Ashley in three words: creative, nurturing, compassionate!

Ashley thrives on her relationships with other people. I would define her as an extrovert at heart because of how quickly she forgets her own needs when she is with friends and family. Her late-night conversations with friends and family are a perfect example of this, though she treasures her relationships with children just as much as any adult friend.

I love watching her with our little nieces, nephews, and cousins because they are always smiling around Ashley. She gives them her undivided attention, is quick to give out praise, and is very fun to play with. I think one of the hardest parts about COVID-19 for Ashley is how hard it is to not give the kids hugs!

One of the last things I will say about Ashley is she loves to create. It doesn’t matter if she has a power tool or a pencil, she loves making new things.

Some fun facts about Ashley!

Favorite Food: Seafood, anything with LOTS of flavor, and chocolate!

Job: Training Engineer - The Dibble Institute

Geeky Loves: Dog Training, Zelda, Harry Potter, Avatar, Legend of Korra, anything by Brandon Sanderson, Jim Butcher, or C. S. Lewis, art channels on YouTube.

Favorite Sport: To play...Basketball and Softball, To watch...definitely football!

Hobbies: Books, memes, dog training, painting, music (used to teach piano, violin, and voice lessons), sports (basketball, softball, and running are favorites...), digital art and design, and upcycling furniture.


“A child born to another woman calls me mommy. The magnitude of that tragedy and the depth of that privilege are not lost on me.”
- Jody Landers