Ashley was born near Philadelphia, PA, raised just outside Knoxville, TN and graduated from the University of Nebraska in 2007 with a Business Administration degree. While in school, she met her husband Brad, converted to the Catholic faith, and joined staff with FOCUS after graduating. She served with FOCUS for three years at Benedictine College and the University of Nebraska. Since then, she has gotten her MBA, started her family with three little girls, and is in the final stages of writing a book sharing her family's story.