Stu is President of the Shell Lake school board, where he has served since 1997. He has also served on the WASB Board of Directors since 2009. He first became involved because of a passion for excellence in education, which has grown stronger over time. He is particularly interested in the role of trust as a necessary foundation for achieving excellence, and seeks to strengthen trust at all levels of the public education system.
Stu was born and raised in Racine, attending public schools through high school, where he began dating his future wife Pam. He graduated from UW-Madison with honors in Zoology, and is currently transitioning to retirement from a 33-year career as a scientist and manager at Stresau Laboratory in Spooner.
Stu and Pam have three children and live on a farm in rural Shell Lake.