Ashley Skeffington is a lifelong Salem resident and a graduate of Merrimack College. While at Merrimack, she studied English and Education with a concentration in Drama. At North Andover High School, she directed several mainstage productions and also served as a liaison to Shakespeare & Company in Lenox Massachusetts. She briefly served as the Drama Director at Essex Technical High School as well. As an actor and director, she has collaborated with a number of local groups, including Salem Theatre Company, MLT, Cape Ann Theatre Collaborative, Quinnapowett Players, and the Emerson Umbrella.