A proud Junior Leaguer for the past five years, Ashleigh Ruhl is a fifth-generation Coloradan who joined the League as a way to meet people in a new town and give back to the community.
Her time with the JLLB —previously serving as the Community Vice President on the Board of Directors and as the longtime chair of the JLLB’s Kids in the Kitchen program — has been a rewarding experience in so many ways. She is so inspired by the women she works with in the League who make Long Beach a better place.
Outside of volunteering, Ashleigh works as an award-winning freelance journalist and social media consultant, with her byline appearing regularly in local papers such as the Press-Telegram and Grunion Gazette. She studied news-editorial journalism at the University of Colorado, Boulder.
She has been recognized as one of Assemblywoman Bonnie Lowenthal’s 30 Women Under 30 and was one of the Long Beach Post’s 40 Under 40 for her efforts to improve the community through her professional work and voluntarism.
Ashleigh and her husband — plus two dogs and a cat — live in Long Beach’s Willmore City Historic District. They love to travel, ski, sail, regularly visit the dog beach and play old-school Nintendo games together. Ashleigh loves to knit and crochet, and she’s a regular at the JLLB’s book club meetings.