Ashley was born and raised in El Dorado Springs, Missouri. Her parents, Jerry and Rhonda Friar created a loving home environment where she shared a happy childhood with her three siblings, Austin, Logan, and Sydney. In May 2005, Ashley married the love of her life, Jeremiah. In 2006, Ashley earned a B.S. in Psychology from Missouri State University, and in 2009, she earned an M.S. in Guidance and Counseling from Evangel University, in Springfield, Missouri. Jeremiah is an EOD Tech (Explosive Ordance Disposal) in the United States Army. They take pride in serving their country as a military family and even though they miss their families, they work to make the best of things, living hundreds of miles away. Jeremiah has served four overseas tours, and while he is away, Ashley works full time as a stay-at-home mom to their two boys, Emerson and Asher. She is passionate about her faith and helping families thrive even under the stressors of everyday life.