Ashley Petan in canoe

Ashley Petel

Friends Group Program Manager

Ashley holds a Bachelor’s degree in Architecture from the University of Minnesota. She took her design background and passion for nature and applied it in the nonprofit world, managing and developing programs in outdoor recreation and youth engagement. At Parks & Trails Council, her work focuses on formalizing the friends group program, building capacity for these volunteer-led groups. In her own time, Ashley loves to be outdoors in all seasons by mountain biking, nordic skiing, and paddling, and she seeks to amplify the voices of and support people of all backgrounds in the outdoor community.