Ashley Brooks, 23, was raised in the small town of Elkton, Md. She is the daughter of average-height parents, Terry and Al; has an average-height older sister, Crystal; and is a very proud aunt to her niece and nephew. An active member of Little People of America, Ashley volunteered throughout high school as the teen coordinator for her local LPA chapter.
Ashley moved to Los Angeles two years ago to be with her girlfriend, Kacie, whom she met at a Little People of America conference. Kacie is Ashley's first relationship with another woman. The two met during a job Kacie was doing for Shortywood Productions - Kacie is a stuntwoman and actress. Kacie introduced Ashley to Shorty, and soon Ashley became the newest member at Shortywood Productions in her role as receptionist.
Ashley enjoys entertainment gigs and dressing up. She is the first to volunteer for any jobs Shorty books. Ashley was not actively looking to work with pit bulls, but it does come with the territory at Shortywood. She has since been able to use her keen research skills, background in graphic design and endearing personality to become a key asset in helping spread Shorty's message about pit bull rescue.
Some of Ashley's previous jobs include working at a drop-in center for the mentally ill, performing as little person talent through Shorty's company and taking roadside assistance calls for a major company. On her time off, Ashley enjoys riding her bike, going to the beach, crabbing in Maryland and listening to music.