Adryenn Ashley is the classic American story with a twist: she utilizes her unique talents to help others achieve their personal American success story. A high school dropout who was raised by a single mother on welfare, she was a success waiting to happen, but only she realized it. A short stint in the army resulted in injuries that sent her home rather than to Germany with her unit. Adryenn recovered and with cheerleader energy, optimism and grit she started over. Working a full-time corporate job she put herself through college, earning a BA in Psychology from Dominican University and an MA in Film Production and Finance from Sonoma State.
She has built an empire with companies as varied as 21st Century Pictures, ChickLit Media Group, and Wow! Is Me. The very first film Adryenn was the award winning indie favorite “Metal”, about an average man‘s struggle to free himself from the poverty and hopelessness surrounding him, which will be celebrating it’s Seventeenth Anniversary with a television premiere and DVD launch. In addition to her success behind the camera, Adryenn branched out into the publishing world with her award winning bestselling book Every Single Girl’s Guide to Her Future Husband’s Last Divorce, an insightful and comedic take on how women can plan and deal with the financial ramifications of marrying divorced man. Utilizing her marketing and production skills, with Wow! Is Me she transforms everyday entrepreneurs into wildly successful business celebrities.
Never one to take no for an answer, Ashley built the CrowdedTV platform to help herself and other content creators prove their shows were worthy of airtime by proving a huge fan backed audience to the distribution mix. Wake Up! Was the first show off of the platform, going from idea to on national broadcast television in just 4 months. Since then 4 other shows have raised funds, gone into production and are set to air in 2016.
What many don’t know is that Ashley was injured while working on the set of “I Know What You Did Last Summer” and was in a cast for 18 months, and couldn’t walk unassisted for 6 years. Overcoming that injury led her to better understand alternative medicine, personal development, and harness the innate gifts everyone has inside them.
As a mother to an ADHD/Asperger’s child, she used this knowledge to help her child and create a space for him to accel in school and life.