Hi, I'm Ashley! I'm a 5'9 Gemini bursting with both energy as well as curiosity. With an innate desire for discovery, exploring, and a good laugh, I've found myself in some pretty incredible situations over the past years, and now spend my days as a full blown life enthusiast.
I started modelling completely by accident back in 2009 and through a series of very fortunate events found myself starring in short films, being featured in national commercials, strutting down runways, influencing, photographing, consulting, and co-founding SKYN Magazine.
While life is pretty flashy now, it hasn't always been this way - my actual background is in leadership and social justice. With a Masters in Child Study and Education, and an Undergrad in Human Ecology and Sociology - I've spent a huge chunk of my life out of the public eye fundraising for local charities, volunteering as a youth mentor, teaching in inner-city classrooms, as well as participating in international service learning.
Some examples of my past endeavours have been teaching English in the Dominican Republic and Ghana, building schools in Nicaragua, Peru, and India, digging goat pens in China, opening up medical clinics in Costa Rica, and giving nation wide speaking tours across Canada talking to over 22,000 youth about the realities of hunger and the importance of food security.
I've also been lucky enough to represent Canada at the World Championships for Aesthetic Group Gymnastics four years in a row, and was blessed with the role of Youth Ambassador for impossible2Possible where I was given the opportunity to run 6 marathons in 6 days across Bolivia with the goal of educating, inspiring, and empowering youth worldwide using the medium of adventure.
Now? Well now I'm just here having a blast, traveling the world, and trying to make a positive impact while (hopefully) inspiring others to do the same :)
Welcome to my life. Welcome to my world. Welcome to my journey.
University of Toronto - Toronto, Ontario 2012-2014
M.A. Child Study and Education from the Dr. Eric Jackman Institute of Child Study (OCT Certified)
• Certified in Early Childhood Education from George Brown College
• Specialization in teaching Special Education
Western University of Canada - London, Ontario 2008-2012
Honours Bachelor’s of Arts in Sociology and Human Ecology
• Selected participant for Explore’s Extensive French Immersion Studies in Trois-Pistoles, Quebec
Oxford Seminars - Toronto, Ontario 2009
Certified in teaching English as a Second Language with a specialization in teaching English to Children