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 Taxation from William Howard Taft University in 2012. He is currently in the final stages in completion of his dissertation leading toward a PhD in Business Administration with a specialization in Advanced Accounting at Northcentral University. In addition, he is a certified public accountant (CPA), charted financial consultant (ChFC), charted life underwriter (CLU), and certified treasury professional (CTP). He has professional work experience as a staff accountant, investment and insurance advising, and various banking positions.