Ashley grew up considering animals to be family. She graduated from the University of Texas at Austin with a Bachelor of Business Administration Degree in Marketing and a desire to use her studies to help animals. She joined Mustang Heritage Foundation with over 8 years of non-profit animal program management experience, with a focus on foster programs, in an organization adopting out over 11,000 animals a year. She also has over 6 years of office management, client relationship building, and contractor management experience in animal-centric businesses. In addition, Ashley has earned a Project Management Professional Certification and a Google Career Certification in Project Management. A native of central Texas, she lives in Cedar Park with her husband, three children, two dogs, and two cats.