New York Times and International Bestselling Author of THREE LITTLE WORDS and THREE MORE WORDS. Ashley has also written for and represented a variety of prestigious magazines, blogs, and organizations.
CHILD WELFARE ADVOCATE
After spending nearly a decade of her life being bounced around and abused in foster care, Ashley went on to earn her Master’s Degree in Social Work and become a foster and adoptive parent herself.
Ashley travels the country and globe addressing businesses, schools, colleges, and groups that work with children, women, and families. Her powerful story of resilience, philanthropy, and overcoming hardships resonates with audiences of all ages and backgrounds.
After fostering more than 20 children, Ashley has a unique perspective on parenting, life, and the power of love. She currently has one son adopted from foster care, and two biological sons. Even their pet husky is male. She is clearly outnumbered.
Because she kept seeing huge service gaps and unmet needs in her community, Ashley founded The Foundation for Sustainable Families, a non-profit dedicated to serving children, women, teens, and families.
Ashley has helped raise millions of dollars for child-welfare-related causes. Her riveting, informative, and inspirational story has recruited countless families and volunteers, and she has been able to reengaged workers, professionals, and communities with her optimism, passion, and perseverance.
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