Meet Holly Legue - Director, Retail Operations, Second Nature Brands
When did you start working at Second Nature Brands, and what do you do?I started working here on July 5, 2016, so I will celebrate five years this year. I am the director of retail operations and part of the marketing team. I love my job. I love retail, and I love working with a team.
What can you tell us about you? I am a passionate and competitive person. Working with a team towards a common goal, pushing to the limit of any boundary with everyone pulling the same side of the rope, is gratifying. I played a lot of sports growing up, softball, volleyball, basketball, and badminton. I also coached, starting when I was 15. I was too young to drive when I started coaching, so I would have my big softball equipment bag slung on my back riding my ten-speed bike to practice! I enjoy the camaraderie of being part of a team, whether it be in sports or professionally. I appreciate the opportunity to help and develop people, to help them see what they can do.
What does Pride Month mean to you? It is about a community, and it is an awakening. We are trying to fight for a greater cause. Pride Month brings awareness to the cause. After all this time (since the inception of Pride Month), we still need the month to bring attention to people. I like to go to a lot of the Pride events. Being older, I have lived through many hardships of the LGBTQ community, so maybe if I am out there, as an older person, standing up and being heard, other people might stand up too.
Tell us about your family. My wife Cheri and I have been together for 15 years, married for 5. On August 29, 2015, we were married shortly after same-sex marriage became legal on June 26, 2015. We had a simple but beautiful wedding in a park, and my Dad walked us down the aisle. It was the best day of my life. Cheri is a singer. She performs at the car shows that we have at Sanders in Clinton Township.
What do you want people to know about Pride Month and the people it celebrates?We are people, and we have hearts. Be open-minded, take away the stereotypes, and look at the people you live and work with based on their passion, knowledge, and heart, not their sexual orientation. The biggest takeaway is that I really want people to know that we are all alike. We all just want to live our lives in a state of authenticity and to be happy. I hope that when my life comes to an end that I will have been able to touch the lives of many and been a positive influence, whether that be in their professional career or in their personal lives.