MARCELLE LeBLANC

OWNER

Marcelle Leblanc bio

Favorite TV Series: The Good Wife
Favorite Meal: Cold Boiled Crawfish
Favorite Sport: Cutting Horses
Favorite Book: Mila 18 by Leon Uris
Favorite Quote: Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry, and narrow-mindedness, and many of our people need it sorely on these accounts. Broad, wholesome, charitable views of men and things cannot be acquired by vegetating in one little corner of the earth all one’s lifetime. -Mark Twain

I grew up in Abbeville, Louisiana. It’s a tiny town almost in the Gulf. I can peel and eat shrimp and crawfish faster than you can possibly imagine. Minutes after I graduated high school, I set off to California to see what life was all about. I earned a degree in Ornamental Horticulture & Greenhouse Production at Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo. Of course all of that went to hell in a hand basket when I discovered the world of adult. I was offered a job that changed my life forever. My career has consisted of DVD buyer, DVD production, DVD and toy sales, chain store operations and finally my own retail stores, Velvet Box. The adult business is a wonderful community that I consider family. I have been blessed to see a lot of the world at a young age through my work. You can find me at the barn working my cutting horse almost every morning. It’s the perfect way to start my day! I also LOVE to travel. I will go anywhere at least once! My favorite destination has been Africa. There is no place like it. When I am home, my time is spent with my fellow foodie friends and chefs eating out and cooking.

BRANDON

BUYER

Favorite Movie: Beaches. I cry every time!
Favorite Books: Twilight Series
Favorite Thing To Sell: We Vibe 3. It can change your love life.
Favorite Quote: “Silence equals non-existence”

I am 29 and have blonde hair and blue eyes. I like long walks on the… Wait, wrong profile! Ever since high school I knew I wanted to help people in their relationships and their sex lives. Now I have the opportunity to do so every day. You can say this is a dream job for me. I love this industry. I love learning about product, from the luxurious Lelos to the unspeakable things that make you say “you do what with that?!?!” I want to be able to answer any question a person may have.

My free time is spent relaxing with the ones I care about the most, going to movies, clubs and backyard house parties. I love TV series and movies. Not that I arrange my life around a time slot, but there is something about the way a show or grabs you and takes you into another world. Give me drama! No Will Ferrell for me. I will watch entire seasons of Brothers and Sisters, Dexter and Greys Anatomy from start to finish just because I can!

Christy

STORE MANAGER

Favorite Movie: Shawshank Redemption
Favorite Books: The Maintenance Man I & II by Michael Basiden
Favorite TV Show: Law & Order SVU
Favorite Quote: ” You have to learn the rules of the game. And then you have to play them better than anyone else.” Albert Einstein

 I am a new resident of Texas, originally from the hospitality state of Mississippi. Raised with southern hospitality values, I have grown to not only enjoy but treasure the moment spent with my family and close friends. I live to learn and explore new opportunities in life, I can say that is the reason i am now residing in Texas after 30+ years in Mississippi! You can take the girl out of Mississippi but but you can’t take the south out of the girl! My ambitions in life have driven to further my education and currently pursue my MBA. When I am not catering to my two kid’s needs, I step out and enjoy life by traveling to see the world and experience different cultures. I also enjoy curling up and reading a good fiction novel. Driven by success and the power of knowledge, my life story is still being written.

Grace

STORE MANAGER

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Favorite Movie: The Labyrinth
Favorite Book: Anything By Neil Gaiman
Favorite Bands: The Decemberists & The New Pornographers
Favorite Comic Book Character: Harley Quinn
Favorite Quote: “You’re killing me smalls.” -Sandlot

Born in Alabama and raised in a huge southern family. Think My Big Fat Greek Wedding but Southern! Growing up in my family you learn the family business, which is wedding & event planning and catering and all the insanity and love that comes with it. I am a huge nerd, which sometimes surprises people. But I am! I love comic books, video games, Doctor Who and BSG. {So say we all.} I love anything artistic and handmade. I even designed handmade nerd mugs for a few years. In my rare spare time I love spending it with my husband, two boys and my friends. We love to get together drink craft beer and discover a new band or sing some karaoke.

Lindsey

STORE MANAGER

Favorite Movie: Pride & Prejudice
Favorite Book: Anything by Jane Austen
Favorite Bands: Sarah Brightman & The Killdares
Favorite Quote: “Heavy is the head that wears the crown.” – Shakespeare King Henry IV

Texas born European raised (in my mind) LOL, I have a love all for all things in fantasy with a romantic heart. If dragons, vampires, princesses, princes, or aristocratic dramas are involved, I’M DOWN! Gotta love an English period drama. Who doesn’t?? I have a degree in Interior & Merchandising Design, which explains my love for anything aesthetically beautiful. A Princess who loves beautiful things. Seeing people happy makes me happy, and pride myself on my ability to make you smile. Things I love most are my family, friends, travel, good food, a great bottle of wine and European chocolate. I’m an ambitious individual who strives for greatness in everything I do. Being a leader here at Velvet Box and seeing how we help people from all walks of life has strengthened my belief in this company and what our true purpose is. I’m happy to come here every day.

Matthew

STORE MANAGER

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Favorite Movie: The Lion King
Favorite Book: Anything Magical
Favorite Quote: “Always be yourself, unless you can be Batman. Then be Batman.”
Favorite Musician: The Cure
Favorite Food: Chinese

I enjoy spending my time at home relaxing with good food and good friends, reading books, and laughing. I’ve been told my laugh is contagious! I love to cook and my favorite foods to cook include Mexican cuisine and home made egg rolls. I am also an Indian Artifact and fossil collector. You would be surprised what you can find so close to home. I found my first arrowhead in Sherman, Texas.

Toni

STORE MANAGER

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Favorite Movie: Gone With The Wind
Favorite Author: Stephen King
Favorite Hobby: Scrapbooking
Favorite Quote: It’s not who you are that holds you back, it’s who you think you’re not. -Anonymous

I am from Claude, Texas (300 miles North of the Metroplex). I grew up on a farm/ranch where I did everything from driving a tractor to running cattle through the chute. I was a very shy, nerdy, unpopular girl growing up but have since then come into my own! I love living here in the Metroplex. I have always wanted to live in a large city so HERE I AM! I have four beautiful children ranging in age from 3-22. They are my heart song. In my spare time i enjoy junking and thrift shopping. I collect all things vintage. I also have a facination for old, abandoned buildings and the history behind them. I hate trying new foods. But love going to new places. I seem like a very quiet person till you get to know me. I tend to be reserved around new people and new situations. I always strive to be the best me every day. I am also a pet parent to a hermit crab named Buster. I have had him for over a year and he causes me more stress than all four of my children put together. However I love him and enjoy buying him crabby things for his crabitat!

Elizabeth Boatman

HUMAN SEXUALITY EDUCATOR

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Beth Boatman received a Masters Degree in Human Sexuality Education at Widener University and is a Certified Sexuality Educator (AASECT) and a Board Certified Sexologist (ACS). She is currently a Ph.D. candidate in Family Therapy at Texas Woman’s University. Beth specializes in counseling/psychotherapy for individuals and couples facing issues related to sexual dysfunction, intimacy issues, chronic illness, and medical family therapy.

Beth is a lifelong resident of the Dallas-Fort Worth, Texas area and provides counseling services, education, speaker presentations, and professional trainings on topics ranging from sexually transmitted infection prevention to treatment and diagnosis of sexual dysfunctions.

Beth believes in providing direct, age appropriate information on sexual health to individuals, families, and the community. Her sex positive perspective provides an open and non-judgmental atmosphere where clients can have enhanced quality of life and relationships.

You can also find a lot of information on the topics I speak about at Your Sensual Health. If you have questions, please feel free to email me at Beth@YourSensualHealth.com.

My mission is to enhance the sexual health of individuals, families, and the community by using a sex positive perspective. This is done by following the World Health Organization definition of sexual health, which states, “Sexual health is a state of physical, mental and social well-being in relation to sexuality. It requires a positive and respectful approach to sexuality and sexual relationships, as well as the possibility of having pleasurable and safe sexual experiences, free of coercion, discrimination and violence.”