Ashley is just a girl … standing in front of a boy … asking him to love her. Oh wait, that’s somebody else.
Ashley is the president of The Funtrepreneur, Inc., a company that includes the colorful gift destination, AlwaysFits.com; the unique gift basket site, unBaskets.com; and the maternity safe nail polish line, Knocked Up Nails.
Ashley loves color, the Golden Girls, feminism, tragically lame soft rock, clothing with fruit on it, Amy Poehler, self-deprecating humor, adding the word “palooza” to work events, Ruth Bader Ginsburg, alliteration, and her 4 year old daughter - but not necessarily in that order.
The Funtrepreneur is quickly approaching its 10th anniversary, under Ashley’s creative and strategic direction. She serves as an adviser and subject matter expert for GLG and Guidepoint Consultants. Her areas of expertise are product trend forecasting, the e-commerce and retail industries and public relations.
Ashley is a trusted publicity and marketing resource and consultant with media placements on The Today Show, as well as in Vanity Fair, Better Homes & Gardens, Elle, Redbook, Cosmopolitan, Harper’s Bazaar, Women’s Health and dozens of other national and regional publications.
Previous to starting The Funtrepreneur, Inc. in 2009, Ashley worked for Ambassador Swanee Hunt, planning political events, including a women’s symposium at the 2008 Democratic National Convention. Also back when Ashley had a boss, she worked as director of hotel logistics for the 2004 Kerry/Edwards presidential campaign, as well as planned events for Goodwill in Boston.
In 2012, Ashley shared some business lessons with American Express. To read that article, click here.
Check out this 2009 Patriot Ledger feature about Ashley and her first company, Tra Tutti.