Ashley is an East Coast native, growing up in the suburbs of New Jersey and the hills of Connecticut. After completing her undergraduate work in the Appalachian Mountains, Ashley returned to New England and spent her weekends exploring the mountains and climbing crags of New Hampshire. After graduate school, she took some time to travel around the southern U.S. and Mexico in search of new rock and new experiences. Afterwards she officially made the move to Colorado. As a lifelong explorer, Ashley knows first hand the transformative experience of travel, pushing your limits in open spaces, and getting above sea level.

A passionate social worker, Ashley has dedicated time and energy personally and professionally to helping others achieve their goals. Ashley earned her Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from West Virginia University and Masters of Social Work from Boston University. Ashley’s professional background has included time working in community mental health, case management, outreach, program operations and coordination. Ashley also comes to No Barriers with a background in facilitating adaptive climbing programs indoors and outdoors with veterans and civilians with physical disabilities.

In her free time, Ashley can be found playing on rock somewhere, following her passion for climbing, hiking, training at the Crossfit gym, or relaxing with her pups.