Casey’s passion for exploring the world is founded in her experiences growing up with Glacier National Park as her playground. She developed a personal and indispensable relationship with the natural world during her summers of hiking and backpacking with her family and winters spent skiing, while also dreaming of traveling to places that seemed unreachable from rural northwestern Montana.
While attending Lewis & Clark College in Portland, Oregon, those unreachable places became tangible. Casey spent a semester studying the diverse ecologies and cultures of East Africa, and later studied in Ecuador, before graduating with a degree in Environmental Studies. Her experiences abroad permanently altered her worldview and strengthened her commitment to make a lifelong pursuit of cross-cultural understanding and international exploration. She has recently developed a passion for traveling by bicycle while spending a pedal-powered summer circumnavigating Iceland.
As an environmental educator, Casey has had the privilege of working with amazing kids in incredible places. She has led students on hikes and cross-country ski excursions in the mountains of Colorado, taught rainforest ecology and participated in sea turtle conservation in Costa Rica, and currently loves exploring coastal habitats with NatureBridge participants in the Marin Headlands near San Francisco.
Casey's has led expeditions for Global Explorers since 2006 in locations including the Peruvian highlands and rainforest, Tanzania, and Costa Rica.