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Neke Rackley is a manager at Razzoo’s Cajun Cafe in Harker Heights.

Where were you born?

I was born in Jakarta, Indonesia. I came to the United States when I was 10 years old and grew up in Southeast Kansas, The military brought us to Central Texas in 1999 and I have been here ever since.

What do you enjoy about working in Harker Heights?

I like working in Harker Heights because of all the new businesses coming to town and I am right in the middle of it.

Tell me about your family.

I have a husband named Jacob and three children: Thomas, 14, Brooklynn, 5, and Payton, 14 months old. Thomas goes to Ellison High School and is active in Junior ROTC and golf. Brooklynn is in Girl Scouts and is busy selling Girl Scout cookies to friends and family.

Do you do any community work?

I donate to Goodwill clothing and other items we no longer use.

What is your favorite vacation spot?

Our favorite vacation spot is San Antonio. We go to all the hot spots like Sea World, the zoo, the wax museum, the Alamo, and the river walk. I love seeing the smiles on my kids’ faces.

If you could change one thing about your life what would it be?

I would love to further my education. I would like to run my own business and be my own boss.

Where do you see yourself in 10 years?

I see myself opening my own business and running it successfully. I would teach my children the ins and outs about the company.

What is the best advice you were ever given?

My mom always told me to work hard for what I want.

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