Stacy is the owner/operator of Secret Aardvark Trading Co. a Portland based specialty food company. Stacy and Scott, her late husband, started this company in 2004. They started by selling hot sauce, marinades, gazpacho, kimchi, sauerkraut and a number of other culinary items at the Portland Farmers markets. Within a short time that moved into a retail and food service.
Scott passed away from pancreatic cancer in 2009 at the young age of 44. In the 12 years since Scott passed, Stacy has grown the business from less than 100K in revenue to over 3 million. Secret Aardvark started out in Oregon and Washington and continues to be a local favorite. For the 3rd straight year they were voted Portland’s Favorite hot sauce in the local polls. Secret Aardvark has expanded beyond the Northwest and is available across the US and and 5 countries. They are the best rated hot sauce on Amazon.us and typically first or second in sales on Amazon.
In her past life Stacy was in healthcare and consulting. She has over 30 years’ experience as a nurse and 20 years administering contracts for United States federal and state programs. Stacy’s clinical practice was predominately in oncology and adult and pediatric bone marrow transplant. She worked in healthcare quality improvement for over 20 years. Stacy received an LPN from Boise State University, a BSN from University of Nebraska Medical Center and an MBA from Regis University.