Ashley graduated from Arizona State University in 2014 with a Doctor of Musical Arts degree from ASU, and holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Music Education from the Cook Honors College at Indiana University of Pennsylvania. Ashley was appointed the Director of Music and Arts Ministries at Paradise Valley United Methodist Church in 2015 after serving as organist and assistant director. Prior to working at PVUMC, Ashley held a position at St. Barnabas Episcopal Church in Paradise Valley, where she served as interim choirmaster and organist as well as the youth and children’s music associate and handbell director.