Art is a 4th generation settler in Treaty One seeking Mino-Bimaadiziwin: the good life. He brings over two decades of experience in community development, working with marginalized and vulnerable people, and community-based organizations.

He excels working with people on-the-ground, on social innovation, policy development, and in organizational governance. In addition to his work as a Jedi Knight, he brings expertise in social enterprise and social procurement. Art holds a Master of Public Administration and has an applied research background in mental health and homelessness, planning for aging populations, housing, urban and environmental policy.