Chick-fil-a | Local headshots

It’s always a pleasure meeting new faces and hearing new stories. What drives us all to pursue the dreams and desires of our heart. Ashley was such a beautiful spirit and pours her soul into her team at Chick-fil-a. It’s such a warm and welcoming environment and I mean, their food is absolutely delicious. Each dish comes with a side of love too :) I loved meeting all the kind individuals who work for her! When I asked Ashley to share a little bit about her story and how it all began at Chick-fil-a she shared…

I worked at Chick-fil-A as a teenager and I until I graduated college

I was a special education teacher for 5 years 

Wanted to own our own business where we could impact people’s lives 

In 2000 I started the application process 

And in 2001

they chose me to be an operator -

I had a mall location for 4 1/2 years in Richmond Va 

In 2005 I applied to relocate to Harrisonburg and they picked me again- 

So we moved to Harrisonburg in 2005

And opened the restaurant January 26,2006

That was 13 years ago.

Greg and i have worked together for the last almost 18 years 

We have a leadership team that is super engaged and they work so hard and smart to make our restaurant run 

While we are all human and not perfect we really try to serve our community to the best of our abilities so that our guest feel cared for 

(In fact I just messed up today and forgot to tell the team about an order for someone 😞)

Once chick fil a gets in your blood - in your heart - it does something special !

A meme Ashley sent me that describes her story…


Enjoy a few favorites of our time together!