Hi! I’m Cassie. I’m a California native, turned Virginian for a year. I’ve been part of the Marine Corps traveling road show with my husband and family for the past 20 years, and while Virginia is our home away from home (it’s our third tour here), I will always long for the Sierra Nevada mountains, hot summers, and the smell of orange blossoms and agriculture in the spring. It’s an acquired taste, I’m sure.
Here are a few things you should know. In 2014, “find your purpose” took on a whole new meaning for me when, in the span of a year, I left my full-time job in the middle of my husband’s deployment to Iraq, we moved across the country just days after his return, and shortly after arriving at our new home in California, we lost our oldest son in a car accident. Some people say it takes a life-changing moment to find your purpose. For me, it took a series of events. On this journey, I’ve learned to see beauty in the most unexpected places, and I’ve learned to be a better human.
I am a bereaved mom. I am a survivor. I wholeheartedly own the good and the bad experiences that make me who I am. I love to write. I love to share stories. And I cannot wait to meet you!
Cassie Grainger is a writer, speaker, and consultant specializing in grief and loss, finding purpose, personal growth, and military quality of life programs. She brings a diverse professional and volunteer portfolio, offering more than a decade of professional writing experience and a dynamic and engaging approach to storytelling. Her project management and organizational skills are top notch. Working with her, you get the whole package.
She is the Founder and Executive Director of The Beat Goes On Project, a non-profit dedicated to helping others find purpose after loss. You can learn more about Cassie on her website at cassiegrainger.com. She earned a B.A. in Communications the from University of Maryland, University College. In spring of 2018, she will earn her M.A. in English and Creative Writing, Non-fiction from Southern New Hampshire University.