Growing up in the Pacific Northwest, Ashley has always been an avid lover of nature and animals. She could always be found in the backyard training her childhood dog or at the barn riding her horse. Ashley attended Western Washington University where she graduated with a Bachelors of Science in Environmental Science with a certificate in Geographic Information Systems. She loved this program but found her love of animals and the outdoors pulling her back. Ashley began working at a local board and train facility cleaning kennels and before long found herself accepting an apprenticeship to study under the facility’s trainers.
During this apprenticeship and her subsequent years of training at this facility, Ashley became skilled working with dogs of all kinds. Specializing in working with aggression and behavior modification but also working with general obedience, puppy socialization, service dog tasks, Rally, and competition obedience. Her passion for helping people understand their dogs drives her to keep training, teaching, and learning.
Ashley's interest in agility started when she and her husband adopted their dog, Rhu, in 2017. Years later, Rhu has multiple agility titles and Ashley has a lifelong love for the sport. She began working at Four Paw Sport Center in November 2021 and has truly loved working with students and their dogs.