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What’s the connection between Tequila Sheela and the real estate business? Every real estate agent has a bit of an entrepreneur in them. By its nature, real estate sales work requires initiative, nimble problem-solving, and often innovative thinking to get deals done. Realtor Sheela Marshall has taken her entrepreneurial inclination even further, developing a fun and inspiring side business importing and marketing organic, small-batch tequila, all the while maintaining her real estate agent role.

With her friend and business partner, Natalie Merrick, Marshall is importing a trio of namesake spirits from Jalisco, Mexico. Marshall has turned a side interest into gold in the last few years, bringing artisanal organic 100-percent blue agave tequila first to India and then Texas, picking up medals at the prestigious San Francisco World Spirits Competition along the way.