Ashanti was born in Seattle, Washington and raised in Englewood, New Jersey. He has lived in Biddeford for six years. He has a B.A. in Drama and a Minor in Mass Communication from the University of Hartford. Ashanti is a reserve corrections officer at York County Jail, the bar manager at the Martini Bar in downtown Biddeford on Main Street, and a working actor with Dirigo Talent Agency in Portland. He is looking forward to meeting with all of his residents in Ward 4 and representing them is an incredible honor.