Originally from Spartanburg, SC, Cassady has always been an animal lover and always had them as part of her family. As a child, her family owned horses, and she would love to ride and help her uncle care for them. For over 15 years, she also showed the horses, winning for both Western and English riding. Cassady moved to St. Louis with her partner in 1999 and became involved with Stray Rescue about 5 years later. Over the next ten years, Cassady supported Stray Rescue both personally and through her business and quickly grew to love the organization and mission. Cassady joined Stray Rescue of St. Louis as a staff member in 2014 as the Volunteer Coordinator. Utilizing her customer service and business skills, she was quickly promoted to Foster & Adoption Manager, Operations Manager and now proudly serves as Stray Rescue’s Executive Director. Cassady brings nearly a decade of experience in Business Management to Stray Rescue, having owned and operated Luvy Duvy’s, a beloved St. Louis grill and meeting space. She is also an active member of the Humane Society in St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands, and served as a Board Member of the Bi-State Pet Food Pantry for over two years. Cassady lives happily with her partner, five dogs and three cats in the Benton Park neighborhood of St. Louis.