Meet the ReStore Staff: Bonnie Ashley

Name: Bonnie Ashley

Job Title: Director

Hometown: Audubon, NJ

Current Location: Durham, NC

 What was your first job? I drove a Mr. Softee ice cream truck

What school(s) did you graduate from? Audubon Jr - Sr High School and Furman University

How long have you been working at the ReStore? I started working at the ReStore in January 2011.

What do you enjoy most about working at the ReStore? Every day I get to make a difference in the lives of families by providing a safe house to live in. I also really like the unpredictability of the challenges and the process of solving them.

What’s your favorite food? Anything James Beard winner Ashley Christenson makes.

What’s your favorite color? Purple

Do you have any pets? I have had my dog Stella Bella Brown Ashley for 11 years and she has 3 friends (2 cats and a dog).

What was your first concert? Sadly it was Rick Springfield but then I saw Bruce Springsteen 3 days later.

Are you a right-handed or left-handed? Right.

Would you go to the mountains or the beach? The mountains.

What’s your favorite season? Fall. I love the color changes and the cooler weather.

What was the last book you read or movie you watched? Safe Haven (after I visited Southport, NC).  

Fill in the Blank: If I’m not at the ReStore, I am most likely cooking, at the DBAP or sitting on my new deck drinking a cold beverage.