Amanda Cogswell Kirk
Owner, Cogswell estate services, llc
I grew up in Chapel Hill and now live in Burlington. My father Arthur Cogswell was the architect for many homes in Chapel Hill, Durham and Raleigh, so I grew up around construction blueprints and home sites.
When my daughters were young, their dad and I had a home renovations company called Winston Creek Builders. I spent a decade in sales for a parenting magazine and worked in the insurance industry before deciding to open my own business.
What I have enjoyed most, in each chapter of my career, is helping people get things done.
Although I grew up in modern homes, I now live in a 1930s bungalow with my two teenage girls, three dogs and a cat — plus my mother in her cottage in the backyard.