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Europe in Rome. Since 2010, she's taught her course "Crisis Communications for Priests" at the Pontifical North American College (NAC). She serves as a Communications Consultant for private clients on three continents in Conflict Resolution, Crisis Communications, Public Speaking, and Media Training. She was formerly an executive in lifestyle marketing for Kraft Foods, Discover Card, JCPenney, 3Com, Universal Pictures and more.  

Ashley holds a degree in International Business and Marketing from the University of Dayton, OH. She earned a Masters in Theology from Holy Apostles Seminary and a Licentiate (STL) in Communications at Santa Croce. She is a Ph.D. candidate in communications and conflict resolution. Ashley speaks Italian, loves a good cappuccino and sharing Rome with everyone from Romaphiles to first-time visitors of all ages. Subscribe & join us on our adventures in Rome at: Our Crazy Rome Life

Russell Kirk Center for Cultural Renewal. and is pursuing a Ph.D. in BioMedical Ethics at the Regina Apostolorum.

Formerly a professional tap dancer, John loves to cut a rug with his wife and to teach ballroom dancing too.

He enjoys integrating his various academic fields with philosophy, theology, scripture, and Church & Roman history to share the Eternal City. 


John and Ashley married in India in February of 2008 (click here for pics), and have been enjoying living "la dolce vita" in Bella Roma ever since. They explain, "our passion is to share our knowledge through storytelling to help others know and appreciate the riches of Rome as much as we do!" 



Ashley's a media personality, the Rome Correspondent for the Relevant Radio Network and the former host of the weekly television news show Voice of the Vatican. She was the Vatican's English Language Official at the Pontifical Council for Social Communications and has been featured on various global TV news networks as an expert on Vatican issues.

She's an Instructor at the Pontifical University of Santa Croce and formerly at the University of

John's a Professor at the Pontifical University of Santa Croce and the former Producer of the television news show, Voice of the Vatican.

He brings a diverse cultural and academic background with a BTech in Electronics and Telecommunications Engineering, and Master’s degrees in Computer Engineering and Information Systems.

John worked for many years in the telecommunications industry, leading the Technology and Initiatives Group at Verizon Global Telecommunications. 

He earned Master’s degrees in Philosophy and Theology, is a Wilbur Fellow at the 

In 2017 John & Ashley founded the Truth & Beauty Project, providing Renaissance-style, multi-disciplinary formation in Rome, that’s rooted in scripture and steeped in the liturgy - an adventure of tours, presentations, discussions, reflections, cultural immersion and prayer. They customize 1 to 2-week Immersions for any group of 6 or more!  

Find out more at www.truthandbeautyproject.com 

If you love bella Roma, click here to see some of the TV programs John & Ashley have hosted featuring the Eternal City!  


Subscribe & join us on our adventures in Rome at: Our Crazy Rome Life