Stone earned his Bachelor of Science in Accounting from the University of Arkansas–Fort Smith in 2009. He earned a Master of Accountancy from the University of Central Arkansas in 2010 and a Master of Science in Taxation from William Howard Taft University in 2012. He is currently completing his doctoral dissertation at Northcentral University. In addition, he is a Certified Public Accountant (CPA), Personal Financial Specialist (PFS), Chartered Financial Consultant (ChFC), Chartered Life Underwriter (CLU) and Certified Treasury Professional (CTP). He has professional work experience as a staff accountant, investment and insurance advisor, and various banking positions. Stone was an instructor in accounting at Rose State College from 2012-2014. In addition, he has taught online courses for William Howard Taft University (2013 – present), National University (2012 – present), Eastern New Mexico University (2012-13) and the University of Arkansas–Fort Smith (Fall 2011).