Stacy is a textile and apparel specialist and holds a bachelors degree from the Fashion Institute of Technology in Textile Development and Marketing. She has a diverse background working with both start-ups and large multi-national corporations. Stacy has recently launched her own company called Future Resource Collective that uses systems thinking as a framework to create a collective approach to service and innovation. From her years in the field, Stacy brings a strong understanding of customer needs and the creative means necessary to imbue trust and forge bonds in order to collectively come up with solutions to solve tough issues. She is an expert in the skill most necessary for making a new initiative successful, storytelling. This strength helps her to facilitate collaboration across stakeholders from different backgrounds to drive innovations to fruition. In addition, Stacy is near completion of her graduate work with Bainbridge Graduate Institute in an MBA in Sustainable Systems and aspires to reinvent the textile and apparel business model to preserve The Future of Textiles.