Ashley O’Donnell was born in Grand Forks, ND, and moved to Las Vegas with her family when she was two. She graduated from the University of Utah in 2012 with a Bachelor of Arts in English with an emphasis in Shakespearean Literature. As an undergrad, she was an active member of Kappa Kappa Gamma women’s fraternity. After graduation, she interned with Salt Lake Magazine and other websites. She made her living working various jobs, from retail associate to P.E. assistant with the Clark County School District, eventually ending up with an editing position at While she continues to edit for that website, she prefers the interesting world of marketing and internet tactics.

Ashley has a very thorough knowledge of grammar and writing techniques and is very detail oriented. She gives her all to every task and performs each with enthusiasm and a sense of humor.

In her spare time, Ashley is a professional fire belly dancer and teacher, having studied this art for 19 years. She has a fire duet, Mezmeria and is a part of Suda’ Nar Fire Tribe. She aspires to run her own studio in her spare time.