Ashley Rae Klinger – Founder|Owner|Editor
As the Founder, Owner, and Editor of It’s Her Brand Magazine, Ashley Rae contributes her gifts, talents, and passions to our mission by leading the day-to-day operations of the publication. In addition to fostering relationships and creating collaborations to help bridge the gap between communities and create connections between community members, she is also a writer, graphic designer, branding expert, motivational speaker, and a personal and professional development coach!
Ashley’s overall mission is to not only empower women to be purposeful, intentional, engaged, and faithful in the lives they’re living by helping them be proactive about cultivating their own personal brands, but she wants to initiate positive change in the world around her by creating conversation and understanding around important, real-life topics that are impacting women, their families, and our communities; all while leading a movement of women celebrating women!
As the owner of It’s Her Brand Enterprises, a lifestyle empowerment and development business that includes It’s Her Brand Coaching, It’s Her Brand Speaking, It’s Her Brand Magazine, and most recently Be International Pageant Coaching and I’m International Magazine, Ashley Rae has 21 years of marketing and branding experience, 18 years of business development experience, 12 years of nonprofit development and professional speaking experience, 10 years of personal and professional coaching experience, 4 years of editing and publishing experience, and close to 5 years of platform development and pageant coaching experience exclusively with the International Pageants system. That experience equipped her with the ability to understand how to develop life-changing platforms and meaningful messages and how to appropriately and effectively promote and share those platforms and those messages with the world around her. She’s also the founder of the Cope Well Foundation, Mrs. North Dakota International 2016, Mrs. Midwest International 2017, Mrs. Central States International 2020, AND Mrs. International 2020; where she represented the BE A FOSTER Movement as her official platform; an initiative launched by her and her husband, Andrew, in 2019. Above all, she is a devoted wife, a proud mom to their four adopted children, and a humble servant to the foster children who are welcomed into their home. The family resides near Grand Forks with their two puppies, Bella and Barklee.