It’s their job: Ashley Kendrick

Name: Ashley Kendrick

Job: Owner of Coffee Depot

Background: Ashley was raised and attended school in the Portales area. She began working at the shop when her mother opened it three years ago.

Time as owner: One year

What does your job entail? All the usual tasks that go along with making gourmet coffee.

What is a typical day like for you? The usual people come in — some of them who come here while they are doing their laundry at the laundromat nearby. I am able meet new people everyday.

Why did you choose this job? It is just a fun job. I get to see everyone who comes in every day.

What type of training do you need for this job? One would just need typical barista and social skills.

What do you enjoy most about your job? I enjoy seeing everyone every day. There is never a dull moment here.

— Compiled by PNT correspondent Blake Downs