About Me

Allow me to introduce myself...
My name is Stacy, and I call home Lincoln, Nebraska. While I may have daydreamed about big cities and foreign places and leaving Lincoln in my dust in middle and high school, I am certainly glad to call it home now.

After graduating from the University of Nebraska–Lincoln in 2010 with a Bachelor of Journalism in Advertising, I took the first job I was offered... working as a graphic designer for a small family company that owned some hair salons in town with the mutual understanding that I would work there for a short while, until I grew out of the job.

Several years later, I am still working for the same family, however in a much different role and capacity. It turns out that this family company who owned a few hair salons also own and raise a herd of bison and in 2011 they decided they wanted to expand their work into marketing their bison meat on a much larger scale.

I am now the Marketing Director for Miller 95 Enterprises which currently encompasses the two main bison operations: an online bison meat store: NebraskaBison.com and Miller Bison at Elkhead Ranch, the agritourism branch of the business, located near Springfield, Missouri. While these are the two main focuses of my job at this very moment, I can say with confidence that with Randy and Jane (my fearless leaders) I'm sure there is more to come in the years ahead. My responsibilities include everything from website design, development and management to customer service, to marketing strategy and execution.

While I never in a million years would have imagined that I'd describe my career as "I sell bison meat", I can't say it doesn't suit me. I grew up in a home that centered around food. I learned to cook and bake probably at a fairly early age and was always very excited when Mom allowed me free range in the kitchen, which wasn't often, because when she did, I made things like this:

Yes, you are seeing that right. It's a two layer chocolate frosted cake with brownies on top... I called it my "Brownies Ashore Cake" (I'm really not sure why.)

My cooking and creations have matured a little bit since that day, but I still love cooking and baking! Now, much of my cooking includes bison meat, not surprisingly. In fact, I can't remember the last time I served beef in my home. But now, rather than indulging in as much chocolate and sugar as possible, I really give quite a bit of thought into what I'm cooking, the ingredients I'm using and the food that I'm putting into my body.

I definitely don't shy away from indulgence when the craving strikes... I'm a firm believer that first and foremost, food should taste good and meals should be enjoyed. What I am doing is moving towards a new cooking lifestyle, focused on moderation and clean eating... basically being as knowledgeable as possible about the food I serve and eat.

A little more about me... Things I enjoy include:  Traveling and Road Trips, Writing, Reading, Disney Movies/Songs/Parks, Harry Potter, smart TV shows, football (Nebraska Huskers and Green Bay Packers) and board games.

About this Blog
I've decided to begin this blog to share my experiences with anyone who stumbles across it or is interested, as well as to help those who are exploring bison meat with including it into their diets in new and exciting ways.

On this blog you'll find recipes and cooking stories as well as my strategies for maintaining a healthy lifestyle, and perhaps some random thoughts along the way.

About Bison
If you are unfamiliar with bison, allow me to give you the elevator pitch:

Bison is low in fat and high in protein. It actually is even leaner than chicken. On top of that... it tastes good. (You can trust me on that, I wouldn't eat it if it didn't... see above.) And to make it even better, as if those two reasons weren't good enough... bison are raised without steroids, hormones and antibiotics. The family I work for raise their bison respectfully and humanely throughout their life. If you'd like to learn more about bison meat, you can learn more at my website: NebraskaBison.com

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