Stu was born in Te Puia Springs and raised in Gisborne. Te Wharau, Ilminster and Boys High are where he did his schooling... and these are the schools his three sons have gone through too.
He studied medicine in Auckland, found an engineering wife and soon came back to the centre of the universe as he knows it to start a family and formulate a career in general practice. His philosophy is to provide quality general practice with emphasis on continuity of care.
Outside of work, Stu loves the outdoors. Hunting, fishing, free diving, field hockey, running and mountain biking are a few of his sports. He is also actively involved in running a church youth group. Camping up the coast with the family for holidays is another favourite pastime.