Stefan was born and raised in beautiful Vancouver, BC, where he developed a love of sports at a young age. He actively participated in many sports including soccer, baseball, basketball, football, and tennis. It wasn’t until the age of 13, however, that he discovered his truest passion in the game of golf. Stefan spent his adolescent summer days on the golf course and won the Jr. Club Championship at Cultus Lake Golf Course in 1999 and 2000; outside of his yearly participation in his club championship at Shaughnessy Golf and Country Club, Stefan’s competitive golf ended after high school when he chose a more scholastic path that he was passionate about.
Stefan graduated from the University of British Columbia in 2006 with a B.A. in Cognitive Systems, an interdisciplinary program that combined linguistics, psychology, philosophy, and computer science. Over the next two years, he taught English as a Second Language and conducted statistical analyses of golf with a professor at UBC, before deciding to embark on further school. Stefan studied law and business at the University of Victoria and completed the double degree JD/MBA program in 2014.