Indie Soul Spotlight: Ashley Cottrell


The Indie Soul Spotlight this week is very personal. This young lady is like my niece. Her mother, Avery Dey ( ) and I and grew up together and are like family. When I moved to Baltimore I had no idea that Avery and her family were in the DMV area.

Ashley attended Morgan State University where she majored in Business Administration. She was a cheerleader for Morgan State as well.

Ashley’s role model is her mother and she wants to follow in her mom’s footsteps by one day owning her own business. She is focused, intelligent and persistent in pursuing her dreams.

One of those dreams is to become a cheerleader for a professional football team. She wants to combine her love of cheerleading with her desire to learn about marketing and promotions of a professional brand— and what better way to do that, then by combining her love of business and cheerleading.

A few weeks ago, she tried out to be a Washington Redskins cheerleader, but unfortunately she did not make the cut. However, the manager of the cheerleading squad loved her passion and drive, and asked her to come on board as an Ambassador. As a Redskins Ambassador she will interact with fans in the suites and stadium with autographs, pictures and appearances and will be in the stadium for the entire season.

Her family and friends are truly excited for Ashley. Dedication and hard work pays off and Ashley Cottrell is proving just that. The BEST is yet to come for Ashley.

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