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Our Very 𝗙𝗜𝗥𝗦𝗧 Employee

Heather McGaw, well back then it was Heather Reynolds. We have a really interesting story us two ...

Back in 2011 ...

I actually met Heather back in 2010, I think. Before ZZS I was a rep for Premier Designs Jewelry. It was a direct sales company that did home parties. I did that on the side while I stayed home with the kids. I met her at a party and then she joined my “team” and started selling jewelry too. We became great friends. 

One thing many people don’t know about Heather is, well, she HATED other people touching her and especially being hugged! Well, she became part of a group of gals that all we did was hug every time we saw each other. 😂 We got her over her fear quickly. 

After spending about 7 years selling jewelry, I was needing a change of pace. So, that’s when I opened ZZS, April 2013. So when I made that jump, Heather actually helped model a few things here and there. She was a nanny at the time as well so she’d help me out when she could. In December of 2013 I actually hired her as our very first REAL employee. We had our own little office in downtown Mansfield. We had two 10x10 offices, one was for our office with our computers and such. The other 10x10 room was what we’d call our “warehouse.” We thought we had hit it big!!! We were working 9am-3pm every day! 😂😂😂

Our cute little "warehouse."

She was with us for a few years. Got married and then had her first baby girl, Shelby Ray. After that, there were a few bumps in the road. At the time we had no idea she was suffering from post partum depression for quite some time. We had a falling out and went our separate ways. 

This is her sweet Shelby Ray, she's 5 now. 

Throughout that time while she was away, there would be times I would tell Joel, “man, I wish Heather was still here.” It’s funny how God works. He knew what he was doing.

Then one day I told Joel, “I’m going to reach out to Heather and see what she’s up to.” It didn’t take us long to fall right back into where we left off. A few months later I asked her if she would be interested in coming back to ZZS. We had a heart to heart and really laid it all out on the table. Glad we did. It has made our friendship so much better!

So, in February of 2020 I offered Heather a job back with us at our Operation’s Manager. Now, the rest is history! We are moving and grooving like we never skipped a beat. 

I love knowing that we are building a team of badass BossBabe’s. Heather is a go-getting, team motivating kinda boss. She’s really killing it and I’m so proud of her! 

Again, just kicking ass and taking names around here at ZZS. 

 

Much love, 

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11 comments

  • Darla Beller

    #BADASSBossbabes Leslie, you truly are a inspiration to so many of us. You may not realize it but, you give us confidence and the drive to be better, stronger women but, most of all to believe in ourselves so thank you for this and so much more!!! 💛💛💛

  • Darla Beller

    The main reason I continue to support you is because you care about each of us and because your a badass too. LOL! Seriously it is a honor to shop with your awesome boutique. You have such a amazing group of employees and I thank you all for all that you do.
    So much luv, Darla

  • Darla Beller

    I have so much respect for you Leslie and it is truly a honor to support your family business. You haven’t stopped just because you have a bigger warehouse and you continue to work so hard so that we are satisfied customers. This is the main

  • Shannon Miracle

    Take it from a “seasoned” ZZS fan…the older you get, the more important loyal friendships are! Good for you both for extending grace to each other.
    Rock on Boss Babes! We love and appreciate your efforts! ❤️

  • Linda Tinsley

    So glad you reached out to her and got your friend back. What a great success story! I’ve been shopping with y’all a couple of years and absolutely love everything I get from you. I love getting to know the girls who model your clothes, Vanessa and Rebekah, and all about their lives and their babies too💗

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