Stacy grew up on a lake in northern Minnesota where she learned to love the outdoors. She spent the majority of her time fishing, camping, four-wheeling and playing in the woods. Her sense of adventure took her to Hawaii and then Utah for college. While in college she was able to study abroad in New Zealand before graduating from Brigham Young University with a degree in Recreation Management and Youth Leadership. After college, Stacy moved to St. George to work in wilderness therapy where she met her husband.
Stacy’s love for traveling and experiencing new cultures lead her to do a service mission in the Philippines. She spent a year and a half immersing herself in their culture, learning several of the local dialects and helping around the community. Her passion for service didn’t start there, however, Stacy grew up with a physically disabled brother. She was able to spend a lot of time helping him out with day to day activities. She also spent time in her youth volunteering in the community; this included helping at the local soup kitchen, tutoring students after school, and doing service projects around the community.
Stacy spent five years working in the tourism industry before switching to therapy programs. Immediately after making the switch to wilderness therapy, Stacy knew that this was her passion. She feels that her job has much more meaning and purpose, and loves working with youth and young adults and seeing the changes they make in their lives.