Stu is a Managing Director and Co-Founder of Columbia Ag Group, LLC and Columbia Ag Investments. Stu has 15+ years of commercial banking and finance experience in the Pacific Northwest. Previously he focused on specialized financing structures for agriculture and utility sectors with CoBank and was involved in the founding of de novo bank, Western Capital Bank (now Northwest Bank). Stu was introduced to the nursery business at a young age in the Midwest prior to moving to the northwest. He holds a B.B.A. in Finance from Gonzaga University and is a graduate of the Stonier School of Banking at University of Pennsylvania.