Lacey Nelson graduated summa cum laude from the University of Louisiana at Monroe in Monroe, Louisiana with a B.S. in Biology. She went on to earn her Masters of Medical Science in Physician Assistant Studies at Our Lady of the Lake College in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. Following graduation, she began working as a Physician Assistant in Orthopedics in June 2011 in her hometown. Lacey moved to the Kansas City area in November 2014 and began working for Northland Bone & Joint under Dr. Steven Smith. She has been with Northland Orthopedics and Sports Medicine since the opening of the company in January of 2017. Lacey is a NCCPA certified Physician Assistant. She serves as a member of American Academy of Physician Assistants as well as a member of Physician Assistants of Orthopedic Surgery.