Ashton joined TABLE’s staff as Program Director in August 2012 and was promoted to Executive Director in March 2013. Prior to joining TABLE’s staff, Ashton served as a committed volunteer for TABLE while in undergrad at UNC. She completed her four-year degree at UNC Chapel Hill in May 2012, majoring in Spanish and Communications. Ashton is married to Kyle Tippins, Youth Pastor of Calvary Church in McLeansville, and they have a sweet baby girl named Tessa. She and Kyle seek to reflect the love and character of Jesus Christ in their lives. Ashton enjoys local and international mission work, doing crafts, and time with family and friends.

Since beginning her service as ED, TABLE has grown to serve more children through all programs and become a staple in the Chapel Hill-Carrboro community. It is Ashton’s goal to ensure that the kids and families served by TABLE have the nutritious food they need, know how to eat well, and know how deeply they are cared for by their community.