Ashley F.


3 Year Veteran - 2012, 2013, 2014

Hometown: Sioux Falls, SD

Occupation: Licensed Professional Counselor-Intern

Education: B.A. Psychology, M.A. Counseling

Hobbies: Running, cooking, reading, and of course, dancing!

Dance Background & Experience: 12 years of studio training; dance team in high school and college.

Words to live by/favorite quote: “The meaning of life is to find your gift. The purpose of life is to give it away.” -Pablo Picasso

Favorites:

  • Former Player: Michael Irvin
  • Movie: Breakfast at Tiffany's
  • DFW Area Restaurant: Boulevardier
  • Article of Clothing: Sundress
  • Phone App: Instagram
  • Cartoon Character: Peanuts
  • TV Show: At Midnight
  • Holiday: Christmas
  • Charity: The Salvation Army
  • Ice Cream: Strawberry
  • Junk Food Weakness: Queso!

One thing most people would be surprised to learn is... that I knew my great-great-grandmother. She passed away when I was 6, but have many early memories of her.

Biggest Fear: Confined spaces. I’m extremely claustrophobic!

What would be your superpower?: Mind-reading

Most Embarrassing Moment: Tripping and falling on my way to the touchdown deck during Monday Night Football as a rookie.

Dream Job: Growing up, I wanted to be a clinical psychologist, but in recent years, I’ve become a bit of a foodie. My ultimate dream job would be to host a healthy cooking and lifestyle show on Food Network or Cooking Channel.

Dream Vacation Destination: Paris

Why did you decide to audition for the DCC?: This is a world-class organization that is respected and admired by millions. It provides a unique opportunity to combine my enthusiasm for football, dance and performing with opportunities to give back to the community.

What are some of your DCC highlights?: Some of my favorite moments as a DCC include the official team announcement my rookie season, every moment spent on the sidelines of our home football games, sending families off to Disney world with Kidd’s Kids, visiting hospitals and nursing homes throughout DFW and traveling to Mexico for our annual calendar shoot. The past two years have been a whirlwind of excitement and adventure; I can’t wait to see what this season has in store!

Advice for someone who dreams of becoming a DCC: Take dance classes, stretch, study the Cowboys, and most of all, believe that you can do it! Don’t let anyone intimidate you out of pursuing your dream.