Name: Martha "Patty" Espinoza
Family: Children, Leslie and Nathaniel Licea; parents, Lalo and Martha Espinoza; brothers, Lalo and Jonathan; and boyfriend, Eben Cazares.
City of residence: Willows
Occupation: Co-owner and manicurist of Salon Bella with business partner, Edith Newton.
Hobbies and interests: My hobbies and interests are anything that has to do with nails. Practice makes perfect.
What are your goals for this year? My goals for this year are to expand the salon and to get our name out there.
What are your favorite things about summer? Going to the beach and lakes, family barbecues, camping and amusement parks.
What are some of your fondest memories? My fondest memories would be when I had my kids; and when I accomplished my dream of becoming a manicurist.
Whom do you most admire and why? I really don't have a special someone to admire. I do admire anyone that lives a rough life and still sees the positive things in life and doesn't give up.
What's something about yourself that your friends might not know? I live like there is no tomorrow. Life is too short to live unhappy and miserably.
What is your dream job? I have my dream job already. Nails are everything to me.
What quality in people do you most admire? A quality that I admire the most in a person is their honesty. Never try to be someone you're not.
What was the last thing that made you laugh? This morning my daughter was trying to find clothes similar to mine because she wanted to go to school dressed like mommy.
What topic of conversation really gets you steamed? I hate hearing that someone has molested or raped a child. That is one topic of conversation that I can't stand.
What are you thankful for? I am thankful for my life, my kids, my boyfriend and everyone who's around in my life.
Is there anything you're truly passionate about? My passion is my job, but I don't consider it a job because it's my passion.
What are your greatest accomplishments? My greatest accomplishments would be co-owning the salon; being where I am right now; and being who I have become.
Contact Jenn Anderson at 934-6800 or firstname.lastname@example.org.