Hometown: Grey County, ON
Occupation: Marketing and Communications
Ashley Warrington is a confident and compassionate woman who is inspired by the quote, “Though she be but little, she is fierce.” – Shakespeare. She strives to inspire others to know that no matter your size, age, gender or race; anyone can make a difference as long as they believe in themselves and their goal. Raised in the small town of Singhampton located in Grey County, Ontario, Ashley’s family has always been big supporters of Ashley’s ever-growing ambition and commitment to being a leader in her community.
While studying Image Arts & Media Studies at Ryerson University, Ashley started her own property management company in Toronto. Through this company she made it a goal to create job opportunities for many members of the LGBTQ community. Her entrepreneurial and creative spirit has also resulted in her being the co-founder of two other companies; HoloInvites, an Augmented Reality Greeting Card Company, and AshleyMegan, a personal styling and fashion accessory business.
Ashley is employed as a member of the marketing and communications team for the company, Sea & Ski Realty, a local boutique real estate company in Grey County. This career has allowed her to be a part of the community and support local business and initiatives. She is the co-producer for a local series called “What’s Happening – In Our Community” with monthly episodes focusing on supporting the current events, businesses, and the future of Grey County. Ashley also co-creates a monthly blog/video that focuses on local businesses and promotes the local tourism & lifestyle industry. Previously Ashley has worked in radio broadcasting as a live-on-location reporter, she has travelled with NASCAR Canada, as a member of the promotions and marketing team, taught preschool, and has worked in the fashion industry as a buyer and personal stylist.
Ashley was very fortunate to grow up with the opportunity to be involved in many extracurricular activities. At a young age she developed a passion for dancing, primarily tap, clogging and step, which led to her being a competitive dancer for 13 years. Aside from dancing, Ashley has participated in many musical theatre productions, figure skating, 4-H, softball, soccer. Ashley still maintains an active lifestyle by practicing yoga daily and regularly going for hikes.
To exercise her creativity muscles, she designs and makes jewellery, is an avid drawer focusing on pointillism, enjoys graphic design and is a passionate photographer and videographer. Using her creative abilities, Ashley is able to contribute to her community and her businesses by being a creative problem solver.
One of Ashley’s greatest passions is pageantry. At the age of 18, she won her first crown by competing in her hometown fall fair pageant/ambassador competition. This experience and opportunity opened a new chapter in her life, intriguing her to explore the industry even more. Her entry into the Queen of the Fair/Toronto CNE Ambassador competition; where she placed 3rd runner-up also led her to compete in the Miss Mid-West beauty pageant and place in the top 10. In 2016 she continued to compete and win the title of Miss Toronto Tourism.
In Ashley’s eyes, pageantry is her opportunity to follow her dream of being a leader in her community. These experiences have sculpted her into a strong, confident, broad-minded woman and have given her a platform to promote self-confidence and be a symbol for anyone who thinks they are too small to make a big difference. All they need to do is truly believe in themselves and their goal and success will be achieved.