We had the good fortune of connecting with Ashley Carrero and we’ve shared our conversation below.

Hi Ashley, what was your thought process behind starting your own business?
My husband and I started this business after he began teaching CPR part time. Being a first responder, he saw first hand what early CPR can do to help someone survive. We decided to turn it into a full business after we realized the majority of public school teachers in Texas are not CPR certified. The state of Texas requires preschool workers to all maintain a valid CPR certification but that requirement does not apply to grade level teachers. Our goal is to grow awareness of the drastic difference CPR can make when someone’s life is on the line and increase the overall number of people trained. We provide CPR classes that are simple, affordable, and easy to remember.

What should our readers know about your business?
The majority of our classes are taught by local first responders. We believe learning CPR from someone who has actual experience doing CPR on a dying person adds a lot of value to the class. We started as a home business and we’re excited to announce our new office and classroom location in Murphy, TX. In addition, in 2022 we were awarded a contract through Homeland Security to provide training to ICE Agents nationwide. It’s an amazing opportunity that has helped us grow our business faster than we had expected.

Any places to eat or things to do that you can share with our readers? If they have a friend visiting town, what are some spots they could take them to?
In our community, we love going to Backyard which is walking distance from our house. They have great food, drinks, live music, and an awesome patio for the kids to play. We also really enjoy Spa Castle, the Korean spa with lots of saunas. If we wanted a nice, fancy dinner, Gorji Restaurant is definitely the way to go. Oh, and during the day we love visiting In-Sync Exotics, the big cat rescue facility in Wylie.

The Shoutout series is all about recognizing that our success and where we are in life is at least somewhat thanks to the efforts, support, mentorship, love and encouragement of others. So is there someone that you want to dedicate your shoutout to?
My husband, Francisco, for teaching me my first CPR course and trusting me to run and grow this business. And sister-in-law, Maria Carrero, for helping us book our first CPR class as a business.

Website: www.everydayherocpr.com

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