When asked what enthuses Ashley to create content and spaces that brings out the best in people regardless of what they have experienced, her answers are truth, love, and grace. Ashley’s journey (one that includes healing for her heart work of ministry and public service) grounds her for the rigor of creating environments that most excite her: ones that nurture connection, people-potential, and wholeness rather than separation, service to egos, and institutional agendas. Her work with families in the Bay View Hunters Point neighborhood of San Francisco by day affords many opportunities to support optimal pathways for families and healthy child development. Her passion work after 5 PM often continues with speaking, mentoring and hosting gatherings. While Ashley enjoys outdoor activities and playing with the family dog, her mission to support vertical connection (God to humanity) and horizontal connection (human to human) would be impossible without the deep love and authentic support of her family and friends. For them, she is truly grateful.