Ashley is a graduate of Little Falls Community High School. She has a bachelor of science degree from North Dakota State University and a Ph.D from the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor. She is a graduate student at the University of Michigan.
William is a graduate of Lake City High School and Lake Superior State University. He is the lead software engineer at Thomas Reuters in Dexter, Mich.
A May 17, 2013, wedding is being planned in Lahaina-Maui, Hawaii.