ANNOUNCING THE WOMAN OF THE MONTHFort Worth women are making headlines daily as business owners, entrepreneurs, top management officers, and political leaders. So, here at Fort Worth Woman, we are selecting one of our city’s shining stars each month. These are the movers and shakers you need to know, and we are proud to honor their accomplishments as our WOMEN OF THE MONTH.
President and Buyer of Into The West
Meet May’s Woman of the Month, Megan McDonald!
In celebration of Cinco de Mayo, May’s Woman of the Month is a personality worth toasting to! Megan McDonald is a Fort Worth native and TCU graduate who spent so much time visiting Mexico as a child that it began to feel like her second home. In full transparency, Megan adores the country almost as much as her husband Jordan. “I have an abnormal passion for Mexico and Mexican people,” Megan says, “their craftsmanship and love for life amaze me and are contagious.” Her preference for the country goes beyond the glamorous beach views, as her favorite moments are anywhere that involve the perfect combination of “street tacos and a cold Tecate Light.”
Jordan and Megan are childhood sweethearts who have been together since they were twelve years old. Although they do not yet have any children, they do have a beloved beagle named Bleu. To match her bubbly personality, Megan also loves to dance. After working a full day at Into The West, her family’s rustic furniture store in Fort Worth, she teaches dance at Doubletake Dance Studio and judges/choreographs all over DFW. When she’s not working, you can find her two-stepping in The Stockyards and loving all things Cowtown!
Megan’s family owns and operates Into The West, a furniture store in both Fort Worth and Keller that specializes in unique hand-crafted furniture. They have been in the furniture business for over 25 years and pride themselves on personal relationships, customer service, and premium quality designs. They offer a variety of custom pieces, free interior design services and delivery and shipping available anywhere in US. Into The West really is the one-stop-shop for that Fort Worth style you’re looking for. Growing up, “I always worked at the store throughout high school and college,” Megan said, “After college I did not think I would be working for the family business, but it just kind of fell into place.”
Originally Into the West was located on 7th Street mega, but after their lease ended, the family worked out of their one store in Keller for a while. “I knew we needed to be back in Fort Worth and after continuous searching, I found the building on N. Main St. and just would not give it up,” Megan said “It was a complete disaster; an early 1900’s building with no floors, and no electrical.” (Fun fact: the downstairs was originally a bank and upstairs was a brothel.) We took on the huge project of restoring the historical building.” With the Trinity River Vision Project underway, the McDonald Family is hopeful the movement and traffic will continue to head in their direction. Megan is so proud to be the reason her family both bought and maintained the historical integrity of this 20th Century building. “It is something that will live on in the McDonald Family forever,” she says.