Cassie (Palazola) Doyon was born and raised in Gloucester. She currently lives in Haverhill and has worked as an artist and art educator in the Merrimack Valley and North Shore for the past twenty-five years. She has a BA with a focus in graphic design from Salem State College and a MA in art education from Tufts University/SMFA. Cassie is currently employed by the Essex Art Center in Lawrence and has been involved in the Lawrence community for the past eight years, working with the Esperanza Academy, Si Se Puede, Lawrence Community Works and Vinfen/Point After Club. Her artwork has been exhibited in galleries throughout Massachusetts; and has had public installations of her mosaics in Lawrence and Newburyport.