Cassy’s love for nature started at a young age. Chasing seagulls by the ocean, picking strawberries from the garden with mom, and hikes carried around in dad’s backpack are all pictures from her childhood that encompass her adventurous upbringing.
Wanting to provide others with similar outdoor experiences, Cassy got a degree in Recreation and Eco-psychology from Western Washington University. She’s interested in the way nature connects people to themselves and fosters a sense of compassion for all living things. Cassy loves teaching and inspiring women and girls to believe in themselves. Before moving to Colorado, she started a girls’ skateboarding collective, and led multi-adventure trips for teen girls. The last three summers she has taught “Art, Animals, and Gardens” classes at River’s Wish Animal Sanctuary near her hometown in Nine Mile Falls, WA. Cassy currently teaches Girls in Science at Walking Mountains, and is continuing on as a Summer Educator.
When she’s not doing science experiments with the girls, you can find her hiking with her dog, creating art, writing poetry, making plant remedies, skateboarding, skiing, dreaming about the ocean, or cozied up with a good book.