Lacey received a Bachelor of Fine Arts with an emphasis in painting from the University of South Dakota in 2008. She has worked as a professional artist exhibiting her work at art shows in the region as well as area galleries in Sioux Falls, SD. While acting as a freelance artist, Lacey has been commissioned for many private pieces including a five-piece medical series for Avera Weskota Memorial Medical Center in Wessington Springs.
In the summer of 2011 Lacey completed the teaching certification program at South Dakota State University in Brookings, SD. Lacey has been recognized for her unique style and contemporary work, being featured in Sioux Falls Woman Magazine and area newspaper stories. She currently has paintings on display at Elofson in Sioux Falls, SD. Lacey continues to paint professionally, exhibit her work and is currently teaching elementary art in the Mitchell School District.