If you have visited Southern Accents showroom in the past few months, you have likely been greeted at the front door by Ben or Makenzie. Hang around the two of them together for very long and you would think they were siblings. Well, they sort of are… Ben is married to Makenzie’s twin sister, Lindzie! Ben joined our sales team this past September. His exuberant personality and contagious smile immediately endeared him to the SA family. Ben, in his spare time, is a passionate duck hunter and a winning little league baseball coach.
Makenzie joined the team this past March after making a last minute decision to move to Cullman to be closer to her twin. Makenzie says, “It was literally an overnight decision to pick up and move. I did not have a job lined up. It was a huge leap of faith, but I just knew this is where I was supposed to be. I called Ben and Lindzie and told them to make room because I was moving in!” Makenzie, who graduated from the University of Alabama with a business management degree, immediately began searching for a job. Around the same time, a position opened up in Southern Accents showroom. Ben approached the owner, Garlan, and told him he had the perfect person to fill the open position. Garlan, having a policy of never hiring family, quickly relaxed his policy after he and his wife Heather met with Makenzie. Garlan and Heather agreed that Makenzie was exactly who they were looking for!
Ben and Makenzie will tell you that they are the best of friends. Ben met Makenzie and Lindzie at Wallace State Community College. The three of them were all members of the co-ed cheerleading squad where their friendship developed. Makenzie, at 4’8″ with a background in gymnastics, went on to cheer for the University of Alabama. Makenzie recently moved into her own apartment where she resides with her Maltipoo, Molly. Ben and Lindzie, who are about to celebrate their one year anniversary, share a home with Ben’s three labs Huck, Nahla, and Tate.
Stop by Southern Accents showroom Tuesday – Saturday and let Ben or Makenzie show you some of our latest finds! Just don’t ask them to demonstrate any stunts from their cheerleading days!
Written by: Lisa Jones