Ashley came to Actor's Express from Florida where she was the Director of Public Relations for the University of North Florida’s School of Music from 2007-2016. Prior to her appointment at UNF she was Creative Manager for a cell phone carrier whose duties included creating static and animated content (utilizing 3rd party celebrity, college sports, and artist materials) and managing a team that created and prepared content for distribution by major cell phone companies.
In addition, she served as Assistant to the Senior Vice President of Marketing for a major website firm, specializing in advertising materials for Web Acquisition Services, which included working with major clients to ensure a successful design solution. She specializes in a wide variety of design services and has won several awards including Employee of the Year Honoree.
She graduated with honors from the University of North Florida with a Bachelor’s Degree in Communications focusing on Advertising and Photography (as well as additional studies in Journalism) and continued her studies through UNF’s Post Baccalaureate Program in English/Literature. In 2008 she was awarded a UNF Grad Program Scholarship for “Excellent Scholarship” and received the same award in 2009. She earned her Master of Arts Degree in English (as a member of Sigma Tau Delta - International English Honor Society) in 2010.
In March 2014 Ashley was accepted into NYU’s Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human Development for a summer Studio Arts program. In 2015 Ashley was accepted into, and attended, Yale University's Writer's Conference where she did workshops with American novelist, screenwriter, professor, playwright, and essayist Trey Ellis.