February 5, 2017

About Ashli

I believe in empowering people through good information. It’ up to content creators to find creative and effective ways to deliver it. From deconstructing dense data to explaining convoluted laws, I’ve created pieces that are easy to understand with the constraints of social media characters — but I’ve also taken advantage of the unlimited space that comes with a web page.

Hi! It’s me from atop Mount Ellinor in the east Olympics!

As for a personal introduction: I am a semi-recent transplant to the Pacific Northwest, who loves reading and exploring. My hometown is the 901, AKA Memphis, Tennessee. Go Grizzlies! I moved to the area three years ago for a job in journalism and have been sharing stories ever since.

I love working in Washington. The political landscape, tech boom, and fascinating geological features of Washington state provides endless questions for a curious journalist. But recently, I’ve decided to try something a little different.

When not researching or planning a project, you’ll find me somewhere in the mountains. Through my outdoor adventures in Western Washington came a renewed interest in sustainability, conservancy, and science.

So I’ve taken a job as Social Media Manager for the Washington State Department of Natural Resources. I work with the people and projects in DNR to provide emergency wildfire information, showcase our recreational opportunities, tell stories about our forests, and share information about earthquake and landslide hazards — to list a a few.  If you have an idea of something you’d like to see from the DNR social media accounts, get in touch with me!