For those who don’t know you, tell us about who you are and what you do?
My name is Ashley Holman. I am the owner of First Call Residential Living. We care for intellectually challenged adults with behaviors through the Bureau of Developmental Disabilities Services.
What got you into your field?
I have loved helping people all my life and worked as a CNA/HHA for 11 years of my life. I worked at Robin Run Village for 7 years touching every job responsibility and department during that time. I worked my last two years there working as a wellness coordinator helping the company get accredited through the state to provide hands on care. Returning from my honeymoon I found out that I had no job because helping them get accredited required a RN. I was already in school to receive my nursing degree, however the company chose not to wait for me to finish. I knew I could no longer let anyone else decide my paycheck or destiny at that very moment.
What will you tell your grand children when they asked you what you remember most about the Coronavirus pandemic?
I will tell my grand children that during the pandemic I learned that FAMILY is EVERYTHING. They love you unconditionally rather you have your nails done, hair done, money, nice cars, nice homes etc. when everything closes down and you have nothing, you’ll always have FAMILY.
Where can we find you on social media? Do you have a website?