Ashley grew up in Colona, IL caring for a wide variety of pets and thinking one day she’d have a job in the animal care field.
A softball scholarship to Blackhawk College, two zoo keeper internships, and a Bachelors degree in Biology from Western IL University, was just the beginning. 
In 2007, Ashley took a job in the Chicago land area as a kennel attendant where she started assisting with surgical procedures, nail trims, and blood draws. Not long after, she was trained as a technician. 
Ashley went back to Colona in 2009, taking a job cleaning up the Rivers and planting trees for a non profit called Living Lands and Waters. She spent 6 years on the barge before deciding she wanted to stay in one place for awhile. 
She eventually found her way to Glenroads in August 2017. She still lives in Colona, keeping busy with her 3 dogs; Chester, Bubba and Shrimp, and her Gecko, Forrest.

Ashley Stover