Cassie is an Army combat veteran that has been active her entire life, always excited for the next challenge or ad. Right after high school she joined the military to explore the world, and at age 21 found herself in war during the invasion of Iraq (2003). Through this experience she was awakened to the reality of the world and decided to end her military career and move on to her next . She moved to Puerto Rico and attended the Inter American University where she earned a business degree. While living in Puerto Rico she played in their professional FIBA basketball league (La Liga Superior de baloncesto feminino) and had the opportunity to truly experience island life while learning the Spanish language. After 10 years Cassie returned to Kentucky to pursue an MBA at Bellarmine University. She enrolled her daughter Emily in the Waldorf School of Louisville and quickly developed a personal interest in Waldorf education. Cassie received Waldorf Movement Training and went on to help develop the WSL Athletic Department as she coached multiple sports, taught Athletics and Games and took on the responsibilities as the Athletic Director. As her role at the school continued to evolve she eventually started co-leading the 8th Grade Capstone Trips.
Cassie is also a VEToga trained yoga instructor; a program specifically created to certify veterans as yoga teachers so they can offer yoga to other veterans in their community. She currently offers weekly classes to veterans at the Louisville Vet Center. Sierra Club Military Outdoors is another great organization that she is involved with. SCMO is a program dedicated to providing veterans with access to outdoor opportunities. Through her involvement with them she has received Outdoor Leadership Training and SOLO Wilderness First Aid Certification.
Cassie loves the outdoors and has a deep appreciation for yoga and meditation. She feels that finding her peace in the wilderness has provided the path needed to confront her own struggles with her participation in the war. Her life experiences have led her to the pursuit of a simple life sharing the magic of the world with others. She enjoys working with both veterans and children, creating opportunities for them to be active, healthy, and happy. She currently spends time leading adventure trips, hanging out with her teenage daughter, and studying Shakespeare war text with fellow veterans in the Kentucky Shakespeare with Veterans program.