City of Residence
A lifelong resident of Stevensville, Ashley White has always been proud of her southwest Michigan upbringing. Rooted in faith and traditional values, every day she is working towards a better future for her children.
From an early age, Ashley knew that she wanted to be a cosmetologist. After graduating from Lakeshore in 2005 she pursued her career as a hairstylist at Douglas J. Aveda Institute in East Lansing. Her drive for success started from a young age as an exhibitor at the Berrien County Youth Fair where she exhibited in various departments and was an active member of 4-H. Her creativity and artistry grew as she got older and while attending Douglas J. she was chosen for a spot in the Professional Beauty Association Beacon Program. The Beacon Program is an elite program for students that provides top beauty industry students with a unique opportunity to gain career insights from leading beauty influencers and network with owners from the most prestigious salons across the United States. After graduation from Douglas J., she worked at a large, upscale salon in South Bend, Indiana, where she immediately began to expand and hone her industry and trade knowledge. In 2015, Ashley then decided to open her salon studio suite in the Granger, Indiana, at the Sola Salon Studios. There, Ashley became a brand ambassador for SolaGenius, a cutting-edge application designed to streamline and supercharge Sola salon businesses. She also educates other Sola salon owners with her featured class, “Run Your Sola Like a Boss.” In 2020, Ashley was selected to be one of 20 Faces of Sola, a program featuring stories of independent Sola salon owners from across the country.
Despite her success as a small-business owner and entrepreneur, what she is most proud of is her faith and her home life. She married her husband Jason in 2009 and soon after they bought a home in the Lakeshore School District, looking forward to the day when their children would attend Lakeshore Public Schools. There had always been a sense of pride for them both, being Lakeshore graduates. They now have 2 children and as a family of 4, they are active in the Stevensville community and their home church, Immanuel Lutheran Church in Bridgman.
In recent years, some circumstances in her children's education have occurred where Ashley felt the need to go and be the change she wanted to see in the world. During her children’s time in the school district, the deep pride she had once felt had turned to worry and fear. However, she is hopeful to be a part of the change to restore pride in education. She looks forward to the day to be able to work with administrators, teachers, and staff to make sure that the schools are a safe place for kids while making sure that parents are the ones who hold the right to do what they feel is best for their children, always.
Some points of concern that she looks forward to working through is having transparency for all student curriculum, including the removal of CRT and sexualizing material in the classrooms. She wants to restore a sense of pride and patriotism of a country founded on the core value of freedom for all, including religious freedom. After achieving such a successful career as an entrepreneur, she looks forward to promoting trade schools and job certifications for students as career opportunities to explore, as well as military service. Ashley and her family actively support those serving in the military as they feel that is the ultimate sacrifice, the protection of our nation and our freedoms.
Ashley looks forward to serving her friends, neighbors, and loved ones and is ready to restore the Nation's pride in her community.
And we know that for those who love God all things work together for good, for those who are called according to his purpose. Romans 8:28