Stuart (“Stu”) first discovered Financial Planning while attending Pamplin College of Business at Virginia Tech. When exploring the various options that existed, his academic advisor began telling him about financial planning for people and how Stu can be an instrumental resource in the growth of others by helping them with their finances. His company, Open Doors FP, helps people with their finances whether it relates to investing, taxes, estate planning, student or general debt management, preparing for college, preparing for retirement, living in retirement, and really anything that requires making a financial decision. He then decided to offer these skills to Passport Admissions in the development of their brand new Financial Aid Advising Program.
Stu loves spending time with family and friends. Playing board games, swapping stories, hiking, exploring food options, and in general enjoying each other’s company. He tends to also be attracted to subcultures and as a result, his hobbies span a wide range including HEMA (Historical European Martial Arts – AKA sword fighting), photography, biking, hiking, volunteering at the local animal shelter and veterinary clinic, cooking, and most importantly all things coffee.