Ashley is a 2003 graduate of Kearney High School and received a Bachelor of Arts in Education from the University of Nebraska at Kearney. She is in her eighth year of teaching and currently serves as the 5th-12th Grade Vocal Music Director for Holdrege Public Schools. In addition to teaching, Ashley has directed numerous high school productions including: Les Miserables, The Sound of Music and You’re A Good Man Charlie Brown. Ashley is an active member of the American Choral Director’s Association, Nebraska Choral Director’s Association, National Association for Music Education, and the National Education Association. She is excited to return to Crane River Theater for her fourth season after serving as Musical Director for Grease, Footloose, and Joseph, as well as performing in Seussical, Shrek The Musical, and most recently in Tarzan.