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Ashley's life experience allows her to connect to those around her with wisdom and understanding. Ashley's enthusiasm and professionalism embody our 2023 theme Power of 100 Women. 

Ashley Kohl

Born and raised in South Hadley, Kohl is a graduate of Pioneer Valley Performing Arts High School and has

danced for the majority of her lifetime. She spent 2 years studying dance in NYC, while working as a character

performer for Disney at the World of Disney Flagship Store. Her six years of experience as a co-host and associate

producer of WWLP-22News’ NBC weekday morning lifestyle program Mass Appeal allowed her the chance to

discover what fuels her soul and what her true purpose is: to bring joy to people of all ages and abilities through



She opened “Ohana School of Performing Arts” in 2016, a dance studio that encourages inclusivity, kindness &

goodwill while spreading peace & positivity through performance. She is the President & Founder of “One Ohana”

a local non-profit that raises money to support local dancers and their passion for dance.


She was one of Western Mass Women’s Magazines Top 25 Women to Watch in 2012, named “Top Woman in

Television” and was named one of Business West “40 Under 40” in 2018. She currently works as a TV

Correspondent for Season’s Magazines / CT VOICE out of Connecticut. She has found true happiness and love

with her fiancé Wade and loves spending time & making memories with her two children, Summer, 10 and Brody,9.


“If you contribute to other people’s happiness, you will find the true goal, the true meaning of life.”

- 14th Dalai Lama

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