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"Ashley has directed the strategy, growth and operations of Sustainable Conservation since 1997. Among her many achievements, Ashley received a 2007 James Irvine Foundation Leadership Award for her unwavering commitment to innovative, balanced problem-solving to address a variety of critical environmental problems facing California.
"Prior to Sustainable Conservation, Ashley spent eight years at Smith & Hawken, a mail order and retail gardening company, where she worked in finance, new business development, inventory planning and retail merchandising. She began her career at The Nature Conservancy in program development and fundraising. In addition to her work at Sustainable Conservation, Ashley serves as a Trustee of the Robert and Patricia Switzer Foundation; Independent Trustee of Marketocracy; on the California State Board of Food and Agriculture; and on the Executive Committee of the Agricultural Sustainability Institute's External Advisory Board at UC Davis. Ashley has a BA in human biology, an MA in applied economics and an MBA from Stanford University."