Meet Ashley

Ashley was born in the summer of 1969 and spent her adolescence in Carmel, Indiana. As the oldest of six kids, the values of leadership, teamwork, and family were deeply instilled in her very early on. In 1987, she graduated from Brown County High School and moved to Bloomington where she began her family, higher education, and service to our community. While raising her two sons, Eli and Isaac, Ashley began her higher education at Indiana University with a bachelor’s in minors; non-profit management, social science and medicine, and public health before acquiring her master’s in Public Health in 2010.

Ashley's Family
Solar ribbon cutting

While working on her master’s degree Ashley began to focus on the health of Monroe County. One of her thesis projects was designing, establishing funding, and implementing the first Monroe County Community Health Assessment (MoCHA). That work led her to United Way where she was hired to assess the public health impact of the 2008 floods on our community. Ashley, successfully garnered over $2 million in grant funding for individuals and nonprofit infrastructure assistance from the Lilly Endowment Inc. She then implemented her plan as the Director of the Monroe County Long Term Recovery Committee, which is still active today.

Recruited by the Monroe County Commissioners to be their Grants Administrator with a focus on energy reduction solutions for Monroe County Governmennt, Ashley was able to accomplish many firsts. Her ability to build partnerships, write grants and implement the programs put Monroe County on the map nationally for their efforts and accomplishments in utilizing renewable energy sources and reducing energy output.

Ashley has served as your Chief Deputy Recorder for the last seven years. Her focus has been to improve the research experience by updating and renovating the office and the technology. Her love for our local heritage, and safe keeping over 3,000 early records, maps and resources in the Fielder Archives, she wishes to be a part of discovering, sharing and lifting up the voices of those that have been quieted in the books of our local history as your next Monroe County Recorder.

Ashley and Anthony

Ashley currently lives in Bloomington proper with her partner of six years, Anthony, and their fur family, Rory, Roxy, Ruby, and Mr the Cat