Entrepreneur, filmmaker, storyteller – Athens, Georgia’s Ashley Epting epitomizes the philosophy, Be local; Go Global.
After graduating from New York University, he entered the fashion/PR industry with Hugo Boss eventually moving to Los Angeles working with Akiva Goldsman’s Weed Road Pictures. Back home he serves as CEO at one of the broadest reaching catering companies in the Southeast, Epting Events.
He executive produced the feature film NOT SINCE YOU, shot in and depicting Athens, Georgia which sold globally and on Showtime, iTunes & Netflix. He is currently producing an unscripted TV show called Black Tie & BBQ, exploring the world of catering.
An alumnus of Semester at Sea, he is Georgia’s Chapter Representative and serves on the Board of the Atlanta Film Festival & CREATE Athens which promotes the economic viability of creative pursuits. Aboard five Alumni Voyages he bonded with shipmates from the last 50 years who inspire him towards what’s next: a Cut & Sew & A Good Story Foods.
His oldest friend is 100. She once raised a pet boar named Lucky and a goose named Christmas on the Island of Ossabaw. Nearby is Savannah, Georgia where he hopes to one day see Semester at Sea port.