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Ashley's Background

 I am a graduate of Johnson & Wales University, where I earned a BA in Global Tourism Management with a concentration in Sales, Meeting and Event Management, and an MBA in Business Management with a concentration in Marketing.  After graduation, I started my event planning and management career as the Special Events Assistant at The Preservation Society of Newport County, where I helped plan events at some of the world’s most beautiful properties - The Newport Mansions.


After two years in Newport, I returned to Maine to be closer to family and friends, embarking on a different kind of events career managing multi-million dollar mobile marketing events and tours across the United States.  From there, I transferred to managing corporate events for a technology company, planning conferences throughout the US and Europe.


My passion for events led me to create the MAINE event.

Getting To Know Ashley
  • I love Dogs!  Especially my German Shorthaired Pointer, Tucker

  • If I won the lottery, I would take my family and friends on a trip to Machu Picchu, Easter Island and the Galapagos Islands.

  • Every summer day should be spent on the lake either boating or floating

  • I grew up in a very small town – so small, it doesn’t even have a stoplight

  • Seriously, I could eat Mexican Food, morning, noon and night… and in-between!

  • Traveling feeds my soul - I would go anywhere at any time. 

  • I am always up for a friendly game of Rummy, Phase 10 or Skipbo!

  • Tequila lover!

  • I am a person of process - likes numbers, systems, lists and organization, etc.

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