Stacy Deslatte is a native of Belleville, Illinois and attended The University of Tulsa where she earned a Bachelor of Science Degree in Chemical Engineering and a quiet interest in three-dimensional art. While pursuing her career in Chemical Engineering with Eastman Chemical Company and raising her three children she became a self-taught naturalist and nature observer and sought creative outlets. A few years before leaving her two decades long engineering career in 2001, she began some independent study and practice in the field of stone carving and sculpture. She since then has attended workshops including those of Western & Wildlife Arts and sculptor Bobbe Gentry and is mentored by master sculptor Bill Snow. Stacy has been a full time sculptor since 2001.