Stuart has strong roots in the Tri-Cities, having lived and worked in the area for most of his life. He believes that this background provides him with a unique appreciation and understanding of the issues faced by the local residents. Stuart attended Terry Fox Senior Secondary, obtained his undergraduate degree from Simon Fraser University and then his law degree from the University of Victoria.  He has been practicing law since his call to the bar in 2011. Before practicing at Garton & Harris (Port Coquitlam’s oldest law firm), Stuart acted as in-house counsel for a local municipality.

Stuart takes pride in being an active member of the community in which he grew up.