“I am most proud of my involvement within our church, MGA, as well as working on growing the leaders of tomorrow.”
If not a rags to riches story, Stu has certainly lived a dishrags to wellbeing life. His is the classic tale of the boy who started out as a dishwasher and saw past the greasy dishes and back breaking work to the joy of the creative chef in the service industry. He’s been here in town for thirteen years, coming here from Calgary where he had worked mostly in one of the Earls group restaurants.
Stu started out at age 15 in one of the Joey restaurants, back when they were still known as Joey Tomatoes. He honed his culinary skills at SAIT along the way and today he is the executive chef and managing partner at Earls. Despite the hard work and the time it has taken him to get where he is today, Stu is also very involved in his church, McMurray Gospel Assembly, and works on growing the Leaders of Tomorrow. He is also the co-chair of the missions committee, supporting Christian leaders all over the world.
In his spare time as an area leader for Isagenix Products, Stu works with their Make-a-Wish Foundation. “It’s a company that sells healthy supplements and food to the community and has been responsible for over $5-million input into YMM since the fire.” Stu continually finds himself in situations where he can make a difference.
“The best thing about Fort McMurray is the community,” says Stu, and he’s is perfectly placed to judge as he juggles his involvement in the social life, business, church and entrepreneurship. In addition, he and has wife have four children, more proof of what a great place YMM is to raise a family.