Gahhhhh, prepare for cuteness overload! Nat McGuire of Springfield, MO has a face for CNN, style for miles and a truly honest heart that will be her key to success. Thank you, Nat, for your time and for sharing yourself with the world of Matilda Jane.
Q: Hey there, Nat. Could you tell us a little bit about you and your family.
A: I live in Springfield, MO where I have lived for the past 22 years. I was born and raised in KC, MO but moved to Springfield to attend College at MSU. After I graduated from MSU with a degree in Communications/Media I decided to stay in Springfield to pursue my television career. After I worked in television for a while, I decided to get into outside sales. I had been doing pharmaceuticals sales the last 10 years before I came on board with MJC. My husband’s name is Steve and I have 2 great daughters Savannah 6 and Bella 4. My daughters are amazing they are my own little advertisers for MJC, whenever they receive a compliment from someone they say “thanks I’m wearing MJC because my mommy sells it. Do you need a card?”
Q: What is your favorite place you’ve ever lived? Why?
A: Austin, Texas. I was a corporate trainer for ATT Wireless, and I had to move to Austin, Texas for a few months. I loved the diversity, and the green grass.
Q: How did you meet your husband?
A: At my place of work 16 years ago at ATT Wireless. He was having trouble with his cell phone, and I came to the rescue. Shortly after, He came in to my work every month to pay his phone bill, and ask me out for 2 years straight before I said yes. I love persistence!!! We have been married now for ten years.
Q: Have you always known you would have children some day?
Q: What is the single most valuable lesson you’ve ever learned?
A: To always be honest. Being honest establishes trust and demonstrates integrity and displays character.
Q: If you could have personally witnessed one event in history, what would you want to have seen?
A: The Civil Rights Movement. It was an exciting time in our nation’s history where the rights of minorities and women were established. This period in history was when people were champions of worthy causes and advocates of human rights.
Q: If you had to lose one of your five senses, which would you give up?
A: Smell, because maybe then I would not have to smell how good food is, and that would be the way I could lose 15 pounds. Hahahaha!!
Q: Do you have a favorite blog or website you visit EVERY day?
A: chilonepayton.blogspot.com, it is my sister’s fitness and wellness blog.
Q: How do you try to leave this earth a better place for your children?
A: I teach my children the “Golden Rule,” of do unto others as you want others to do unto you. This principle instills love, compassion and understanding for their fellow brethren. If we all followed this simple principle the world would be a better place.
Q: If you had to go back and live in any other time period, what would it be and why?
A: The 70’s. It was a very carefree time. The music was good, the fashion was fabulous and people exercised their right to assemble and free-speech often.
Q: If you won a lottery, what is the first thing you would do?
A: Scream and weep with joy! Afterwards, I would consult a tax attorney and an accountant.
Q: What is your all-time favorite movie or TV series?
A: I’m going to have to pick 2, Waiting to Exhale and To Kill a Mocking Bird
Q: What is the best part about working for Matilda Jane?
A: Helping people broaden their sense of fashion.
Q: How did you become a Trunk Keeper?
A: I have always been a fan of MJC since my daughter Savannah received her first MJC outfit at her 2nd bday party from my friend Cathy. I knew I loved the line, and the next career I wanted to have was to do something fun, and to work for a company that had a really good heart….and that was MJC.
Q: If you could have your entire wardrobe designed for you by a single clothing designer for the rest of your life, who would that be?
A: I adore St. John’s line. I love the classic lines and lady-like cuts. Their clothes are timeless.
Q: Chocolate or Vanilla?
Q: Salty or sweet?
So, how about all of you out there. I am SO inspired by the Africa trip our girls took and the life changing experience it was for them. If you could travel to anywhere in the world for a life changing experience, where would you go and why? I’m excited to hear all of the many locations I’ve never even thought of.
Have a great weekend, everyone!!