“I am no longer afraid to be hungry, and I am unashamed of what I hunger for.”
- Ashley C. Ford, writer, sparkly human, and fellow Hoosier
Music & Theatre
10+ years of vocal training (first & mezzo soprano) have been the foundation of my musical career. Have participated in workshops with legends like Franc D’Ambrosio and local hero Rob Johansen. Write and produce children’s musical numbers for Express Kids, a local pre-K music program. 8 years of competitive dance (jazz, tap, hip hop, ballet, lyrical). Amateur guitarist.
Graphic design & AV
I’m proficient in Photoshop, Illustrator, iMovie, WordPress, and InDesign. I’ve created marketing and branding materials for several businesses small and large. I have experience running sound and visuals for Indianapolis Colts events, soccer games, and on live radio.
Writing & Journalism
Bachelor of Science in journalism/public relations from Ball State University with a minor in creative writing. Specializes in essay writing and nonfiction, but have experience in screen writing, play writing, and short stories. Excellent skills in professional and academic writing as well as content and copy editing.
A passion that turned into a small business taking senior photos and theatre headshots while in high school soon escalated to professional jobs photographing sporting events, taking engagement photos, and product shots. Currently shoot on a Cannon 🙂
Store Manager @ EllieMae’s Boutique
Nov. 2020 – Present
Program Lead @ Nine13sports
April 2017 – June 2018
Set up, operated, and taught the flagship Kids Riding Bikes program daily, teaching students about mental/physical health, sportsmanship, technology, and bike safety.Guest taught in over 60 Indiana public schools (including IPS, Avon, Lawrence, and Wayne), and engaged with approximately 300 new K-12 students a week, including students enrolled with Damar, Indiana School for the Blind and Visually Imparied, and the Newcomers School. Developed co-curricular lessons for 4th-6th grade that focused
on integrating STEM activities with P.E. In-house graphic designer on all branded merchandise/gifts,
company stationary, and community presentations.
Self – Employed
January 2019 – Nov. 2020
Nanny for multiple families, with children ages (14m-8 years), including two children with mental/physical disabilities.
Teacher @ Express Kids
June 2016 – April 2017
Taught a children’s music program focused on mastering pre-K
benchmarks through multi-sensory learning that included dance,
tactile activities, and ASL