A PROGRAM UNLIKE ANY OTHER
Ash, the Founder, is not just the woman behind the business... she's also the woman behind the wheel of the adventure van FOR EVERY SINGLE SESSION!
Like a Modern-Day Miss Frizzle for Mindfulness... Ash personally leads every adventure & meets every family exactly where they are: with a kind-hearted spirit, a little bit of magic & a whole lot of fun!
FOUNDER & DIRECTOR
The Entrepreneurial Spirit Behind Paths & Pages
Dubbed a “child-whisperer” at a young age, Ashley began her journey with kids back in 1999... when she officially launched her first “Summer Camp” in her childhood front yard at just 10-years-old.
Though her business has certainly changed since then, Ashley's gift has remained the same: she intuitively knows how to connect with every child's unique & special way of being.
Ashley meets kids where they are: conjuring up creative & imaginative ways to remind them how to trust themselves, lead with the heart & ultimately be seen & heard in the world. She's been inspiring kids to embrace their inner weirdo for more than two decades.
In 2015, she moved to Los Angeles to pursue this mission: creating a comprehensive program to fully support children & adolescents through their social, emotional & spiritual development.
Ashley studied mindfulness & meditation practices, eastern & western philosophies, forest therapy, reflective writing & art & dance therapy along with a lifetime of explorative outdoor play.
Her goal was to blend these skills with a nostalgic, wholesome nineties summer experience... developing a screen-free curriculum designed to address the science behind navigating the trials & tribulations of just "being a kid."
She went on to secure “Penny,” the program’s first official van & then all that was left was coming up with a name for this magical new idea…
Ashley woke up from a dream in the middle of the night and wrote “Paths & Pages” on a post-it note.
It was perfect.
To help kids uncover their own special LIFE PATH as they hike actual paths in nature & generate new neural paths in their brains
To help kids cultivate their own unique LIFE STORY as they fill actual pages in their journals & generate a new guidebook for their lives
THE REST IS HISTORY
Paths & Pages, a Nature-Based Mindfulness Program, officially launched in April 2018 & has been growing ever since.
In 2022, to flow with the chaos in the world, Ashley completed a coaching certification & added a Family Support component to all Paths & Pages programs.
Her goal is to help parents change family dynamics & clear negative patterns so they can more consciously support their kids (& themselves)!
Ashley’s favorite part of guiding the mighty P&P tribe is being able to spend her life helping people she loves.
When she's not changing lives, Ashley lives in DTLA with her two cats (Zeke & Cayden) & new puppy, Fig!
She is originally from Buffalo, N.Y. (The City of Good Neighbors) & grew-up third generation Sicilian.
Ashley loves hiking & being outside, going to live music events & plays on a slow-pitch softball team. She volunteers as a Girl Scout troop leader, a youth mentor & a little league softball coach.