Our Founder

Ashley H Marand

AH+M Strategic Consulting grew out of Ashley’s desire to pair her experiences working in marketing, public relations and events with her love for the health and wellness industry.

Throughout her career, Ashley has worked in a wide array of industries, including fashion and accessories, entertainment, luxury goods, and cannabis. Having worked in both business and consumer-facing companies and in corporate and start-up environments, Ashley is able to uniquely understand the needs of both her clients and their consumers.

Ashley’s previous professional experiences include leading and growing the National Cannabis Industry Association’s marketing, press and partnerships program for its national conferences and trade shows, directing global public relations for PAX Labs, Inc., PAX and JUUL, driving the worldwide expansion of PAX vaporizer through integrated marketing and hundreds of events in the fashion, art, music and action sports categories, launching the PAX Era vaporizer, participating at top New York Fashion Week shows, assisting on red carpets in Hollywood and working alongside some of the fashion industry’s top CEOs and brands.

Ashley is passionate about using her diverse experiences and wide-range of expertise to help likeminded entrepreneurs and brands grow their businesses by telling their stories to consumers. All business owners have a “why” — a reason why they decided to ignore their doubts and to pursue their passions. Ashley thrives on helping other business owners convey this passion to their core customers and helping them build their tribe.

Ashley is a graduate of Boston University’s College of Communications. She is also a 200-Hour Certified Yoga Instructor. When she’s not working with her clients, you can find her in sunny San Diego, CA in a yoga class, on a run or goofing off with her Labrador Retriever, Brady, and her fiancé.