Ashley Beall was born and raised in Bismarck, North Dakota. After graduating from the University of Texas at El Paso magna cum laude in 2005 with a B.A. in psychology and political science, Ashley went on to obtain her Juris Doctor with distinction from the University of North Dakota School of Law in 2009. Ashley moved with her husband, Rick Beall, to Minot in the spring of 2009, where she began a career in private practice.
In the fall of 2011, Ashley took a position with the Ward County State's Attorney's Office as an Assistant State's Attorney, and specifically, as the Juvenile Court Attorney for Ward County. In that position, Ashley maintained a full caseload of adult cases in district court while working closely with law enforcement, social services, juvenile court personnel, and juveniles and their families in the investigation, prosecution and maintenance of all juvenile cases in Ward County. Ashley was appointed to the Juvenile Justice State Advisory Group by North Dakota Governor Jack Dalrymple in July 2013. In February 2014, she left her position at the State's Attorney's Office to take a contract through the North Dakota Public Defender's Office representing parents and/or children in juvenile proceedings in Ward County.
Within her community, Ashley serves on the Board of Directors for the Domestic Violence Crisis Center and enjoys teaching classes at the local college. Ashley and her husband, Rick Beall, President of Peoples State Bank of Velva, have two children, Torston, age 4, and Greta, age 1. Torston and Greta are Ashley's daily inspiration for continuing to work towards better outcomes and brighter futures for all children.