For a long time, my mom and sister were in the shop graciously volunteering by stamping bags (did you know that every bag is hand-stamped, mostly by my mother?).  One day, I mentioned to my sister (Zoë) that I was looking to hire and asked if her husband wanted work.  She quickly volunteered to take the job.  She'd already interviewed, both by being family and by making bags for free for so long, so it was a no brainer.  When she started, I told her what I've told anyone that has helped us out over the years, "Any mistake that you make, we've already made it, so don't worry about it."  Well, we're 4 months into her employment and she hasn't made a mistake yet.  Meanwhile, she finds mine on a regular basis.

So, without further adieu, here is a Q&A so you can get to know Zoë too.

What is your name? Zoë Maiden
Where were you born? Phoenix, AZ
Who inspires you? My husband, my parents, and my Heavenly Father.
Your best kept secret is? I have an obsession with Bath & Body Works.
What do you collect? Greeting cards, movie/concert tickets, hotel room keys, drawings from my dance students, etc. I guess you could say that I am a memorabilia hoarder.
You never leave the house without: my phone and a water bottle. I have to stay hydrated in this AZ heat!
If you could live in any decade it would be? the 80’s Because: I would have rocked the style. I wear leggings almost every day and my naturally curly hair was made to be worn in a side pony with a scrunchy.
On a Sunday afternoon, you like to: go to my local coffee shop or Barnes and Noble and read.
Your favorite hobby: I don’t know if this is considered a hobby, but I love to try new restaurants. I am a total foodie!
What is your favorite TV show(s)? This is Us, The Crown, and Fixer Upper
If you could travel anywhere, where would you go? Greece. It looks absolutely beautiful and I love Greek food.
What talent besides packaging Hackberry tea do you have? I have been dancing for 17 years and I am now blessed to be able to share that passion and talent as a dance teacher.
The best part about working at Hackberry is: smelling and taste testing all of the delicious teas.