Meet the heart of Hempstock, Stacy McCaskill
Stacy is Hempstock’s founder and lead herbalist. She serves on the Board of the Specialty Growers Association and is the VP of the Illinois Herb Association. Stacy's background is in adult learning and small business development. She served as the Small Business Development Center Director at agricultural-focused Sauk Valley Community College and as a tenured business professor at Rock Valley Community College for over a decade. In her role as SBDC advisor, she became the SBA’s leading expert on the legalized industrial hemp industry and has extensively advised hemp farms and businesses throughout Illinois. Stacy has spent her life facilitating learning at home and abroad and she is eager to offer internships, interactive farm tours, workshops, community plant and harvest private gatherings, and work-to-learn opportunities.
Stacy's wife and partner is Dr. Ronda DeVold, DVM. Dr. DeVold holds degrees in zoology, microbiology, and veterinary technology. She has extensive experience in small animal, exotic, emergency and critical care medicine. Dr. DeVold provides compassionate client and animal care at Companion Animal Specialty & Emergency Hospital in Crystal Lake. Dr. Ronda is an amazing resource and advisor in our Hempstock Pharms adventure!
Stacy and Dr. Ronda have three rescue horses, Winter, Ruby & Chase, one mini-horse, Minny Whinny, two golden retrievers Grace and Mackenzie, two birds Dakota and Samson, and a house cat, Maddie, that all share their lives together on their beautiful McHenry County Property.