Born under moss-draped live oaks in Savannah and raised on a lowcountry island surrounded by azaleas and saltwater marshes, Ashley grew up at the heels of three generations of colorful, charismatic entrepreneurs.
A diploma from the University of Georgia in hand, she answered the siren's call of the big city and moved to Atlanta to pursue a Master of Communications degree and embark upon an adventure in public relations, working with some of Atlanta's most recognizable brands. Her next leap was Ashley Sparks Communications, a marketing and events company serving clients across the country.
Three kids and two decades later, Ashley has come full circle to her family roots, promoting southern makers and entrepreneurs through SUTHINGIRL, a lifestyle brand celebrating the South, and the SUTHINSTYLE BOX, a seasonal selection of southern style curated by SUTHINGIRL. Ashley's 'Look Good - Feel Good' initiative donates 20% of company sales to nonprofit organizations.
Ashley is proud to represent Saks Fifth Avenue Atlanta and Marriott's AC Hotel Atlanta Buckhead as Lifestyle Influencer. She is a founding board member of Education Cures, an Atlanta-based nonprofit focused on teacher training, and an advisor to the nsoro Foundation, a nonprofit that enables foster children to pursue secondary education.
Ashley is married to a handsome Yankee and lives in Buckhead; their mixed marriage of North and South has gifted them three kids and one noisy calico cat. SUTHINGIRL is a true family affair!