CEO for Ashley Horner
My name is Erin. I grew up in the Pacific North West hunting, fishing, hiking, kayaking—living an active life. My family did any activity that involved being outdoors. I come from a family who works their asses off for everything they have and where excuses are left at the door. I grew up watching my dad do everything and more than any average Joe could do. He lost his left arm as a kid and still grew up racing dirt bikes, running his own commercial fishing boat and logging company, driving big rigs, sawing down trees, flying airplanes and back country skiing. You name it, that man can do it and kick ass at it.
I moved to Alaska from Oregon in my mid-twenties to live in the “last frontier” where being outdoors was a way of life. I LOVED IT!!! I worked as a deck hand on a fishing boat, at a fishing/ hunting lodge and also any food service jobs I could get to fill my time when it wasn’t hunting or fishing season. Fast forward a few years, and I met my husband up there and fell in love. I never thought someone could get me out of Alaska, but I was not going to give him up. So I moved back down to the “lower 48,” and we have been married ever since. We have one little boy, and an Alaskan Lab named Crockett. They are my world now!
The combination of moving to a bigger city, not having a clue what I was doing as a mom and mostly being alone a lot as a military wife caused me to hit a low point in my life. Post-partum hit me hard as well (along with the 70 pounds I gained in pregnancy). Then my husband took me to Crossfit for the first time, and I suddenly found the adrenaline I once got from a hike in the mountains, an exciting hunting trip, or catching a monster king salmon. Due to the fact that my little one is too busy-minded, I couldn’t stay in the Crossfit gym. So I took my new love for fitness outdoors! Sand hills, packing the weights to the park, or the beach. I love it! And being able to pack my kid along and be an example for him as well makes it even better.
Being a part of Team Horner is a dream come true. I am inspired by Ashley daily; she shows you that when the going gets tough, then you just GET TOUGHER! She is a serious bad ass and is forging a new path in the industry that I am excited to be a part of. I love being able to share my passion for fitness and being role model for our future.
Management for Ashley Horner
Unbroken Foundation Captain
As a child and adolescent I grew up in the country. Running through cornfields, tending to crops, riding horses, playing soccer, and running track throughout High School. Discipline and work ethic were engrained in me at a young age. After high school I lost myself, let everything go, and made no time for the things I love. It wasn’t until 10 years later, and the birth of my first child that I realized how badly I was neglecting my physical and mental health. I made a decision to reacquaint myself with the gym. To start all over again from square one. To push the pain into strength. I competed in several figure competitions, taking top 5 in both, and decided I wanted to push myself even further. Then baby number two was on the way. A small set back physically but I knew I couldn’t let myself go. I had to keep up with my training in order to keep my mental health in check. I bought the Becoming Extraordinary trainer before I even gave birth. I set a plan in place and made a promise to myself to follow through. Over the course of the last two years I’ve gotten in the best shape of my life physically and mentally. I began volunteering for Unbroken Foundation, and shortly after was asked to join Team Horner. I continue to turn my pain into self empowerment and have vowed to rewrite my story. To show my little girls how to find beauty in strength, how to stand up for what is right, and how to live inspired.
Michelle celebrates all things fitness with her husband and 3 children. Born and raised in Oklahoma, she excelled in athletics. She dominated as a gymnast and was awarded a Division 1 scholarship to compete for the University of Oklahoma’s prestigious gymnastics team. After college, her professional experience included coaching gymnastics and owning a fitness retail shop. She also has corporate experience in property management, marketing & sales, business development and healthcare. After 15 years of enjoying the Pacific coast of San Diego, Michelle relocated to Virginia and joined Ashley’s team in March 2017. “I am inspired daily to work for Ashley and her mission to positively impact the world. Being an instrumental part of the Ashley Horner team motivates me to coordinate first-rate events that will continue to inspire and empower others towards Becoming Extraordinary.”
Online/Digital Design & Development
We are Cathi and Ryan Murray, a married team of hybrid computer artists & programmers. Our company is 3200 Creative and we’ve been running it side-by-side since 2005.
When we aren’t on the computers we stay creative. Ryan spends most of his spare time producing music, working on some type of graffiti-style art, or educating. Cathi is always working on handmade projects or maintaining her gardens.
Our computer-based jobs requires plenty of time carved-out for exercise. We have a stand-up office and an elliptical modified to hold a computer. Ryan often keeps the office going while running a 3-5k. Cathi starts out her days with Pilates, strength-training, or a cardio routine. She keeps us healthy by serving-up good eats. When we get out you can find us burning calories dancing at a dubstep/house-music event in Minneapolis or attending a multi-day EDM festival somewhere in the US.
As a part of the Ashley Horner team, we are the digital muscle!!! We work with the team daily improving the website, app, contests, eBooks, and products. The most inspiring thing about being on the team is seeing the amount of dedication and motivation each member has.