Lacey is a Chiropractic Assistant at the Arctic Dimond location. It was sled dogs that brought Lacey to Alaska 7 years ago. Lacey says, “When I was 9 years old, my 2nd-grade teacher introduced us to the Iditarod and dog mushing. I was instantly hooked, and went home and told my mom I wanted a dog team and to run the Iditarod. Like most parents would have, she said no. But after seeing how interested I was, she said that if I was still interested in a year, she would consider it. Ten months later, I was still interested, a unique opportunity to acquire a team of sled dogs came around, and my mom kept her word!” Lacey went on to run numerous races, including the 2009 Junior Iditarod, where she received the Humanitarian Award for best cared for a dog team, awarded by the race veterinarians. Lacey self-published a book about her years running sled dogs, including her Junior Iditarod experience, titled Dog Girl.
Though life circumstances have taken Lacey away from sled dogs, she went on to receive a Bachelor’s in Biological Sciences from the University of Alaska Anchorage in May 2018. She is currently taking a gap year before pursuing Physician’s Assistant school. Lacey enjoys all things outdoors, and on most weekends you can find her hiking and camping, even during the winter.