Meet the Team
Owner / Operator
Ashley Graves has over 20 years experience in the non-profit realm. After being a Pregnancy Resource Center Executive Director for eight years, Ashley began to see the PRC industry losing some of the best leaders due to lack of training and support in their role. In 2019, Ashley founded Five Stone Mentoring to step in and offer weekly mentoring for those leaders.
Having a Masters in Biblical Studies and Christian Curriculum, she created a Biblical leadership curriculum, that is the foundation for all mentors. In the Fall of 2021, she will begin work on her Doctorate in Strategic Leadership, knowing it will benefit all of the partners of Five Stone Mentoring
Ashley lives in Texas with her husband and two daughters. Thankfully, they have a lot of room for their many animals including, dogs, horses, cows and goats. Ashley’s favorite things are coffee, books and crocheting or knitting!
Five Stone Mentor
Michele was a board member of her current center in Louisiana for two years before becoming the executive director in 2016. She has over ten years experience in the non-profit world and 12 years experience in the medical field. Michele holds her Life Affirming Specialist Certification and Bachelor of Science degree in Nursing.
Michele’s smooth and confident cajun accent will help any leader as they begin the journey of non-profit leadership coaching. Her heart and passion is contagious, and her future clients will be greatly blessed by her.
Five Stone Mentor
Julie Ladd has been the Executive Director at Full Circle Medical Center in Athens, Tennessee since September of 2016. Her own unplanned pregnancy, abortion story, and experience of being a pregnancy center client helps her approach her role of ED with professionalism combined with compassion for the brokenhearted.
Julie became a mentor with Five Stone Mentoring because she has a passion for the success of Christian non-profits. She believes that the on-going growth, emotional health, and spiritual health of their Executive Directors is the key to a thriving organization. Julie comes from a background of sales, marketing, and business administration, and holds a B.A. in Marketing from Tennessee Technological University.
She enjoys spending time outdoors with her husband Brandon and four energetic children, Tucker, Scarlett, Paxton, and Ezekiel. Her favorite things besides her family are waterfalls, rainbows, and babies!