Ashley grew up in Campbell County and her educational background includes Campbell County High School, East Tennessee State University (B.S. Political Science-major & Psychology-minor), Lincoln Memorial University Duncan School of Law (J.D.) Ashley married her husband Mark, a fellow Campbell Countian, in 2015. In the spring of 2018, Ashley was welcomed as a new member the CLC board. After deciding to close her law practice in the fall of 2019, Ashley was hired by the CLC and served as Executive Director from January 2020 to August 2021. Ashley has reentered the field of law practice and now serves on CLC's board of directors as the secretary.