Cassie earned a B.A. in Community Service and Public Administration from the University of Oregon. She and her husband are part owners of BendTel, Central Oregon’s only privately owned telephone and Internet service provider. Cassie has served on the River West Neighborhood Association board, the Bend 2030 Vision board and the Oregon Nordic Club Statewide board. She has lived in Bend since 1980, with the exception of 17 years in Seattle, Washington.
"Building a strong community means investing in social capital. Individuals, who are connected to their neighbors, play an active role in shaping the destiny of their community, by influencing results that make our communities safer, healthier and more vital. I am inspired by the volunteers and staff at Bethlehem Inn."