Team Ashley Horner
Owner | Fitness Celebrity | Entrepreneur
Ashley Horner is a fitness celebrity, hybrid athlete, professional fitness competitor, ultra-runner, triathlete, entrepreneur, and mother to three boys. She has a background in soccer having an impressive track record in the soccer community, playing at a highly competitive level since she was in her teens. Ashley, authored and sold over 1,000,000 copies of her 16 different training programs, and is a very successful business owner.
In addition to being a massive influencer in the fitness world, Ashley’s entrepreneurial side is equally impressive, as she owns multiple business in her community of Virginia Beach. She’s the owner of world-class fitness facility American Sled Dogs, a children’s fitness community called Sled Pups, and local favorite American Brew, a coffee shop, whiskey bar and restaurant. She also has her own clothing line, Valkyrie Surf & Snow.
Ashley’s driving force is a strong desire to give back and help those in need. She started the Unbroken Foundation in 2013, which was founded to support and aid abused women and children. She also works closely with the Maison Fortune Orphanage in Hinche, Haiti, and has completed numerous athletic feats to raise money for the orphanage, in addition to regularly visiting them and spending time with the children.
She’s always taking on new athletic and fitness challenges that push her body, all to raise money for those in need. Some of her accomplishments include:
- Rowing 300 consecutive miles on a Concept 2 machine for Spike’s K9 Fund.
- A 280 mile run from Virginia Beach to North Carolina for the Unbroken Foundation.
- A 230 mile run in 72 hours along Haiti’s western border for the Maison Fortune Orphanage.
- Swimming 300 miles in one month for the Maison Fortune Orphanage Christmas fund.
- Cycling 1,350 miles from Virginia Beach to Tulsa, OK for St. Judes Cancer research.
EPA | Manager | Media
Camille is a San Diego native who now calls the East Coast her home. A third generation expert in photography, she has successfully cultivated her own photography style consisting of energetic imagery. Camille participated in several sports growing up, including gymnastics and track & field, while excelling in Irish dancing. She is fluent in French and earned her Bachelor’s degree in the French language at San Francisco State University. Following college, Camille traveled the world and pursued her career in photography to specialize in architecture, portraits and lifestyle photography.
In May 2017, she moved to Virginia Beach to join Ashley Horner and Companies to capture inspiring visuals. Camille is an instrumental part of our team and the perfect addition to the company due to her extraordinary professionalism, impressive work ethic, outstanding photography and videography.
TEAM | Ashley Horner & Companies
Brittney is a Virginia native, mother and wife to a Wounded Warrior. Being a full time mom and caregiver left her little time to focus on herself and her issue with binge eating. In 2015, at a weight of 242 lbs, she decided that in order to be the best mom and wife, she needed to put her health and wellness first. Since then, she has lost over 80 lbs through weight lifting and proper nutrition and where she also found her passion for helping others better their lives and overall health through better nutrition. It then inspired her to go back to school and earn her certification as a Nutrition Coach through ISSA.
Brittney believes that nutrition is the most overly complicated part of the whole process when it doesn’t have to be. She’s dedicated to helping her clients navigate this part of their journey to better health! Brittney enjoys spending time with her family and friends, cooking and is a huge documentary fanatic.
American Brew | General Manager
Christy started out at American Brew as a barista a few nights a week and says the community it has touched in the area and the drive of the business got her hooked on the The American Brew from day one.
Christy was born and raised in Maine… probably why she prefers mountains and camping over the beach, but being a military wife she ended up here to VA Beach. She has been a type 1 diabetic since the age of 11, has two boys ages 14 and 13, which is why she loves coffee so much, it brings her serenity 😉
Christy finds joy in the littlest adventures but loves living for the big ones.
Valkyrie | General Manager
Elizabeth Pope has been the Development Lead for Valkyrie Surf and Snow since May 2018.
She began working for Ashley in 2017, starting off as a barista at American Brew.
As a U.S. Navy Veteran, she admires the support the company provides for fellow service members, and their families.
It’s her love for people, and creative skills, the helps provide the company with ideal products, she hopes customers with cherish.
CPT, CESKathy was born & raised in a southwest suburb of Chicago, Illinois. She has 5 siblings and 5 niece/nephews with another one on the way! Growing up in the midwest as a family of 8 has shaped her for the better. She would be lost without the support of family and the values her parents have instilled in her. Growing up playing sports, Kathy always had a drive to be active. This led her to pursue her Bachelor’s of Exercise Science Degree from Illinois State University. A few years after graduating, she met her husband and moved to San Diego, California. It was there where her passion for fitness flourished and her career as a trainer took off. She began training to help others become more confident both inside and outside of the gym. To her, fitness is so much more than just physical. She believes that the strength you build inside the gym will carry over to all aspects of your life. Pushing past any mental barriers and remembering why you started will lead to success. There is no greater feeling than watching her clients learn and grow throughout their individual journeys. She hopes to inspire others to fall in love with fitness, just as she has.
Kathy now resides in Virginia Beach with her husband and pitbull named Tango. She trains client’s out of Ashley’s gym, American Sled Dogs. She has also taken on the opportunity to be Ashley’s assistant coach for her highly sought after Horner Elite Team. She sees it as a privilege to help others from afar reach their goals. When Kathy is not in the gym, you can find her relaxing at home with her husband and pup or dreaming of the day they can settle down in a log cabin in the middle of nowhere!
- Bachelor’s of Exercise Science Degree from Illinois State University
- Certified Personal Trainer through the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM)
- Certified Corrective Exercise Specialist through the National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM)
- USA Weightlifting Level 1 Sports Performance Coach