Born and raised in Pittsgrove, New Jersey, Ashley Smith made yearly visits to her family in sunny Southern California. At age 17 Ashley pursued her dreams and moved to the West Coast. After graduating from Chapman University in Old Town Orange, Ashley began the journey of creating Locale Magazine with Erik Hale.
Often referred to as Erik's right and left arm, Ashley is THE go-to-girl for everything LOCALE. She enjoys being an intricate piece to Locale's puzzle and is proud of the down-to-earth, innovative magazine.