Ashley is a graduate of Roncalli high school where she played varsity volleyball, basketball and softball and was named 2005-2006 athlete of the year. She was also a member of the 2006 Junior Olympic national championship Team Indiana volleyball team. Ashley played volleyball on a full-ride scholarship at Division 1 Middle Tennessee State University, where she was a four year starter and was named conference defensive player of the week six times. During her college career, her team was conference champion three times, made four NCAA tournament appearances and advanced to the Sweet 16 in 2007. Ashley was an active duty medic in the Army, and is now a member of the Indiana National Guard. She is USAW and EMT certified. Ashley teaches athletic development, volleyball, vertical jump training and other courses to elite athletes at Indy BEAST Performance.