Ashley Stone, President
MRI / IMAGING DEPARTMENT AT MANA , MEDICAL ASSOCIATES OF NORTHWEST ARKANSAS
What Inspires You? I am inspired a great deal by my deep connection to music and nature. Challenging myself to take chances, learning new skill sets & traveling while embracing different cultures are also passions of mine!
Why are you in nonprofit work? Witnessing first hand the positive impact nonprofits have on the community is both healing and extremely motivating!
What is your personal definition of community? Community to me is when people come together to share support and work towards a common goal in order to form a healthy partnership to better our lives and the lives of others.
Ashley's community experience includes volunteering at the local women's shelter, supporting the local music scene through her work with local musicians and also serves on the Steering committee for the MS Society for NWA.
Kelly Bassemier, Vice President
Direct Service Provider, Lifestyles Inc.
BA in Fine Arts from Ouachita Baptist University.
"I truly believe that all our problems can be solved in the garden. Sharing food, seeing the joy of children and adults as they experience the farm and growing this amazing community with our neighbors is what makes Tri Cycle Farms so special."
What inspires you? I'm inspired by nature and the life-sustaining abundance that the earth provides. The beauty of the symbiotic relationship that is possible between humans, flora and fauna has inspired my love of gardening since childhood.
Why are you in nonprofit work? Being able to give my time and energy to an organization that serves my community is very rewarding.
What is your favorite activity or past time? Growing flowers and learning about the healing properties of herbs are my greatest passions.
What is your personal definition of Community? To me community is coming together to experience life in every way. Sharing work and reward and supporting one another through joys and hardships creating the resilient bounds of a healthy community.
Kelly’s community involvement and areas of individual interest include Arts, Volunteer and Event Coordination.