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.
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?)