Stu Saunders is the founder (or Head Gardener) of The EPIC Community, Peregrine Leadership, and the Canadian Youth Speakers Bureau.
Since 1991 Stu has been delivering inspirational and hilarious speeches to over 3 million people in every province, the Yukon, across Europe and over 40 American states.
In 1992 he founded Youth Leadership Camps Canada (YLCC), a summer camp and full-service outdoor education leadership training centre. Since its inception, YLCC has worked directly with more than 50,000 educators, students and families. In 2018, Stu was awarded the Barry Sharp award for Leadership Excellence, the highest award given in Canada for educational leadership development.
Stu founded Peregrine ECE, an organization that runs world-class events such as the Ontario Student Leadership Conference (the largest multi-day leadership conference in Canada), the Global Student Leadership Summit which brings together youth and educators from across the globe, and SPARK Leadership in partnership with Cedar Fair Amusements that brings leadership programs to theme parks across North America. Stu also founded The EPIC Community, a world-class event for game-changing entrepreneurs and thought leaders, as well as GLOAM, a camp conference unlike any other designed to support camp owners, managers, and the like.
Stu is ridiculously happily married and is the proud father of three wonderful children and two simply STUpendous grandchildren.