Ashley was born and raised in Austin, Texas where she fell in love with live music going to iconic venues like Antone's, Stubb's, Emo's, Nutty Brown Cafe, and Zilker Park for Austin City Limits Music Festival. From there she moved from one historic music city to another.
She attended Rhodes College in Memphis, TN where she majored in Urban Studies and double minored in Music and Africana Studies. While she lived there she was able to work on a concert series in Elvis's first house on Audubon drive where she hosted intimate shows in a unique setting evolving as a self-proclaimed Elvis historian, event planner, and emcee.
After she graduated, she landed a job at William Morris Endeavor in Nashville working her way up from the famed mailroom. While booking shows was a dream come true, she couldn't shake the nagging feeling of wanting to be in a more activism-oriented role which is when she found Activist Artists Management. During her time at Activist she worked on a myriad of initiatives focused on human rights, COVID relief, environmental justice, voting, and more which is when she first worked with Headcount.
She applied to work the polls in the November 2020 election and after a grueling 14 hour day, she knew she had to find a way to continue working with Headcount. Then came the opportunity to be a Team Lead and she couldn't be more stoked to join the team! Ashley is currently trying to make her way through Rolling Stone's "500 Greatest Albums of All Time" so check back with her in about a decade when she finally finishes. Outside of music and activism, she can be found taking long walks around the city, trying new restaurants, listening to podcasts, and occasionally running half-marathons.