Vivian Ashlock is a resident of Hampton Roads and has lived in both Newport News and Hampton. She attended Thomas Jefferson Elementary School and then went on to Walter Reed Middle School. She attended and graduated from Huntington High School in 1968 and then went on to attend Norfolk State for one year. She then went on to attend Christopher Newport College before taking a break from her studies. She held a number of jobs that revolved around bookkeeping and accounting as well as substitute teaching. She finished her undergraduate degree at Strayer Online and then went on to work for the police department. She is a member of many organizations such as various Neighborhood Watch Coalitions and is now the chairperson at the Newsome House, where she is working to expand the house to include other historical houses next to it.
-Interview and biographical information recorded in 2016.