Stacia Rae Robitaille has spent her life pursuing two passions: music and helping those in need. A native of Southern California, Stacia found herself on her own at the young age of 17.
From the time that she can remember, Stacia has always had a passion for helping others. Living in Hollywood, she found small success in the entertainment industry and often spent most of her paycheck giving to the homeless that lived on the streets near her. Her life situation had not given her the best foundation for a successful future, but by overcoming obstacles she gained strength even through difficult times. It is due to this strength as well as her life circumstances that sparked her passion to help and guide those that may find themselves in similar situations.
In 1992, Stacia married NHL hockey player Luc Robitaille, and began a life with him and her two-year-old son Steven. Being married to a hockey player meant moving to many different places, including New York City. While in New York, Stacia was able to fulfill her love for helping others by flying in foster youth from Los Angeles so they could experience different cultures and learn to dream big. It was also in New York that Stacia was able to continue her passion for singing and songwriting by attending the famous Julliard School where she emerged with a certificate in vocal studies and musical theater. In 1998, Stacia started her own record label and management company, Raystone Records. As a singer/songwriter, Stacia went on to receive airplay on radio stations throughout America.
Stacia has always kept her passion for helping those in need close by. When hurricane Katrina hit, she was so impacted by the devastation that she traveled to New Orleans, in search of four families that she could bring back to her summer home in Utah. Living with these families and giving them a new start was the beginning of Luc and Stacia’s first non-profit, Shelter for Serenity, an organization that helped find homes for those misplaced by the devastation. That experience made her realize the impact she had on the children and youth. Thus, in 2007, Stacia and Luc started Echoes of Hope, a non-profit formed to address the issues of at-risk and emancipated foster youth.
Stacia was the 2007 recipient of the Bresee Foundation “Founders Award” for her work with under-served youth, and along with her husband, the recipient of the 2008 Francis M. Wheat Community Service Award by the Alliance for Children’s Rights. In 2010 Stacia and Luc were awarded the Humanitarian Award from Optimist Youth Homes and Family Services.
These days, in addition to working on her masters in spiritual psychology, Stacia balances her work with Echoes of Hope and Raystone Records. To Stacia, her greatest accomplishment is being the proud mom of two successful sons, Vampire Diaries actor Steven R. McQueen and 15 year-old recording artist, singer/songwriter Jessarae.