Born and raised on Samish Island, Stacey spent most of her life in beautiful Skagit County. Her great-grandfather, Chris Knutzen, was one of the founding members of Land Title and Escrow in 1940 and Stacey is honored to serve as a director of the company.
Stacey earned a BA in Business Administration with an Accounting Concentration from Pacific Lutheran University along with a minor in Biology. Soon thereafter, she became a licensed CPA and she worked for many years as a CPA for the Seattle office of Grant Thornton LLP. She and her husband moved back to Skagit County to raise their children and she has been working as Controller for the various Chris Knutzen companies since 2003. Stacey is experienced in many real estate matters including purchases, sales, and leasing of rental properties, commercial properties, and farm ground.
Stacey’s husband, Colonel, is a tax attorney for a law firm in Seattle. Their two sons attend elementary school in the Burlington-Edison school district and Stacey enjoys accompanying them and cheering at all of their extra-curricular activities.
Since 2012, Stacey has been serving as a director of the Skagit Community Foundation. She served as Secretary for two years and currently holds the position of Treasurer. The Foundation “connects people who care with causes that matter”. Stacey also volunteers at her children’s school as room parent each year, helping in class as needed, and as a member of the PTA.
She enjoys spending any spare time with her family. Activities often include skiing, playing various backyard sports, and traveling.