A native of Pisgah, Alabama, Ashley initially began her nursing career in 2007 working as a Licensed Practical Nurse. She subsequently completed the LPN to RN bridge program at Northeast Alabama Community College and graduated with her Associate in Applied Science in Nursing degree in 2010. She and her family moved to Huntsville, and she began working at Huntsville Hospital as a staff nurse on the Respiratory Care Unit the same year. While working as a staff nurse, she obtained her Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree in 2014 from Jacksonville State University. Furthering her education, she earned her Master of Science in Nursing degree in 2016 from the University of Alabama in Huntsville with certification as an Adult-Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner. Before joining Clearview Cancer Institute in 2017, she previously had experience working as a nurse practitioner in the fields of gastroenterology and internal medicine.

She is married with two sons. In her free time, she enjoys spending time with family and friends, painting, and traveling.