Stewart Gardner is a third-generation Carmel local. He grew up in the Highlands and attended Carmel Unified schools. After graduating from Carmel Valley High he went on to attend MPC and later graduated from UC Berkeley with a bachelor’s in Classical Civilization. His interests in history and culture led to many adventures around the world. During that time Stewart discovered a passion for farming. He worked on and eventually ran several agricultural businesses in Australia, New Zealand, Indonesia, and Ireland. In his free time, Stewart likes to surf and play with his two sons Ty and Tavi.