An Idyllwild Arts Academy Alum and Northern California native, Ashley holds Master and Bachelor of Music Degrees from New England Conservatory in Boston, MA. Ashley began her professional career in New York City where she performed with Dicapo Opera Theatre and Opera Manhattan, while simultaneously working in administration at the British International School. In 2012, Ashley began to split her time between Boston and NYC to complete her Master’s Degree and work for the Marketing and Public Relations Agency, Ogilvy & Mather.
After developing her administrative skill set in the corporate sector, Ashley decided to parlay exclusively into arts administration and leadership roles, where her passion for the arts could best be utilized. She began working at Boston Youth Symphony Orchestras and volunteering for the Boston Chapter of Opera on Tap as their Executive Director of Public Relations & Marketing. Ashley then transitioned to the Executive Director role at VOICES Boston and the part-time Managing Director at MetroWest Opera where she helped plan and execute annual fundraisers.
Prior to joining the Idyllwild Arts Foundation Admission Team, Ashley oversaw Communications and Public Programs at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology program in Art, Culture & Technology. Ashley is thrilled to be back on the West Coast where she enjoys running, hiking, and spending time with her husband and three rescue dogs.