Ashton is a graduate of Iowa State University with a degree in Animal Science focusing on companion animal management. After graduation she completed a program at the National K9 Learning Center in Columbus, Ohio to become a Certified Professional Dog Trainer. She works with owners and their dogs in private lessons to strengthen their relationship through basic obedience. She has a husband Erik and three dogs, JT (Jack Trice), Frisco and Bear. She is a huge Iowa State fan!