To kickstart his career, Stacy completed his Bachelor of Commerce degree at the University of Calgary with a double major in Marketing and Information Systems. This was quickly followed up by completing an Industrial Marketing minor at the University of Kaiserslautern in Germany.
This was when Stacy first fell in love with learning about different cultures and new languages by immersing himself into German culture become conversationally fluent.
Stacy had been working with the Live Lingua team for 3 months when the CEO position became available. In his words “when I saw what we get to do for people every day and the team I get to work with, I fell in love with this company and the people we get to serve. I knew instantly that I wanted to be a bigger part of this company”.
I am inspired by ordinary people accomplishing extraordinary things. Every person has their own hero story and I get inspired when that hero story gets its chance to shine. Not all heroes wear capes or save people from a burning building. Any step a person takes that makes the world just a little bit better makes them a hero. Volunteering some time, buying a coffee, and even just a well-timed smile with a hello can change someone’s day. That’s heroic.
That’s probably why I love what we do. Helping others to learn another language AND understand the culture gives them a chance to make a real connection that might not otherwise happen. That feeling that someone gets when they begin to understand Spanish, German, English or any other language is indescribable.
I know because I am not just the CEO, I am also a student.
He was once a winner of a beauty contest in Monopoly
Stacy enjoys playing guitar and the harmonica but not at the same time
He performed a song he wrote on TV he was 5 years old (ask him about his performance)
Met all of the investors on the show ‘Shark Tank’