Born in New York, Ashley has worked in film since the age of 17, when, despite not having a full driver’s license, she found herself PA-ing on the feature film 28 Days (the rom-com, not the zombie film).
11 features later (and after working for Academy Award-winning director Jonathan Demme), Ashley made the switch to working on her own film and video projects. With her collaborator Laura Benanti, Ashley co-wrote, produced, and/or directed over 20 digital shorts including Connie Britton's Hair Secret; the series Laura Benanti Explains (for TheaterMania.com); and the series Workin' It for Radio City Music Hall’s New York Spring Spectacular.
In between, Ashley worked in the dot com world as the Editorial Director of TheaterMania, Managing Editor of Quiet Revolution, the U.S. Editor for Jamie Oliver, Executive Editor for Jo Frost, and wrote for all of the aforementioned publications in addition to other sites, print publications, and anthologies.
As an editor and researcher for books, the works Ashley has been associated with have appeared on the New York Times bestseller list, LA Times bestseller list, Reese Witherspoon’s book club, received starred reviews from Publishers Weekly and Booklist, and won a Newbery Medal.
She consults in script development for film, television, books, and theater.
CV available upon request.