Ashlee began her rowing in 2007 for St George’s Rowing Club and McLeans College, where she won gold at the 2008 National Rowing Championships in the women’s novice eight. Ashlee was one of the founding members of the McLeans women’s programme. She then moved to Western Australia where she advanced her rowing with Swan River Rowing Club and Como Secondary School, winning gold in the under-19 coxless four, and silver in the school girls’ single sculls and in the instate youth eight at the 2010 Australian Rowing Championship. In 2012 Ashlee achieved state representation for Western Australia at the 2012 Youth Cup, earning silver in the under-21 single and also racing in the coxless four and eight.
Ashlee returned to New Zealand in time to race at the 2012 New Zealand Rowing Championships for North Shore, where she picked up two bronzes in the senior coxless four and senior eight. Her next rowing season was in 2013–14 when she first represented Auckland Rowing Performance Centre. Following this successful domestic season Ashlee was selected into the women’s under-23 quadruple sculls for the 2014 World Rowing Championships in Linz, Austria, where her crew earned a bronze medal.
Ashlee made her elite debut in 2015, racing to 5th place in the women’s eight at World Cup II in Varese, Italy, before moving into the reserve pair for the remainder of the international season. She was selected in 2016 into the reserve pair with Holly Greenslade for the European leg of the international season, and in 2017 secured a place in the elite women’s eight. A bronze medal at the 2017 World Championships in the women’s eight, along with a gold and a silver from World Cups II and III respectively, topped off an exciting campaign for Ashlee.
Unfortunately injury has kept Ashlee out of the boat for the last two campaigns, but she has been reselected into the New Zealand summer squad.
Outside of the boat Ashlee enjoys travelling, particularly to places with a good swimming spot.