Ashton grew up in rural Southwestern Virginia on a family farm. Her love of animals, both large and small, flourished there. In 2009 she met her husband and moved to North Carolina. They relocated in 2012 when her husband bought a pizza franchise which allowed her to pursue her dream of working with animals.
Ashton started at NDVH in 2014. When not working she enjoys spending time with her husband Chris and son Nate. They have two dachshunds and a very special beagle. She also enjoys gardening in her downtime.