Ashley 'Ash' Tharen
First time seeing a girl tune a rollercoaster?
Surprising for somebody of both her age and gender, Ash loves working on machines. The common response when somebody finds out that the lead mechanic for The Funland is a teenage girl is met with exuberant cynicism, a persona she has gotten quite comfortable with wearing.
Ash is working towards a mechanical engineering degree when she begins college. Generally considered a savant with anything mechanical, she enjoys working on machines for fun and the fact that they don’t make idiotic assumptions.
Despite the odd reputation of the Funland, she enjoys the atmosphere there. The creepy vibe that it has at night doesn’t seem to throw her off, and she hangs around there and the garage pretty frequently. The new management of the place allows her to work on her side projects with their tools, especially since she does such good work on the rides.
Her pride and joy is her Harley Road King, which she has been seen loudly riding around town, much to the chagrin of her parents. Luckily, they’re still in LA, since she’s staying with her Uncle Hale.