Ashley grew up in Nelson and then spent 21 years living and working in Calgary. She returned to Nelson in June 2018 to join the Kootenay Co-op in their HR team. During her time in Calgary, she completed a diploma and degree in Business, specializing in Human Resources and Labour Relations. She has worked in the human resources field ever since. Ashley has worked in all areas of HR over her career, focusing on employee relations, leadership coaching, compensation and change management. During her career, she has worked for multiple organizations of various sizes, including many large global organizations. She has also spent time abroad working in the middle east. Since returning to Nelson, she has worked as the Sr. HR Manager at the Kootenay Coop. She has been supporting the local business community through HR consulting work. Being a board member with KCDS was a natural fit as it not only aligns with her background and current work experience, the values of KCDS also resonate with her own, and she is happy to be part of the board working with the organization to deliver services in the region and promote the many outstanding programs KCDS has to offer.