If there were one person at the Store Support Team who’d write her own bio, it’d be Ashley Arnold (but she’s not because she’d never boast about all of her amazing talents). An accomplished writer and editor (she worked at Trail Runner magazine for several years), Ashley creates 90 percent of the original blog content featured on fleetfeet.com. Her knack for storytelling extends to video as well, as she’s tackled everything from owner stories to brand campaigns to Run This Town, Fleet Feet’s own running web series.
Growing up in Lexington, Ky., Ashley developed a love of gymnastics and dance. After earning her degree in Arts Management and Dance from the College of Charleston, she moved to Colorado where her athleticism led her toward a different type of movement—running. Ashley’s competitive and passionate spirit proved a perfect match for ultra running, and she has since won two of the most prestigious ultras in the country: Leadville 100 in 2013 and the TransRockies Run in 2011, where she took first place along with her sister in the Open Women’s Division.
Before coming to Fleet Feet full time in 2017, Ashley began her own film production company, Trine Films, working for many brands in the outdoor and running industries. Working remotely out of Asheville, N.C., Ashley splits her free time running with the Asheville Running Collective, a USATF-certified, post-collegiate racing team comprised of competitive runners living in the mountains of Western North Carolina; entertaining her cat, Pharaoh; or hosting a dinner party for a hungry group of friends.