Ashley Martinez was named to the governing board of Pacific Crest Trail Association in November 2022. Ashley is a trusted advisor to athletes, executives, government agencies, entrepreneurs, and trade associations. Ashley is the founder and principal of California Public Relations & Advocacy, a full-service traditional public relations firm providing advocacy, community outreach, and digital media consulting. His career experience includes Government and Community Relations Manager for the San Diego County Regional Airport Authority, lobbyist for the Service Employees International Union, and policy consultant for California Advocacy. Ashley began his career as an intern for then Assembly Member Paul Krekorian, currently a member of the Los Angeles City Council. Ashley resides in San Diego, where he serves as a member of the Linda Vista Planning Group, a citizen organization advising the City of San Diego on land use-based community goals and development proposals. Ashley runs ultra-marathons and has completed distances of 13.1, 26.2, 50k, and 50 miles.