Stan grew up in Smith County, Kansas, and graduated from Fort Hays State University in 1974. He started his career in the insurance business immediately following graduation and started working for Insurance Planning in 1985. He received his Certified Insurance Counselor designation in 1986 and his Accredited Advisor of Insurance in 1989. He has served on the state Board of Directors for both the Kansas Association of Independent Agents and the Professional Insurance Agents of Kansas. His expertise is in commercial insurance. When he is not working, he enjoys spending time with his family and friends. Recreational activities include hunting, golf, and visiting different places in the United States on his Harley Davidson motorcycle.