"I am cherry alive," the little girl sang, "Each morning I am something new..." - Delmore Schwartz
It's lovely to meet you. I'm Sara LeHoullier (pronounced la-HOO-lee-yer), creative director of busybee and your Squarespace website designer and copywriter. I'm a Returned Peace Corps Volunteer (Madagascar 2005-2007 and 2010), I have a BA in English and a Master's in Sustainable Development, and the bullet points on my crazy resume are tied together by the thread of community engagement, community, and a continuous effort to make the world a better place.
I've always somewhat jokingly referred to myself as a busybee, and in 2014, I finally decided to embrace my yen for handling many projects at once, occasional busywork, and cross-pollination. I do buzz with excitement and anticipation as I think about potential connections between people, resources and communities. I find immense joy in bringing inspiration to my clients and being present to their passions, and building the online homes from which their businesses can grow and thrive.
I have had the pleasure of working with folks in a wide variety of fields - from attorneys to psychics - and I can match the style and voice of any human (or inanimate object, perhaps). I have lovingly managed projects, herded cats, created & edited content, and empowered people to be their authentic selves online.
Most of all, I love getting to know people who love what they do and can’t wait to share it with the world.
In 2015, I married a wonderful man who came complete with two small boys, then we added our beautiful hound Lucy, and my life is full of love (and noise). I love the light of early morning and late afternoon, comedy & true crime podcasts, and I have a useless movie quote in my head for every occasion. I'm also the co-founder of Shop the Change; we're developing an online marketplace that empowers shoppers to become value-based consumers, connecting them to the brands that align with the change they want to see in the world.