Stu was raised in the suburbs of Boston and began his journey into stewardship working for the Massachusetts Audubon Society. There, he worked on a variety of land management issues but focused on white-tailed deer research and songbird habitat improvement projects. Stu later spent six years working on large-scale conservation, restoration, and habitat improvement projects on the west coast while working for a land trust in Seattle. He is excited to be back in Massachusetts, setting down roots in the Valley with his wife and two young boys, and stewarding these incredible landscapes for future generations. He holds a Master’s in Environmental Management from the Harvard University Extension School, and a B.A. in Geography and Economics from the University of Vermont.