Ashley Olson

Pleasanton, CA

University of Southern California

B.A. Communications, Fall 2005

Ashley, a USC graduate is currently working at Wente Vineyards in the Livermore Wine Country in Northern California as a Catering & Sales assistant where she plans weddings, conferences, parties, golf tournaments, etc. She is the concert director’s assistant for the annual series June-Sept. where she helps produce and market the shows. The series features big acts like BB King, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Hootie & The Blow Fish, Chris Isaak, Ringo Starr, Huey Lewis & The News, Sara Evans, Vince Gill, and UB40 to name a few. Ashley says that she owes this first job opportunity completely to Swim With Mike because the only reason that they gave me a chance was because of my Music Industry education that I got from USC. She still loves to travel whenever she can, but right now she is working mostly on getting her career off the ground. She bought a beautiful condo last year in March overlooking hills, and her patio sits right on the 18th green of a golf course. A lot of work but worth every second.