choice and 1st Place - Siesta Key
Peoples Choice, Florida State Championships
3rd Place, Florida State Championships
Peoples Choice, Florida State Championships
Best in Show, Judges Choice - Siesta Key
1st place Family and Friends
1st place Business Division

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