Ashley has been playing volleyball for 15+ years. Throughout her middle/high school career she played at West Iredell in Statesville, NC where her school earned the title of conference champions and the NCHSAA Volleyball State Runner Up. Ashley also played Junior Olympic volleyball for I.C Stars in Iredell County for 5 years. After high school, she attended UNC-Greensboro where she earned her Bachelors of Science degree in Kinesiology. While attending UNCG, she played on the travel UNCG Club Volleyball team all 4 years. Ashley continues to play competitive volleyball in different adult leagues around the Triad as well as sand/grass tournaments.

Following graduation, Ashley became an elementary PE teacher in Guilford County and started coaching volleyball at Kernodle Middle. She has been the coach for the boys and girls volleyball team there for 4 years now. In 2017 & 2019, the girls team became the conference champions and had an undefeated season.