United States of America
Years in the field:
11 – 15 Years
Areas of Expertise
Curatorial/Collections, Education, Events, Exhibits development, Explainer/guide, Finance, Marketing & Communications, Senior Leadership, Operations, Partnerships, Project Management, Security/Safety, Strategic Planning, Other
As Exhibition Director for BODYWORLDS, Stacy toured the U.S. for 4 years overseeing the day-to-day operations of this 12,000 square foot exhibition that saw upwards of 600,000 visitors per 6-month engagement.
Later she took the role of General Manager for Mummies of the World Touring Company, LLC, where she was responsible for all aspects of operating and touring this new 10,000 square foot exhibition.
Most recently she has transitioned into project managing the build/design of new spaces, experiences and exhibitions. Collaborating with subject matter experts, designers, educations teams, development teams, executives, architects, lighting, and AV vendors where she gained a reputation as a key team leader with a passion for creativity, quality, and effeciencies.
Her first project was the prototype of a new experiential concept - The Great Fermentation, where more that 14,000 guests participated in this interactive wine experience for the first time. Working with, and learning from the guest, the creators of The Great Fermentation were able to determine what lovers of wine and those new to wine would most want out of an experiential, educational, and entertaining wine attraction and are continuing to develop this groundbreaking, world-class, education based themed attraction specifically developed for adult guests.
Then came Create at Arizona Science Center - a 6,500 hundred square foot makerspace that consisted of a gut and rebuild of the former History Museum. Working with architects, general contractors, and the Centers marketing, events, operations, facilities, and education teams she not only built the most comprehensive makerspace in the industry but helped develop the team and programs that would kick off this modern and robust experience for all ages.
Her latest endeavor is Victoria the T. rex - a 9,000 square foot exhibition that has brought together the latest in technology advances with the newest and 2nd most complete T. rex fossil - found just a few years ago.
Currently, in conjunction with Christina Wright, Principal of Exhibition Directions, Inc., they are responsible for the tour of the most famous exhibition of all - King Tut: Treasure of the Golden Pharaoh. King Tut is a 15,000 square foot exhibition slated to tour the world - for the last time - ending in 2024.
The highly sensitive nature of this exhibition requires management of not only logistics, install, dismantle, but coordinating with key stakeholders like, The Ministry of Tourism and Antiquities, high-level security experts, and leading artifact handlers.
*This project is currently on hold due to COVID-19.
Prior to museum exhibition work, Stacy spent 12 years in the conference and event space where she honed her skills in overall business operations, marketing, and financial management. Over the years she oversaw teams in the production and execution of events of all sizes - from 4,000 to 40,000 attendees. This experience prepared her for the next phase of her life and now her passion and love - project management of educational and experiential experiences and spaces.
Her goal is simple: continue to oversee projects that create amazing storytelling experiences.