Ashley was born in a small town in Northern California to Rebecca and John. She has one younger brother, James. She was raised in Gold Run and also lived in Auburn, Marina and Seaside, California. Ashley attended Monterey High School where she participated in Naval Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps (NJROTC) and the Monterey Academy of Oceanographic Science (MAOS). Ashley completed two years of college at University of California Santa Cruz (UCSC) before relocating to Fayetteville, Arkansas and then Reno, Nevada. Ashley currently works for University of Nevada, Reno and is taking college courses at night to finish her degree. Ashley is very creative and enjoys activities such as reading, writing, crocheting and singing. Her hobbies include rifle marksmanship and gun blogging.