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!

Grace

RETAIL ADMINISTRATOR, SOCIAL MEDIA DIRECTOR

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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.

Erin

STORE MANAGER

Favorite TV Series: Grey’s Anatomy
Favorite Book: Milk and Honey by Rupi Kaur
Favorite Quote: “Life’s too short to worry about matching socks.” – Unknown

I was born and raised in Plano into a close-knit family. Quality time with them is an important part of my life. They’ve taught me to work hard and to strive to be a better version of myself than I was yesterday, every day. I am currently a student at Collin College, working to further my education. I have developed a love for reading since starting school that has helped me grow in my academic and personal life. I also love to sing! Whether it’s at a karaoke night or a road trip with my friends, I’ll be the first one to start belting out my favorite songs! In my spare time, you’ll find me out with my friends and family, or at home cuddled up on the couch with my two cats, Marshmallow and Nala.

Maggie

STORE MANAGER

Favorite Movie: Ever After
Favorite TV Series: Game of Thrones
Favorite Sports Team:Oklahoma Sooners
Favorite Book: Twilight Saga
Favorite Quote: Imperfection is beauty, madness is genius and it’s better to be absolutely ridiculous than absolutely boring. – Marilyn Monroe

I was born in Kingston, Pennsylvania, but I spend most of my life growing up in Southern Oklahoma before relocating to DFW with my family in 2012. I have spent most of my professional career working in retail, however I finally feel like I have found a company that truly inspires and motivates me to be the best version of myself. I love the way we enrich the lives of our customers by truly valuing their diversity and personalities in an environment that eliminates judgment.

When I am not at work, I enjoy spending time with my husband and three children. You can usually find us relaxing at home with movies or binge watching a TV show, out on a lake somewhere, or traveling to a sporting event. I truly enjoy music, not just listening to it, but really hearing it. In the future I hope to start traveling the world and visit historic places such as Rome, Pompeii, and Greece.

Ryah

STORE MANAGER

Favorite Movie: Urban Cowboy
Favorite TV Series: Lost
Favorite Quote: Life is too short to wake up in the morning with regrets. So love the people who treat you right, forget about the ones who don’t and believe that everything happens for a reason. If you get a chance, take it. If it changes your life, let it. Nobody said it’d be easy, they just promised it would be worth it. -Unknown

Born and Raised in Fort Worth, but still have yet to experience everything my great city has to offer. I’m young and very vibrant with the hunger to learn more. Velvet Box hired me with no experience and helped turn into the confident person I am today. I am a pretty easy going person, very easy to get along with (in my opinion). I don’t really get out much, but when I do, you bet I have my dog Oprah with me. She is my best friend and my adventure buddy. I’m also obsessed with dogs. I’m the woman who cries when watching videos or seeing dogs just being cute. My son is my mini me. When he’s home, that’s where you’ll find me. I’m lost in everything 9 year old’s love!

ERIN

TALENT COACH

Favorite Movie: Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom (I literally wore the VHS tape out more than once when I was little!)
Favorite TV Series: Parks and Recreation
Favorite Book: Stephen King’s It
Favorite Song: Beast of Burden by The Rolling Stones
Favorite Quote: “Accept whatever comes to you woven in the pattern of your destiny, for what could more aptly fit your needs?” – Marcus Aurelius

I’m from a spot in the road about 80 miles west of Fort Worth with some of the most stunning scenery I’ve ever seen– and I travel often so that’s saying something! Possum Kingdom Lake is the place that will always feel the most like home to me and it’s where my family still lives. I, however, ran away with the circus in 2009, then settled in Weatherford for seven years after that, and now find myself to be a resident of Denton County and I wouldn’t change a thing. I have a B.S. in Government with an emphasis in Politics from Texas Woman’s University and a passion for studying law and politics. I’m a voracious reader and I almost always have at least one book with me at any given time. I’m also a complete music junkie. Aside from travel, I’d say that the biggest portion of my entertainment budget definitely goes to seeing live music. I have one dog, named Addie, and I promise if you bring her up to me I’ll absolutely show you photos and videos of all of the precious things she does. Who am I kidding, if we chat long enough I’ll probably show you photos and videos of Addie even if you don’t ask. What can I say? I’m an overly proud dog mom! From weekly trivia nights at a local bar to Stars games and everything in between, I’m probably there. I’m always on the go so if you think you see me out, you probably do! Feel free to come say hello because I love almost nothing more than making a new friend!

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.”