Ms. Ash started with the Colorado Oil and Gas Conservation Commission in 2005 as an Environmental Protection Specialist covering southeastern Colorado and then moved to a supervisor’s role in 2006 working with a number of Environmental Protection Specialists covering southern Colorado. Ms. Ash became the manager of the then newly formed Field Inspection Unit in September 2009. As the manager of this new work unit she developed inspection protocols, designed a Risk Based Inspection Strategy and oversaw the creation of a comprehensive computerized inspection reporting system. Ms. Ash was significantly involved in the development of agency policies, Standard Operating Procedures, conducted fiscal analysis of proposed legislation and authored draft regulations for the upstream oil and gas sector. Ms. Ash retired from the Commission in early 2020.