Staying true to the type of athlete who commonly excels in Bobsleigh, Ashleigh grew up playing soccer, touch football, netball, swimming and athletics, and most recently playing Rugby for the University of Sydney and representing NSW in both 15's and 7's. Ashleigh also had a professional Rugby League contract with the North Sydney Bears.
After being invited to ‘tag along’ to a Bobsleigh Skeleton training camp, Ashleigh produced impressive results during the physical testing phase of the camp, then found herself on a plane to Canada only three weeks later. Once on ice, Ashleigh quickly demonstrated her toughness and tenacity after a substantial accident, as a brakeman, on the Whistler track, where she dislocated her shoulder, tore her rotator cuff and broke her collarbone. Despite her frustrations for missing a number of upcoming races, Ashleigh swiftly had started rehab and was back on the ice within six weeks.
Moving forward a season or two, Ashleigh has continued to produce impressive race results including 11th at the 2018 Junior World Championships, and twelve Top 10 finishes for 2-Women Bobsleigh as well as 2nd overall on the North America Cup Tour during the 2018/2019 season. During the inaugural Mono-Bob season Ashleigh continued to achieve impressive results having never finished outside the Top 5, which includes a Gold and Bronze medal in Lake Placid, and a Silver medal in Park City. Ashleigh wrapped up her 2020/2021 season with 2 Gold in South Korean.