Counsel, Director of Conservation
- Manages the land protection and stewardship program at Bluegrass Land Conservancy
- Primarily responsible for cultivating and closing new conservation easement transactions in the Bluegrass region
- Oversees the stewardship activities required to maintain compliance with the Internal Revenue Service guidelines and the Land Trust Alliance Standards and Practices
- Ensures that the land trust operates in compliance with Internal Revenue Service guidelines and Kentucky law
Ashley is a lawyer serving as Counsel and Director of Conservation for Bluegrass Land Conservancy, the first nationally accredited land trust in Kentucky. She began her career at Bluegrass Conservancy in 2007 as the Easement Manager and has worked with board, staff, and professional advisors to significantly increase the pace of conservation in the Bluegrass. In 2016, Bluegrass Conservancy and Limestone Land Trust merged to create Bluegrass Land Conservancy which has helped 126 landowners permanently protect over 27,000 acres for future generations. Prior to joining the private, nonprofit land trust, Ashley was an associate attorney for McBrayer, McGinnis, Leslie, & Kirkland in Lexington, Kentucky.
She holds a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science and a Juris Doctor from the University of Kentucky.
Favorite Protected Places
Clear Creek in Woodford County and other protected areas throughout the Bluegrass
Yoga, reading, and hiking with her family