Casey was born and raised in Santa Cruz CA where he learned to surf. From an early age Casey fell in love with the ocean. Every summer however Casey would venture eastward to Camp Rockmont in North Carolina where he learned how to sail. He went on to work as a counselor. Casey grew up traveling with his family all over the world and loved exploring and meeting people from all cultures. For Christmas one year his parents gave him Open Water Course and that was that. He found his calling. Because of his love for travel Casey decided to venture outside the US to dive. He got his Divemaster in Cairns Australia and his Instructor and MSDT in Croatia.