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Ashley Cipponeri, BS, CCMT

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Drawing on a broad skill set developed in her years working in direct care with the students, Ashley now manages the Family Program, Pacific Quest’s involvement in the NATSAP outcome study (and serves on the NATSAP Research Committee), and leads trainings for Pacific Quest staff in applying horticulture therapy techniques, the Neurosequential Model of Therapeutics, and family systems theory.

In her role as the Alumni and Family Service Coordinator, Ashley consistently remains balanced, poised, and present as she guides parents and students through the two-day intensive Family Program Workshop. Ashley is also responsible for program design and organization to obtain successful outcomes. Parents often rave about Ashley’s empathic and direct nature. One parent recently shared, “Ashley is compassionate, knowledgeable and in touch with what the parents and students are going through.”

Ashley found Pacific Quest through her career foundations in whole-body wellness. Her background in Applied Nutrition from California Polytechnic University, San Luis Obispo and Massage Therapy from California Holistic Institute dovetailed nicely with Pacific Quest whole-person wellness approach. Ashley continues to hunger for more education and personal development – she is currently enrolled in a three year Human Empowerment and Resiliency Training (HEARTraining®) led by the organization, Organic Intelligence®. This training integrates positive psychology, clinical and somatic training, and neurophysiology to support healing. Ashley is also enrolled with the University of Hawaii at Manoa in pursuit of her master’s degree in social work.

Ashley has become a true islander, watching the Hawaii sunrise or sunset, free diving the big blue, gardening, creating music, hiking, and planning her next grand adventure! Ask her about some of her favorite treks, including the John Muir Trail, CA; Annapurna circuit, Nepal; Salkantay Trek, Peru; and Mauna Loa Summit, HI.