Ashton began facilitating family programs and workshops at the Dartmouth Family Centre in 2007. Her background is in Early Childhood Education, Adult Education, and Graphic Facilitation. Ashton believes that creativity is a powerful tool that can be used to facilitate learning and cultivate good work. She draws on her creativity and her graphic skills to capture and present ideas that flow out of workshops, meetings, seminars and conferences. .
Ashton’s passion for the arts community led her to found Afterglow in 2012, a vibrant arts festival celebrating community and creativity in Bridgewater and surrounding areas, which she continues to curate. She volunteers with many local community organizations and is the board chair of the non-profit art hive - Art Happening Bridgewater.
Ashton was born and raised in Rural Nova Scotia, Canada and lives there with her husband and three children.