Dr. Ashley Wellman – The journey from scholar to entrepreneur

We’re all constantly facing unexpected events, but some of them really change our lives forever. To Ashley Wellman, it was the moment when her husband passed away. In this episode, she tells us about how she went from grieving to becoming an entrepreneur and how that journey has changed her and her daughter’s life. 


Dr. Ashley Wellman is a professor of criminal justice and an expert on cold case homicide survivors and victimization. She routinely serves as a media expert and television commentator on a variety of criminology and social issues, partners with law enforcement on case management, and advocates for families impacted by crime. In 2019 she started her own retail business with the creation of her first children’s book, The Girl who Dances with Skeletons: My Friend Fresno. Her most precious title is being mom to her 6 year old daughter, Reagan.