Born and reared in Oklahoma, Pat Ashley graduated from Oklahoma State University, worked as an on-air personality and did copy-writing for a local NBC station in Tulsa for two year then moved to Los Angeles. There she went to work as a secretary at NBC, moving up to a writers’ secretary, script girl, Associate Producer and, finally, Producer. She was one of the first four women in Los Angeles television to reach this position. In 1997, she and her dentist husband, Ron, moved into their new home in the Rogue Valley.
Pat joined the Eagle Point Friends of the Library and became a member of the Jackson County Library Advisory Committee. She is a passionate supporter of libraries and has been active at many levels, including serving on a successful Bond committee.
She has also served on the Rogue Gallery Board of Directors, where she also served as President. Currently Pat volunteers as a Grant Evaluator for the Oregon Community Foundation.
In 2007 was appointed to the Board of Education for Rogue Community College. In that capacity, she is the Board’s representative on the RCC Foundation Board.