Casey grew up hiking the oak groves of southern California and camping in the Sierra Nevada range. Moving up to Oregon for college, he graduated from Willamette University with a BA in politics as well as an MBA in sustainability. He received his JD from Lewis & Clark Law School, Magna Cum Laude. While at Lewis & Clark, Casey was selected as a 2022 Wyss Scholar by the Wyss Foundation, nominated by faculty to the Cornelius Honors Society, awarded the 2023 Williamson Award recognizing a graduate demonstrating commitment, vision, leadership, and creativity in the field of public interest environmental law, and also earned a certificate in Environmental, Natural Resources, and Energy Law. Prior to working with Guardians, Casey was a summer clerk for the Earthrise Law Center and a policy clerk for the Green Energy Institute. He enjoys gardening with his family, foraging for mushrooms, camping, and civic engagement with the broader community at large.