Mr. StClair was born in Phoenix, Arizona, and grew up in Michigan. He earned a bachelor’s degree in Industrial Arts with woodworking and metalworking minors from Western Michigan University then earned two master’s degrees related to education. In 1987, he moved back to Arizona. Mr. StClair has been involved in residential construction since the age of 17 and has been happily married for 40 years. He encourages students to dream big, believe in themselves, and persevere to succeed.