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 handbasket 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.
After being in business for 10 years, I realize that building a world class brand in adult retail isn’t my passion. My true passion is people and leadership. Velvet Box is in the people business, we just happen to sell vibrators. Our mantra, Inspire Passion, extends not only to our customers, but our associates as well. I want the people who work for me to have a passion for life and anything I can do to help them on that journey, I’m proud to do. I want Velvet Box to be the best place to not only shop, but work too. I am blessed to have an outstanding team of individuals that work for me and I get a tremendous amount of joy seeing them learn and grow.
CHIEF OPERATING OFFICER
Favorite Movie: Beaches. I cry every time!
Favorite Books: Twilight Series
Favorite Thing To Sell: We Vibe Sync. 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!
CHIEF MARKETING OFFICER
Favorite Movie: The Labyrinth
Favorite Book: Good Omens By Neil Gaiman or Nevernight by Jay Kristoff
Favorite Bands: The Foo Fighters
Favorite Comic Book: Sex Criminals
Favorite Quote: “You want weapons? We’re in a library! Books! The best weapons in the world!” – The Doctor
Born in Alabama, and raised in a huge southern family, you learn to love and be loud. 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 am a die hard comic book fan. Like, have a massive collection, go to the conventions and cosplay as my favorite characters. I play lots of video games. However, because I am a completionist, I become easily engrossed to the point where I have stayed up all night to complete a game in one sitting. This doesn’t just apply to games, when it comes to books in general I have no chill. I love to read. I read almost everything. However, my favorite books are those giant thick high fantasy books. Those are my jam. On average I read roughly 175-200 books per year in addition to the graphic novels and comic books. I am also a proud member of several fandoms, such as Doctor Who, Marvel and Battlestar Galactica (so say we all!), just to name a few. I spend most of my time reading or volunteering at the local comic shop with my husband and two teenage boys.
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.
Favorite Movie: Urban Cowboy
Favorite TV Series: Lost
Favorite Quote: It is never too late to be what you might have been. -Mary Anne Evans
I’m a proud native Texan Woman who is driven to give her best towards anything that life gives or throws her way. I have a loving and supportive family who are my source of happiness and frustration. LOL. I’m a ball of energy to be frank. I get asked often “Was the espresso good this morning?” I’m a very simple person when it comes to likes and dislikes. However, I can say without a doubt, I enjoy being able to make other people smile, laugh or just feel good about themselves. I genuinely want to be your friend and get to know you. So let’s talk!
Favorite Movie: Clueless
Favorite Book: The Entire Harry Potter series
Favorite TV Show: Star Trek: The Next Generation
Favorite Quote: “It is the struggle itself that is the ultimate goal. We must strive to be more than we are. It does not matter that we might not reach our ultimate goal, the effort yields it’s own rewards.” – Lt. Commander Data
I grew up moving every couple of years so I don’t call just one city home! I come from a military family so I had the wonderful opportunity to experience the world from a young age, I can thank my parents for dragging my angsty tween self to Rome when all I wanted to do was watch Battlestar Galactica. I went to boarding school in England, high school in Washington DC and college in California, and all of that led me to Texas and to Velvet Box!
I’m very easy to please. I love to read, spend time in my garden, and watch every nerdy TV show known to man (special shoutout to Dollhouse). I’m grateful to my family for their unending support and love, and it is because of them I became the person that I am. It is my gift and joy in life to make people happy, if that is just a smile on a hard day, or knowing someone cared enough to listen to you, then I did what I was put on this earth to do. I take pride in my knowledge of our products and my ability to put people at ease, so come by and we’ll see if I find you the perfect toy, or rant about Harry Potter and THEN find you the perfect toy!
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!
HUMAN SEXUALITY EDUCATOR
Beth Boatman received a Masters Degree in Human Sexuality Education at Widener University and is a Certified Sexuality Educator (AASECT) and a licensed marriage and family therapist (LMFT). 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. After her completion of her PhD program, Beth hopes to join an comprehensive cancer center and assist in starting a sexual health and relationships program for survivors of cancer and their families.
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.
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.”
HUMAN SEXUALITY EDUCATOR
Favorite Movie: Gone In 60 Seconds
Favorite TV Series: Mad Men
Favorite Book: West With The Night by Beryl Markham
Favorite Quote: “If more of us valued food and cheer and song above hoarded gold, it would be a merrier world.” – Tolkien
Dr. Celeste Holbrook is a sexologist, speaker and educator who has dedicated her life to helping women achieve soul-centered sex through perfectly planned mental and behavioral changes. She sees clients virtually from her Fort Worth, TX office where she inspires women to move through mental blocks surrounding their intimate lives and truly experience the sex that was designed for her. Hundreds of people have dramatically changed their relationships by following the sexual and mindset strategies that Dr. Holbrook has created and tailored specifically for them. Her favorite moment is the spark that appears in a woman’s eyes the instant her sensual confidence is re-awakened.
Dr. Holbrook has earned her Ph.D. from Texas Women’s University (TWU) in Health Studies and is a Certified Health Education Specialist (CHES) with a post-graduate specialization of sexual behavior. She is a member of the American Association of Sexuality Educators, Counselors and Therapists (AASECT) and has collaborated on sexual behavior research studies including the largest female lubricant use study to date by Dr. Debby Herbenick (2011), published in the Journal of Sexual Medicine. She has taught Healthy Sexuality at Texas Women’s University, Truman State University and is currently a guest lecturer in the Women and Gender Studies department at Texas Christian University. She also teaches sexual health and dysfunction for the Obstetrics and Gynecology Residents at the Harris Methodist Hospital.
If you are interested in more help for your own sex life, you can schedule a complimentary 30 minute discovery call here. Find out even more about how Dr. Holbrook may serve you at www.drcelesteholbrook.com.