Ashlee is a Search Angel and Research Team Lead. Ask her husband, sister, children, or nieces, and nephews, and they will tell you that Mommy/Auntie is always right! It’s not that she has to be right, she just always is! If you ask Ashlee to describe herself, she’ll tell you the truth. She’s kind of a weirdo. Ashlee grew up nd lives in Portland, OR with her husband, who is a professional photographer; her kids (7, 9, 13, and 21); her dog, Rocket; two rabbits; a baby tortoise named Herman; and a 43-year-old turtle that has been in her husband’s care for most of his life. She first got into DNA and genetic genealogy to solve the mystery of her husband’s biological father and got hooked. She’ll confess that her ADHD has her interested in a lot of different things: she repairs cameras for her husband’s business, fixes vintage sewing machines for funsies, rescues bunnies as part of the non-profit Rabbit Advocates, and also works as a Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA) volunteer for Foster children. She’s been a Kindergarten teacher, a swim instructor, and a homeschooling mom. Family is incredibly important to Ashlee. Her own blended family includes a brother, a sister, a few half-siblings, and a surrogate child that she carried for her German friends. It’s clear to see that Ashlee has a huge heart as well as her bubbly personality.