Stan was raised on a small farm outside of Cherryvale, KS and graduated from Cherryvale High School. He attended Pittsburg State University receiving a Bachelor of Business Administration with an emphasis in Finance. He went on to graduate with a Master of Business Administration with an emphasis in Finance from Baker University as well as a Juris Doctor from Washburn University School of Law. Mr. Jones has worked in a variety of financial positions including Vice President and Commercial Loan Officer in the banking industry. He has been an active member of the Kansas Army National Guard since 1989 serving with the 35th Infantry Division Band and the Kansas Joint Operations Center.