Stacey was born and raised in Effingham, Illinois. She graduated from St. Anthony High School with the class of 2001. In 2003, she graduated from Lake Land College in Mattoon, Illinois and transferred to Eastern Illinois University, where she earned her Bachelor of Science in business in 2005. She also earned her Master’s in Business Administration with an accountancy concentration in 2006 while working as an external graduate assistant for Kemper CPA Group LLP. Stacey passed the CPA exam in June 2007 and received her Illinois certificate on November 27, 2007.
In May 2006, Stacey started her full-time position with the Effingham office of Kemper CPA Group LLP, where she has spent her entire public accounting career. She started as a Level I staff accountant and was promoted through the ranks, obtaining senior status in 2010. Stacey has been focused on taxation for businesses and individuals. She serves as Rainmaker-in-Charge for the Effingham office.