Born and raised in North Carolina, Ashley studied International Relations and Spanish at Wheaton College, in the Chicago suburbs. Afterwards, she settled in the Hudson Valley of Upstate New York where she earned a Master’s degree in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages. Slightly derailed from her teenage dream of living abroad, Ashley thrived on the multi-cultural experience of teaching young children from around the world a skill essential for their success. Ten years and thousands of lesson plans later, she packed her bags and made the long-awaited leap across the Atlantic to have a fresh start and discover what truly gave her joy. She found that passion while managing a contemporary art gallery on the Côte d’Azur, where every day she helped put beautiful art in the hands of the world. Glowing with happiness, she knew this was her path. FineArt.Lease is a gallery the bubbles up from the heart. Everyday there is magic in the air, everyday is a reason to be grateful. Ashley hopes to pass this joy on to you.