With a series of health issues and lack of support, Kasey took charge of her life by ending a 7 year marriage and pursing a career in parks and wildlife management. In 2017, Kasey became a Colorado Park Ranger and has developed many public education and skills programs. She also began to compete in long-distance gravel and mountain bike races, where she regained her health and confidence. She enjoys long days outside biking, hiking, fishing, or hunting…especially with someone new to the sport.
Kasey has a passion for helping people with physical, mental, and socio-economic barriers gain access to the outdoors through her programs. She is a board member for Blackpackers, coordinates with state and federal agencies to develop special-needs programs, and organizes events for multi-cultural outdoor experiences to be introduced to the outdoors. She has been working to develop the Outdoor Advocacy Institute: a passion-driven movement advocating for all persons to have meaningful outdoor experiences through community, personal development, and eliminating barriers. Through 2020, Kasey has plans to serve at least 500 new outdoor enthusiasts through her passion project, work, and partnerships with amazing organizations and companies such as Six Moon Designs!