Stacy Cantrell, born 1972 in Omaha, NE. She grew up in Missouri and received her Bachelor of Art degree in Music/Art with an emphasis in flute from the University of Central Missouri. Later she went back to add on a 2nd Bachelor of Science in Information Technology. Working in the IT field and playing flute on the side, Stacy was a programmer/analyst for many years. Working as a single mother, she again went back to school to attain her MBA. Striking out on her own, she started a mural painting business while living in Des Moines, IA. Although successful, soon after she met Louis, the love of her life. She moved to Utah with Louis and her son Zain. After a year, the family moved to the Washington D.C. area settling in Fairfax, VA. Stacy put her MBA to use working at NPR (National Public Radio) and NSF (National Science Foundation). The art bug was still pulling at her destiny strings and for a 4th time went back to school again receiving her 2nd Masters, an MA in History of Decorative Arts from the Smithsonian Associates & George Mason University. During her degree program, she interned at the Smithsonian Museum of Natural History where she rediscovered her love for crochet working on the Smithsonian Hyperbolic Crochet Coral Reef Project in 2010. From then on, she began creating large three-dimensional sculptures in crochet and participating in community fiber arts projects. Stacy shows/sells her artwork professionally throughout the DC/Virginia/Maryland region. She also curates yarn-artistry projects for galleries.