We had the good fortune of connecting with Stephanie Brown and we’ve shared our conversation below.

Hi Stephanie, what is the most important factor behind your success?
It’s hard to say there’s exactly one thing that has brought success and growth! There are many things that have contributed to the success and growth of Ox & Pine. The first thing is the support of my great husband and the patience of our four children as we’ve navigated life and business. Then, there’s my amazing team who work hard and come together to support one another. We really pride ourselves in all the little details of carefully selected premium leather, incredible attention to detail in our craftsmanship, and the best customer service you’ll ever experience. We look to create lasting connections through meaningful gifts that will be remembered and treasured forever.  

What should our readers know about your business?
Ox & Pine started out as my geeky hobby of bookbinding and leatherworking. After it literally started taking over our house, we moved it to our first location. It’s grown as we’ve found great people and learned how to work together to make the best personalized leather goods. There are always challenges from figuring out how to communicate better among team members to  working with vendors. However, we firmly believe that we’re always learning and can improve, so it’s figureoutable. And it’s firgureoutable because we truly care about creating lasting connections through meaningful gifts that will be remembered and treasured forever.

Any places to eat or things to do that you can share with our readers? If they have a friend visiting town, what are some spots they could take them to?
Downtown McKinney is a lot of fun! There are so many fun shops to check out and great places to eat. I love food, so it would be best to spend a week going to different places to eat. Kobi Sushi is on the top of my list with amazing sushi. Harvest has delicious, fresh food (the beet salad is amazing). Is it wrong to go out to eat for every meal with your best friend for a week straight? Other than eating, I value hanging out and catching up!  

The Shoutout series is all about recognizing that our success and where we are in life is at least somewhat thanks to the efforts, support, mentorship, love and encouragement of others. So is there someone that you want to dedicate your shoutout to?
My husband and 4 kids! It makes me feel like a million bucks every time my 2 year runs to me when I’m gone for more than 1 second as if it’s the first time he’s seen me in a month and wants some cuddle time. There’s also been so many mentors along the way that I’ve called for advice and guidance and will always continue to learn from!

Website: https://oxandpine.com/
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/oxandpine/
Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/company/oxandpine/
Twitter: https://twitter.com/oxandpine
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/oxandpine
Other: https://www.pinterest.com/oxandpine/_shop/

Image Credits
n/a (I’m the photographer and we own all the rights)

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