Ashley comes to the Nebraska Sandhills from Wyoming, where she grew up on a hay and cattle farm near Torrington. She attended the University of Wyoming, earning a bachelor of science degree in Animal Science with an emphasis on rangeland management. She furthered her education there and obtained a Master of Science degree in Rangeland Ecology and Watershed Management. After graduating, she worked for two years with the Utah Natural Resources Conservation Service as a Rangeland Management Specialist on a Soil Survey crew contracted by the National Park Service. While there, she was a contributing author on many Ecological Site Descriptions and State and Transition Models for the Colorado Plateau. In 2008 she moved back to Wyoming and took a position with the University of Wyoming Extension and specializing in rangeland and livestock management. This allowed her the experience of working with ranchers and other landowners across East Central Wyoming. Her passion for working with women landowners and helping them learn new technologies was a focus of her programming. Ashley started working for the Sandhills Task Force in 2018. Most days, she can be found in her vehicle in the Sandhills coordinating the many Sandhills Task Force cost-share programs. She is an animal lover and lives in Broken Bow, NE, with her dog, three cats, and two chickens.