Nancy Ford lives in Saratoga, Wyoming. She is an artist, educator, researcher, and writer. Originally from New Jersey, her interest in textiles and fibers developed at an early age. As a Kean University undergraduate, Nancy studied fiber art under Sheila Fox and was one of few students selected to participate in a workshop taught by Francoise Grossen on large-scale fiber sculpture. She completed a Certificate of Competency in Ladies Tailoring from the Fashion Institute of Technology and worked for several textile manufacturing firms.
After completing a master's degree at Colorado State University in design merchandising and consumer sciences, Nancy continued her graduate studies at the University of Wyoming focusing on textile marketing and research. She later began a new fiber arts program at Front Range Community College and taught multiple fiber arts classes throughout the Colorado Front Range.
Dr. Nancy Ford founded Ford Research Group LLC, a firm specializing in consumer research for the textile industry. She has published articles on textile marketing and history and authored the book, Stone Quarrying in Loveland's Foothills: Through the Centuries. Dr. Ford is currently working on several textile manuscripts.