Ashley is an award-winning Independent Filmmaker from Northern Kentucky. Growing up, her favorite films featured Cary Grant, Katherine Hepburn, Audrey Hepburn, and Annette Funicello. Her comedic heroes were/are Carol Burnett and Dick van Dyke, two similarly long-faced, long-limbed actors who inspired her to take her gangly frame and love of classic Hollywood and enter the entertainment field, starting at her local level.

After a decade in community theatre as a long-faced, long-limbed actor (usually in comedic/ingenue roles), Ashley entered the film world in 2010. After a short stint as a production assistant for another company, she and a small group of dedicated friends branched out independently. Their first film, “No Lost Cause,” was internationally distributed and featured on T.B.N. (Trinity Broadcasting Network). Their second feature film, “The Hepburn Girls,” was released in 2016.

Switching back to the world of community theatre, Ashley helped found and became the Vice President (now President) of the theatre company The Theatre Downstream. After ten seasons, Ashley has served on the production team of every show in whatever capacity was needed: acting, directing, writing, publicity, etc. When the pandemic hit, she helped form “The Lemonade Jamboree,” an online branch of The Theatre Downstream that produced short films featuring alumni acting and singing original and public domain material. 

Ashley has also written numerous sketches, one-acts, and full-length plays. In 2019, she co-wrote the (now award-winning) full-length play “He Needed Killin'” with Rebekah Raymer. Their second collaboration “G.L.O. (Ghost Ladies of Ottawa), had its world premiere in 2023. In January 2024, Ashley became a member of the Dramatists Guild. 

No matter the project, Ashley is happiest when she can bring talented people and their art together for the consumption and appreciation of the public. While her taste remains vintage, she is grateful for the modern world’s technology and the particular opportunity this podcast affords her to work with her dear friend Candy and share her thoughts, aspirations, and brain full of trivia and random knowledge. 

Her lofty dreams are to create things people remember and own an alpaca one day. Above all, she loves God, her family, friends, cats, and brownies. 

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