Cassy’s love for nature was nurtured at an early age. Chasing seagulls on the Oregon Coast, picking huckleberries in Northern Idaho, and trying to catch snakes and insects in her hometown of Nine Mile Falls, Washington, are memories from her adventurous upbringing.
Hoping to provide others with similar nature-based opportunities, Cassy got her B.A. in Outdoor Recreation and Eco-psychology from Western Washington University in Bellingham, WA.
Cassy values the way that spending time in nature can allow people to connect to the fullness of their being and believes that nature is the best teacher! Cassy has a wide range of experience leading youth outdoors. Before moving to Colorado, she founded a gender-inclusive skateboarding collective, led multi-adventure backcountry trips, instructed snow science programs, taught in an interdisciplinary art school, and created and taught “Art, Animals, and Gardens” classes at an animal sanctuary. She was also a Girls in Science instructor and Summer Educator with Walking Mountains before transitioning into her current role as Youth Programs Coordinator, where she focuses on getting youth outside and excited to learn through our summer science camps.
When she’s not at Walking Mountains, you can find Cassy on local trails with her dog, Nolie – skiing, hiking, mountain biking, and camping. She also loves creating art, writing poetry, making plant remedies, and skateboarding.