Kasey moved to Roseburg in 2011 from Minnesota and has been involved in volunteering for several causes and organizations including; Umpqua Watersheds, Douglas County Museum, US Forest Service, Nature Conservancy, Glide Elementary SMART program and Umpqua Community College. He served on the Board of Directors for Umpqua Watersheds from 2012 to March of 2017 when he stepped off the board to become Executive Director of UW. He is currently an alternate on the Partnership for the Umpqua Rivers Board of Directors.
He has a passion for education, critical thinking and working collaboratively to find solutions to community and environmental issues. He has over twenty years of experience history working for large, medium and small companies in business management and operations and has worked for nonprofit organizations over the last ten years. He has worked full-time at Umpqua Community College since 2013 in Financial Aid and is also the volunteer Natural Resources Program Coordinator. He has a master of business administration degree from the University of St. Thomas and a master of environmental law and policy degree from the Vermont Law School.
He lives with his wife, Janice Reid and their two dogs, Eclipse and Lincoln, on North Bank Road two miles west of the North Bank Habitat Management Area. They enjoy hiking, biking and exploring the great Pacific Northwest in their free time.