Originally from Western North Carolina, Ashley received her Bachelor’s in Business Administration in Marketing from Kennesaw State University and then went on to complete her Master’s in Public Health at the University of Georgia. Go Dawgs!
Ashley recently moved to the New River Valley from Boca Raton, Florida where she was the Assistant Director of the health promotion department at Florida Atlantic University for the past three and a half years. Raised in a small mountain town, she has fallen in love with the NRV from day one. She currently lives in Blacksburg with her fiancé Kyle and two dogs.
In her free time, Ashley enjoys reading, DIY projects, hiking in the NRV, and visiting local breweries and wineries.
Virginia’s New River Valley: Virginia’s New River Valley is an eclectic mix of interconnected small towns that each offer their own unique vibe and appeal. The region provides an abundance of cultural and social offerings due to the presence of three world-class universities, while retaining the charm and benefits of small town living. The NRV is home to a diverse and innovative business community with companies that range from high-tech startups to foreign-based corporations to specialty agribusiness. These organizations benefit from the collaborative spirit of our region and a loyal, highly-skilled, and educated workforce. The scenic beauty of the region also fosters a deep connection to nature, which is deepened by access to outdoor recreation and the preservation of our natural environment. It’s clear why Virginia’s New River Valley is “A Natural Fit.”
Onward NRV: Onward NRV is a public/private, regional economic development organization whose mission is to attract and retain world class jobs, investment, and talent in Virginia’s New River Valley. It’s also a movement where leaders from business, government, and higher education work together to promote the economic vitality of the region.