Stuart Aldrich is the youngest of the three children of Chancellor Daniel and Mrs. Jean Aldrich. Aldrich attended the University of Colorado on an athletic scholarship, where he earned a B.S. in Recreation in 1973. In 1975 Aldrich began a 20 year career in the health club industry. In 1996 Aldrich become an executive recruiter for a search firm in San Diego and in 2005 he became an independent recruiter operating as Grace Search International. Aldrich and his wife Jan have a son, Brett, daughter-in-law Debbie, daughter Abigail, son-in-law Jacob and four grandchildren, Grace, Adia, Henry and Emmy.