Meet the Founder

Cassy Fiano-Chesser was born and raised in Jacksonville, Florida, where she met her future husband, Matt. After he joined the United States Marine Corps, they were stationed at Camp Lejeune in North Carolina, and weathered three deployments to Iraq and Afghanistan together, while she worked as a freelance writer. Their first son, Benjamin, was born in 2011, the day after Matt came home from Afghanistan. They soon got pregnant again, and learned their newest addition would have an extra chromosome! Wyatt was born in 2012 with Down syndrome, with Matt watching proudly from Afghanistan. Ivy (2013), Clara (2015), and Felicity (2017) rounded out the brood, until Lilly (2007) completed their big family through adoption.

After leaving the Marine Corps, the family returned to Florida for Matt to get his degree in biology, and Cassy began writing for Jacksonville Mom. After graduating from Jacksonville University, the Chesser family relocated to Nebraska for a job, before finally landing in Lebanon, Pennsylvania — their permanent home!

Cassy loves exploring the South Central PA area and learning all about her new adopted home state. In addition to working full-time as a writer and editor and wrangling her kids, she loves reading, singing, learning to play music, and boring her husband to tears with random historical facts.

To contact Cassy, email her at casandra {at} southcentralpamom {dot} com.