Ashley met her boyfriend Doug while they were both students at Golden Valley High School. The two fell in love and became inseparable since then. After graduating in 2005 from Merced College, Ashley worked for some time selling floors at Target. Later she became a science teacher as a well as water polo coach at Merced High.
Just like her boyfriend Doug, Ashley also lost her parents to cancer. This is the reason why she is so much involved with Leukemia and Lymphoma Society.
Photo Credit: Ashley Phelps