After owning land in the area for four years, Jessica Beeman, 36, and her husband, Brad, moved to Nolanville with their sons two years ago.
They decided to build a house in Bella Charca because they liked the gated community, the spaced-out homes and the good schools.
Beeman decided to get involved in Nolanville’s Economic Development Corporation Board after accruing a plethora of business experience.
Three years ago, her husband opened the Chick-fil-a in Harker Heights, and now Beeman oversees the orientation of all new staff members.
“I started off as the marketing director and then phased into HR,” she said. “I did quit my full-time job to help Brad get the business going.”
Last year, the Harker Heights Chik-Fil-A did around $3 million dollars in sales, she said.
With a bachelor’s degree in education with an emphasis in sports medicine, Beeman served eight years as the assistant athletic trainer for the Harker Heights High School.
Now working alongside her husband, she contracts with area schools to help cover their athletic events, where she is responsible for the treatment and first aid of athletes.
“Nolanville has had its struggles in the past,” she said. “And I feel that my involvement as well as others’ will help cause a positive change.”
Beeman would like to see businesses like IGA or Brookshire Brothers in Nolanville.
“I feel that with proper planning and working together, Nolanville could be what Harker Heights was 10 years ago,” she said.
“I personally think that would be a great position to be in.”