Casey Withers grew up in Pocahontas County, West Virginia, where he currently resides. Casey earned a B.S. Degree in Environmental and Energy Resources Management from West Virginia University in 2015. While in college he held two seperate internships, one collecting water samples for Pocahontas County Water Resources Task Force, and another as a field interviewer for West Virginia University Research Corporation (WVURC) in conjunction with U.S. Forest Service collecting data for the National Visitor Use Monitoring (NVUM) Program in Oregon and Washington.
After graduating, he rejoined WVURC as a field coordinator to continue data collection efforts for the NVUM program. After spending four years in the Pacific Northwest, he moved back to WV where he started working as a Farm Manager. After three and a half years working in the local food sector in WV and Appalachia, he found his way to Future Generations University. Casey has a decade of experience working in the nonprofit sector in public land and community engagement settings. In his spare time he enjoys spending time with his friends and family, enjoying live music and participating in outdoor recreation activities such as hiking, swimming and camping.