After living in Montana, Renae Ashwill moved to Los Angeles, California as a teenager. She and her husband moved to Laguna Beach in 1984. After the passing of her husband, Renae assumed management of her family's personal portfolio of industrial and commercial properties and was a founding member of Women of Vision.
An avid world-wide traveler, she has climbed Kilimanjaro and cites India and Southeast Asia as her favorite places to visit. When she is not traveling, Renae plays tennis and golf and enjoys spending time with her two sons and four grandchildren at their vacation home in Montana.