A native Texan, Cassi grew up working with at-risk youth in some of the most impoverished areas of North Texas. Inspired by the resiliency she witnessed in marginalized communities; Cassi developed a deep passion for public service and a commitment to social change. Her career has included leadership positions at non-profit organizations across the country including Director of Outreach & Education at Chamberlain Performing Arts, and Chief Operating Officer of the Cascades & Alaska Regions at the American Red Cross, and Executive Director of Saving Grace of Central Oregon.
Cassi now serves as the Executive Director of Deschutes Children’s Foundation and is committed to supporting children, families, and over 20 partner organizations here in Deschutes County. Cassi is an avid hiker, aspiring martial artist, and enjoys spending time outdoors with her family.