About Ashley

Hey there, I’m so glad you’re here.

I empower small businesses to tell their brand story through digital marketing efforts like SEO, content creation, & social media.

Ashley Velez

Professional Background

My marketing experience spans marketing project management and strategy, social media/digital marketing, content creation, branding, SEO/SEM, web optimization, and analytics.

Content Building: I’ve directed strategic, high-impact digital and print marketing initiatives that drive engagement, marketplace visibility, and ROI. 

Culture-Building: I’ve built and directed cohesive teams and collaborated with top decision-makers to drive core business goals. I’m also fascinated by trends in the future of work (particularly for millennials), and how companies can increase employee productivity, give back with corporate responsibility programs and create meaningful work through career growth, inspiring colleagues, and D&I initiatives. 

Community-Building: I love people, and I love building a community, both within an organization and beyond. I’m a freelance and contributing writer for local publications in Cherokee County, where I write hyper-local content about marketing, culture-building and leadership, and local community events. 

Need help with your small business marketing strategy? Click below to see my resume, or connect with me online. (Or keep scrolling to learn even more about me.)

Personal Background


Oh, when she’s angry, she is keen and shrewd!
She was a vixen when she went to school.
And though she be but little, she is fierce.


Act 3, Scene 2, A Midsummer Night’s Dream

I’m a tiny, fiery Southern redhead (by choice). I’m fueled by a curious mind and an empathetic sensibility, and I’m driven by a desire to inspire passion and spark joy.

My blogging journey began in 2007 as an outlet to get whatever was swirling around in my brain out and on a page. (Or a screen, as it were.) Shortly thereafter, I discovered that I love connecting brands with their audience through the art of storytelling, which I’ve been doing for almost fifteen years.

I married my best friend and we live in Woodstock, GA (our beautiful, award-winning city unexpected!) with our two boys. I’m told I have a fierce mouth and a kind heart—neither of which you’ll find is untrue.


Writers & Artists I draw Inspiration from:

There are so many writers/artists/people I gravitate towards for inspiration. I love Ann Handley, Tonya Ingram, Anne Lamott, Brené Brown, Maya Angelou, Jen Hatmaker, Austin Channing
Brown, Elizabeth Gilbert, Morgan Harper Nichols, and Byron Katie, to name just a handful.

I’ve never met a personality test I didn’t like. 

Here are a few of my results.

Myers-Briggs: ENFJ

Gallup Strengths Finder: Discipline, Empathy, Input, Intellection, Developer

GiANT Five Voices: Nurturer

Enneagram: 1, 2, 3