Stacy Griffith has been president of the Land Hermit Crab Owners Society and owner of The Crab Street Journal since 2008. She began keeping hermit crabs in 2003. After taking over LHCOS and CSJ she began reading scientific research studies to further educate herself on the biological needs of hermit crabs so that she could improve care practices and educate others. Land hermit crabs are marketed as easy, cheap, starter pets for children. In reality, they are complex animals with specific environmental needs. Stacy hopes to change the mainstream mindset so that hermit crabs can thrive in captivity for decades instead of just surviving for a year or two.