Graduated summa cum laude from U.C. Santa Barbara with a BA in finance - Business Economics and Accounting.
NCAA Division 1 Swimmer - Varsity Swim Team - U.C. Santa Barbara.
She was a California State Beach Lifeguard in Malibu and Santa Barbara.
Cusato still stands as the first woman to have ever won the coed California State Beach Lifeguard "Rookie School" - a 7 day competition/training held in Huntington Beach. Ranked #1 overall - 1993.
After accepting a position and a signing bonus with Arther Anderson, LLP her senior year of college, she gracefully turned down their offer after graduation and started working as an actress full time.
Ashley was Arther Anderson's top recruit and participated in their leadership conference in Chicago her junior year.
She prefers to do her own stunt work in film, television and commercials.
Went to stunt driving school in preparation to stunt double for Jennifer Aniston in the feature film, Rumor Has It... (2005). The scenes were cut after the director was fired and the script was rewritten.
Completed the Motion Picture Driving Clinic/Rick Seaman Stunt Driving School.
Completed Stock Car Driving School at Performance Race Training Center - Irwindale Speedway.