Introducing our amazing Office Manager, Stacey Featherston! Stacey is starting her third season with the Grizzlies after joining us in September of 2014. She is a Gaston County girl, growing up in Belmont and graduating from nearby South Point High School.
After high school, Stacey went on to graduate from UNC Greensboro in 1991 with a Bachelor’s Degree in Communication Studies with a concentration in Marketing and Public Relations. After almost 20 years in the banking industry as a Personal Banker and Financial Specialist, she decided it was time for a change. She obtained her mortgage license and while working from home, she received an email from her dear friend, Teresa Rankin with the Montcross Chamber regarding a position with the Grizzlies. Teresa told Stacey that the job description required someone “fun” and she immediately thought of her! After her first meeting with the Grizzlies staff, they knew she would be a perfect fit – and the rest is Grizzlies history!
In her spare time, Stacey enjoys spending time with her family and friends. She has been married to her husband, Derek for 23 years and their hobbies include driving back and forth to Chapel Hill to visit their son, Walker who is a college freshman as well as watching their daughter, Blaine dance on the South Point High School Dance Team!
If you ask Stacey what she loves most about her job as the Grizzlies’ Office Manager, she will tell you it’s the people – both inside and outside the Grizzlies’ front office. She has affectionately been nicknamed “Team Mom” and she takes that role very seriously. Whether it is helping the team to get out invoices, sending in player contracts, working on the budget and reports, answering the phone or seeking host families for our players, she loves the fact that she is dealing with people constantly. She has had the opportunity to meet some amazing folks that she never would have met otherwise.
One of her best Grizzlies’ memories happened when a couple had driven down from Virginia to watch their grandson play the Grizzlies. After leaving the game, they realized that they had misplaced their cell phone and called the office after hours. Stacey reached out to them the next morning and they came by the ballpark to search for the phone. They spent a long time chatting and looking for the phone to no avail. Several days later, Stacey received the sweetest email from Mr. Wesley…
“We just wanted to send a note to tell you of how much we appreciated your help and how much we loved meeting you. Indeed we did find my cell phone. But, we must say that losing the phone was one of the highlights of the trip as this gave us an opportunity to meet you. If you are ever anywhere near Fredericksburg, Virginia, please know that your supper is either warm and on the table, hot off the grill, or fresh frozen in the freezer and just minutes away from fully ready. Please, come see us. You will be at home. Thanks again, God bless you, your family and all the people you love.”
If you are interested in hosting a Grizzlies player for the summer, please contact Stacey at 704-866-8622 or email her at [email protected]