Brittany Casey "Casey"
VA Canoe Program Educator
Tenure at CBF: March 2014-present
Education: James Madison University, Bachelor degree in Geography with focus on Environmental Conservation, Sustainability, and Development as well as Geographic Information Systems
- Facilitator and Program Coordinator with Outdoor Learning Center at Horizons
- Contract researcher (USGS) at Cherokee Nation Government Solutions
Casey also joined the Virginia Master Naturalist Program and now devotes some time to classroom studies and community service projects that include local outreach and education programs, conservation and restoration projects, and species inventory surveys.
As a high school student participating in many CBF field experiences, including Expedition Chesapeake in 2005, she had a very unique opportunity to learn about the environment in a very hands on and memorable way. She believes the only way to spread awareness is through experience and building individual connections. You can’t develop a passion, love, or even respect for an environment you have never seen. She is honored and excited to be able to bridge this gap for any participant interested in learning what lies right outside our doors, and the role we all play in protecting it.
Favorite Quote: Casey sees each day as a new challenge to be met and believes J.K. Rowling had it right when she said, "It is impossible to live without failing at something, unless you live so cautiously that you might as well not have lived at all—in which case you have failed by default." I look forward to not failing by default, but rather jumping in, getting dirty, and making memorable moments as part of the CBF team!