Ash is ACE’s Director of Distributed Organizing based in Ohlone Territory (Oakland, CA). Ash joins ACE to build its distributed organizing network, bringing strategic direction + implementation to help its success. Ash comes to ACE by way of the Center for Biological Diversity, where she helped build its distributed organizing network, Mobilize for the Wild.
In her 15+ years of campaigning, she’s organized with rural agricultural and Indigenous communities to fight oil extraction in North Dakota, built partnerships with low-income communities in LA to push for accessible solar, passed 6 county-wide fracking bans in California, and facilitated nationwide campus organizing on Keystone XL. Some of Ash’s fondest action moments include helping to bring 13,000 people to the White House against the Keystone XL pipeline, driving a solar-powered truck the length of the eastern seaboard, bird-dogging former American Petroleum Institute CEO Jack Gerrard, and hanging a banner off Kimberly-Clark’s headquarters.
Outside of work, Ash is a mentor and coach for Showing Up for Racial Justice, Catalyst Project, and New Moon Womyn’s Collective. Ash was part of the Green Corps class of 2010 and holds a degree in English and politics from the University of Puget Sound.
Ash is passionate about being outdoors and takes every opportunity to go biking or trail running near her home, or backpacking in the Sierras. She’s also an artist and costumer, who likes to use found objects to make unexpected art. Ash feels happiest when she’s dancing or picnicking with friends and fur babies.