Stacey Piefer-Havel is a study in contradictions: a lover of the arts and an avid sports fan; a metal head who also listens to everything from rap to classical and chart-topping pop; a native Houstonian who’s traveled the world and has now, happily, found her way home again. She may look dainty, but she’s perfectly willing to roll up her sleeves and get rough and tough in Wild West industries our city is home to. But most of all, she’s a strategic thinker who combines a methodical approach to projects with a penchant for taking risks. Stacey approaches projects like she would approach peeling away the layers of an onion: addressing each task head-on, figuring out the right message for the situation, making sure that message breeds success, and then moving on to the next layer of challenges. And through all those layers, she keeps a good humor that she loves spreading to others with a good laugh. Stacey is a world traveler, a proud trend-bucker, a talented writer and a University of Houston alumna.