Stacey J. Byers has been elected to the Santa Barbara Beautiful Board of Directors. Byers is a professional photographer and small business owner. Originally from the east coast, she received her BFA from Temple University and began her career as Gallery Director for a contemporary art gallery in Philadelphia, PA. She then worked in the film industry - first as art department coordinator and later as a set designer for feature films in Philadelphia and Los Angeles. After leaving the film industry, she coordinated public programming at the Getty Center which included project management for the Getty’s major arts initiative - Pacific Standard Time: Art in L.A., 1945-1980. In 2011, after pursuing a life long interest in portrait photography, Byers launched her business, Captured Spirit Photography, in Los Angeles. She and her husband relocated to Santa Barbara in early 2013 and Byers opened the doors to her new studio later that year. Since coming to Santa Barbara, Byers has also focused attention on two human rights issues; human trafficking and homelessness. She is a volunteer at Casa-Esperanza Homeless Shelter and she is a member of the Santa Barbara County District Attorney’s Office Human Trafficking Task Force.