Ashley Patterson

Web and News Media Coordinator
ashley.charanza@tamuk.edu • 361-593-5401

Ashley Patterson, originally from Caldwell, Texas, joined the KRIRM staff in August 2011 as the PR/Event Coordinator. In May of 2013, Ashley and her husband Boone moved to Houston where Boone began his new position as a math teacher and varsity football coach at La Porte High School. Ashley returned to KRIRM in September 2013 and is now working remotely as the Web and News Media Coordinator where she handles all advertising and marketing materials for KRIRM, as well as manages the website and social media accounts.

Ashley graduated in 2009 with a Bachelor of Science in Agricultural Leadership and Development (emphasis on public relations) from Texas A&M University. She also earned a Master of Science in Agricultural Leadership, Education and Communications, with an emphasis on agricultural communications and journalism in 2011, also from Texas A&M University. Ashley worked as a graduate assistant in the agricultural communications and journalism program where she was a teaching assistant for media writing, public relations, editing, technical writing, photography and web authoring classes. In addition to her teaching assignments, she also worked on research projects involving the communications field with fellow graduate students. During graduate school, she also worked as a freelance writer for various agricultural magazines and publications.

Born and raised on a purebred Brahman operation, Ashley grew up in the agricultural industry raising Brahman and commercial cattle. Her family continues to be deeply involved in the industry today.

Ashley and her husband were married in June 2012 in College Station, Texas, and have been blessed with two children. Their son Zayne was born in August 2014 and daughter Brinson in February 2017. Ashley enjoys reading, writing, and cooking, especially trying out new recipes. The fall revolves around football in the Patterson household; the family spends every Friday night watching Boone coach high school football, and the rest of the weekend is spent watching college football.