Ashley grew up in Kearney and graduated from the University of NE at Kearney in 2008 with a Bachelors of Arts in Education. Currently, she is in her eleventh year of teaching and is the 5-12 Vocal Music Director for Holdrege Public Schools in Holdrege, NE. She directs the 5th and 6th Grade Music Program, 7th and 8th Grade Choir and Show Choir, High School Mixed Chorus, Concert Choir, Women’s Ensemble and Varsity Show Choir, Gold Dust. In addition, Ashley is the High School Musical Director. This is Ashley’s seventh season with Crane River Theater. Her previous credits include The Mayor’s Wife in Suessical, Mama Shrek, Mama Bear, and a Dragonette in Shrek the Musical, Kala in Tarzan and Glinda in The Wizard of Oz. She has also served as Musical Director for many shows including Grease, Footloose, Tarzan, The Wizard of Oz, The Little Mermaid, Annie, and Elf the Musical. Ashley resides in Holdrege with her husband, Travis, and their three dogs, Duke, Lily, and Layla.