Ashley’s love for the outdoors was fostered early on by her family. She is passionate about using the natural world to help people learn more about themselves, others, and the environment.
With more than 700 nights in the woods, Ashley is an experienced outdoors professional with additional training as an instructor in a ‘wilderness therapy’ environment; a semester course with the National Outdoor Leadership School; and trail maintenance work as an Americorps volunteer in Montana. Her social work experience includes supporting clients in mental health, hospital stays, foster care, and substance abuse.
Ashley has a Bachelors of Science in Outdoor Education from Montreat College and a Masters of Social Work from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
In her free time, you can find Ashley working on a project around the yard, creating a wood working piece, playing the violin, or spending time with the people she loves. She loves to hike, mountain bike, or be on the river in her kayak. Ashley moved to Chattanooga in 2013 to be closer to family and is glad to finally call it home.