Ashley Sepulveda, 28, is a manager and stylist at Knock Outs Haircuts For Men in Harker Heights. She also studies business at the University of Ashford online.
What do you enjoy most about working in Harker Heights?
I enjoy the atmosphere. In Harker Heights the people are nice and seem to be more pleasant and in a good mood. The area is not cluttered.
Tell me about your family.
I was recently married Nov. 14, 2013, to a wonderful man named Robert Sepulveda. We were married at Copperas Cove Municipal Court. My husband is originally from Austin; he has been active duty military for the past 12½ years. We have three children — twin girls age 4 and a 7-year-old boy. I have an older brother who is a cop with three kids. I have an older sister who is married to a Navy man, and she is a waitress in Florida.
Do you do any community work?
We participate in Cancer Organization Night, where we provide free haircuts; Buzz for Bales, a fundraiser for a Killeen firefighter battling cancer; and Relay for Life, where all the money we earn for haircuts during the event is donated back to the event. We take cancer to heart because it has affected a lot of people at Knockouts Hair Cuts for Men. We are very passionate about supporting these cancer organizations.
What is your favorite vacation spot?
Virginia Beach is my favorite vacation spot because It is where my family is. I enjoy being with my family and I cherish every moment we get together.
If you could change one thing about life, what would that be?
I would live closer to the beach. I grew up military and married (someone in the) Army. I am used to living near a beach. It is much warmer, also.
What is the best advice you were ever given?
I was told by my mother and stepfather that, “If I dig my own holes, I would have to dig myself out.” I was a determined strong-willed teenager and couldn’t wait until I turned 18 so I could move out. When I turned 18, I moved out and thought I was living life on my terms. After three years of collecting debt that I could not pay back and struggling on my own, I moved back home. My parents made me repay all my debt on my own to teach me a lesson. It was a hard lesson to learn but I learned it.
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