Meet the Architect
Ashli grew up in Northwest Montana near Glacier National Park in the beautiful Rocky Mountains. She left Montana to attended Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. While at CMU she studied architecture earning a Bachelor of Architecture degree and a Minor in Industrial Management. Ashli attended CMU on an Army Reserve Officer Training Corps (ROTC) scholarship and was commissioned as a Second Lieutenant in the Army Corps of Engineers, in June of 1996.
While in the U.S. Army Ashli served in a Heavy Construction Battalion based out of Ft. Lewis, Washington. She was the Platoon Leader of two construction platoons acting as both leader and construction manager. Following her time as a Platoon Leader, she served as a Construction Administrator, Intelligence Officer, Training Officer, and rounded out her career as an Executive Officer of a 210 soldier Headquarters Company.
Ashli left the military, as a Captain, with an Honorable Discharge and ventured into private practice as an architect. She started her career in Missouri, with a small firm, completing both residential and light commercial projects. Following this, Ashli and her husband John were transferred to Ft. Bragg, NC. While living in North Carolina she worked for a mid-size firm doing K-12 and community college projects. In 2002, Ashli and family moved to Connecticut where she focused on residential design. She finished taking her professional licensing exams and became a licensed architect.
Ashli has a husband, John, and two children, Jack and Sydney. They moved back to Ft. Thomas in June of 2005 to be near family and raise their children in this wonderful community. With her husband and children Ashli enjoys sailing, downhill skiing, attending kids' activities, the arts, and spending time with friends.
In 2010, for her family, Ashli designed and built the first LEED certified Gold home in the state of Kentucky. Visit the Lookout House to learn more.
In 2014 Ashli and a builder partner purchased a historic building in Fort Thomas, KY. Together they rehabilitated and restored this building creating beautiful studios for their businesses. They also opened a kitchen design and cabinetry showroom called Schone Kitchen Design.
Ashli served her community as a member of the Board of Adjustments and as the Chairman of the Renaissance Board. She is an avid sailboat racer and served as the Race Director for the Brookville Lake Sailing Association. She also believes is supporting local charities and has partnered with the Charities Guild of Northern Kentucky, Hosea House, and hosts an annual fundraiser for Autism Awareness.
Ashli believes all projects no matter their size benefit from quality design and she strives as an architect to make your home the story of your life; a beautiful place for living that is "uniquely you". Give her a call to learn more!
1. Home by Design - Sarah SusankaIn 2010
2. The Not So Big House - Sarah Susanka
3. Good House Parts - Dennis Wedlick
4. The Face of Home - Jeremiah Eck