Ash has more than 18 years of experience as a designer, typographer, editor, and publishing consultant, and designs print publications for universities, journals, magazines, small presses, artists, writers, and poets. Ash joined a yearbook staff for the first time as a photographer their sophomore year at St. Helens High School. They went on to become EIC and earned The Lion its first Pacemaker Finalist mention in 2001. While Ash was EIC of The Tower yearbook at Loyola Marymount University (LMU), the program won its first Gold Crown Award in 2006 and was named Best in Show at the 85th Annual National College Media Conference. As an LMU alum, Ash continues to mentor students of The Tower staff in design, theme, and production. The program has earned 6 additional Gold Crowns, 2 Silver Crowns, and 4 Pacemakers since 2009. Ash is all about innovative narrative design, mindfulness, growth mindset, fresh sneakers, motorcycle road trips to national parks, and fostering rich collaborations between creatives. They live in Portland, Oregon (with more than 75 noisy houseplants).