Ashley was born in Houston, but is a Chicago Suburb (Naperville to be exact) girl through and through. Her favorite childhood memories are those of summer pool parties, fall birthdays at Lake George, and of course, Theatre Central. Ashley attended the University of Illinois for both her undergraduate and master degrees in Human Development and Family Studies. Not only has Ashley made great friends while in Champaign, she also got her first job at Generations of Hope, and met the love of her life (see Dan below). After ten years in Central Illinois it was time to go on a new adventure, so off Ashley and Dan moved to Corvallis, Oregon…well, technically Philomath.