Gil and Brenda are sought after speakers with a passion to encourage marriages and blended families. Willing to speak the obvious from their own stepfamily adventure, they share their  “dirt under the fingernails” experience. Gil is pursuing his masters in counseling from Multnomah University while Brenda owns a consulting company and specializes in team building. Both are involved in marriage and family issues and initiatives. The Stuarts have seven adult children between them, three grandchildren, and live in Brush Prairie, Washington.