Rochelle Johnson, 43, lives in Harker Heights. She is an entrepreneur.
Where are you from originally?
I am originally from Northeast Texas, a small community named Bethlehem.
Tell me about your family.
I have three children, LaDarius, 23, Shae, 18, and Kirren, 20. I have two beautiful grandchildren, Majestee and Pharoah. I have two younger brothers and one younger sister. I am the oldest. My parents still live in Texas.
What brought you to the area?
Five years ago I separated from my ex-husband and I moved the children here so they can be around a military area like what they were used to. I also liked the fact that this area is close to home, I can go visit and when done can come back to this area.
What is the name of your company?
The name of my company is Transcendent Life Management.
What kind of work does your company do?
I have two organizations/outreach. Voice II Voices deals with domestic violence. We help women start again after they have been separated from domestic violence, relationships or divorce.
I also have an organization called Make up Your Mind. I mentor young, at-risk teens. I am also a transformation coach. We deal with life coaching.
My goal is to Revive, Reset and Recover. I am opening up people’s eyes to see situations from a different perspective. A clearer view on a situation can often make the outcome better.
What do you like about Harker Heights?
I like the fact that it is quiet. I am from a small country town, so the quietness is a plus here. I like to feel at home and that I can get to know the people in the community. Where I live I can get out and meet new people and form relationships and friendships with them. I meet people that are genuine, caring and loving.
What community work do you do?
I work with different organizations and collaborate with them on finances, health and wellness. I have a monthly live stream of vision. We call it “Real Housewives.” We speak on current situations that are happening in the community. Nessy Croft is the facilitator. I help out at local high schools like Harker Heights High by mentoring and doing concession stands. I volunteer were I am needed in the community.
What is your favorite restaurant in Harker Heights?
My favorite restaurant in Harker Heights is Cheddars.
Where is your favorite place to shop at in Harker Heights?
My favorite place to shop at in Harker Heights is Ross.
What do you think that Harker Heights is missing?
Harker Heights is missing more activities for the entire family to get involved in. Harker Heights is missing more cultural-based activities. We have a lot of different cultures in this area and we should embrace that.
If you could personally bring something to Harker Heights what would it be?
I would bring multicultural events to cater more to the new Harker Heights and not the old Harker Heights. The times are changing and it is time to get with the times.
What was the last movie that you saw?
The last movie that I saw was, “The Dinner,” directed by Oren Moverman. It was a pretty good movie and I enjoyed it.
What was the last book that you read?
The last book that I read was “Rejection is Hell,” by Jonas Clark.
If you could change anything about your life what would it be?
I wouldn’t change anything because everything that has happened to me has groomed me to be the woman that I am today.
Where do you see yourself in 10 years?
I see myself as a woman in the community who is using her pain to bring purpose to other women.
I see myself doing seminars and workshops. I want to have a space for women who are transitioning/leaving a relationship can go to.
I want to help people understand that God is love. I want to help break the barrier between ethnic groups and denominations.