Ashley "AB" Butler

Senior Program Director
Nick Name: 
Happy Lion

Where were you born? I was born in Washington D.C at Northeast hospital for women. I lived there until my teenage years and then relocated to North Raleigh NC.


What did you want to be when you grew up? When I was younger I wanted to be a Veterinarian. The thought of spending a day with all sorts of different animals was a dream.


What are your favorite hobbies? Reading is something I've always enjoyed. IF there's a place I can't physically go I can just catch the next imaginary train or plane there with a book. I also love to swim and be outdoors


What do you enjoy most about working for the Y Guides? I am most excited about the opportunity to help bring lifelong experiences to families. Camp has always been my happy place and I want to be a part of giving that same experience to others through our programs.



If you could visit anywhere, where would you go? If I could visit anywhere it would be to Germany. I have family there that I haven't seen in years.


What’s the most important thing you’ve learned in life? The most important thing I've learned in life is……Is to always be yourself because there is “No better you, than you!”