Ashley was raised in a rural area of Oregon, and has lived over 20 years in Portland. Living also in New York for some time, she found an interest in volunteering with a variety of organizations. Through this experience, she discovered new ways to connect with and support communities of many different demographics and needs.
Her work in case management, healthcare, and health plans also contributed to her love for helping and connecting with people. Returning to Portland in 2012, Ashley has become increasingly passionate advocating for diversity, equity, and inclusion, personally and professionally.