Camp Casey’s administrative office comprises a team of passionate cowgirls, working their manes and tails off to improve and maintain programming endeavors, plan fundraising events, and see that Camp Casey’s impact continues to increase.
After Casey’s death, Molly set out to do something to commemorate Casey’s life and love for horses. What was supposed to be a one-day affair for children at Sparrow Hospital has turned into an ongoing therapeutic horse program for kids with cancer throughout all of Michigan.
Camp Casey’s unique program and inspirational story has be featured on NBC’s Today Show, written about in the Huffington Post and has received recognition in countless Michigan publications.
Today, Molly serves as Executive Director of Camp Casey and oversees all aspects of the program. She currently lives in Plymouth with her husband, Nick, their sons Nico and Ryan, and their rescue pit bull, Cowgirl.
When Alex isn’t recruiting families and managing Camp Casey’s programming, she can be found camping, hiking, biking, or swimming in the Great Lakes all summer long. Alex is continuing her business education path at Oakland Community College while renovating a bungalow with her fiancé, Zach.
When not working with families and managing programming in West Michigan, Carol can be found in her large garden, attending one of her kids many activities or planning her next road trip. Carol currently lives in Grand Rapids with her husband and two children.
Kirsten recently received her Bachelor’s Degree in Marketing from Clemson University, where she also studied Sociology and Non-Profit Leadership as her two minors. Throughout her schooling, too, Kirsten worked part-time for various childcare facilities, which cultivated her love for working with children.
When Kirsten is not engaging with the greater Detroit community, Kirsten can be found cheering on her Clemson Tigers, adventuring the great outdoors, and enjoying the company of her friends and family.
Meet Our Equine Therapists
Our Equine Therapists lead all horse-related activities at Horsey House Calls. We are grateful for this enthusiastic crew who help create safe and fun experiences for our campers.
Charlotte also holds a bachelor’s degree in Biology from UofM (Go Blue!) and is going back to school to become a surgical technologist.
Working full time as a Franchise Development Manager, Amanda appreciates every opportunity she gets to spend with Camp Casey. Amanda enjoys staying active in sports, spending time with her two dogs, and traveling as often as she can.
Currently, Elizabeth works for an ad agency doing Chevrolet’s media planning. On the weekends she enjoys spending time with her horse, Secret, & volunteering with Camp Casey.
Julie is starting medical school this summer at Michigan State University College of Osteopathic Medicine.
Taylor's love for horses started when her dad bought her first pair of cowgirl boots at 2-years-old! She grew up watching Roy Rogers and Bonanza on Sunday mornings rather than Cartoon Network, and after years of begging her parents for riding lessons she started her horse carrier at the age of 9. She participated on the Equestrian Team all through middle school and high school, and was also an active 4H member from 2013-2015. She competes in speed events, pleasure shows, and recently started jumping with her Mustang, Akecheta who she purchased for herself in 2016. Taylor graduated with a Bachelor's degree in Mechanical Engineering and a Manufacturing Minor from Kettering University in 2017. Outside of Camp Casey, she spends her free time riding her horse, being a bookworm, and being an active leader in the Country Cowboys 4H Club of Kent County. Taylor loves sharing her passion for horses with youth members of the community and seeing how much of an impact these amazing animals have on people from all walks of life.
“It does not do to dwell on dreams and forget to live.” -Albus Dumbledore
Meet Our Hero Horse Herd
Camp Casey’s Hero Herd allows us to reach children far and wide. The Hero Herd is made up of privately owned horses — stabled throughout Michigan — who showcase spectacular behavior and love to loved on by our campers.
Think your horse has what it takes to be part of our herd?
Meet Our Board of Directors
Our all-volunteer Board of Directors keeps our organization going and growing. Read more about this talented team below.
A Michigan State University alum, Andrea works as an Executive Search Recruiter with Accretive Solutions, specializing in the placement of Accounting & Finance professionals in the Metro Detroit Area. Andrea lives in the Lake Orion area with her husband Rob, and two boys, Avery and Benjamin.
Dominic graduated from West Point in 2001 and received his MBA from the University of Florida in 2006. He was an Officer in the U.S. Army from 2001-2006. He is a current board member and alumnus of Leadership Oakland.
Dominic and his wife Addie live in Royal Oak with their daughter, Holland, and son, MacArthur.
Jess lives in the Clarkston area with her husband Steve, their horses, Red and Shorty, and their Siberian Husky, Wolfgang.
Camp Casey’s mission resonates with Sarah because she grew up with horses and also had a sister who faced cancer. She knows how healing time spent with horses is for children with serious illness and their families. She is honored to be part of the Camp Casey team, helping to deliver respite to families when they need it most.
When she’s not wearing a scrub cap in the OR or a cowboy hat with Camp Casey, she’s wearing whatever hat her two children smash onto her head. Her husband, Robb, rescues her on occasion. Together, she and Robb own Ice Cream Plant, a vegan ice cream company out of Detroit.
Stephanie has been around horses since she was 6 and loves how horses can bring joy to peoples’ lives. Introduced to Camp Casey in 2015, Stephanie knew there was something special with the program and was excited and proud to be a part of the board.
This is Katelyn’s first year with Camp Casey and is looking forward to helping the organization grow and thrive. In her downtime, Katelyn enjoys spending time with her husband at concerts and various sporting events around Michigan.
Tek enjoys basketball, golf, running, and spending time with family. He lives in Birmingham with his wife Sherri, and their two kids, Neleh and Jax.
Having joined Camp Casey just this year, Damon is most excited about the immediate contribution he can make to bringing all the benefits of the organization to as many children and families as possible. Having given back to the communities Damon lives in through volunteer work and support of various charities, the opportunity to make a difference in the life of a child speaks to the passionate parent that he is and the enjoyment of children that he has.
In his free time, Damon and his family share as much time as possible outdoors, on Lake Michigan, exploring the great state of Michigan or simply enjoying the company of family and friends.
By day, Ryan is the Chief Legal Officer for the Ann Arbor based Gold Star Mortgage Financial Group. He received his B.A. from the University of Michigan in 2006 and his J.D. from Indiana University in 2009. In his spare time he enjoys running 5K races and watching his Michigan Wolverines.