Ashton Bowles is a teacher at Thompson High School in Alabaster, Alabama, which is just south of Birmingham. She attended the University of Alabama for her undergraduate in Music Education. In 2020, Ashton graduated with a Master's of Music in Education from the American Band College of Central Washington University. Her primary instrument is the tuba, but she also enjoys playing the clarinet, piano, and ukulele. She loves using music to affect the lives of her students in a positive way.