Ashley grew up in the Waikato where she attended school in Te Aroha. After high school Ashley made her way down to Palmerston North to attend Massey University, where she completed her Bachelor of Sport and Exercise - majoring in Management.
She then headed to New Plymouth where she worked at the Taranaki Rugby Union for four years. After gaining a tonne of experience, she was lured back to the Waikato to take on the role of Secondary School Sport Director here at Sport Waikato.
Ashley's passion has always been sport - whether it be participating in it, helping other's to participate or organising and running events. She says being able to do this work within the Secondary School space is awesome!