Ashley- Bio

Meet Ashley

AshleyAshley Flanagan Slaughter Founder, Sweat for Smiles Editor of New York City, NY

Sweat: Athletics and fitness have always been a part of my life. I grew up with a family of incredible athletes and started swimming before I could walk. As a high school scholastic All-American and Division 1 swimmer at USC, eating healthy was a necessity so my passion for cooking and eating well thrived.

I am a die hard Trojan. I graduated from USC twice – with a degree in Business Entrepreneurship and an MBA. Fight on! In 2007, I started working for a top ranked young women’s fashion and beauty magazine in NYC and have been enjoying growing my creativity and love for fashion. I got married in 2009 to the love of my life, Matt, who inspires me everyday to live my life to its fullest. We love our sons, Andrew (3) and William (1), very much and they keep us engaged and active daily.

Now in my thirties, swimming and overall fitness continues to be important to me. It’s where I go to be on my own, fully relax, and not worry about anything else.

Give: I’ve long been interested in philanthropy. I grew up volunteering for the National Charity League. Life gets hectic, so I appreciate when someone informs me about a charity and gives me the opportunity to learn about it, and donate.

Sparkle: It’s my passion for fitness, combined with my love for party planning, and interest in giving back that fuels Sweat for Smiles. Sweat for Smiles events are so positive for the attendees receiving the workout (and more) and the charity receiving awareness and support. The combination of a great workout and giving back, makes “Sweat for Smilers” SPARKLE!

Sweat. Give. Sparkle!