It’s week four in getting to know the Second to Nature staff, and this week we get to know a little more about Shawnda McLeod. You may have seen her up front with our friendly reception team, or even talked to her on the phone. We got a minute of her time to ask her some questions:

Q: How long have you been working with Second to Nature Boutique? 
A: In total, about 1 year.

Q: What led you to this?
A: I had just moved back to Greensboro and was feeling burned out with teaching in public schools and wanted to do something totally different. A family friend (the Owner, Ramona Hertzell), said she could use some help at her boutique that specializes in serving cancer patients. I asked her what she did there, and she explained that she was a fitter – my response, “What’s a fitter?!?” She explained and I was was touched and also intrigued, so I applied and was hired.

Q: What are some of your favorite aspects about the position?
A: As an office assistant, I get to assist in lots of areas of the business, including accounting, customer service, and inventory, so I’m constantly learning new things. I also enjoy talking to patients and learning their unique stories.

Q: When not serving patients at Second to Nature, what do you enjoy doing?
A: I love traveling, spending time with my dog, Hershey, as well as, good friends and family. During the warm months, I am usually out doing something active in nature, like building my herb garden wall (thumb is turning greener, by the day :)), relaxing on my back porch listening to a good bookpodcast, or music. I try my best to get near some kind of body of water as often as possible!