Ashley was born and raised in North Dakota. Growing up, Ashley had a love of all living creatures, from the cats and dogs her family had as pets, to the snakes and rats the school had in the science department of her school. In 2007 she moved with Josh, her then-boyfriend, to Gillette. They were married in 2009. Recently she has been working on improving her photography skills and has even entered a few competitions. In her spare time, she enjoys fishing, four wheeling, camping, shooting, and hunting with her husband. They share their home with their two dogs; Joey, a 7-year-old beagle, and Porter, a 4-year-old chocolate lab.