Ashley Bontrager is the granddaughter of Lloyd and Bertha Bontrager, founders of Jayco, Inc. After graduating from Butler University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Public Relations and Advertising, she moved to Washington, D.C. However, growing up around the family-owned company, Ashley always had a desire to learn the business and work her way up into senior management, which is ultimately what brought her back to Elkhart County.
She started her industry career as a marketing manager, managing two of the company’s divisions marketing efforts. From there, she was promoted to Director of Marketing in 2014, overseeing and managing all the company’s marketing activities. During her career, she has cultivated her industry experience and established strong dealer relationships. As Ember grows, Ashley is focused on following the “Golden Rule” and always trying to do better, as her family taught her growing up. She enjoys using her drive and the skills, work ethic, and integrity she learned from growing up around her family’s business to build a better RV by first building a better RV company.