Name: Ashanta Rogers

Published 12:00 am Tuesday, November 20, 2007

Age: 27

Occupation and title: Licensed Financial Representative

Spouse’s name: L. Keith Rogers

Children’s names and ages: Alexis & Kemond Rogers

Church affiliation: New Life Church

What’s the best part of your day? Going home

If you could select another profession, what would you do? Mentor for teens

Why do you choose to live in Franklin/Southampton/Isle of Wight County? It’s home

If you had two weeks’ vacation and money were no object, how would you spend your time? Cruise w/ family, Week w/ hubby in Europe

Favorite food: Seafood

Favorite weekend destination: Massanutten

Favorite color: Purple

What’s the best life lesson you’ve learned, and who taught you? It’s not what you say but how you say it. My mother

Favorite Bible verse: Psalms 23 chapter

What’s the best decision you’ve made in life? To take responsibility for my own actions, do not make excuses or point blame

Which local charitable or non-profit organization do you wish more people would support? Cancer association

Tell us something about yourself that most people don’t know. I am a cry baby

What’s your hobby? Spending time w/ my family

If you could re-live one day of your life, which would it be and why? The day my daughter was born so I could record it

What gives you the blues? Disappointing news, seeing people hurt

What’s the most Southern thing you’ve ever done? Hair on the porch

What’s your best childhood memory?

Going to work with my mom

Tell us one true thing. I am blessed

What frightens you most? Losing loved ones

If you could live anywhere else in the world, where would it be and why? The Caribbean. It’s beautiful and relaxing.

Who’s your favorite ex-president?

Bill Clinton

If you could pass or change one law, what would it be? Minimum wage

What last brought tears to your eyes? A client who had lost a loved one

What three objects would you take with you to a desert island? A boat, my husband, matches

What kind of music do you like, and who’s your favorite performer? I like R&B, and my favorite performers are Alicia Keys & Jaheim.

Tell us about a good movie you’ve seen lately and why you liked it. “Why Did I Get Married.” it was a good movie because it showed couples that everyone has there battles to fight, but if we communicate more we can overcome our issues.

Who’s a famous athlete or entertainer you admire? Steve Harvey

What’s the last book you read? “Zane, Sisters of the APF.” A must read

To whom are you grateful and why? My mother. She has always been there for me, never turned her back on me no matter how bad things got, always told me I could do anything. My aunt always stood by me, kept me uplifted. My husband — he is everything. I am not, therefore, making us a perfect fit. He always has my best interest in mind. He loves me unconditionally. My family and friends — everyone who enters my life impacts it in some way and they influence me to keep reaching for the goals I have set