Meet ASHLEY MENGWASSER
Pets Welcome Here’s Dynamic Award Winning Show Host.
Ashley Mengwasser is a six-time Emmy-winning TV/digital host, writer, and producer. For five seasons, she served as the quirky, daredevil Co-Host of Georgia Public Broadcasting’s local travel series Georgia Traveler. Her more than thirty credits include skydiving with her grandmother, hang gliding, ballroom dancing, boxing with an Olympian, and a gory Walking Dead zombie transformation. Every spring, Ashley co-hosts two live collegiate invention competitions dubbed “American Idol…for nerds”: The InVenture Prize and The ACC InVenture Prize. In 2018, she was handpicked to host Lowe’s Home Improvement’s hilariously explosive YouTube episode DIY-No-Mite. Ashley won her first solo Emmy for writing the 2016 cultural documentary Chinese Tea: Elixir of the Orient and continues to share her love of writing through her health and happiness blog Laughter’s What We’re After.
As the host of this season’s Pets Welcome Here, Ashley will explore all sorts of pet-friendly vacation destinations that feature local activities that welcome families with furry traveling companions. Along with Ashley, you’ll experience unique attractions and events as well as pet-friendly shops, restaurants, and accommodations you and your pet will rate four-paws-up – from high-end resorts to quaint bed & breakfasts and even rustic campsites – all catering to you and your four-legged friends. Ashley’s Bassett Hound Rosie will be sharing the spotlight in several segments.
Ashley acquired her passion for people (and pets!) and communicating their stories during undergraduate study at Agnes Scott College. She graduated Phi Beta Kappa and Magna Cum Laude from Agnes Scott in 2009, where she holds a B.A. in English Literature. Ashley and Rosie currently reside in Atlanta, GA where they enjoy long walks, naps, and a regular bowl of spaghetti.