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Ashley's Story

"I'm the product of an amazing upbringing in rural Vermont, which is where I first learned what it meant to run a small business and to work really hard for what you have.

As a student at the University of Vermont I learned to apply my natural talents for problem solving and numbers to the real world through economics, and found my passion for community development. Hoping to pursue a career shaping the landscape of our towns and cities, I went on to earn a Masters Degree in Economics from Boston University.

Through a strange twist of fate, I then found myself working for a software start-up! After seven years being immersed in all aspects of sales, marketing, operations and strategy, I like to say I earned my MBA from the "school of hard-knocks". It has been a strange path, but looking back now I see how it all lead me here, exactly where I was meant to be".