INLC is delighted to welcome Casey Brazil to the board of directors. A Partner and Director of Brokerage for Kiemle Hagood, he is a perfect fit for the Conservancy’s increasing real estate needs. Among many other professional awards, in 2016 Casey was named a “Rising Star” by Spokane’s Journal of Business.
Since he constantly works with farming families, who typically own forest and farm lands, Casey says, “I bring the perspective of how someone who owns a lot of land might benefit from a conservation easement.” Eager to help grow both INLC’s donor base and the amount of land protected, he is already arranging events to publicize INLC in the North Idaho community.
Conservation is a natural focus for Casey, who is a life-long resident of the Pacific Northwest. Beginning in 1901, Casey’s grandfather was a farmer in Enterprise, Oregon; Casey grew up in Vancouver, WA. As a child, his family had a cabin in Packwood, WA and he spent a lot of time hiking with his dad in the Goat Rocks Wilderness Area of the Cascade Mountains. Casey recalls, “It was tough to turn around because we just wanted to see what was next, and then next, and then next, even as we realized we were really late for dinner.” A graduate of Washington State University, in the Spokane area (where he moved in 2005) he regularly hikes at Liberty Lake Park and Conservation Areas, as well as Mica Peak. His entire family loves to ski, particularly his six-year-old son and four-year-old daughter. He also enjoys restoring his wife’s family land in Metaline Falls, and, closer to home, meticulously tending his 19 fruit trees.
Because Casey so cherishes the outdoors, he wants to protect it for future generations and believes volunteering for INLC is the ideal way to do just that. He’s quite impressed by what INLC has done in just the last 12 months, as well as by the wide variety of people who attend INLC’s annual Appetite for Conservation. In turn, we’re impressed by Casey, and are grateful that he’s decided to join us.