Ashley has called Fort McMurray "home" since accepting her position at McTavish in 2013. Raised in PEI, she fell in love with music through school band programs and the passionate teachers she was lucky enough to learn from. After completing her Bachelor of Music degree in flute at Dalhousie University, she went on to complete her BEd at St. Thomas University in Fredericton, NB. She also has a background in competitive Scottish-style snare drumming, and has competed at the World Pipe Band Championships in Glasgow, Scotland three times. She has had a passion for teaching her whole life, and has had an amazing experience working with her Marauder family.