Grew up in Narrie with the rest of his family. Around the time he started Tally or not long after, his mother (Tanya) started traveling around the world a lot, doing relief work, and so his father raised he and his siblings mostly. When he was around 15-16, it was discovered that she was having an affair and was in fact pregnant to another man, and she left Stu officially. She also dropped the bomb about Jezebel not being her daughter, but another woman's. About 6-12 mths later, Jezebel's mother was revealed as well as the fact that Stu was also father to Améa du Contaea (who had been Tom's crush for a couple years).
After he left school, Thomas studied Magical Business at VMU, during which time he and his brother, Tim, started a small business of their own, PartyBox, inspired by a party they held at Jez's for her birthday one day. They create an entire party setup; decorations, food, etc, and magically compacted it into a box, and after arriving at the venue, open it and everything set itself up where it was supposed to, and then left over mess repacked into the box in the morning. Hassle-free parties. The idea took off, especially after graduation, and they have become very successful, and have a few warehouses in Australia and looking to expand overseas.