A Minnesota native raised in St Louis Park, Where I played Football and won a State Championship in the Heavy weight class. I attended college at St Cloud State but may have given it its reputation as a suitcase college coming home every weekend to work even though I had a scholarship for wrestling.After college, I taught school and coached wrestling for 3 years while training with the Mn wrestling club for the 84 Olympics. No, I didn’t go but my training partner did get the Silver medal!!I started my insurance career in 1984 and spent more than 20 years ranked in the top ½ percent of my peer group and usually ranking in the top 10 of commercial agents in the country.
I have 3 amazing daughters: 2 married and 1 in college. The oldest is now the owner and operator of my old agency.
Through the years I have had to change my sports to Golf and cycling as it got harder and harder to find people to wrestle. While work has given me many great achievements, my greatest success has been in knowing my girls have grown into amazing young women. My second greatest was beating cancer. I am now 7 years cancer free and hoping for many many, more.
I’m excited for what the next 15 years will bring and how we can share our dreams while protecting yours!!
Born in Chicago, Ashley’s family moved to Minnetonka, Minnesota shortly after where she grew up and graduated from Minnetonka High School. In high school, she played on a traveling soccer team and volleyball team, although her passion and the most time-consuming sport was hockey. After high school, Ashley spent 4 years at Winona State University where she learned all she could about business and psychology. In her spare time, she fell in love with long runs down the gorgeous riverside. Being organized and detail-oriented, Ashley began working as the manager of a criminal defense law firm. While she enjoyed it there, she went looking for something that we all strive for, a job she absolutely loved to do and felt good about doing. That is when she came across the Greg Ganyo Insurance agency for her insurance career. Ashley began working for Greg and is currently learning everything there is to know about insurance sales and insurance marketplace, and now she is one of the professional insurance agents of Minnesota.
“I love having a job where I can make a difference and help people. Being able to assist people in saving money and being protected in case of the worst is a great privilege.” When she’s not at work, Ashley spends time with her 5-year-old son and their dog Jax. She enjoys all outdoor activities but specifically running, fishing, horseback riding, and snowmobiling.
We never thought we would need to shop around for insurance after being with State Farm for so many years. Having never filed a claim of any sort with our former insurance provider, we continued to see our rates go up each year, yet we were considered, VIP. Thats when we contacted The Greg Ganyo Agency…