Stacey graduated from Frostburg State University in 1997 with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Urban and Regional Planning. She began her planning career in North Carolina as a local land use planner and then worked for seven years at North Country Council Regional Planning Commission in Bethlehem, NH on community, environmental and transportation planning. She then led the Mount Washington Resort’s sustainability efforts as their coordinator, developing ecologically sound operational procedures and goals for the Resort and sustainability guidelines for all new development. She then spent three years coordinating the efforts of the State’s Energy and Climate Collaborative who facilitates the implementation of the NH Climate Action Plan.
Stacey has been a member of the American Planning Association for twelve years, and has been a certified planner with the American Institute of Certified Planners (AICP) since 1994. She received recognition as the Land Use Planner of the Year from the NH Planners Association in 1995. Stacey completed her Permaculture Design Certification in January 2013, an Advanced Permaculture Diploma in May 2013 in Franklin, NH, hosted and participated in the Advanced Permaculture Diploma in Littleton, NH in May 2014, completed her Permaculture Teacher Training certification in August 2014, and co-taught the Manchester Advanced Permaculture Design Course in November 2014. Stacey and her husband have recently purchased 15.5 acres of land in Lyman, NH which she is in the planning and design face of establishing a permaculture forest farm.