Zoë Ashby is a native of England and has immigrated twice to Canada. Zoë has past businesses in antiques, vintage clothing, collectables and costumes. She received a BFA with honours from the University of Ottawa in 2000. Her Certificate in Arts Administration included an internship with the Ottawa Arts Council where she has been since 1999, currently holding the position of Creative Director.
Zoë moved to Smiths Falls in 2010 where she currently volunteers as Board Chair of the Smiths Falls and District Arts and Culture Council. She also maintains a studio there where she continues her artistic explorations.