Cassie has dedicated her life to the arts and helping youth. Cassie received her Bachelor’s degree from the University of Utah, her Masters from NYU, and her Doctorate of Musical Arts from the University of Utah, where she developed a community outreach program that brought free music education to nearly 500 under-privileged students across the state of Utah. Cassie has enjoyed a diverse career as an Associate Professor at the University of Utah, the Music Department Chair at the Salt Lake School for the Performing Arts, and the Development Director of a local non-profit organization. “Every day at Eva Carlston is a reminder that the arts and self-expression are incredible healing tools. The staff and therapists create a warm and nurturing environment for families to repair and rebuild their relationships, while helping young girls find hope for their future and discover their talents, their self-worth, and their voice.” Cassie sits on the University of Utah School of Music Advisory Board, The Salt Lake School for the Performing Arts Board, and she volunteers her time to various community organizations. Cassie cherishes every minute with her family, especially when they are fly-fishing on a river, playing in the mountains, or attending local events and festivals.