The inspiration behind Antsy Nancy, Nancy Rutherford is the Aunt of Founder & CEO, Heidi Yribar. Nancy has an extensive background in healthcare and mental health with nursing and psychology degrees, in addition to a Master’s in Business Administration (MBA). Formerly an executive director at Children’s Mercy Hospital in Kansas City, MO, since retiring, Nancy has graduated from the Master Gardener program at the University of Arizona. A regular volunteer instructor at Antsy Nancy, she specializes in cake decorating, gardening, sewing, quilting, and arts & crafts projects. Aunt Nancy has been awarded “Employee of the Month” since the grand opening in October 2021.