Ashley is originally from Hamilton, Ontario but has always called Truro, Nova Scotia home. She currently resides in the Debert area with her two miniature dachshunds, Hugo and Scarlett, and her three cats, Molly and Little Kitty and Jasper.
Ashley earned her Bachelor of Management with a Major in Environment, Society & Sustainability from Dalhousie University in 2013. She then went on to work for Dalhousie’s Faculty of Agriculture in their Advancement Department, concentrating on development and donor relations.
Ashley was one of two recipients in Canada of the TD Meloche Monnex Fellowship Award which allowed her to gain a vast array of experience in the advancement industry including alumni relations, communications, and marketing while still allowing her to gain more experience in capital campaign planning and donor relations.
Ashley started her career with The Confederacy of Mainland Mi’kmaq (CMM) in July of 2016 as a Project Coordinator where she focused on meeting with community members to gain an understanding of community’s needs as they relate to Forestry to help shape the Mi’kmawey Forestry Program, and the program’s future.