About Ashton Rodenhiser
Creativity has come naturally to me since a young child. Unfortunately when I was nine years old my school teacher reprimanded me for using a paintbrush “incorrectly” *gasp*. It wasn’t until 10 years later while I was in college completing my Early Childhood Education diploma that I gained the confidence to pick up where I left off. I went on to create and sell original paintings and dabble in a variety of artistic mediums including felting, pastels and more.
I began my facilitation journey by hosting family programs and workshops at the Dartmouth Family Centre in 2005. My love for creativity and facilitation introduced me into the world of graphic recording and visual communication. And well, the rest is history (so they say).
I believe that creativity is a powerful tool that can be used to facilitate learning and cultivate good work. I draw on my creativity and graphic skills to capture and present ideas that flow out of workshops, meetings, seminars, conferences and more.
10 Things About Ashton
Grows organic tomatoes and make a wicked homemade tomato soup
Lives in an old farmhouse
Knows conversational ASL (American Sign Language)
Volunteered in Kenya twice
Go to drink is a London Fog
Married to my high school sweetheart
Is on a constant search for the perfect ceasar salad.
Has two children: a daughter, Fern & son, Aseph
Helped start a non-profit organization, Art Happening Bridgewater and the Afterglow Art Festival
Favourite colours are purple, green and brown