Stan was born and raised in Alberta, Canada graduating from the University of Alberta with an M.B.A. in 1970.  Married to Susanne 1967 (50 yearsJ) with three children. He began his career in Toronto 1970 as an Ag & Business lender with Toronto Dominion Bank, specializing in tobacco and marina credit... 
Six years later, seeking self-employment, Stan joined the Mutual Life of Canada in Kitchener, Ontario 1976.  He was an agent, Agency Manager, and Regional Agency Vice President in charge of marketing & sales operations in the Province of Ontario.  In 1991 he was appointed President of U.S. operations for Mutual Life as they entered the US market by purchasing Western States Life, Fargo, N.D.  The company went public early 2000 and we were sold in 2004. He went on to finish his career as a Business Lender for American Federal Bank in Fargo, ND. Retired to Sun Lakes, AZ in 2011.
 
Stan first joined Rotary with the Toronto Eglinton Rotary Club in 1982. After moving to Fargo, ND in 1991, he joined the Fargo Noon Rotary Club.  He was also a member of the Walker Rotary Club, MN in 2001-2004 before returning to the Fargo Noon Rotary Club 2005–2011.  In 2011 he transferred to the San Tan Crown Rotary Club of Chandler, AZ and now the Sun Lakes Rotary Club.  Over the years and with these clubs, he has held every Club Officer and Director position.  Stan and Susanne have home hosted two Rotary International Exchange students from Belgium and from northern Spain and their daughter was a Rotary exchange student to Belgium.