Ashley King has been working in the non-profit field for over twenty three years, specializing in arts non-profit management. She has served as the Executive Director of Weehawken Creative Arts since 2008 and started in 2014 also as the Executive Director of Ridgway Chautauqua/Sherbino Theatre. In her current role, she additionally runs The 610 Arts Collective and leads the Alpenglow Arts Alliance, an alliance of eight regional arts organizations with the aim of co-promotion of the arts and collaborative planning.
Previously, Ashley served a five+ year term as the Executive Director of the Gunnison Arts Center (2000-06) and also had a stint with the Steadman-Hawkins Research Foundation (Development and Education/Fellows Program), The Town of Gypsum (Special Events Coordinator), The Minturn Community Fund (Director), The Town of Minturn (Economic Development Director), Western State College (Student Programming Director), and Co-Founded the Eagle Valley Artists Alliance. She also served as a Peer Assistance Network Advisor (PAN) for the Colorado Creative Industries from 2005 until it was dissolved, and has helped several arts organizations throughout the state through her PAN work.
Locally, Ashley was also a long-time member on the Ridgway Creative District Committee, the Space to Create Ridgway Advisory Board, and the Ridgway Chamber of Commerce.
She lives in Ridgway with her husband Kevin, and their two hilarious bulldogs.