Ashley was born and raised in Las Vegas, Nevada. She is the youngest of three children and is the proud aunt of 5 nephews and 3 nieces. She was raised in a Christian home and grew up in the church. While attending a youth conference in high school, she felt a clear calling on her life to become a missionary. Ashley pursued a degree in Aviation at San Diego Christian College with the intention of joining the Missionary Aviation Fellowship program assuming that the call to be a missionary meant that it was to be overseas. After only one year at San Diego Christian College, Ashley became discouraged when she discovered flying gave her air sickness so she decided to return to Las Vegas.