Ashley has had a love for animals since early childhood. Growing up on a farm in Nebraska, she was first introduced to working dogs as guardians of gates and herders of cattle. Ashley first started training dogs 10 years ago. She trained and certified her German Shepherd, Cholla, for trailing and cadaver/human remains with the Pinal County Volunteer Search and Rescue Posse, until retirement in 2012. Ashley found Arizona DockDogs in 2014 and joined with her two Dutch Shepherds Kudos and Clutch, who enjoy practicing and competing in all disciplines of the sport. In addition to DockDogs, Ashley trains and competes in French Ring, agility, conformation, and obedience.