Ashley grew up in Mecosta County, where she spent her early years at Morley Stanwood Community Schools. She went on to complete her undergraduate and graduate education at Ferris State University where she acquired her Doctorate in Pharmacy, or PharmD degree. Ashley has worked as a Pharmacist since 2005, and became Pharmacy Manager at West Michigan Pharmacy when it opened in 2015. She has served as an American Heart Association Basic Life Support Instructor and has also taught an American Pharmacists Association Pharmacy-Based Immunization Delivery Certificate Training Program. Ashley lives in Big Rapids with her husband, Jonathan, daughter Hadley, and yellow Lab Sofia Dog. In her free time, she enjoys reading, travelling, and kayaking.