19 of 31|Casey Buholtz | Orlando, Flordia | Deaf Women Herstory Month 2020

Image Description: casey posing in front with dirty blonde hair swept on one side, wearing sage green top smiling with her 2 sons in background, on left youngest son wearing dark blue sleeve white shirt with dinosaur wearing sunglass saying “hear me roar” on right her oldest son looking away from camera with arm on hip not wearing top only gray shorts. 

Bio:
This is Casey Buholtz.  The owner of MessyBuns Cookies, a self run business at home.  Who were born deaf in Rochester, Ny. During her academic years, She became a student at RSD at age two until she became fifteen years old. Her family moved down to Florida. She went to mainstream shortly until she got transferred to Florida school for the deaf and blinds (FSDB), graduated there. After high school, she went to Gallaudet university for a year.  She currently live in Orlando, Florida with a husband and 2 sons at age 2 and 5.  She enjoy traveling, going to beaches,  going to Disney world, spending time with family and taking care of her boys. She became a stay at home mom when her first son was born.The cookie talent wasn’t discovered until her oldest son’s second birthday, she wanted to do-it-yourself (diy) for the party where she did all decoration, foods, and treats. The guest who came to the party loved the treats, especially the cookies.  The cookies got a lot of compliments and were asked to be made for future events.  Until a friend encouraged her to start a business and sell it. She thought about it and decided to went ahead with it, since she enjoy baking and decorating using her creative/ artistic skills.  That’s when the MessyBuns Cookies were born!  She has been making cookies for everyone else for about a year and half now. Selling locally and ship across USA. She hope to expand her options in future.  Being part of deaf community has always been a huge part of her life.  Since the day she was found deaf at age 2,  she grew up in hearing family but all those time she spend at deaf school made deaf community into her second family. Where she truly feel at home.  Giving back to community by making and selling the cookies gives her extra joy.  She hope to continue doing this business and gives back to deaf community! She also love seeing more and more deaf women own/run business out there.