Creator of the N.E.S.T., Anastacia Billman is a former teacher and mother of two. She graduated from Stephen F. Austin State University in Nacogdoches, Texas in 1985. She later received her teaching certificate from Texas A & M in Corpus Christi, TX. She is passionate about human and animal rights and volunteered for the SPCA while living in Texas. In 2009, she gave up television and started a daily routine of feverishly seeking new information. She currently resides in Florida with her dogs, cats, and chickens.