I'm Cassie, and I was born in the UK (my family is spread out all over the world:
England, Haiti, Hong Kong, Grand Cayman, Turkey, Greece...), but grew up in
Louisiana and went to college in Atlanta at Emory University.
I'm all about equal rights, am a body positivity champion, and can’t stand online
trolls or close-mindedness (Or those orange circus peanut things. Or candy corn.
Sorry, I just don’t get it.)
Laughing is my favorite thing to do. If you hate on Britney Spears, we're insta-enemies.
I love Cajun food and cheese (not necessarily in that order), I own way too much striped
clothing, care a ridiculous amount about environmental stuff (recycle, people!), and biking, books, and beats rank high on my list. Whiskey sours made with egg whites (yes, it’s a thing!) are pure magic and if you know a place that makes a good one, you better let me know!
I suck at math, baking cookies (probably because it involves measuring, which is math) and directions. Literally in one ear and out the other. And I can NEVER remember if I left the stove on or the hair straightener plugged in. UGH. The good news is that my husband, Chad, picks up the slack for what I’m bad at. We make a great team (we’ve had ten years to practice, so we better) He’s been a great supporter of my dreams, and I hope every person finds someone like that to cheer them on. I got lucky.
I love being outside - either on the water somewhere, or hiking with my two dogs, Ajax and Callie. Something about the sun, water, and beach and/or forest just makes me feel ALIVE. On the inside flip side, I’m a shower singer (more like belter-outer), binge gamer (bring on the 10-hour stints of Fall Out, Tomb Raider, and Uncharted!), voracious book devourer (I have a digital book club if you want to join), and love cooking (especially that Cajun food we talked about!)
I like grammar, puns (OMG PUNS), finding stuff about space (did you know there’s an Earth-sized DIAMOND floating out there?!), thinking about the big picture and I’m always up for a solid debate over social issues…which I’ll probably do with you online while I’m catching up on “Pretty Little Liars” or “Riverdale,” because, you know, balance.
When I’m not working at my main job on the morning radio show, The Bert Show, I cohost this podcast and another one called BROADly Speaking, I’m a photographer, and I run an Instagram account called the Curvy Style Guide, which helps crowdsource plus-size fashion (because it’s actually really hard to find good stuff!).
Beyond that, I’m still really involved at my alma mater, Emory University; I was Co-President of the Emory Young Alumni chapter for four years, went on to serve on Emory's Alumni Board for eight years, chaired the Marketing and 20/20 restructuring committees, and now serve as an Ambassador. I’m also a photographer for Bert’s Big Adventure, a non-profit that takes kids with chronic and terminal illnesses and their families on a five-day, all-expenses-paid, magical VIP vacation to Walt Disney World.
Say hi if you ever see me out and around, or hit me up on the socials if you wanna chat!