Meet Your AC Member: Kyle Ashlee

What's your name? Kyle Ashlee

What are your gender pronouns? He/Him/His

Where do you call home? (City, State, Country) Minneapolis, Minnesota

Tell us a little about yourself. How do you spend your time outside of KAAN?

I'm an educator, a writer, and a dad. Most of my time is spent with my daughter, Azaelea, who fills my days with laughter, joy, and play. I spend the rest of my time exploring my spiritual identity, reading philosophy, writing poetry, and admiring my beautiful wife, Aeriel. I love to cook, and my idea of a good time is trying a really difficult recipe that will take me all day to complete, and then enjoying the finished product with my family.

Kyle Ashlee is the proud father of his daughter, Azaelea.

What is your role on the Advisory Council?

I've been a member of the KAAN Advisory Council for about two years, and I currently help run the KAAN blog through the Education Committee along with Erica Gehringer.

How did you hear about KAAN? How did you decide to get involved in the AC?

I heard about KAAN from my wife, Aeriel, after she first attended KAAN in Minneapolis in 2014. She had an incredible experience and insisted that I come and see for myself the next year. The following year we went to St. Louis, and I fell in love with the community and have been attending ever since!

How many KAAN conferences have you attended?


What issues/topics related to adoption are you most interested in? (e.g., What types of topics have you presented on or attended at previous KAAN conferences?)