Ash personally leads EVERY SINGLE SESSION!
She's not just the woman behind the business... she's also the woman behind the wheel of the adventure van! Like a Real-Life Miss Frizzle for Mindfulness... Ash leads every adventure 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 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 a child's social, emotional & spiritual development. Her goal was to blend a nostalgic, wholesome nineties summer experience with a screen-free curriculum designed to address the science behind the trials & tribulations of just "being a kid."
Studying mindfulness & meditation practices, eastern & western philosophies, forest therapy, reflective writing, ecstatic dance (& a lifetime of explorative outdoor play), Ashley went on to pursue certification as a Parent Coach, Youth Mindfulness Instructor, Breathwork Instructor & Forest Therapy Guide.
She bought “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 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, watching live music & plays on a slow-pitch softball team. She volunteers as a youth little league coach & Girl Scout troop leader.